21 Oct 2011

U.S. Ratchets Up Anti-Terrorism Pressure On Pakistan

“The Obama administration on Friday intensified pressure on Pakistan to do more to crack down on Islamist militants destabilizing Afghanistan, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a tough public message that extremists have been able to operate in and from Pakistan for too long.” Source: U.S. Ratchets

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21 Oct 2011

Police Intelligence Chief Murdered in Southern Colombia

“The head of the police intelligence unit in the southern Colombian province of Putumayo was stabbed to death during a robbery, officials said Thursday.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – Police Intelligence Chief Murdered in Southern Colombia

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21 Oct 2011

Basque group ETA announces end to campaign of violence

“The Basque separatist group ETA announced Thursday a “definitive cessation of its armed activity” in a statement published on the website of Gara, a newspaper that the group has used to convey messages in the past. Listed as a terrorist organization by Spain, the United States and the European Union,

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21 Oct 2011

Mexican Army Patrol Attacked with Car Bomb

“A car bomb exploded Thursday in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey as an army patrol drove by, but no injuries have been reported, officials said. The bomb went off just after 4:00 a.m. in the Ladrillera section of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon state, as the soldiers chased

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21 Oct 2011

Pair accused of using Internet to aid in terror

“Two foreigners, including one who was a legal resident of the United States, have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in an indictment from Pennsylvania. The men are linked with the activities of a woman known as “Jihad Jane” who pleaded guilty this year to conspiring

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19 Oct 2011

Analysis: Is a winter of discontent on the way?

“With the “Occupy Wall Street” movement going global and Middle East unrest stirring again, an autumn and winter of discontent looks increasingly likely. In the corridors of Whitehall, Washington, think tanks and even investment banks, there are dark murmurs that the events of the year so far may only be

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19 Oct 2011

Strike shuts down Greece before austerity vote

” massive general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday and thousands of angry protesters took to the streets, while parliament prepared to vote on deep public sector cuts and riot police braced for violence.” Source: Strike shuts down Greece before austerity vote | Reuters

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18 Oct 2011

BofA Said to Split Regulators Over Moving Merrill Derivatives to Bank Unit

“Bank of America Corp. (BAC), hit by a credit downgrade last month, has moved derivatives from its Merrill Lynch unit to a subsidiary flush with insured deposits, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation. The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. disagree over the transfers, which are

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18 Oct 2011

King Abdullah II of Jordan Fires His Government

“King Abdullah II of Jordan, under growing pressure to accelerate political reform and genuine anticorruption measures, fired his government on Monday, just eight months after doing so for similar reasons in the early days of the Arab Spring. “ Source: King Abdullah II of Jordan Fires His Government – NYTimes.com

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18 Oct 2011

15 killed in clash among Filipino soldiers, rebels

“— Philippine troops are battling Muslim guerrillas in fierce fighting in a volatile southern province that has killed at least 15 combatants.” Source: 15 killed in clash among Filipino soldiers, rebels – Yahoo! News

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