22 Mar 2011

US Approaching Insolvency, Fix To Be ‘Painful’

“‘If we continue down on the path on which the fiscal authorities put us, we will become insolvent, the question is when,’ Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said in a question and answer session after delivering a speech at the University of Frankfurt. ‘The short-term negotiations are very

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22 Mar 2011

Mexican gangs go after new target: high priced corn

“Organized crime gangs equipped with automatic weapons and tractor trailers are branching out into raids on huge grain silos, in a sign of growing lawlessness in parts of Mexico’s north. Attacks on warehouses and cargo trucks have multiplied into a near-weekly affair in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, where one

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22 Mar 2011

Middle East Crisis: Syria Protests Spread, Authorities Pull Back

“Unrest spread in southern Syria on Monday with hundreds of people demonstrating against the government in three towns near the main city of Deraa, but authorities did not use force to quell the latest protests. Security forces killed four civilians in demonstrations that erupted last week in Deraa, in the

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22 Mar 2011

Portugal braces for govt collapse amid debt crisis

“The leader of Portugal’s main opposition party says the minority government’s downfall is ‘inevitable’ after it failed to win political support for its latest plan to cut the country’s huge debt burden. Portugal is trying to avoid becoming the latest of the 17 eurozone countries to need a bailout, following

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22 Mar 2011

Mexican drug cartels making ugly mark on Central America

“The Mexican drug gangs rapidly infiltrating Central America call El Salvador ‘El Caminito,’ the little pathway. Once an afterthought among drug traffickers, tiny El Salvador is increasingly becoming a favored shipping route for the expanding narco-business. The cartels have been abetted by ruthless street gangs with roots in Los Angeles

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22 Mar 2011

Radiation detected in Washington, but poses no risk

“Radiation from Japan has reached Washington state, but the Department of Health says there is no health risk. According to Tim Church with the Department of Health, the small amounts of radioactive iodine are millions of times lower than levels that would be a health issue and the state’s overall

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22 Mar 2011

Police ’exhausted’ by mail bomb terrorism

“Increased public suspicion of packages containing bombs has not only exhausted the public, but also the Jakarta Police, which has receive a large number of reports of this nature since at least five mail bombs were received by various public figures across Jakarta last week.” Source: Police ’exhausted’ by mail

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20 Mar 2011

Colonel Gaddafi Threatens To Attack Civilian Targets In The Mediterranean In Revenge For UN Action

“The Libyan leader called the broadcaster to warn of retaliation for Western strikes on his country. He declared the attacks ‘an assault against a sovereign state, an assault against Libya’ and claimed the Mediterranean had been turned into a ‘real battlefield’. The leader went on to inform civilians that ‘arms

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19 Mar 2011

Ten dead in attack on bar in Mexican resort of Acapulco

“Ten men died in the early hours of Saturday in an attack on a bar in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, which also left four people injured. According to the Public Security Ministry of the Mexican state of Guerrero, several armed attackers arrived at the Las Nenas bar, in

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19 Mar 2011

Tokyo water sample shows radioactive iodine

“A sample of tap water from the Japanese capital shows a tiny level of radioactive iodine after an earthquake and tsunami damaged a nuclear power plant 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, the government said on Saturday.” (Tokyo water sample shows radioactive iodine: government | Reuters)

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