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Davies continues that Obama has used the US's Central American model of favoring proxy-armies and death-squads over sending in US troops, and has thus provided arms and ignited and fueled conflicts that have killed hundreds of thousands around the world. But the strategy has also included a massive expansion of U.S. special operations forces, now deployed to 138 different countries , compared with only 60 when Obama took office. Pilger notes this amounted to a full-scale invasion of Africa. Highlighting what these US operations and hegemonic expansion mysteriously achieve, Oxfam this week released a report noting that about 8 people now control as much wealth as half the world's population. This is down from 16 people within the past year or so, and around 70 people before that. Within the US, while thousands of the poorest people in places like Detroit had their water turned off in violation of the universal declaration of human rights, Obama allocated a trillion dollars to the nuclear arsenal, in violation of legal obligations and agreements.
The Huffington Post
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Dimitrios Papadimoulis, a member of Syriza and vice president of the European Parliament, is not alone in his opposition to "cutting pensions, wages and further minimizing public spending on social benefits." Filippidis explained: "Greece's middle class is collapsing under the weight of over-taxation, plummeting savings, and further impoverishment. In today's Greece, four workers are paying taxes and contributions in order to pay the pensions of three pensioners and cover the needs to provide public health services, education, justice, defense, etc. Obviously this model is not sustainable." Pensions alone accounted for about 17 percent of GDP in 2015, compared to an EU average of nearly 12 percent. Further privatization would help, but the value of state assets has dropped by about 60 percent since the crash and, more important, parastatals are seen a politically-popular source of jobs.
TYT YouTube
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McCain’s plan would pay for more troops for the Army and Marine Corps, more ships for the Navy and more planes for the Air Force. But it would require caps on defense spending to be overturned, an action that has eluded Congress since such caps were enacted in 2011 and that fiscal conservatives are expected to continue pushing against. Combined with a projected $60 billion for a war fund known as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account, McCain’s plan would bring next year’s defense budget to a total of $700 billion. And over five years, the plan would add $430 billion more than current projections, bringing the defense budget to $800 billion in fiscal 2022. For the Navy, McCain calls the plans to increase the fleet to 355 ships from 274 by 2022unrealistic.” But, he said, the Navy could by 59 ships in that timeframe; including five fast attack submarines, five fleet oilers, three destroyers, two amphibious ships, two undersea surveillance ships and one aircraft carrier.
Global News
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BBC News 24
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On a good day, 60,000 people bustle through this maze of alleys shops, but soon all of this will be gone, the buildings demolished, the land sold to developers. This man's family have been trading tuna since the days of the Shogun.
The Washington Times - Basketball
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CHICAGO (AP) - Aundre Jackson scored 17 points and Loyola-Chicago held on in the final two minutes to beat Evansville 67-61 on Saturday. A 3-pointer by Evansville's Ryan Taylor cut the Rambler lead to 60-59 with 2:28 left. After 1:12 expired from the clock without a point, Bruno Skokna made ...
The Washington Times - Basketball
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Mashable
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The Women's March on Washington has taken solidarity to a whole other level. On Saturday, the peaceful protest, which took place in Washington D.C. one day after Donald Trump became the country's 45th President, inspired a global movement, leading to marches in 160 cities across 60 countries. SEE ALSO: Inauguration crowds are looking puny compared to Women's March crowds All across the world, people stood in unity for a chance to have their voices heard; to fight for their beliefs, values and equality; and to give a big old "screw you" to President Trump. With the United States at the heart of it all, an overwhelming number of Americans flooded the streets, taking over their cities and making a powerful statement. Read more... More about Protests , Pics , Conversations , Politics , and Donald Trump
Herald Courier
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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Hadwin shoots 13-under 59 in CareerBuilder Challenge for ninth sub-60 round on PGA Tour and second in 10 days.
BBC News 24
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These are the fish that are 200-250 kilos. These are the ones that might reach record prices. The current record for one fish here, $1.7 million. Tsukiji Market is like no other, vast and chaotic. On a good day, 60,000 people bustle through this maze of alleys shops, but soon all of this will be gone, the buildings demolished, the land sold to developers. This man's family have been trading tuna since the days of the Shogun. In Tsukiji, I'm the third generation and we are doing this business for 170 years almost.
The Washington Times - Golf
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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Adam Hadwin shoots 13-under 59 in CareerBuilder Challenge for ninth sub-60 round on PGA Tour and second in 10 days.
The Washington Times - Golf
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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Adam Hadwin shot a 13-under 59 on Saturday in the CareerBuilder Challenge for the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and the second in 10 days. In cool, clear conditions in the desert after rain the previous two days, the 29-year-old Canadian reached 13 ...
STV
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The rescue of a young girl meant a whole family that survived could be reunited. After 60 hours under the snow, young Ludovica Parete is rescued. What is even more remarkable is the survival of her entire family. Here she is, pictured with her father, who escaped the avalanche and was first to raise the alarm.
ITV
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Most people find his response a bit odd. We have been looking for a more presidential and calibrated language. It is dawning on some people that there may be no pivot. Theresa May has won the first. pivot. Theresa May has won the Race to be the first leader into the White House. But she needs to be confident she can shape and After 60 hours under the snow, young Ludovica Parete is rescued.
Global News
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Collective Evolution
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I saw it and I heard it. But now, all of that has changed. I have become so loving, kind, and gentle with myself. I never thought this could be possible, to have this level of self-love. The second ceremony was with Taita Juanito, and it was completely different. From the brew to the healing to the actual experience, it was an entirely different night. There were 60 people doing the ceremony, with about 12-15 helpers/shamans, live music, and a fire pit. There were countless stars out in the sky and more beauty than words can properly convey. This ceremony ended at about 8am, and I did not sleep a wink. I drank once, at 10pm, and have been drunk' ever since. I have a different perspective on life now. I see things with a childlike innocence and wonder, but I'm an adult, so it's pretty awesome. I connected so deeply with my purpose here on Earth and downloaded so much knowledge on the fabric of life and how we are all co-creating this reality.
BBC News 24
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This is one of 60 March is going on around the world. We will bring you some breaking news now. The former president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, is reportedly on board a plane and leaving the company. He is understood to be in the company of the president of Guinea negotiating his departure and it is thought he is heading to exile in Guinea.
BBC News 24
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A number of groups have taken part that are already organised COMMENTATOR: Black lives matter, planned parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, so you might see a swelling of Washington wasn't the only place to host an anti-Trump demonstration on Saturday - there have been protests in 60 other countries around the world.
Voice Of America
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The newspaper quoted one woman as saying she waited almost an hour before being able to squeeze onto a train. In New York, NBC News said a crowd of 60,000 and growing was flooding the upscale Fifth Avenue shopping district shortly after noon. Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, estimated the crowd there between 45,000 and 60,000, according to that city’s StarTribune newspaper, while a CBS News affiliate in Boston reported that “tens of thousands” of people were descending on the central Boston Common for a rally there as of midday. An estimated 10,000 people turned out in Atlanta, according to reporters for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while the website Denverite said the crowd in Denver, Colorado, took up a city block. A Thursday evening anti-Trump rally outside the new president’s eponymous Trump Tower in New York City, which featured some of the same speakers as the Washington rally, drew an estimated 25,000 people, according to the Huffington Post website.
BMW Blog
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The UK publication, WhatCar , has been quite publicly fond of the new G30-generation BMW 5 Series . Often times, when a new car comes out, it gets rave reviews but with that praise largely dying down as it becomes tested against some of its better competitors. With the new 5er, though, it seems as if WhatCar's admiration has yet to wane despite it being put up against fierce competition from Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. In their latest comparison test, they put the BMW 530d up against the Jaguar XF 3.0d , both six-cylinder diesel saloons (sedans in Europe speak). So let's see how they do. Packing a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder diesel engine, the BMW 530d makes 261 hp and a whopping 457 lb-ft of torque. All of that power is sent through a ubiquitous eight-speed automatic gearbox and, in this case, powers all four wheels. When equipped with xDrive, the 530d is capable of getting from 0-60 mph in a scant 5.
BBC News 24
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This is one of more than 60 marches going on across the world. moving forward on the protection of women's rights. They wanted to urge the White House and the new administration there to protect women's rights. from Amnesty International to politicians to union members.
Carscoops
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Typically, Jeeps Wranglers are sturdy go-anywhere vehicles that attract very little attention on the road. The following Wrangler, however, is far from normal. Like really, really, far... Read more »
Voice Of America
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The newspaper quoted one woman as saying she waited almost an hour before being able to squeeze onto a train. In New York, NBC News said a crowd of 60,000 and growing was flooding the upscale Fifth Avenue shopping district shortly after noon. Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, estimated the crowd there between 45,000 and 60,000, according to that city’s StarTribune newspaper, while a CBS News affiliate in Boston reported that “tens of thousands” of people were descending on the central Boston Common for a rally there as of midday. An estimated 10,000 people turned out in Atlanta, according to reporters for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while the website Denverite said the crowd in Denver, Colorado, took up a city block. A Thursday evening anti-Trump rally outside the new president’s eponymous Trump Tower in New York City, which featured some of the same speakers as the Washington rally, drew an estimated 25,000 people, according to the Huffington Post website.
The Huffington Post
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