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    • 10 defining moments of the Sochi Olympics
      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 popular Republican […]
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    • Miners keep FTSE 100 higher March 30, 2015
      Miners prop up the wider London market, encouraged by talk of more infrastructure spending in China.
    • Miliband warning over EU referendum March 30, 2015
      Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils his party's business manifesto with a warning about David Cameron's pledge to hold an EU referendum - while some businesses criticise the use of their quotes in a Labour advert.
    • Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter March 30, 2015
      Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
    • Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game' March 30, 2015
      Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.
    • Workplace turban law amended March 30, 2015
      A new employment law that enables Sikhs to wear turbans in all workplaces has come into force across the UK.
    • Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack March 30, 2015
      British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.
    • Queen faces action in pay dispute March 30, 2015
      The Queen faces industrial action from staff at Windsor Castle as they are balloted in a dispute over pay.
    • Pension data 'sales' investigated March 30, 2015
      The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.
    • Cridland to step down as head of CBI March 30, 2015
      John Cridland is to step down as director-general of the CBI business lobby group.
    • VIDEO: Business in a 'sea of insecurity' March 30, 2015
      Ed Miliband says that the business world in the UK is in a "sea of insecurity", exacerbated by concerns over future EU membership.

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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 […]