News for 2010-07-18

Sunday, July 18, 2010
States Failing to Control Transport of Arms: Amnesty
LONDON - The failure of states to control the transport of weapons around the world is increasing the risk of human rights violations and war crimes, Amnesty International said in a report Monday. Transport companies registered in Britain, France, China, Russia and the US are able to move arms and...
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Seepage Detected Near Blown-Out BP Well
BREAKING NEWS... HOUSTON, Texas -- Engineers monitoring BP Plc's damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico detected seepage on the ocean floor that could mean problems with the cap that has stopped oil from gushing into the water, the government's top oil spill official said Sunday night. Earlier on...
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Seepage Detected Near Blown-Out BP Well
BREAKING NEWS... HOUSTON - The top U.S. oil spill official on Sunday directed BP Plc to submit a plan for reopening its capped Macondo well to flow into the ocean after engineers detected seepage on the ocean floor near the well. "I direct you to provide me with a written procedure for opening the...
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Clarenceville, Michigan Picketers Protest Privatization
Picketers have been protesting the Clarenceville school board's decision to privatize custodial services. As many as 35 protestors have been outside the board office on Middlebelt south of Eight Mile almost every other day holding up signs reading "No outsourcing," "Stop privatizing," "Honk 2...
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Al Gore Plugs Sci-Fi Thriller That’s Aiding Climate Campaign
Al Gore is giving two thumbs up to the new science fiction thriller "Inception" that stars fellow environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio - a film that is aiding one of Gore's climate change advocacy groups. Proceeds from the film's July 13 premiere in Los Angeles went to the Gore-founded Alliance for...
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Netanyahu: US Easily Manipulated
A recently-revealed tape has shown Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, discussing ways to undermine the Oslo Accords and calling the United States "easy" to manipulate. The video was filmed in 2001, apparently without Netanyahu's knowledge, during a meeting with Israeli settlers in the...
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Could Iron Maiden's Philosophy Inspire an Alternative Economic System in the Middle East?
I think it was somewhere in the middle of either Blood Brothers or Brave New World that it occurred to me: I was watching a blueprint for the as yet unfulfilled project of modernisation in the Middle East. I was standing with my son - well, jumping - somewhere off to the side of the stage at...
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