Wednesday, September 25, 2013


» U.K.'s Labour Re-Embraces Socialism
25/09/13 15:16 from World News
The U.K.'s opposition Labour Party will fight the next election on a platform that rejects the legacy of Tony Blair and embraces traditional European socialism, with measures including a freeze on energy prices.

» Hundreds of US Security Clearance Records Falsified, Federal Cases Show
25/09/13 14:12 from Voice of America
Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contractors and special agents for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in recent years, illustrating what some lawmakers c...

» Putin Defends Seizure of a Greenpeace Vessel
25/09/13 12:44 from NYT > International
President Vladimir V. Putin appeared intent on both defending Russia’s reaction and defusing potential diplomatic tensions if the crew members are charged with piracy.

» Greenpeace Faces Russia Piracy Case
25/09/13 11:41 from World News
Russian authorities have opened a piracy case against Greenpeace environmental activists who attempted to scale an Gazprom oil platform in the Barents Sea last week to protest Arctic drilling.

» Putin says Greenpeace activists not pirates, but did break law
25/09/13 10:36 from Reuters: International
SALEKHARD, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Greenpeace activists arrested for staging a protest at Russia's first offshore oil platform had violated international law but signaled they should not face charges...

» U.N. inspectors back in Syria to look at chemical weapons claims
25/09/13 12:40 from - World
U.N. inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to look into at least a half-dozen claims of chemical weapons use -- some allegedly by the regime, others allegedly by rebels. 

» Rouhani: Nuclear weapons have no place in Iran's security
25/09/13 12:39 from - World
Iran is prepared to engage in nuclear talks and nuclear weapons have no place in his country's security, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. 

» Iran Applies Brakes to U.S. Mideast Plans
25/09/13 11:20 from World News
President Barack Obama argued the U.S. case before world leaders for resolving the Middle East's deepest conflicts, but faced pushback from Iran.

» Iran's Rouhani tells UN: we pose no threat to the world - The Guardian
25/09/13 10:59 from world - Google News
The GuardianIran's Rouhani tells UN: we pose no threat to the worldThe GuardianSo the world should instead recognise Iran's basic right to carry out all parts of the nuclear fuel cycle. In his UN speech earlier in the day, Obama ...

» Bipartisan US suspicion of Iran remains
25/09/13 09:28 from - World
President Rouhani’s much-awaited speech at the UN received a tepid reception from leading members of Congress

» Can a Gay, Catholic Leftist Actually Squelch Corruption in Sicily?
25/09/13 09:00 from NYT > International
Rosario Crocetta is a reform-minded leader in a highly corrupt place that hates change. And that’s only one reason his life is in danger.

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