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45% of Russians Believe A Global Shadow Government Controls the World

Consider the following statement: “The world is run by some sort of overarching entity that pulls the strings in governments around the globe.” While groups like NATO, the United Nations and the G20 all include some of the biggest and most influential nations in the world, most people would probably say that the statement above is a bit of a stretch. Unless, of course, you live in Russia. A recent poll carried out by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center found that a whopping 45% of Russians agreed

On the Eve of Independence Vote, Scotland Still Split Over Whether or Not to Leave the UK

307 years ago, representatives from England and Scotland came together to sign the “Articles of Union”, an agreement that merged the two countries into one single sovereign state. Since then, the English and the Scottish have had their fair share of disagreements and conflicts with one another, but the United Kingdom has always endured. But that may end tomorrow, with Scotland set to vote on whether or not to leave the UK and become an independent country. And with the vote less

Why Do the Majority of Chinese Citizens Think A War With Japan Is Imminent?

Recently, Genron, a Japanese non-governmental organization, teamed up with the state-run Chinese newspaper China Daily to conduct a survey about how people living in Japan and China felt about the two countries’ relations with one another. The results of the poll were a bit shocking. 53.4% of Chinese citizens believe that a conflict between China and Japan will happen in the near future, with a significant portion saying they believed it would happen within the next five years. In Japan, only 29% of people believed that

There Are More Single Americans Than Married Ones for the First Time On Record

The U.S. government first began collecting data on the number and proportion of single and married citizens in America back in 1976. In this first year of record-keeping, 37.6% of people reported being single. Since then, that number has been steadily rising year by year. This summer, single Americans officially became the majority. As of August, 124.6 million Americans (~50.2% of the population) are single, marking the first time since record-keeping began that there are more single Americans than married ones. The percentage

The Company Put In Charge of Restoring Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid Is Destroying It

4,600 years ago, the ancient Egyptians built the Saqarra Pyramid as a tomb and monument for Pharaoh Djoser, who ruled from 2686–2613 BC. The Pyramid is composed of 6 limestone “steps”, reaching a total height of just over 200 feet. The inside of the pyramid is a complex system of corridors, culminating in an elaborate granite and marble burial chamber. But the sands of time took their toll on the pyramid, and during the 20th century, restoration efforts began in an attempt to preserve the

Two New Mayan Cities Were Just Uncovered in the Jungles of the Yucatan

From about 2000 BC all the way up until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th and 17th century, the Mayan civilization thrived in the Yucatan peninsula of Central America. The Maya were an extremely advanced society with a deep knowledge of science, mathematics and astronomy. They had charted the movements of the moon and planets accurately enough to predict predict celestial events like eclipses hundreds of years before the heliocentric model was even accepted in Europe (in the 16th

Beijing’s Simple Yet Effective Idea to Get People to Recycle (Video)

China has become notorious in recent years for its high levels of air pollution. This, however, is only one of many issues facing China as the country’s middle class continues to grow. Beijing, China’s capital city, is home to around 20 million people. As a result, the city produces a lot of trash. On a number of occasions, academics have attempted to estimate just how much trash Beijing produces. They have all failed, due in large part to the fact that the massive

The Head of the UN Worked Secretly With Israel to Undermine An Inquiry Into Gaza War Crimes

This past Friday, new documents released by the news leak site WikiLeaks revealed that in 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon secretly worked with Israel to undermine the findings of a UN inquiry into war crimes in Gaza. In early 2009, the UN Board of Inquiry looked into Israeli strikes on Gaza in December of 2008 and January of 2009. Their inquiry found that, “Israeli Defense Force (IDF) targeted UN buildings in Gaza Strip in seven of the nine attacks.” The report also

Indonesia, The World’s Largest Muslim Country, Bans Support of ISIS Militants

With more than 87% of its population subscribing to Islam, Indonesia is predominantly a Muslim country. In fact, with just under 210 million Muslim citizens, it is home to the largest Muslim population in the world. However, this didn’t stop the Indonesian government from passing a new law on Monday that banned all public support for the terrorist group ISIS (sometimes known as ISIL), which recently emerged in the Middle East. Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs in

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