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RT -Saudi Arabia Rejects UNSC Seat Over ‘Failure To Deal With Conflicts’ – 18 October 2013

 RT logoSaudi Arabia, an advocate of foreign military intervention against Syria’s government, has rejected its rotating seat on the UN Security Council, saying the body cannot deal with international conflicts.

The Gulf kingdom for the first time won on Thursday a place among non-permanent members of the top international security body, along with Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria.

But a day after an election at the UN General Assembly awarded the position, Saudi Arabia rejected the honor.

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RT – Radioactivity Level Spikes 6,500 Times At Fukushima Well – 18 October 2013

RT logoRadioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported.

Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said on Friday they detected 400,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances – including strontium – at the site, a level 6,500 times higher than readings taken on Wednesday, NHK World reported.

The storage tank leaked over 300 tons of contaminated water in August, some of which is believed to have found its way into the sea through a ditch.

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RT – Kicking The Can: Budget Deal Will Not Solve Washington’s Problems – 18 October 2013

RT logoDespite a deal to lift the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown, the United States is far from a respite, as it won’t address the underlying, internal issues that have usurped its power in the world, economics professor Rodney Shakespeare told RT.

“I say to the rest of the world: Get on with it. Organize yourselves and give up this corrupt, out-of-date system, which no longer is providing adequate leadership,” Shakespeare said.

RT: The default is averted. That’s good news, isn’t it? Continue reading

RT – Latest Snowden Leaks Details NSA’s Involvement In Lethal Drone Strikes – 17 October 2013

RT logoThe National Security Agency provided the Central Intelligence Agency with crucial information on an associate of Osama bin Laden, who was killed days later by a US drone strike, according to a report based on documents provided by Edward Snowden.

Hassan Ghul was a known Al-Qaeda operative in Iraq who was captured in 2004 and turned over information regarding bin Laden’s courier network. He was transferred to a secret CIA prison before being released to Pakistan in 2006. Ghul was killed six years later in the country’s tribal belt, eliminated by a drone strike that the US has never publicly acknowledged.

Now, a new report from The Washington Post has revealed that an email from Ghul’s wife “about her current living conditions” was intercepted by the NSA and provided enough information to determine where the wanted Ghul had gone into hiding.

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RT – Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avoid Default, End Shutdown – 16 October 2013

RT logo( Lucas : Predicted that the games would go on and they would reach a temporary solution to the problem for a few weeks. It seems to be a deal. But first see than belief.  It does not take the problem of the table. The better deal is default and let the  people together make things work for them without the corporate government and their corporate representatives you think are your democratic representatives in congress and senate. We need change now and now Obama’s change but real change for the people not just a few or a few groups. Things need to be done and go differently. The time is now.)

The United States government could soon be back in business. According to a Republican member of the US Senate, lawmakers in Washington have reached an agreement that will re-open the government and save the country from default.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) told the Associated Press early Wednesday that leaders in her chamber reached a deal that would end a shutdown now in its second week, while also raising the nation’s debt ceiling and in turn increasing the country’s ability to borrow from international lenders.

CNBC reported soon after that Republican Party senators planned to announce an agreement at 12p.m. EDT that afternoon.

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RT -Food Stamp Recipients Delivered One-Two Punch By Govt Shutdown, End To Stimulus Boost – 16 October 2013

RT logoThe government shutdown and a looming sunset on a temporary funding boost from the 2009 stimulus make November 1 an ominous date for Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program, some of whom would need to look elsewhere for help.

Food stamps are fully paid for through October, according to a shutdown plan released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on October 1. The plan outlined what would happen to federal nutrition programs once the government closed absent a funding agreement from Congress.

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RT – Secret US Court, Unrestrained By Privacy Concerns, Confirms NSA Surveilance Powers – 12 October 2013

RT logoA US federal court tasked with monitoring spy agencies confirmed the NSA’s authority for bulk collection of phone metadata. The extension of the agency’s digital spying revealed by Edward Snowden has triggered a major debate on privacy.

The National Security Agency is believed to have requested authorization from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for a dragnet data collection roughly every six months since 2006. The practice was first made public after a June publication in the Guardian, based on classified documents leaked by Snowden, a former NSA contractor. Continue reading