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Raqqa: Isis completely driven out of Syria ‘capital’ by US-backed forces 


US-backed militias have completely taken Isis‘ de facto capital, Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday, in a major symbolic blow to the jihadist group.

The fall of Raqqa, where Isis staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the movement’s collapsing fortunes. The city was used as a base for the group to plan attacks abroad.

SOHR said 3,250 people were killed in the battle, including 1,130 civilians.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/raqqa-isis-battle-syria-defeat-latest-lost-us-sdf-rebel-monitoring-group-a8004581.html

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Californians think secession from US easier than Catalonia’s 

The world has been watching the play-by-play of Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain, but one group is tuning in more closely than most: California secessionists.

The California Freedom Coalition, the campaign that has taken the lead in the effort to break California off from the United States, sees similarities with Catalonia’s secessionist movement. But there’s an important caveat: they believe California has more legal tools at its disposal, creating an easier path to secession – if that’s what Californians decide they want.

“There are definitely similarities in the fiscal situation – we both give more than we get back,” said Dave Marin, director of research and policy for the California Freedom Coalition. “But there’s more flexibility in the U.S. Constitution for secession than there is in the Spanish one. California has more tools available to it.”

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article178435876.html

CANADIAN Troops set up tents at AMERICAN border; old Royal Vic to shelter asylum seekers | CTV Montreal News

Canadians soldiers are being deployed to St-Bernard-de-Lacolle to erect tents for asylum seekers attempting to enter Canada from the United States. Almost 100 troops will be used to set up the camp site, which will consist of “modular tent shelters with lighting and heating and may temporarily accomodate close to 500 people,” Department of National Defence spokesperson Evan Koronewski told CTV Montreal in an email.

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http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/troops-set-up-tents-at-border-old-royal-vic-to-shelter-asylum-seekers-1.3538567

US Navy drone-killing laser weapon USS Ponce – CNNPolitics.com

  • (CNN)In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy’s first — in fact, the world’s first — active laser weapon.

The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.

CNN was granted exclusive access to a live-fire test of the laser.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/17/politics/us-navy-drone-laser-weapon/index.html

Lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico is discovered under the US


A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US.

Scientists using the world’s largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km).

This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage.

The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4226566/Scientists-discover-massive-reservoir-greenhouse-gases.html

Russian spy ship ‘located off American coast and just 30 miles from major US submarine base’


Russian spy ship is reportedly off the coast of the US and just 30 miles from a major US submarine base.

An official has said the Russian spy vessel is 30 miles south of Groton, Connecticut.

Groton is the home of the Naval Submarine Base New London which is also known as the “Home of the Submarine Force”.

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russian-spy-ship-located-american-9823401

EURO HUMILIATION: Germany ‘freaked out’ as Greece ‘could ditch EU currency for US DOLLAR’


Professor Ted Malloch revealed that senior Greek economists have enquired about the possibility of adopting the greenback if the country crashes out of the single currency.

He asserted that Athens is so desperate it is prepared to tie itself to the dollar on the same terms as the likes of Puerto Rico if it means being able to quit the eurozone.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/766811/Eurozone-crisis-Greece-ditch-euro-US-dollar-Trump-Ted-Malloch