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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 […]

Adam and Eve Did What? A Visit to the Creationism Museum Makes Scientists Laugh, Cry

02/07/2009

From Alternet The museum argues, among other things, that war, famine and natural disasters are to blame on belief in evolution. For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference. But while there were a few laughs and some clowning for […]

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 […]

Pedestrians, cyclists among main road traffic crash victims

17/06/2009

From WHO Half of 1.27 million people who die in road traffic crashes every year are pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists, finds new WHO study. 15 JUNE 2009 | GENEVA/NEW YORK — The first global assessment of road safety finds that almost half of the estimated 1.27 million people who die in road traffic crashes every […]

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 […]

Israel’s war crimes

15/06/2009

From Le Monde Diplomatique Israel blamed its earlier wars on the threat to its security, even that against Lebanon in 1982. However, its assault on Gaza was not justified and there are international calls for an investigation. But is there the political will to make Israel account for its war crimes? by Richard Falk For […]

Israel ‘perplexed’ by Solana-Hezbollah talks

14/06/2009

From PressTV  An unprecedented meeting between the EU foreign policy chief and an official from Lebanon’s Hezbollah has left Israel ‘perplexed’, an Israeli official says. “This meeting left us perplexed, and we dare hope that Mr. Solana took advantage of the occasion to press for a disarming of Hezbollah and for the end of the […]

Senior EU official holds talks with Hezbollah

14/06/2009

By HUSSEIN DAKROUB   BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign affairs chief held talks Saturday with a Hezbollah legislator in the first meeting between a senior EU diplomat and the Iranian-backed militant Shiite group. The meeting was part of an outreach by European powers to Hezbollah, which the United States and Israel consider a terrorist […]