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Cops evacuate Occupy camps across US

November 15, 2011


  New York police dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested more than 70 people following a surprise late-night raid yesterday. Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00, before police began removing tents and property. The New York camp was set up in September to protest against economic inequality – […]

Libya wants Nato to stay longer

October 27, 2011


Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil yesterday urged Nato to continue its Libya campaign until year’s end, saying loyalists of slain despot Muammar Gaddafi still pose a threat to the country. Abdel Jalil’s comments, made at a Doha conference of military allies of his National Transitional Council (NTC), came a day after Gaddafi’s body was […]

‘Last will’ of Gaddafi

October 24, 2011


Muammar Gaddafi’s website, Seven Days News, said yesterday that it has published the last will of the deceased former leader of Libya. The document was reportedly handed to three of his relatives, one of whom was killed, the second arrested and the third managed to escape the fighting in Sirte. Here is the English translation: […]

Some Risks as Obama Confronts Congress

October 20, 2011


On the road in the important electoral states of Virginia and North Carolina the past two days, Mr. Obama has joked that his administration is breaking up its $447 billion jobs bill into separate chunks so it would be easier for befuddled Republicans in the Senate to understand. But the increasingly caustic tone of the […]

Nobel Peace Prize Dominated by women

October 7, 2011


3 women win Nobel Peace Prize Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tawakkul Karman of Yemen and Liberian Leymah Gbowee.   This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. They were recognised for their “non-violent struggle for the […]

Steve Jobs, a true visionary died today.

October 6, 2011


Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56. Jobs died “peacefully,” surrounded by family members, his family said in a statement. Neither Jobs’ family nor Apple revealed where he died or from what cause, though in recent years Jobs had fought a form of […]

$130 million French art heist investigated

October 2, 2011


Three men are being formally investigated over the theft of five famous paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse from a French museum, the Paris Prosecutor’s office said on Saturday, in a heist worth $130 million (83.4 million pounds). The artworks, stolen from Paris’ Museum of Modern Art 18-months ago after the alarm […]