16 Jun 2012

Saudi Crown Prince Who Led Anti-Terrorism Effort Dies

“Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who led Saudi Arabia’s fight against terrorism while in his dual role as interior minister, has died. He was in his late 70s.” (Source: Saudi Crown Prince Who Led Anti-Terrorism Effort Dies – Businessweek.)

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15 Jun 2012

Escalating violence limits U.N. observer mission in Syria, official says

“The head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria says the increasing violence across the country is impeding his group’s work, and he urged all parties to give the peace mission a chance.” Source: Escalating violence limits U.N. observer mission in Syria, official says – CNN.com

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15 Jun 2012

Greeks Dread Future as Their World Deteriorates

“But this is Athens, and the statistics are grim reminders of a middle-class society in rapid decline. Many fear that elections, including voting scheduled for Sunday, offer no clear route out of a deepening political and economic crisis. From its wealthy northern suburbs to the concrete blocks of downtown, there

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15 Jun 2012

Mexico violence escalates as elections approach

“With presidential and local elections slightly more than two weeks away, violence — some of it political, some of it part of a raging drug war — is surging in Mexico, with candidates killed, journalists snatched and major arrests threatening to touch off a wave of reprisals.” (Source: Mexico violence

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15 Jun 2012

Britain warns Argentina over Falklands aggression

“Prime Minister David Cameron warned Argentina on Thursday that London stood ‘ready and willing’ to defend the Falkland Islands, 30 years after Britain recaptured the South Atlantic archipelago whose sovereignty remains a hotly contested issue.” (Source: Britain warns Argentina over Falklands aggression | Reuters.)

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15 Jun 2012

Feds find security issues at Calif. nuclear plant

“Federal regulators have uncovered security problems at the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant on the California coast that could result in its owner Southern California Edison being slapped with violations.” (Source: Feds find security issues at Calif. nuclear plant – AP State Wire News – The Sacramento Bee.)

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15 Jun 2012

Mexican crime reporter killed in Veracruz state

“Authorities in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz say gunmen kidnapped and killed a reporter for the local edition of the national newspaper Milenio, the fifth such killing in the state in 1 1/2 months.” (Source: Mexican crime reporter killed in Veracruz state.)

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15 Jun 2012

Activists call for protests on eve of Egypt’s presidential runoff

“Egypt’s interim military rulers plan to announce a 100-person assembly Friday to write a new constitution, a day after a top court declared parliament invalid and triggered renewed chaos over the country’s leadership.” (Source: Activists call for protests on eve of Egypt’s presidential runoff – CNN.com.)

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14 Jun 2012

State Department issues warning about travel to Mexico

“The U.S. State Department has issued an updated warning for Americans traveling or living in Mexico after the recent arrest of seven alleged members of the Zeta-drug cartel. Though the alert does not specifically mention the name of the cartel, it does highlight concern about violence from transnational criminal organizations

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14 Jun 2012

Mexico drug gang ‘used US horse racing as front’

“US officials say they have dismantled a major money-laundering ring used by Mexico’s Zetas drug gang to funnel drug proceeds through American horse racing.” (Source: BBC News – Mexico drug gang ‘used US horse racing as front’.)

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