Analysis - Emerging powerhouses can't save the world
LONDON | Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:52pm BST http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 4G20110818
India is hamstrung by high government debt and inflation. Turkey's yawning current account deficit leaves it vulnerable to an outflow of capital. Brazil is slowing under the weight of lower spending by middle-class consumers hit by rising interest rates.
Foreign banks pare U.S. commercial paper supply
NEW YORK | Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:12am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... JH20110818
Fears about another global financial crisis have compounded worries about a recession and wild swings in the stock market, causing investors to shy away from holding these short-term debt securities.
Turkish military attacks PKK rebels in Iraq
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:30pm GMT http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews ... 18?sp=true
The air operation drew condemnation from the speaker of parliament in northern Iraq's semi-
autonomous Kurdish region.
"This is a clear violation of Iraq's sovereignty," said speaker Kamal Kirkuki. "We strongly condemn the shelling by Turkey and any other party [Iran] on Iraqi soil."
No change to Syria risk for now: ship insurers
LONDON | Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:03pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... CZ20110818
"At this time, current events would not justify such action because the threat to maritime assets is simply not high enough."
Berlin loses sleep over car arson attacks at night
BERLIN | Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:32am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/ ... 4M20110818
Nightly car-burnings have been going on for years in the otherwise relatively safe German
capital but the number has recently surged, reaching 47 in the past three nights alone.
Analysis - Social media controls point to wider "info war"
LONDON | Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:42pm BST http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/1 ... 2V20110818
"Does a government attempt to control cyberspace as it would have tried to control its (real world) borders in the 20th century or does it develop security doctrines that go beyond traditional models of state control?"
Movin' On Up
By CONN HALLINAN
August 18, 2011http://counterpunch.org/
for the first time, high-ranking Special Operations Forces (SOF) officers are moving out of the shadows and into the command mainstream.
Their emergence suggests the U.S. is embarking on a military sea change that will replace massive deployments, like Iraq and Afghanistan, with stealthy night raids, secret assassinations, and death-dealing drones.
27 American invaders killed, 34 hurt in martyrdom operation in Paktia
Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:36http://alemara1.com/english/index.php?o ... s&Itemid=2
The martyr operation was carried out by a brave Mujahid, who rammed his van full of 7000 kilograms explosives into one of the largest US military base in the country, killing and wounding several dozen of the American cowards in addition to damaging the facility, a number of military vehicles and a helicopter inside the base.
the heroic operation was carried out by an elderly man of 70 years old, Abdul Aziz, resident of Nooristan province.