18 Nov 2011

Security firms fight tide of kidnappings in Venezuela

“When the Venezuelan baseball star Wilson Ramos was freed from his two-day kidnapping ordeal last week he flung his arms around his rescuers and wept in disbelief. It was a desperate embrace that Miguel Dao recognised only too well.” Source: Security firms fight tide of kidnappings in Venezuela | World

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18 Nov 2011

Antibiotic-resistant infections spread through Europe

“Reports are increasing across Europe of patients with infections that are nearly impossible to treat. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) said yesterday that in some countries up to 50 per cent of cases of blood poisoning caused by one bug – K. pneumoniae, a common cause

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18 Nov 2011

No traffic snarls expected after Occupy ‘day of action’

“Authorities don’t expect delays on subways, buses and tunnels Friday, a day after Occupy Wall Street demonstrators converged on New York City to mark a nationwide “mass day of action.”” Source: No traffic snarls expected after Occupy ‘day of action’ – CNN.com

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18 Nov 2011

Cartel Plot: Use U.S. Guns for Massive Mexico City Attack

“In October of 2008, Chicago-based drug trafficker Margarito “Twin” Flores was summoned to the Sinaloa Cartel’s mountaintop compound. The leaders of the Mexican narcotics syndicate were pissed. The brother of a top lieutenant had been arrested by the government and risked being extradited to the United States; the Sinaloans wanted

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18 Nov 2011

Russia – Border Conflicts Risk Nuclear War, Officer Says

“Russia is facing a heightened risk of being drawn into conflicts at its borders that have the potential of turning nuclear, the country’s top military officer said Thursday.” Source: Russia – Border Conflicts Risk Nuclear War, Officer Says – NYTimes.com

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17 Nov 2011

‘Occupy’ protesters, police clash during ‘day of action’

“Thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators deluged New York on Thursday, a show of strength in the movement’s original home that was echoed nationwide as part of a “mass day of action.” Scores were arrested in New York, and several police officers were reported injured, as protesters fanned out across

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17 Nov 2011

Homeland Security to look into attacks on West Milford water, sewer services

“Homeland Security agents and township utilities staff today are reviewing more than 15 apparent attacks on local water and sewage facilities since summer that, in some instances, shut down water service and caused sewage overflows into the street, according to the system’s staff.” Source: Homeland Security to look into attacks

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17 Nov 2011

OWS Protesters Calling For ‘Day Of Action’ Following Loss Of Camp In Zuccotti Park

““We’re going to march on Wall Street and shut down the New York Stock Exchange,” protester Patrick Bruner told CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey on Wednesday night. “We do hope to stop people getting to work. We do hope to stop the stock exchange from functioning, but we don’t hope to

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17 Nov 2011

U.S. Banks Face Contagion Risk From Europe

“U.S. banks face a “serious risk” that their creditworthiness will deteriorate if Europe’s debt crisis deepens and spreads beyond the five most-troubled nations, Fitch Ratings said. “ Source: U.S. Banks Face Contagion Risk From Europe – Bloomberg

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17 Nov 2011

Explosions, gunfire rock Syrian capital

“Explosions and gunfire rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, an opposition group said, a day after military defectors struck a government intelligence complex in a bold assault reflecting surging resolve.” Source: Opposition group: Explosions, gunfire rock Syrian capital – CNN.com

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