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Environmental Activists Hijack Shell Oil Event In Berlin
The audience applauds as prank science project makes its point. Read more...
Rep. Peter King: President Should Stop Apologizing For Spying, Drones
I don't know what benefit Rep. Peter King thinks we're getting by spying on the leaders of countries that we're supposed to be allies with, but he was bound and determined to defend the practice, which has apparently been going on for some time now. Read more...
Thousands Protest NSA In Washington
A European summit was dominated by anger over claims of widespread U.S. spying Read more...
 Report: NSA Bugged The United Nations' Headquarters
The NSA bugged the United Nations' headquarters in 2012, hacking into its videoconferencing and spying on the diplomatic work of other countries. Read more...
The Daily Show's John Oliver had some fun with President Obama and the two foreign trips he's taking this summer, although, as Oliver noted, those aren't going all that well with the chilly reception he got in Germany after the recent NSA leaks. Read more...

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Anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement paralysed Germany's financial center on Friday, cutting off access to the European Central Bank and Deutsche Bank's headquarters. Read more...
A new strain of coronavirus claims another life...this time in France. A 65-year-old man who had been traveling in Dubai has died from the illness, the French health ministry said. He was the first Frenchman to fall ill from the SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization says the virus, which causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, can likely be passed between humans, but only after prolonged, close contact. Out of 44 confirmed cases worldwide, 23 people have now died with most of those infected having traveled in the Middle East. Read more...
Digby flagged this segment from this Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS, and as she noted, Zakaria seems to be singing a very different tune on austerity. Read more...
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck responded to a shooting at Houston's largest airport on Thursday by suggesting that it had been a plot to "set up" gun owners like the the burning of German's parliament -- or Reichstag -- in 1933, which Nazis exploited as a pretext to suspend constitutional rights. Read more...
From this Monday's Democracy Now, economist Richard Wolff is asked about Bill O'Reilly's remarks last week where he told his audience on Fox that Cyprus and other European countries are facing economic hardships because they’re so-called "nanny states." Wolff responded with a lesson in economics 101 for Bill-O. Read more...