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Exclusive - Cuba probes British fund, arrests top executive

HAVANA | Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:49pm BST

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/1 ... DF20111017

A British investment fund has become the latest company swept up in an investigation by Cuban authorities of corrupt practices among the [duh] Communist island's state businesses and their foreign partners.


Mubarak sons own assets worth $340 million in Switzerland

Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:03pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews ... 0G20111017

[Mubarak's closest aide Hussein] Salem, his son and daughter were last week sentenced in absentia to seven years in jail and a combined fine of more than $4 billion for money laundering and profiteering.


Nigerian unions warns president over fuel subsidy

Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:49pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 17?sp=true

Nigeria produces more than 2 million barrels per day of crude oil but a lack of investment in refineries and infrastructure means almost all of this is exported, while refined fuel products like petrol have to be imported.


Bomb kills 3 at northern Nigerian police base

Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:25am GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 2N20111017

Vehicles were set ablaze and several wounded were rushed to hospital when the bomb tore through the 34th Mobile Police Force Squadron base on Kwami Road, Gombe state


Nigerian lawmaker shot dead, police suspect sect

Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:28am GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 9E20111017

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden", has been blamed by police for near daily shootings and attacks with home made explosives around Maiduguri [Borno State] in recent months, often targeting officials.

SEE "Venezuela blocks Chavez rival's presidential bid" below.


Uganda police arrest 12 opposition activists

Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:26pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/i ... 17?sp=true

ON ORDERS FROM NOBLAMA'S MARINES


Venezuela blocks Chavez rival's presidential bid

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:26pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews ... 17?sp=true

[Leopoldo] Lopez, a 40-year-old [>] U.S.-educated politician, was one of three leading opposition candidates vying to win the opposition coalition's presidential primary in February

SEE "Nigerian lawmaker shot dead" above.


Fanfare masks doubts on U.S. anti-rebel push in Africa

DAKAR | Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:35pm EDT

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/ ... 8N20111017

While violent rebellions abound in Africa, the LRA has caught special U.S. attention to the extent that a Hollywood movie, "Machine Gun Preacher," is currently treating audiences to the tale of ex-biker-gang member's efforts to take them on.

NOBLAMA - HOLLYWOOD AXIS


Occupy colleges? How to shut down student debt

Oct 14, 2011 16:16 EDT

http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/ ... dent-debt/

College financing has gotten to be too onerous and complicated, so it’s difficult for families to negotiate the process and, as a result, it’s hobbling graduates’ attempts to live normal lives.

[Coward] Congress has largely ignored these Americans, though, as it focuses on the national [?] debt and the Tea Party agenda.


U.S. to expand Military Co-operation with Nigeria; a new Scramble for Africa

Posted: 2011/10/17

http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=629019

The world has changed. Politicians no longer solve problems of their countries. They now exist to loot their national treasury and enrich their family and friends.

When they run out of ideas, they bomb themselves and cry terrorism.


Tomgram: Nick Turse, Mapping America's Shadowy Drone Wars

5:47pm, October 16, 2011.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175454/ ... wars/#more

From the intro:

These last weeks, there have been two “occupations” in lower Manhattan, one of which has been getting almost all the coverage -- that of the demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park.

The other, in the shadows, has been hardly less massive, sustained, or in its own way impressive -- the police occupation of the Wall Street area.

On a recent visit to the park, I found the streets around the Stock Exchange barricaded and blocked off to traffic, and police everywhere in every form (in and out of uniform) -- on foot, on scooters, on motorcycles, in squad cars with lights flashing, on horses, in paddy wagons or minivans, you name it.

At the park’s edge, there is a police observation tower capable of being raised and lowered hydraulically and literally hundreds of police are stationed in the vicinity.

I counted more than 50 of them on just one of its sides at a moment when next to nothing was going on -- and many more can be seen almost anywhere in the Wall Street area, lolling in doorways, idling in the subway, ambling on the plazas of banks, and chatting in the middle of traffic-less streets.

ON TO THE DRONE WARS


10 [Superpower] invaders killed and wounded in IED attacks

Monday, 17 October 2011 14:30

http://alemara1.com/english/index.php?o ... s&Itemid=2

HELMAND, Oct. 17 –

Some 10 US [Superpower] invaders were killed and wounded earlier today when 5 IED’s exploded on their patrol near Kajaki district bazaar.


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