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Hague court hears Taylor defence

13/07/2009

From Al Jazeera Lawyers for Charles Taylor have begun their defence of the former president of Liberia against charges including murder, rape, and the conscription of child soldiers during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Taylor, who will take the witness stand on Tuesday, is on trial at The Hague in the Netherlands. “We are here to defend […]

UK cuts some arms sales to Israel after Gaza war

13/07/2009

Source: Reuters * Five arms export licenses revoked * UK denies move constitutes embargo (Adds new British comment) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, July 13 (Reuters) – Britain has scrapped the sale of some military components to Israel as part of an export review prompted by the war in the Gaza Strip, officials said on Monday. […]

Dell may test Google’s Chrome OS

13/07/2009

From PC WORLD NZ The company is also rumoured to be testing the Android operating system. Dell on Friday said it would consider testing Google’s upcoming Chrome operating system, but didn’t commit to offering the Linux-based OS in future products. “Dell constantly assesses new technologies as part of managing our product development process and for […]

Roberto Micheletti Blames Chavez For Honduras Crisis

02/07/2009

From The Huffington Post TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras’ interim leader accused Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez of instigating his nation’s crisis and lawmakers tightened a curfew aimed at stemming unrest, as coup leaders showed few signs of bending to international pressure to restore the exiled president. Roberto Micheletti, who was named by Congress to replace President Manuel […]

North Korea test-fires missiles

02/07/2009

From Al Jazeera North Korea has test-fired two ground-to-ship missiles from its east coast, the South Korean Yonhap news agency has reported. One was fired at 5.20pm (0820GMT) and the other at 6.00pm (0900GMT), a South Korean defence ministry spokesman said. Leonid Petrov, a North Korean specialist from the Australian National University, told Al Jazeera: “We […]

Amnesty says Israel “wantonly” destroyed Gaza

02/07/2009

From Reuters JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Amnesty International said on Thursday Israel inflicted “wanton destruction” in the Gaza Strip in attacks that often targeted Palestinian civilians during an offensive in December and January in the Hamas-run enclave. The London-based rights group, in a 117-page report on the 22 days of fighting, also criticized the Islamist movement […]

Healthcare Reform or the Next Trail of Tears?

29/06/2009

Israel sees deal soon with Obama over settlements

17/06/2009

From Reuters JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a deal with Washington under which Israeli building in existing Jewish settlements could go forward in certain cases, Israeli and Western officials said on Tuesday. In talks with U.S. President Barack Obama‘s Middle East envoy, Netanyahu has asserted that his government does not have […]

Israelis liked PM speech, but peace still far: poll

16/06/2009

From Reuters JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s keynote speech on Middle East peace this week received massive support from the Israeli public but they do not think it will further its aim, a poll showed on Tuesday. The survey, published in the Haaretz daily, showed that 71 percent of respondents said they […]

The week ahead

15/06/2009

From The Economist The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China meet to discuss the economy, and other news • LEADERS of Brazil, Russia, India and China, known collectively as the BRIC countries, will gather for their first official summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Tuesday June 16th. China and India have continued to grow reasonably […]