News for 2011-01-22

Saturday, January 22, 2011
UK Banking Commission will Consider Breaking up Nation's Biggest Banks
A carve-up of big banks is firmly on the agenda, the chairman of Britain's Independent Commission on Banking made clear today, even as he ruled out the most radical solutions designed to avoid the necessity of another multibillion-pound bailout of the financial sector.
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Algerian Democracy Rally Broken Up
Several people have been injured after police broke up a banned pro-democracy demonstration in the Algerian capital, Algiers, the leader of the opposition party that organised the rally has told AFP news agency About 300 people defied a ban in an attempt to hold the demonstration on Saturday but...
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How Can We Feed the World and Still Save the Planet?
Food has become subject to one of the sharpest global debates, with rising anxiety about how the world's growing population is going to feed itself. Increasingly, Olivier de Schutter , the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, is establishing himself as one of its key protagonists with an...
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[title] Vibro-Wind: Turbine-Free Wind Power
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The Disappearance of Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann’s abrupt departure from MSNBC should be another wake-up call to American progressives about the fragile foothold that liberal-oriented fare now has for only a few hours on one corporate cable network .
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Corporate Contributions have Surged for New Republican Leaders in House
The new Republican leaders in the House have received millions of dollars in contributions from banks, health insurers and other major business interests, which are pressing for broad reversals of Democratic policies that affect corporations, according to disclosure records and interviews. Much of...
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Former US Lawmaker Assisting Duvalier as Human Rights Groups Call for Prosecution
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti -- A former U.S. congressman was among a group of American attorneys accompanying former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier as he spoke in the country's capital Friday. Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr said he is not serving as Duvalier's attorney, but is...
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'Prince of Mercenaries' who Wreaked Havoc in Iraq Turns up in Somalia
Erik Prince, the American founder of the private security firm Blackwater Worldwide, has cropped up at the centre of a controversial scheme to establish a new mercenary force to crack down on piracy and terrorism in the war-torn East African country of Somalia.
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Lawyers Condemn 'Abuse' of Suspected WikiLeaker Bradley Manning
The lawyer for Bradley Manning , the army private suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks , has filed a complaint that he is being unfairly treated at the marine base jail in Virginia.
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Denied, Decieved, Delayed by BP: Gulf Residents "On Their Knees" for Recompense
"I just got off the phone with Feinberg's people and I'm really upset," says seafood merchant Michelle Chauncey from Barataria, Louisiana. Her business, which sells wholesale and retail crabs, has not provided her with an income since the end of May, and her home is being foreclosed. Attorney...
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