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Macedonia's failed referendum is blow to Western lobbyists, but govt will seek to join NATO anyway

It’s not surprising that Western leaders failed to drum up support for Macedonia’s referendum, experts told RT, suggesting that Skopje’s vow to ignore the result and push ahead with EU and NATO membership is even less shocking. Despite the slew of Western dignitaries who poured into Skopje to lobby for the measure, most Macedonians chose to stay home for Sunday’s ...

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Russia should be back in G7 as ‘we spend 25% of time’ taking about it anyway – Trump

The leaders of the G7 group spent a lot of their time during last week’s summit discussing Moscow, and so having Russia itself at the negotiation table would have been an extremely logical move, US President Donald Trump has said. “You know, we spend probably 25 percent of our time talking about Russia, and I said wouldn’t it be better ...

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Afghan & Pakistani asylum seekers cleared of ISIS ties, deported anyway

Half a dozen men from Afghanistan and Pakistan who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally to seek refuge were deported after being cleared of ties to ISIS. Their arrests were cited by local and federal officials to call for increased border militarization. The six men were detained by Border Patrol after crossing the US-Mexico border in November 2015. They were then ...

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Disable location access? Google collects data from Android users anyway – report

Android phone users may turn off their location services settings, take out their SIM card or restore their device to factory settings, but Google still collects their location data, according to a new report. For the past 11 months, devices running on Android software have been sending “Cell ID codes,” which contain data on the addresses of nearby cellular towers, ...

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US citizen leaves ISIS after joining, gets 20yrs in prison anyway

A US citizen has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of joining and providing material support to Islamic State. The man had stated that he “wasn’t thinking straight,” and left the group shortly after joining. Mohamad Khweis, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, was handed his sentence Friday in the Eastern District of Virginia by US District ...

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SPAIN IN CRISIS: Catalan independence vote REFUSED – but rebels to hold referendum anyway

Pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont presented a bill calling on Madrid to “respect” the northeastern region’s attempt to hold a vote in October this year. He has already announced plans to hold a vote on October 1, asking the question: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic?” If a majority votes “yes” the ...

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What is Cinco de Mayo anyway? The history of a holiday

Hint: It has nothing to do with Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo honors the anniversary of the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla. The clash, which took place during the French-Mexican war, featured a vastly outnumbered Mexican army and their unlikely victory over Napoleon III’s troops. Think of it as the Mexican Agincourt. The battle, pitting 2,000 Mexican troops ...

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Why we call it 'March Madness' anyway

Grab your face paint and giant foam finger – it’s that time again! March Madness – the collegiate men’s and women’s basketball tournaments – owes its name to Illinois and high school ball. Back in 1908, the Illinois High School Association began sponsoring a statewide tournament that became so popular by 1939 that it routinely sold out the University of ...

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