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Officials: 4.0 magnitude quake in northeast Ohio related to wastewater injection well - The Washington Post

Officials: 4.0 magnitude quake in northeast Ohio related to wastewater injection well - The Washington Post

Obama signs bill imposing Iran banking sanctions | Reuters

Obama signs bill imposing Iran banking sanctions | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama signed a sweeping U.S. defense funding bill on Saturday that includes new sanctions on financial institutions dealing with Iran's central bank, but cited concerns about sections that expand the U.S. military's authority over terrorism suspects and limit his powers in foreign affairs."

Euro could become world's leading currency: Noyer | Reuters

Euro could become world's leading currency: Noyer | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The euro could become the world's leading currency in the next decade if leaders of the single-currency bloc succeed in tightening fiscal integration, European Central Bank policymaker Christian Noyer said in an article to be published in the Journal du Dimanche."

US seals deal on $3.48 billion sale of missiles, technology to UAE, a close ally in Mideast - The Washington Post

US seals deal on $3.48 billion sale of missiles, technology to UAE, a close ally in Mideast - The Washington Post

U.S. excess deaths linked to Fukushima - UPI.com

U.S. excess deaths linked to Fukushima - UPI.com

US 'deeply concerned' after Egyptian forces raid NGO offices in Cairo | World news | The Guardian

US 'deeply concerned' after Egyptian forces raid NGO offices in Cairo | World news | The Guardian: "State Department urges government to 'resolve this immediately' as US-Egyptian relations threaten to sink to new low"

Russian nuclear submarine catches fire | Video | Reuters.com

Russian nuclear submarine catches fire | Video | Reuters.com

                    

Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign chief switches to Ron Paul | World news | guardian.co.uk

Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign chief switches to Ron Paul | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Kent Sorenson has resigned and endorsed rival Ron Paul, six days before Iowa voters begin the nomination process"

Hugo Ch�vez hints at US cancer plot | World news | The Guardian

Hugo Chavez hints at US cancer plot | World news | The Guardian: "Venezuelan president suggests spate of cancer among leftwing South American leaders may be inflicted by US technology"

Egypt police raid offices of human rights groups in Cairo | World news | guardian.co.uk

Egypt police raid offices of human rights groups in Cairo | World news | guardian.co.uk: "US National Democratic Institute among organisations targeted as part of investigation into funding of civic society groups"

New satellites to extend China's military reach | Reuters

New satellites to extend China's military reach | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China this week reached a milestone in its drive to master the military use of space with the launch of trials for its Beidou satellite global positioning network, a move that will bring it one step closer to matching U.S. space capabilities."

China urges stability in Strait of Hormuz | Reuters

China urges stability in Strait of Hormuz | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China urged peace and stability on Thursday after Tehran threatened to punish proposed Western sanctions by choking off oil flows through the Strait of Hormuz, but declined to make any other comment about the crisis."

Jobless claims rise but labor market healing | Reuters

Jobless claims rise but labor market healing | Reuters

Middle-aged borrowers piling on student debt | Reuters

Middle-aged borrowers piling on student debt | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Middle-aged borrowers are piling up student debt faster than any other age group, according to a new analysis obtained by Reuters."

U.S. Fifth Fleet says won't allow Hormuz disruption | Reuters

U.S. Fifth Fleet says won't allow Hormuz disruption | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. Fifth Fleet said on Wednesday it would not allow any disruption of traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran threatened to stop ships moving through the world's most important oil route."

Morgan Stanley to slash more than 500 jobs in New York | Business | guardian.co.uk

Morgan Stanley to slash more than 500 jobs in New York | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Financial services firm discloses that of 1,600 cuts announced earlier this month, 580 will come from four New York locations"

America warns Iran that blocking oil strait will 'not be tolerated' | World news | guardian.co.uk

America warns Iran that blocking oil strait will 'not be tolerated' | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Tensions mount between US and Iran as Fifth Fleet warns that any attempt to block Strait of Hormuz will elicit naval response"

Helen Frankenthaler obituary | Art and design | The Guardian

Helen Frankenthaler obituary | Art and design | The Guardian: "Abstract expressionist artist who rejuventated the post-Pollock era"

Whistleblower documents illuminate case against BNY Mellon | Reuters

Whistleblower documents illuminate case against BNY Mellon | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Confidential whistleblower documents that helped spark a massive state and federal investigation into how Bank of New York Mellon Corp charged pension funds for currency exchange, provide a rare window into how a bank insider aided a lawsuit against the bank."

Mother condemns Kentucky school for putting autistic son in duffel bag | World news | guardian.co.uk

Mother condemns Kentucky school for putting autistic son in duffel bag | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Sandra Baker says she has received no apology from school after son was put in duffel bag as 'therapy' for his autism"

Obama taps economist, banker as Fed governors | Reuters

Obama taps economist, banker as Fed governors | Reuters

Radionuclides and the Environment Sheets

Radionuclides and the Environment Sheets

Radioactive Lie: 'Japan response to Fukushima inadequate' - YouTube

Radioactive Lie: 'Japan response to Fukushima inadequate' - YouTube:

Private survey shows home prices fell in 19 of 20 cities tracked, second straight monthly drop - The Washington Post

Private survey shows home prices fell in 19 of 20 cities tracked, second straight monthly drop - The Washington Post

UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ in fiscal peril - The Washington Post

UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ in fiscal peril - The Washington Post

Sears to close more stores as holiday sales slump | Reuters

Sears to close more stores as holiday sales slump | Reuters

Falling home values mean budget crunches for cities - The Washington Post

Falling home values mean budget crunches for cities - The Washington Post

China jails dissident Chen Xi for 10 years | World news | The Guardian

China jails dissident Chen Xi for 10 years | World news | The Guardian: "Veteran dissident is the second to be convicted of inciting subversion through online essays within four days"

PIP implants sold to Dutch firm under new name | Reuters

PIP implants sold to Dutch firm under new name | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Potentially dangerous breast implants made by a now-defunct French company were sold to about 1,000 Dutch women under a different name, a Dutch health official said on Monday, broadening a scandal that could already affect some 300,000 women worldwide."

Why would women want to stuff themselves with plastic, petroleum base, bags filled with dangerous chemicals for a result which is quite obvious?


Fukushima investigation reveals failings | World news | The Guardian

Fukushima investigation reveals failings | World news | The Guardian: "Japanese government delayed giving information to the public, according to interim report into the disaster"

Hackers hit security think tank Stratfor's website | Reuters

Hackers hit security think tank Stratfor's website | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. security think tank Strategic Forecasting Inc (Stratfor) said its website had been hacked and that some of the names of corporate subscribers had been made public."

Gingrich and Perry fail to qualify for Virginia primary | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gingrich and Perry fail to qualify for Virginia primary | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Neither submitted enough signatures from registered voters to stand for the state's Republican primary on 6 March"

IMF's Lagarde warns global economy threatened | Reuters

IMF's Lagarde warns global economy threatened | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The head of the International Monetary Fund said the world economy was in danger and urged Europeans to speak with one voice on a debt crisis that has rattled the global financial system."

Central Bank Loans May Ease Europe’s Crisis - NYTimes.com

Central Bank Loans May Ease Europe’s Crisis - NYTimes.com

$640 billion infusion!

Pigeons Can Learn Higher Math as Well as Monkeys - NYTimes.com

Pigeons Can Learn Higher Math as Well as Monkeys - NYTimes.com

The electoral college is a relic. It's time to let the people choose the president | Jason Farago | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The electoral college is a relic. It's time to let the people choose the president | Jason Farago | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "A move to elect the US president by popular vote and to sideline the electoral college is gaining momentum – and it's making some lawmakers very angry indeed"

We hope it is gaining momentum.

6,200 killed in Syrian crackdown, claims rights group | World news | guardian.co.uk

6,200 killed in Syrian crackdown, claims rights group | World news | guardian.co.uk: "British-based Avaaz group says it has evidence of more than 6,237 deaths, with at least 400 of the victims children"

History will remember Bradley Manning better | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

History will remember Bradley Manning better | Amy Goodman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The person who may have sparked all this year's uprising and revolution is now sitting in a courtroom, facing life in jail"

Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Nigeria on alert as Shell announces worst oil spill in a decade | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "The oil company says up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil was spilled 75 miles off the coast of the Niger delta"

Eurozone crisis live: France calls time on Anglo-Franco bickering | Business | guardian.co.uk

Eurozone crisis live: France calls time on Anglo-Franco bickering | Business | guardian.co.uk

Syrian army pursues deserters as western powers sharpen rhetoric | World news | The Guardian

Syrian army pursues deserters as western powers sharpen rhetoric | World news | The Guardian: "US warns Damascus to implement Arab League plan after loyalist troops mow down scores of defectors"

With Impasse in Congress, 3 Million Could Lose Jobless Benefits - NYTimes.com

With Impasse in Congress, 3 Million Could Lose Jobless Benefits - NYTimes.com: WASHINGTON — "More than three million people stand to lose unemployment insurance benefits in the near future because of an impasse in Congress over how to extend the aid and how to offset the cost."

Cities Struggle as U.S. Slashes Block Grants Program - NYTimes.com

Cities Struggle as U.S. Slashes Block Grants Program - NYTimes.com

Bradley Manning hearing – live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning hearing – live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

French government 'to order women to remove defective breast implants' | World news | guardian.co.uk

French government 'to order women to remove defective breast implants' | World news | guardian.co.uk

China tops U.S, Japan to become top patent filer | Reuters

China tops U.S, Japan to become top patent filer | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China became the world's top patent filer in 2011, surpassing the United States and Japan as it steps up innovation to improve its intellectual property rights track record, a Thomson Reuters research report showed on Wednesday."

Shell Games: The Medicare swindle | Video | Reuters.com

Shell Games: The Medicare swindle | Video | Reuters.com

Carl Froch says Andre Ward defeat 'has not ripped the heart out of me' | Sport | guardian.co.uk

Carl Froch says Andre Ward defeat 'has not ripped the heart out of me' | Sport | guardian.co.uk


Why would anyone one want to endure this?

Prosecutors claim Bradley Manning wanted to remove 'the fog of war' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Prosecutors claim Bradley Manning wanted to remove 'the fog of war' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Exclusive: Secret U.S., Taliban talks reach turning point | Reuters

Exclusive: Secret U.S., Taliban talks reach turning point | Reuters: (Reuters) - "After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war."

North Korea mourns dead leader, son hailed as Great Successor | Reuters

North Korea mourns dead leader, son hailed as Great Successor | Reuters: (Reuters) - "North Koreans poured into the streets on Monday to mourn the death of iron leader Kim Jong-il as state media hailed his untested son as the "Great Successor" of the reclusive state whose atomic weapons ambitions are a major threat to the region."

Egypt clashes continue into third day as army cracks down | World news | guardian.co.uk

Egypt clashes continue into third day as army cracks down | World news | guardian.co.uk

50 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested | World news | guardian.co.uk

50 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Demonstrators including members of clergy held after trying to scale church car park fence in New York"

WTO approves Russia's membership after marathon | Reuters

WTO approves Russia's membership after marathon | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Russia won admission to the World Trade Organisation on Friday after 18 years of negotiations, finally gaining full integration into the global economy two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed."

Exclusive: CME Trust's charity grants halt on MF failure | Reuters

Exclusive: CME Trust's charity grants halt on MF failure | Reuters: (Reuters) - "CME Group Inc, which has given $22 million to Chicago-area schools and charities over the past five years, has stopped making grants through its main foundation, citing the collapse of MF Global Holdings Inc."

William Hague questioned over British role in drone strikes | World news | guardian.co.uk

William Hague questioned over British role in drone strikes | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Lawyers for Noor Khan, whose father died in Pakistan strike, want clarification of British intelligence's role in CIA campaign"

Libyan scramble for �100bn in assets fractures the peace at Tripoli airport | World news | The Observer

Libyan scramble for �100bn in assets fractures the peace at Tripoli airport | World news | The Observer: "Militias and army clash over control of runways after UN decides to fly newly printed currency into the capital"

Bradley Manning hearing: agents say gunship killing video found in room | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning hearing: agents say gunship killing video found in room | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Court told that video later released by WikiLeaks as 'Collateral Murder' found in box in Manning's quarters in Iraq, ready to post"

Japan’s Premier Declares Fukushima Nuclear Plant Stable - NYTimes.com

Japan’s Premier Declares Fukushima Nuclear Plant Stable - NYTimes.com

Stern Advice: Financial predictions for 2012 | Reuters

Stern Advice: Financial predictions for 2012 | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Sigh. A lot of people are predicting more of the same for 2012: Another year of stock market volatility, high unemployment, banking industry upheaval, weak housing and more talk about Facebook, mobile commerce, 401(k) plans and taxes."

Chevron, Transocean in $11 billion Brazil oil suit | Reuters

Chevron, Transocean in $11 billion Brazil oil suit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Brazilian prosecutors sued Chevron Corp, the No. 2 U.S. oil company, and top offshore oil rig operator Transocean Ltd for 20 billion reais ($10.6 billion) over their alleged roles in a November oil spill near Rio de Janeiro."

Troops beat Cairo protesters, clashes kill 10 | Reuters

Troops beat Cairo protesters, clashes kill 10 | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday in a second day of clashes that have killed 10 people and wounded hundreds, marring the first free election most Egyptians can remember."

Japan: crucial stage reached in nuclear plant shutdown [Updated] - latimes.com

Japan: crucial stage reached in nuclear plant shutdown [Updated] - latimes.com

Fukushima is in cold shutdown, says Japanese prime minister | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Fukushima is in cold shutdown, says Japanese prime minister | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Yoshihiko Noda says the most critical phase is over at Fukushima Daiichi, but it is not clear when residents can return"

Julian Assange can appeal against extradition, supreme court rules | Media | guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange can appeal against extradition, supreme court rules | Media | guardian.co.uk

Ex-CEOs among six Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives charged with fraud | Business | guardian.co.uk

Ex-CEOs among six Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives charged with fraud | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Ex-CEOs Daniel Mudd and Richard Syron among executives accused of misleading taxpayers over sub-prime mortgages"

IMF warns that world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump | Business | The Guardian

IMF warns that world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump | Business | The Guardian: "Christine Lagarde calls for global unity to tackle financial crisis as French launch verbal broadsides at David Cameron and UK"

Bradley Manning hearing – updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bradley Manning hearing – updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Investors falling out of love with hedge funds | Reuters

Investors falling out of love with hedge funds | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Deep cracks are starting to show in the love affair between hedge funds and their investors, after another year of paltry returns on expensive investments leaves many feeling cheated and close to bailing out."

JAZZ-ART-POLITICS: Here and Now: US road accident casualties: every one mapped acro...

JAZZ-ART-POLITICS: Here and Now: US road accident casualties: every one mapped acro...: "US road accident casualties: every one mapped across America | News | guardian.co.uk :" 369,629 people died on America's roads between 2001 ..."

Nashville TN

Picture by Valérie Courrèges

Hunger up in U.S. cities, more to come: mayors | Reuters

Hunger up in U.S. cities, more to come: mayors | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A survey of 29 cities shows hunger has risen in most of them in the last year and is largely expected to increase in 2012 as the United States faces a sluggish economy, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday."



The US is more and more looking like a third world country, it has the main characteristics of an autocratic, military controlled government which protects the interests of an elite owning 95% of the national wealth and resources, and a military budget surpassing all others. These characteristics include: Hunger and malnutrition, high illiteracy rates, the death penalty and laws permitting the imprisonment of citizens without trial by the military.

All traits of a third world country increasingly dependent on intimidating and violent tactics to quiet the public.


Japan Tsunami-Debris Cruise Attracts Travelers to Ocean Garbage Patch

Japan Tsunami-Debris Cruise Attracts Travelers to Ocean Garbage Patch

House of Representatives passes $662bn defence bill | World news | guardian.co.uk

House of Representatives passes $662bn defence bill | World news | guardian.co.uk: "The House of Representatives has passed a $662bn defence bill after the White House dropped a veto threat over provisions regarding the handling of terror suspects."


Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial | World news | The Guardian

Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial | World news | The Guardian:" Civil rights groups dismayed as Barack Obama abandons commitment to veto new security law contained in defence bill"

Fukushima Debris on Course to Hit U.S.: Scientific American

Fukushima Debris on Course to Hit U.S.: Scientific American: "The first landfall on Midway Islands is expected this winter. What misses Midway will continue toward the main Hawaiian Islands"

IMF's Lagarde warns of return to Great Depression | Business | guardian.co.uk

IMF's Lagarde warns of return to Great Depression | Business | guardian.co.uk

Morgan Stanley to cut 1,600 jobs | Reuters

Morgan Stanley to cut 1,600 jobs | Reuters

In order to bail out MF Global, JP Morgan sacrificed 1600 employees.

We must also ask ourselves what is the executive pay that JP Morgan's CEO received this year? Because the Guardian revealed CEOs pay hikes of up to 40%.

Now it is obvious why people are on the streets and why it is more and more a middle class as well as a populistic protest.

Art For Change/Ilse Schreiber-Noll

Ilse Schreiber-noll is showing some of her work at the "Gallery Stadtspeichere Jena in Germany".

 If you want to check her work go to her website @ Art For Change/Ilse Schreiber-Noll

And here is the link to "Gallery Staspeichere Jena"

Child Care Subsidies Drop When Families Need Them Most - NYTimes.com

Child Care Subsidies Drop When Families Need Them Most - NYTimes.com

Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Report Sexual Assault - NYTimes.com

Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Report Sexual Assault - NYTimes.com

Barack Obama declares Iraq war a success | World news | The Guardian

Barack Obama declares Iraq war a success | World news | The Guardian: "President told an audience of soldiers at Fort Bragg that the final pullout after nearly nine years of conflict is an 'historic' moment"

Iraq casualties and deaths by US state: mapped | Datablog | News | guardian.co.uk

Iraq casualties and deaths by US state: mapped | Datablog | News | guardian.co.uk

We are glad to hear the soldiers are coming home, although they will likely be sent to Afghanistan.

Revealed: huge increase in executive pay for America's top bosses | Business | guardian.co.uk

Revealed: huge increase in executive pay for America's top bosses | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Latest survey shows America's CEOs enjoyed pay hikes of up to 40% last year – with one chief executive earning $145m"

Judge approves cash for MF Global bankruptcy | Reuters

Judge approves cash for MF Global bankruptcy | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A bankruptcy judge approved on Wednesday a deal to allow collapsed broker MF Global Holdings Ltd (MFGLQ.PK) to finance the rest of its bankruptcy with about $21 million in cash pledged as collateral to JPMorgan Chase & Co(JPM.N), one of its primary lenders."

Euro zone anxiety sparks selloff in risky assets | Reuters

Euro zone anxiety sparks selloff in risky assets | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Stocks fell on Wednesday as weak commodity prices sparked a selloff in the energy and materials sectors and as a falling euro and high Italian bond yields kept Europe's debt crisis in focus."

Rocky Anderson's radical third way | Gary Younge | World news | guardian.co.uk

Rocky Anderson's radical third way | Gary Younge | World news | guardian.co.uk: "US history is littered with failed third parties, but the progressive populism of Salt Lake City's ex-mayor might just break the mould"

Occupy protesters disrupt ports across US west coast | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy protesters disrupt ports across US west coast | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Demonstrators launched a co-ordinated action, forcing some ports on the west coast to halt operations"

Hezbollah names CIA spies in Lebanon | World news | The Guardian

Hezbollah names CIA spies in Lebanon | World news | The Guardian: "Militant group steps up campaign against US intelligence agency by revealing identities of 10 undercover officers in TV broadcast"

Iran rejects US calls for return of spy drone | World news | The Guardian

Iran rejects US calls for return of spy drone | World news | The Guardian

Retail sales rise less than expected in November | Reuters

Retail sales rise less than expected in November | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Retail sales rose less than expected in November as a drop in receipts for food and beverages weighed against stronger sales of motor vehicles, tempering some of the expectations of a strong holiday shopping season."

WaMu settles dispute, eyes bankruptcy exit | Reuters

WaMu settles dispute, eyes bankruptcy exit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Washington Mutual Inc, the biggest bank to fail in U.S. history, said it reached a settlement in a dispute between shareholders and certain creditors that had prevented the bank from emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings."

Wonkbook: The real unemployment rate is 11 percent - The Washington Post

Wonkbook: The real unemployment rate is 11 percent - The Washington Post

Occupy aims to shut down West Coast ports - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy aims to shut down West Coast ports - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk:"Occupy is bidding to shut down America's west coast ports in support of an ongoing International Longshore Workers Union battle. Picket lines are expected in Oakland, Los Angeles, Portland and more – follow live updates here"

Newburgh Four: poor, black, and jailed under FBI 'entrapment' tactics | World news | guardian.co.uk

Newburgh Four: poor, black, and jailed under FBI 'entrapment' tactics | World news | guardian.co.uk: "In June, four men were jailed for 25 years over a US terror plot. The FBI painted them as dedicated fanatics, but were they lured by the promise of cash from a fake informant?"

Looking for gold in water investments | Reuters

Looking for gold in water investments | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Money manager Bill Brennan spends most of his waking hours thinking about something most Americans take for granted: water."

Fukushima radioactive water leaked to Pacific | Business Recorder

Fukushima radioactive water leaked to Pacific | Business Recorder

Fukushima Ocean Radiation Was 50 Million Times Above Normal, But No Threat: Scientists - Forbes

Fukushima Ocean Radiation Was 50 Million Times Above Normal, But No Threat: Scientists - Forbes

The best films of 2011: Philip French's choice | Culture | The Observer

The best films of 2011: Philip French's choice | Culture | The Observer

Insight: The day Europe lost patience with Britain | Reuters

Insight: The day Europe lost patience with Britain | Reuters: (Reuters) - "It was billed as a summit to save the euro. It may be remembered as the day Europe lost patience with Britain, as most of the continent threw its lot in with EU founding members France and Germany and committed to binding their economies ever more tightly."

The US and Britain have done all they could to sink the European community with a weak dollar and sticks in the spokes since its conception, but to influence the global economy Europeans must stay together.

Libya: Tripoli airport closed after rogue militia attacks garrison | World news | guardian.co.uk

Libya: Tripoli airport closed after rogue militia attacks garrison | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Violence breaks out in Libya's capital hours after president issued plea for all sides to work for reconciliation"

Palestinians tell Gingrich to learn history after 'invented people' claim | World news | guardian.co.uk

Palestinians tell Gingrich to learn history after 'invented people' claim | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Officials in West Bank and Gaza say Republican presidential hopeful is cheaply trying to win the pro-Israel vote in US"

Police evict Occupy Boston protesters | World news | guardian.co.uk

Police evict Occupy Boston protesters | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Arrests for trespassing and disorderly conduct after deadline to leave Dewey Square expires"

Worries grow over IMF loans to Europe | Reuters

Worries grow over IMF loans to Europe | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The prospect of European heavyweights like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for rescue loans is worrying the United States and other nations that fear they could suffer losses on funds they have extended to the IMF."

Tens of thousands of Russians protest against Putin | Reuters

Tens of thousands of Russians protest against Putin | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Tens of thousands of people in Moscow and thousands more in cities across Russia demanded an end to Vladimir Putin's rule and a rerun of a parliamentary election on Saturday in the biggest opposition protests since he rose to power 12 years ago."

Economic protesters target Washington lobbyists | Reuters

Economic protesters target Washington lobbyists | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Police arrested economic protesters in Washington on Wednesday as they blocked streets and disrupted traffic in an area famous as a center for the offices of lobbyists."

Postal Service cuts will slow mail delivery - The Federal Eye - The Washington Post

Postal Service cuts will slow mail delivery - The Federal Eye - The Washington Post

Newest alien planet is just the right temperature for life - The Washington Post

Newest alien planet is just the right temperature for life - The Washington Post

Fukushima plant leaks radioactive water | World news | guardian.co.uk

Fukushima plant leaks radioactive water | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Radioactive water might have found its way into the Pacific ocean and experts believe it could contain strontium"

Tepco Says More Radioactive Water Leaks at Fukushima Plant - Businessweek

Tepco Says More Radioactive Water Leaks at Fukushima Plant - Businessweek

Israel moves towards curbing civil liberties - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israel moves towards curbing civil liberties - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Occupy DC protesters arrested after building wooden structure in park | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy DC protesters arrested after building wooden structure in park | World news | guardian.co.uk

China says U.S. solar ruling smacks of protectionism | Reuters

China says U.S. solar ruling smacks of protectionism | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China said it was "deeply concerned" about a preliminary ruling by a U.S. trade body that trade practices by Chinese solar makers are hurting U.S. producers and said the decision underscored a U.S. "inclination to trade protectionism.""


Analysis: Earnings outlook may be deteriorating rapidly | Reuters

Analysis: Earnings outlook may be deteriorating rapidly | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Earnings season is just over a month away, but the early signals are not comforting."

Yesterday news papers told us the economy was doing well, today it is not, and tomorrow?

Iran says oil would go over $250 if exports banned | Reuters

Iran says oil would go over $250 if exports banned | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Iran warned the West on Sunday any move to block its oil exports would more than double crude prices with devastating consequences on a fragile global economy."

Iran military shoots down U.S. drone: state TV | Reuters

Iran military shoots down U.S. drone: state TV | Reuters: Reuters) - "Iran's military said on Sunday it had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone aircraft in eastern Iran, a military source told state television."

Fair game

Failure to solve Ku Klux Klan-linked murder prompts anger, 47 years on | World news | guardian.co.uk

Failure to solve Ku Klux Klan-linked murder prompts anger, 47 years on | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Family of Frank Morris, black shopkeeper burnt to death in Louisiana in 1964, demand to know why justice still eludes them"

Kentucky churchgoer tells of deep hurt after interracial marriage ban | World news | guardian.co.uk

Kentucky churchgoer tells of deep hurt after interracial marriage ban | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Stella Harville not welcome at Gulnare Freewill baptist church after ex-pastor votes to ban couples of different races"

S&P Says Ratings Moves Reflect Asian Banks' Stability - WSJ.com

S&P Says Ratings Moves Reflect Asian Banks' Stability - WSJ.com
"HONG KONG—Standard & Poor's Ratings Service said its downgrade of six of the biggest U.S. financial institutions and upgrade of two Chinese banks captures what it believes is a fundamental shift in the global banking landscape in favor of Asia."

Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama's Visit - NYTimes.com

Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama's Visit - NYTimes.com

Draghi Hints Again at Rate Cut in Europe - NYTimes.com

Draghi Hints Again at Rate Cut in Europe - NYTimes.com: FRANKFURT — "Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, hinted Thursday that the bank might be willing to step up its support for the European economy if political leaders take decisive steps to prevent future debt crises."

Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples | World news | guardian.co.uk

Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church votes on resolution that says the church 'does not condone interracial marriage'"

We should call to end the non-for-profit status of all religious establishment and we should start with the ones which promote intolerance, bigotry and racism.

Obama pleads with voters for patience on change | Reuters

Obama pleads with voters for patience on change | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama asked U.S. voters on Wednesday to keep believing in the "hope and change" he promised in 2008, saying he needed more time to turn America around."

More charges coming in insider trading probe: sources | Reuters

More charges coming in insider trading probe: sources | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A year after four hedge funds were raided as part of a sweeping probe into insider trading, agents are ready to arrest as many as three people who worked at the raided funds, sources familiar with the investigation said."

Jobless claims edge above 400,000 | Reuters

Jobless claims edge above 400,000 | Reuters: (Reuters) -" New claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week, popping above 400,000 for the first time in just over a month and reinforcing the view that the battered labor market was healing only slowly."