Bernabei: "Syria: London as Damascus, but not for the international community"
Aug 12, 2011http://www.sana.sy/eng/337/2011/08/12/363587.htm
Matthew Bernabei, Italian journalist with 'Rinascita' daily
"the ongoing campaign against Syria is...artfully assembled to end the independence of a country that in the Near East had dared to refuse to bend to the yoke of Washington and its allies."
Aug 13, 1:23 PM EDT
Established democracies face a summer of despair http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ ... 3-13-23-40
As grass-roots protests aimed at toppling authoritarian rulers sweep the Middle East, dysfunction has become the norm in much of the democratic world, where governments struggle with bankruptcy, violence and political paralysis from Washington to Rome to New Delhi.
Aug 13, 3:08 PM EDT
UK violence raises questions about American unrest
Recommended http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 3-15-08-33
A black man killed by police. Mobs of looters. Cities charred and shaken. The riots in London mirror some of the worst uprisings in modern U.S. history.
And there are more parallels: Stubborn poverty and high unemployment, services slashed due to recessionary budget cuts, a breakdown of social values, social media that bring people together for good or bad at the speed of the Internet.
And finally, there are a handful of actual attacks, isolated and hard to explain, by bands of youths in U.S. cities.
THERE'S A CURE FOR THAT
DECLARATION OF WAR ON LIBYA BY RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Executive order on fulfilment of UN Security Council Resolution 1973
August 12, 2011, 09:00 http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/news/2703
the order prohibits granting permission to Russian or foreign aircraft to use Russian Federation airspace during international flights if the aircraft in question intend to fly in Libyan airspace, are registered in Libya, belong to or are operated by Libyan individuals or legal entities, or if there is information giving grounds to believe that the aircraft will be used to deliver personnel or provide services related to military activity, including transporting armed mercenaries or weapons and related materials and equipment of any type. This ban shall not apply to aircraft flying exclusively for humanitarian purposes or making an emergency landing.
Furthermore, the order gives military vessels the power to inspect ships in the open sea, destined for or coming from Libya, if the Russian Federation has information giving grounds to believe that the ships in question are being used to transport personnel for military-related purposes, including transport of armed mercenaries, or are carrying cargoes that include goods, the sale, transport, and supply of which have been prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 286 of March 9, 2011.
The order also prohibits transactions involving money or financial assets belonging to Muammar Gaddafi’s close relatives, his entourage, and Libyan legal entities, and bans a number of individuals from entry to or transit through the Russian Federation.
Informal CSTO summit
August 12, 2011, 15:00 Astana http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/news/2704
Taking part in the summit were
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev,
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev,
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko,
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan,
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, and
President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva.
Subjects on the agenda at the summit included, in particular, the situation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan, and
also [for cover] disaster prevention, management, and relief in the CSTO region.
Informal summit? Nothing on paper!
1. TAKING PLACE OF SUPERPOWER IN AFGHANISTAN
2. SUBVERSION AND OCCUPATION OF IRAN
3. CLOSING SUEZ CANAL
Aug 13, 9:47 AM EDT
Spanish towns face funding crisis, rack up debts http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/ ... 3-09-47-34
the 120 municipal workers haven't been paid since May. Police have new orders not to use their patrol cars unless they get word of a traffic accident or a crime in progress.
13 August 2011 Last updated at 14:52 ET
Vehicles hijacked Apprentice Boys' paradehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14518222
Dissident republicans staged protests against the loyal order demonstration throughout the day. Minor disorder broke out on Shipquay Street when a number of police officers were pushed and kicked.
13 August 2011 Last updated at 11:33 ET
Wellington: Rival protesters gather in townhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sh ... e-14515636
Up to 350 members of the English Defence League and 250 opposition protesters
Debt-laden companies push Indian banks to limits
MUMBAI | Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:26pm ISThttp://in.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 2820110813
"Stubborn inflation, a spurt in interest rates and slower economy are straining India Inc's debt-servicing capacity.
Ongoing infrastructure projects are at risk due to policy paralysis and a plethora of scams."
Protests across Israel against high cost of living
BEERSHEBA, Israel | Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:20pm BST http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 7P20110813
Past demonstrations on such a scale in Israel have usually been over issues of war and peace but on Saturday rallies from Haifa and Afula in the north of the country to the resort town of Eilat in the far south all focussed on "social justice."
Factbox: Israeli protesters seek change to economic, social
JERUSALEM | Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:27pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... 8020110813
Here are some of the demands of various protesting groups.
Egypt's Sinai security forces say plan crackdown
ISMAILIA, Egypt | Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:44pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... CF20110813
There were five recent attacks on Sinai's gas-exporting points to Israel, the latest on July 30.
Analysis: China costs start to worry U.S. multinationals
NEW YORK | Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:56am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... IV20110812
Conglomerates ranging from Emerson Electric...to Honeywell International...feel pressure on margins from double-digit wage increases in China.
So have toymaker Mattel..., fast-food chain Yum! Brands...and computer maker Dell
Mine near Kandahar airfield kills 3 invaders
Saturday, 13 August 2011 07:41http://alemara1.com/english/index.php?o ... s&Itemid=2
a US [Superpower] patrol near Kandahar airfield