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ZarComMedia WEBLETTER No.1612 - December 2016

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H.R. 6297, Iran Sanctions Extension Act


Is Iran a rather expensive destination now?

Iranian President’s Order on N. Propulsion Devices No Breach of JCPOA: US

The White House said the Iranian president’s ordering of its scientists to develop systems for nuclear powered marine vessels is not in breach of last year’s nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers


Theresa May adopts official anti-Semitism definition in 'ground-breaking' move tackling hatred

May will back the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism.


Clinton aide Abedin seeks to review Clinton emails search warrant

Huma Abedin, the longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, asked a U.S. judge on Wednesday to allow her to review a search warrant the FBI used to gain access to emails related to Clinton's private server shortly before the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Uber, SpaceX/Tesla, and PepsiCo execs join Trump business council

Elon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla as well as Uber Technologies CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick and PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi have joined U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council, Trump's transition team...

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, climate archvillain, to be named secretary of state

If it weren't real, it might read like a dark climate change comedy. ...


AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet president thinks their failure to offer significant help wasted a chance to build a safer world and resulted from short-sighted gloating at a Cold War rival's demise.


Iraq invites bids to build first phase of oil export pipeline to Jordan

Iraq has invited energy companies and investors to bid to build and finance the first phase of a pipeline that will eventually connect the southern city of Basra with Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba

Hyundai Heavy Gets $700 Million Deal to Build 10 Ships for Iran Shipping Lines

Shipbuilder also seals $600 million deal to build two ships for the South Korean government ...

Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19.5% stake in Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company....

Chinese Bank to Invest in Iran's Petrochemical Projects

TEHRAN (FNA)- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) agreed to make investment in a joint venture project with an Iranian energy company to develop a petrochemical complex in the city of Mehran in the Western province of Ilam....


In Germany, some Muslim refugees convert to Christianity

Clad in white at a Berlin church, asylum seekers Saeed, Veronica, Farida and Matin were just about to become Christians on a recent Sunday....

Turkish Authorities Close 'Health Center' Specializing in Jinn Expulsion

Apparently, there are people who believe all misfortunes are be caused by demons and dark magic otherwise known as jinns. Turkey's Ministry of Health recently ordered the closure of a "moral health center" offering jinn expulsion and jinx removing rituals.

Membership in Catholic, Muslim communities surges in Norway

Norway's official statistics agency says the country's Roman Catholic and Muslim communities have added tens of thousands of members in recent years while the state Lutheran Church is declining....


The real problem behind fake news

...Knowing real news from fake news, discerning fact from opinion and opinion from propaganda — these are learned skills, not something innate.......

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism...

Israel Charges Teen with ‘Social Media Incitement’

Israel charged a Palestinian minor with “incitement” for posts on social media, police said yesterday....

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to media:

You are 'increasingly not very important'

Live TV streaming providers tap into viewer's tastes

Hulu, Dish Network Corp's Sling and other streaming services battling for customers who are ditching cable are working to make new live TV services more personalized for each user, an effort to help viewers navigate a sea of movies, news and television shows. ...

Redefining Mainstream Media - The Growth of Social Media and a New Digital News Culture

Aside from the names “Clinton” and “Trump”, one of the most frequently mentioned terms this election was “mainstream media.”...


Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows

British army creates team of Facebook warriors (The Guardian 31 Jan 2015)

Soldiers familiar with social media sought for 77th Brigade, which will be responsible for ‘non-lethal warfare’ ...


Something 'Huge' is Happening Next Year! (2016-2017) Youtube

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Galactic 'Spiderweb' Has Unusual Feeding Habits

Like a spider devouring prey from its web, a mature young galaxy is devouring the recycled gas that surrounds it, rather than snacking on its neighbors....


The Complete History of Monsanto, the World's Most Evil Corporation


Bill Gates launching a fund to fight climate change

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Marrakesh talks tangle over cash to cushion climate impacts for poor

The Marrakesh climate talks may not deliver a substantial boost for international funding to help poorer countries cope with the worsening floods, droughts, storms and rising seas brought by climate change, negotiators and development charities fear....

Turkish Dam Project Threatens to Submerge Thousands of Years of History

... The archaeological highlight is a citadel, on high ground overlooking the river......



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