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      It promises to be another memorable occasion — but will it beat Winters Games gone past? The 17-day sporting extravaganza is being dubbed as the most expensive Olympics ever, with the Russians having spent $50 billion on turning the faded Black Sea resort into a rejuvenated host venue. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different […]
    • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
      With former Port Authority official David Wildstein’s new claim that  “evidence exists” showing Christie knew about the politically motivated lane closings on the George Washington Bridge back in September, several Jersey State politicians are already floating the dreaded “I” word: impeachment. It wasn’t so long ago that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a
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    • Alibaba 'breaks share sale record' September 22, 2014
      Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
    • Amazon workers in Germany on strike September 22, 2014
      Workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany go on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.
    • Balls outlines 'first Budget' agenda September 22, 2014
      Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.
    • eBay criticised as hacks continue September 22, 2014
      Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise.
    • Air France strikers reject offer September 22, 2014
      Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.
    • Fifa report may prompt charges - MP September 22, 2014
      A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.
    • Tesco probe into £250m profit error September 22, 2014
      Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
    • Caution urged over new gold offer September 22, 2014
      Investment analysts have urged investors to be cautious after the Royal Mint launched a new website selling gold and silver coins.
    • Cards declined after Barclays error September 22, 2014
      Customers of banking giant Barclays had their debit cards refused in stores and at ATMs on Monday after a temporary technical problem.
    • London Market Report September 22, 2014
      The FTSE 100 falls with shares in Tesco down 7.5% after it announced it overstated its profit guidance by £250m.

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North Korean upheaval hits Asian tech markets

Several large publicly trading technology companies in Asia have seen a drop in share value today following the announcement of the death of Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s leader. Smartphone giant Samsung saw a drop of 3.6 percent in large cap stocks. Stocks in LG Electronics also dropped 4.7 percent, and LG Display fell 5.3 percent […]

Obama Arrives In Iraq

President Obama arrived in Baghdad on his unannounced visit. He hopes to meet  in person with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Bad weather will prevent that and they plan to take place by telephone. This is President Obabmas first visit to Iraq since taking office. He did visit on a couple […]

Japan Calls For Emergency Meeting

Fatal Crash Was Deliberate

Zimbabwe’s prime minister believes the truck driver that struck his car, killing his wife, deliberately drove toward them. Morgan Tsvangirai left hospital Saturday, a day after his wife, Susan, was killed in the accident, officials said. The couple, who were married in 1978, have six children. The crash, on a two-lane highway between Tsvangirai’s hometown […]

“God willing, Bush has gone to hell.”

Well we all knew we hadnt heard the last of the Iranian tyrant, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he was yet again ranting in a speech on live Iranian TV. BBC News, Tehran By Jon Leyne President Barack Obama, in his first foreign interview earlier this week, offered what he called the hand of friendship if Iran […]

Now Comes Obama’s War Takeover

I have been reading many blogs that in the first three days US citizens were already shifting blame of G.W Bushes war onto the shoulders of President Obamas. Yes, its now his responsibility to clean up after G.W’s nightmare, but for crisis sake, give the man a chance! There are too many people out there […]

Israeli troops complete Gaza withdrawal

JERUSALEM (CNN) — Israeli troops have completed their withdrawal from Gaza after a three-week military campaign against Hamas militants, the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday. “The forces are now redeployed outside the Gaza Strip, and are prepared for any development,” a military statement read. During their withdrawal, Israeli troops warned Gaza residents to avoid unexploded […]

Palestinians agree to weeklong cease-fire

Palestinian militants agreed today to a one-week cease-fire against Israel, Hamas spokesman Ayman Taha said, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced a unilateral cease-fire in the country’s assault on Hamas in Gaza. The Palestinians demand that Israel remove all troops from Gaza, said Taha, in Cairo, Egypt.       full story [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H02deH_QLz8[/youtube]

The World Today – Michelle Obama

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C’est Terrible News

C’est Terrible Alexander Cockburn When in trouble, reach for nuclear submarines. President Nicolas Sarkozy, derided by the French as a lightweight, rushed off at the end of March to launch Le Terrible, the fourth in France’s fourth generation of such submarines. Thus he seizes the torch of “massive retaliation” from his predecessor, Jacques Chirac, who […]

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