07 Jul 2011

5.6 quake rattles Japan

“An earthquake registering 5.6 shook the Pacific off Honshu, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday. That is the area of northeast Japan ravaged by a March 11 quake and tsunami that knocked out power at the Fukushima nuclear plant.” Source: 5.6 quake rattles Japan – USATODAY.com

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06 Jul 2011

Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

“The United States and Mexico on Wednesday signed an agreement aimed at resolving a cross-border trucking dispute. The longstanding disagreement had come to symbolize growing resistance, especially in the US Congress, to free-trade provisions with America’s southern neighbor.” Source: Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict – CSMonitor.com

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06 Jul 2011

Borders, Budgets, and the Rising Risk of Disease

“Is there a perfect storm brewing along our nation’s southern border? Let’s take a look at the numbers in El Paso, Texas where I recently visited: There are 27 million crossings per year alone at the El Paso Point of Entry (POE) and a border population of 25 million or

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06 Jul 2011

Jordan sees U.S. withdrawal from Mideast as victory for Al Qaida

“In an unusually frank analysis, Al Qalab, said to represent Jordan’s King Abdullah, said the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would mark a victory for Al Qaida and its allies. The Jordanian official said Afghanistan would once again become a source of what he called terrorism throughout the region. Washington plans

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06 Jul 2011

Oil tanker catches fire after pirate RPG attack

“Pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an oil tanker Wednesday off the Yemeni coast, starting a fire aboard the vessel. More from TODAY.com He won $3.4M — then went back to work as janitor Five years ago, Tyrone Curry won $3.4 million in the Washington State Lottery. But today he

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06 Jul 2011

Powerful 7.8 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands

“A powerful 7.8 earthquake has struck off the Kermadec Islands. The quake was at a depth of 48.5 kilometres and was 12 kilometres from Raoul Island and 920km from Tonga.” Source: Powerful 7.8 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands | WORLD News

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06 Jul 2011

US government warns airlines of terrorists using surgically implanted bombs

Those interested in this topic should check out the following essay by Robert Bunker –

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05 Jul 2011

Nigerian Security Police Says It Holds 100 Islamic Militants

“Nigeria’s State Security Service said it has arrested more than 100 members of a militant Islamic sect blamed for a spate of bombings and gun attacks in the north and the capital, Abuja. “Successful security operations have led to the arrest of some identified key cell commanders and members of

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04 Jul 2011

Egypt gas pipeline to Israel explodes; sabotage suspected

“A pipeline that supplies gas from Egypt to Israel exploded Monday in the northern Sinai Peninsula near Bir el-Adb, an Egyptian security official said. The explosion appears to be an act of sabotage, said Gen. Saleh al-Masri, the head of security in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula. “It is an act

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04 Jul 2011

Nigeria steps up security after attacks

“Authorities stepped up security as they launched a probe into multiple attacks that killed 20 people in northeastern Nigeria, including a bomb blast at a police barracks. The police barracks bombing killed at least 10 people on Sunday evening in the troubled city of Maiduguri where Islamists are active.” Source:

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