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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 […]
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      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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    • Glaxo profits fall hits shares July 23, 2014
      GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
    • Boeing profits from sales boost July 23, 2014
      US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.
    • Cyber-theft hits eBay's Stubhub July 23, 2014
      The ticket reselling service Stubhub, owned by eBay, announces that more than 1,000 of its customer accounts have been broken into.
    • Young adults face housing squeeze July 23, 2014
      A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.
    • UK licensing arms exports to Russia July 23, 2014
      Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
    • Bank and business at odds over rates July 23, 2014
      Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
    • PayPal to advance cash to businesses July 23, 2014
      Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.
    • China detains five over meat scandal July 23, 2014
      China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
    • Airline route assessments criticised July 23, 2014
      Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.
    • Disability benefits flaws 'grave' July 23, 2014
      Parts of the disability benefits system require a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

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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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