China accuses Vietnam of escalating tensions in South China Sea

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source China warned its neighbors to cease looking for oil in the resource-rich South China Sea. Vietnam accused China of sabotaging its seismic-survey boat. Source 2 China accused Vietnam of “gravely violating its sovereignty and endangering the lives of Chinese sailors”. [/expand]

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Hamas leaders using Facebook to woo Palestinian public

June 9, 2011

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Election in Turkey on June 12th

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Turkey is set to vote in national elections as citizens focus on the economy, constitutional amendments, and a resolution addressing the Kurdish issue. The electorate is looking to amend or redraft the constitution that was written in 1982 after the 1980 coup. Source 2 “A recent survey by the research institute TESEV […]

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Over 100 flights in Argentina, Chile cancelled due to volcanic ash

June 9, 2011

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Commodities — Oil, Dollar, Gold all up

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Crude oil rose $1.14 to $101.88 Source 2 The dollar rises to $1 equaling 0.6892 Euros on global growth worries and European debt. Source 3 Gold rises $6.45 to finish the day at $1,544.10 [/expand]

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Heat wave still crisping East Coast, Midwest

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Record heat wave across the East with temperatures in the 100s. Source 2 Heat wave in Detroit leads to major power outage downtown. Source 3 Sweltering 102 degree temperature in Washington D.C. ties record. Source 4 Wichita, Kansas experiences ultra-rare heat burst when, at Midnight, the temperature jumped 17 degrees to […]

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