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Bernabei: "Syria: London as Damascus, but not for the international community"
Aug 12, 2011

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 ... 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 ... 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.




Executive order on fulfilment of UN Security Council Resolution 1973

August 12, 2011, 09:00

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

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!






Aug 13, 9:47 AM EDT

Spanish towns face funding crisis, rack up debts ... 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' parade

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 town ... 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 IST ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... IV20110812

Conglomerates ranging from Emerson 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 07:41 ... s&Itemid=2

a US [Superpower] patrol near Kandahar airfield

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