News for 2011-05-21

Saturday, May 21, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] WikiLeaks: A Battle to 'Carve Up' the Arctic
It is considered the final frontier for oil and gas exploitation, and secret US embassy cables published by WikiLeaks confirm that nations are battling to "carve up" the Arctic's vast resources. "The twenty-first century will see a fight for resources," Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin was...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Germany Takes Most of Its Nuclear Plants Offline
BERLIN — More than three-quarters of Germany's nuclear power plants were offline Saturday due to maintenance work or shutdowns ordered by the government after Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, utility companies said. Only four of the country's 17 nuclear power plants were online after...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Spain: Massive Crowds Defy Ban on Protests
Tens of thousands of people are defying a pre-election ban on demonstrations and protesting unemployment in squares around Spain in defiance of an order to quit at midnight. The government avoided saying if it would order police to break up the crowds on Saturday, but at the stroke of midnight...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Netanyahu Lectures Obama in Oval Office
WASHINGTON -- Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Barack Obama against chasing what he called a Middle East peace "based on illusions" as he lectured the US president amid a widening rift in US-Israeli ties. In a dramatic Oval Office appearance, after 90 minutes of talks Friday, Prime...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Apocalypse Not Now: The Rapture Fails to Materialize
Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping looks likely to be less than rapturous after his prediction that the world would end on Saturday failed to materialize. The 89-year-old Californian preacher had prophesied that the Rapture would begin at 6pm in each of the world's time zones, with those "...
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