International

Libyan military campaign exceeding U.S. cost estimates

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source The costs of the Libyan military campaign are set to eclipse the original Pentagon estimates of $750 million. By mid-May, the U.S. had spent $664 million and current expenditures float around $2 million a day. At current spending levels, by the end of the current 90-day no-fly zone extension the U.S. will […]

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E. Coli death count hits 30; Dutch find new E. Coli strain

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source More than 2,800 people have become ill in at least 14 countries. Source 2 The Dutch government recalled beet sprouts after it found a new strain of E. Coli. that’s less dangerous than the one that’s caused 30 deaths across Europe. [/expand]

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European regulators probe Facebook’s facial recognition

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/ffe3edb4-92c8-11e0-bd88-00144feab49a.html#axzz1OpcPnjLe ”   A number of European privacy regulators are investigating Facebook’s facial recognition feature amid mounting concern about the technology, which attempts to identify people in photos uploaded to the website. The social networking site has come under fire from the German, UK and Irish authorities for introducing the feature without permission from users. […]

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UN Nuclear Watchdog votes to present Syria to the Security Council

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source The UN watchdog cites Syria’s construction of a covert nuclear reactor and its failure to cooperate with UN investigators. “The vote, supported by the United States and its European allies, coincided with growing pressure for the international community to condemn the violent crackdown by the Syrian government against pro-democracy protesters. United Nations […]

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Pakistani Army rejects U.S. aid, calls for more money to go to the people

June 9, 2011

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Outgoing Defense Secretary Gates to Obama: Don’t pull out of Afghanistan too quickly

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ” From Nato headquarters he said: “Having arrived in Brussels after my 12th and last visit to Afghanistan as secretary of defence, I shared my view that we are making substantial progress on the ground. I also reiterated my belief that these gains could be threatened if we do not proceed with […]

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As President Saleh remains in medical limbo, so do Yemen’s Protesters and Military

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “For the first time in 13 days, a lull has descended upon the fierce fighting between armed tribesmen and forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The consistent shelling and gunfire in the capital city of Sana’a have been replaced by a tense quiet, with most residents still choosing to stay […]

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White House: Gaddafi’s Days are numbered

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration say they are confident that U.S. and NATO actions in Libya will bring the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did not confirm or deny remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that people close to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi […]

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Syrian refugees pouring into Turkey

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source ”   The flow of refugees fleeing to Turkey from an expected military crackdown in Syria swelled Thursday, as the government moved to limit a potential crisis just days before elections. Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said that the number of Syrians taking refuge in Turkey was now 2,700, Turkey’s state run Anadolu […]

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Hillary Clinton denies her rumored departure for the World Bank

June 9, 2011

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Libyan Rebels accused of arbitrary arrests and torture

June 9, 2011

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2011 Bilderberg Group Meeting: Secret agenda leaked

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Source 2 “The elite are concerned that the American Congress may soon turn against the illegal and immoral invasion under humanitarian cover by NATO and the UN against the north African dictator Moammar Gaddafi. In addition to worrying about Congress waking up to the Libyan scam, the global elite is also concerned […]

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French candidate Lagarde, China agree: IMF selection process must be open

June 9, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Speaking after meetings with Chinese leaders in Beijing to press her candidacy for the post, Lagarde said selecting the first woman to head the Washington-based agency would help improve the institution’s commitment to diversity. China, India and Brazil are among emerging economies that have demanded an end to the six-decade-old custom where the […]

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United Nations proposes Small Arms Treaty to limit gun ownership rights

June 7, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source (Although the terms have yet to be released to the public, IF) ratified by the U.S. Senate, the terms of the treaty may require Americans to: ” Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our […]

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