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 Post subject: 08 05 11 | Some Newsstories
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:49 am 

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5 August 2011 Last updated at 06:06 ET
Europe adds to global shares rout


5 August 2011 Last updated at 07:42 ET
RBS pushed into loss by Greek crisis and PPI costs

RBS = [duh]Royal Bank of Scotland

PPI = Payment Protection Insurance


5 August 2011 Last updated at 05:59 ET
Petrol bomb thrown at police car in Newtownabbey


5 August 2011 Last updated at 07:46 ET
Milly Dowler family lawyer in police 'clean-out' call

"Certain officers appear to have given information out to the press and that doesn't seem to have been taken seriously enough by Surrey Police."


4 August 2011 Last updated at 23:43 ET
Madrid 'indignant' protesters clash with riot police

Police had stopped the demonstrators, known as "the indignants", from entering a square which has become a focus of anti-government protests.


Mexico town's entire police force quits after officers gunned down
Friday 5 August 2011 03.26 BST ... orce-quits

after a series of attacks that killed the police chief and five officers over the last three months


Police raid Milan offices of Moody's and Standard & Poor's
Thursday 4 August 2011 21.02 BST ... dard-poors

The Trani prosecutors began investigating Moody's in May last year



Four Afghans killed as anti-NATO demonstration turns violent
KABUL | Fri Aug 5, 2011 9:02am EDT ... XY20110805

The rising death toll and cost of the protracted conflict -- Washington is spending about $10 billion a month on the war -- has helped turn public opinion against the war in Afghanistan, particularly in Europe.


India hit by nationwide bank strike against reforms
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI | Fri Aug 5, 2011 5:06am EDT ... HA20110805

India's state-run banks dominate around 70 percent of the country's banking sector


Colombia Shame: Serving Expanded U.S. Global Military Network
Posted: 2011/08/05

With the activation of the Northern Distribution Network to supply the nearly ten-year war in Afghanistan, all but two of fifteen former Soviet Republics – Moldova and Ukraine – have been incorporated into troop and equipment transit routes for the world’s longest armed conflict: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

In January the Russian government announced that U.S. and NATO flights over the country in support of the Afghan war had reached “up to 4,500 flights in one direction in a year.”

The next month Voice of Russia, citing Foreign Ministry figures, revealed that 15,000 U.S. military personnel and over 20,000 tons of cargo had crossed Russian territory en route to Afghanistan since October of 2009.

The ever-expanding range of U.S. military activities reached a new point last month when the Pentagon dispatched a C-5 Galaxy transport plane on a direct, non-stop flight from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware across Canada and over the North Pole, then over Russia and Kazakhstan into the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.



"Situation Could Turn to Long, Evil American Series”
August 5, 2011, 4:30 pm ... al=1#19124

Lawyer Rashad Salameh* told Al-Manar Website that the latest incidents in Syria were a proof that the opposition movement, which started with legal reform demands, turned to something else. He noted that the Syrian regime positively dealt with the reform demands, mainly in relation with the multiplicity of parties, amendment of the constitution, holding the elections, reinforcing political life, and increasing freedoms.

But Salameh said that incidents showed that military operations were taking place on ground, and backed his idea by pointing to the huge number of martyrs within the security forces and innocent civilians. “This huge number of martyrs signals that there’s an armed and financed side behind the incidents. It also shows that this side was well-prepared for these acts,” he added.

*Former Deputy Head of Phalange party in Lebanon

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