Former German Chancellor Eyes Iran as Potential Major Gas Supplier to Europe
Schroeder who heads a Russian-German consortium which oversees the construction of the North European Gas Pipeline, was quoted by the German business daily Handelsblatt that North Africa and Iran could serve as major gas suppliers for Europe besides Russia. http://english.farsnews.net/newstext.php?nn=9003200870
The Great Land Grab
Rush for World’s Farmland
Threatens Food Security for the Poorhttp://media.oaklandinstitute.org/sites ... al_web.pdf
'US arms sales to Bahrain rise'
The annual report that provides sales figures between the US weapon manufacturers and foreign governments showed a USD 112 million increase in military sales to Bahrain between 2009 and 2010, The Washington Post reported.
In total, the US government has approved USD 200 million in military sales to the Persian Gulf kingdom during this period. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/184194.html
Egyptians slam ban on strike right
A large number of people took to the streets across the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Friday to renew their demands for better pay and also to express their resentment over the law which bans strikes and sit-ins, a Press TV correspondent reported.http://www.presstv.ir/detail/184166.html
Anarchists hit Washington newspaper,
...photographerOverman was assaulted last year as he attempted to take a photo of a professed anarchist during a march in Olympia.
A woman clad in black with a bandanna covering her face spray-painted his face and camera lens....http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... VANDALIZED
Budget deficit moves closer to $1 trillion mark
Already, the deficit through the first eight months of this budget year is $927.4 billion, according to the latest report from the Treasury Department released Friday.http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 0-16-29-22
CIA chief Leon Panetta in Pakistan for talks
Since the raid on Bin Laden's compound, Pakistan has sent home most US Army trainers within its borders and said it no longer wishes to have financial assistance from the US.
Mexican 'peace caravan' demands end to drugs war
The week-long journey was led by poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed by suspected drug-gang hit-men in March.
Mr Sicilia wants Mexico's army pulled off the streets and more done to prosecute drug cartel members and seize their assets.
President Felipe Calderon has said withdrawing the army is not an optionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13736862