News for 2010-09-30

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Ecuador in Turmoil as President Denounces 'Coup Attempt'
QUITO -- Ecuador's government declared a state of emergency Thursday saying rebel troops and police were staging a coup, after seizing the main airport and storming Congress in a mutiny over pay cuts. About 150 renegade troops seized a runway at Ecuador's international airport in the capital of the...
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Breaking: Live Coverage From Ecuador
Follow coverage here (in Spanish) as TeleSur covers the upheaval in Ecuador.
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Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director
Washington, D.C. - There are currently reports of a possible attempted coup d'etat underway in Ecuador. There have been violent protests by police and some elements of the military, reports that President Correa has been injured, and reports that the air force has closed down a number of airports...
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Senator: Fire Afghanistan Funds Inspector, Avoid Repeating Mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration should fire the special inspector general for Afghanistan, and create an office to oversee all wartime contracting, a top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee said on Tuesday. Senator Claire McCaskill, a former state auditor, said Arnold Fields has...
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FBI Targets US Palestine Activists
Tracy Molm sometimes has a hard time paying rent, so it came as a surprise when American security forces banged on her door at 7am one morning, and searched her apartment under suspicions she provided material support to a terrorist organisation.
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UN: Israel Executed Flotilla Activists
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Pakistan Cuts Off NATO Supply Route
Pakistan has blocked a vital supply route for international forces in Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for an alleged cross-border helicopter raid by NATO troops that killed three Pakistani frontier soldiers. Over the weekend, NATO helicopters fired on targets in Pakistan at least two times,...
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Rights Activists Share Alternative Nobel
STOCKHOLM - Activists from Nepal, Nigeria, Brazil and Israel were named the winners Thursday of this year's Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel," for work that includes fighting to save the Amazon rain forest and bringing health care to Palestinians cut off from services...
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