03 Jun 2011

China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills

“China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills, decreasing its ownership of the short-term U.S. government securities from a peak of $210.4 billion in May 2009 to $5.69 billion in March 2011, the most recent month reported by the U.S. Treasury.” (China Has Divested 97 Percent

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01 Jun 2011

Back towards a US double-dip

“The US economy was supposed to be in bloom by late spring, but it is hardly growing at all. Expectations for second-quarter growth are not much better than the measly 1.8 per cent annualised rate of the first quarter. That is not nearly fast enough to reduce America’s ferociously high

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01 Jun 2011

Deadly E. coli infections still rising in Germany

“German researchers are still trying to identify the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak after Spanish cucumbers were found not to have the lethal strain. About 100 patients in north Germany are reported to be suffering the most severe and potentially fatal symptoms. The E. coli has killed 16

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01 Jun 2011

Al-Qaida Plotted to Kill Lockheed Martin Chief

“CHICAGO – A Pakistini-based branch of al-Qaida was hatching a plot to kill the head of U.S. defense group Lockheed Martin, self-confessed terrorist David Coleman Headley testified in a U.S. court Tuesday. ‘There was a plan to kill him because he was making drones,’ Headley testified during the Chicago trial

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31 May 2011

German E.coli outbreak death toll rises to 10

“A virulent form of E.coli bacteria blamed on infected cucumbers from Spain has killed 10 people in Germany and sickened 300, health officials said on Sunday while warning people not to eat suspect vegetables. European health experts on Saturday said the outbreak of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which affects the blood,

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31 May 2011

Three pro-government soldiers killed in Mogadishu terrorist attack

“Two African Union peacekeepers and a Somali government soldier have been confirmed dead and four others injured Monday afternoon after an Al Qaeda-inspired group attacked a military base in the capital Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said. clearpxl In an interview with VOA Somali Service, Capt. Prosper Hakizimana, a spokesman for

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27 May 2011

Nigeria Gunmen Kill Six People During Attack on Two Police Stations, Bank

“Gunmen in Nigeria suspected to be Islamic militants attacked two police stations and a bank today in the northeastern city of Maiduguri today, killing six people, police said. “ Source: Nigeria Gunmen Kill Six People During Attack on Two Police Stations, Bank – Bloomberg

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27 May 2011

At least three killed as Syria braces for more protests

“Security forces killed at least three people in Syria on Friday as the country braced for more protests after the weekly Muslim prayers, with pro-reform activists reaching out to the army to join their 10-week uprising. The three men were gunned down in the town of Dael in the flashpoint

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26 May 2011

U.S. to Germany: Bin Laden linked to Europe attack plot

“he U.S. has told Germany that evidence pulled from Osama bin Laden’s hideout shows that the terrorism chief was linked to a plot to attack targets in Europe last year, a senior German official told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Two U.S. officials also told the Associated Press that bin

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23 May 2011

Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It ‘Official,’ with Uniforms, Insignia

“There are places in Mexico where residents don’t know who the real police are. Shadowy kidnappers and men committing grisly crimes in broad daylight are often dressed in formal police or military gear, suggesting no difference between the good guys and the bad guys, between the drug cartels and the

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