Greek strikers hurl yoghurt and stones at Athens police
Police thwarted protesters who were attempting to blockade parliament and stop MPs getting in for the debate.
The square is awash with Greek and Spanish flags, as well as banners reading "Resist" and the battle cry [>] from the Spanish civil war, "No pasaran" (they shall not pass)....http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13773148
Barcelona: Angry crowd pursues Catalan MPs
More than 2,000 protesters in Barcelona have tried to blockade the Catalan parliament in a display of anger at regional budget cuts.
The Catalan prime minister, Artur Mas, was among several officials who arrived by police helicopter because protesters were blocking park gates nearby.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13774761
[Puppet] Pakistan 'arrests CIA informants in Bin Laden raid'
Among those held by the intelligence agency, the ISI, was the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to watch Bin Laden's compound....
Suspected US [Superpower] missile strikes kill 10 [people] in [puppet] Pakistan
The attacks happened near Wana, the [>] main town in [puppet] Pakistan's South Waziristan....
The U.S. [Superpower] does not publicly discuss drone strikes in [puppet] Pakistan....
REVENGE, PERIODhttp://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ ... 5-07-29-27
Hydebank [Young Offenders] lock-up blamed for suicide of Allyn Baxter
Having lost his mother to cancer aged six, he had been fostered twelve times and had most recently been living in a hostel.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13770845
Department of Finance pays £10m for '£1m contract'
...the NI Audit Office found there were cost over-runs in 40% of the consultants contracts it examined.
...of 86 contracts it examined, 16 had not been competitively tendered.
WHAT OCCUPATION MEANShttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13768666
US: Iraq reconstruction billions 'may have been stolen'
The money came from a special fund set up by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with Iraq's own money, which was previously withheld [= stolen] from the country under harsh economic sanctions imposed against Saddam Hussein's regime.
WHAT PRE-OCCUPATION MEANShttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13768882
Iraq Historic Allegations team probe 'is a shambles'
The team investigating allegations UK troops abused Iraqi civilians has been called "a shambles".
Lawyers for the alleged victims say only one has been interviewed so far, despite the Iraq Historic Allegations (IHAT) team starting work in November.
WHAT WORLD $LAVERY MEANShttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13757766
Czech Republic pulls out of US missile shield plan
Defense Minister Alexander Vondra told the AP that the Czech Republic wanted to participate but "definitely not in this way."
"They gave us an offer and we assessed that," Vondra said. "I would say we've solved it in an elegant way."http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ ... 5-09-09-18
China and allies back Russia against U.S. missile shield
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security bloc grouping Russia, China and four ex-Soviet Central Asian states, signed a declaration condemning any unilateral [Superpower] build-up of missile defenses after their leaders met in the Kazakh capital.
"The unilateral and unlimited build-up of missile defense by a single state or by a narrow group of states could damage strategic stability and international security," the six members of the SCO said in the declaration.http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/ ... JZ20110615
Fitch says Vienna-type Greek plan would mean ratings cut
EU policymakers are looking at the 2009 Vienna Initiative, under which international lenders agreed to boost credit to central and eastern Europe, as one of the possible ways they can ask private bondholders to bear some of the burden of helping Greece.http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/1 ... 7D20110615
Bank's Haldane says FPC may target "shadow" banking - report
The FPC [Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee], headed by Bank's Governor Mervyn King, must "advise government when we think risks have migrated outside of the conventional banking system into what is these days called the shadow banking system," [central bank official Andrew] Haldane said.
Shadow? Unregulated. PROFIT IS ALL!http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/1 ... E820110615