World Now Archived # 2012

 

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Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg weds Countess Stephanie de Lannoy

Luxembourg's Prince Guillaume and Countess Stephanie kiss on the balcony of the Royal Palace after their wedding in Luxembourg, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy of Belgium were married earlier today in a religious ceremony, October 19, 2012, at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The 30-year old hereditary Grand Duke

 

 

 

 

 

Greek savings are a ‘sensational achievement’


European parliament member Jorgo Chatzimarkakis explains why the Greek government has done a good job in handling the state debt crisis so far – but why it also needs more time. DW: The German chancellor and the German finance minister say that Greece will not go bankrupt and will stay in the eurozone, while the troika of lenders [the European

Greek savings are a 'sensational achievement'

 

 

 

 

US paying price for focus on size of Afghan forces

21 Oct 2012

Top Pentagon leaders, White House advisers and members of Congress from both parties have long regarded the rapid expansion of Afghanistan’s army and police as a crucial element of the U.S. exit strategy. For years, they reasoned that generating a force of 352,000 soldiers and policemen would enable the Afghan governmentto keep fighting…

US paying price for focus on size of Afghan forces

 

 

 

 

Lebanon to bury slain intelligence official

21 Oct 2012

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon‘s political opposition has called for a mass turnout at Sunday’s funeral for slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan, turning the ceremony into a political rally against Syrian authorities and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati. Hassan, who uncovered an alleged Syrian bomb plot inside Lebanon two months ago….

Lebanese mourners light candles during a vigil for Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan and at least seven others who were killed in a Friday bomb attack in Beirut, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
photo: AP / Ahmad Omar

 

 

 

 

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. Armstrong said on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, that he is finished fighting charges from the United States Anti-Doping Agency that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his unprecedented cycling career, a decision that could put his string of seven Tour de France titles in jeopardy.
photo: AP / Thao Nguyen
Lance Armstrong delusions fading fast

Eighty million yellow wristbands worn as symbols of hope now represent duplicity. Seven yellow jerseys worn as mantles of a champion now represent fraud. Who is Lance ArmstrongTour de France winner, cancer survivor, heroic conqueror of mountains and adversity. But we always had suspicions, and finally we know the truth: Armstrong is a con man….

 

 

 

 

 

This photo downloaded from the Arabic language Internet site www.muslm.net and purporting to show a man identified by the Internet site as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sep. 11 attacks, is seen in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The picture was allegedly taken in July 2009 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and released only to the detainee's family under a new policy allowing the ICRC to photograph Guantanamo inmates, ICRC spokesman Bernard Barrett said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009.
photo: AP / www.muslm.net
Self-described 9/11 plotter rails against US

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the September 11 attacks, delivered a scathing anti-American diatribe at a military tribunal in what the judge called a “one-time occurrence”. The US president “can legislate assassinations under the name of national security for American citizens“, he said on Wednesday during the third day…
File - Nuremberg Trials. Defendants in their dock, circa 1945-1946. (in front row, from left to right): Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel
photo: NARA
Be Cautious and Cognizant of Why and How Your Nation Fights

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling Before swallowing a capsule and committing suicide this very same week in 1946, during the Nuremberg Trials Hermann Goering testified how Nazi Germany rose to power just like the United States of America. In fact, he not only mentioned similarities between the United State‘s conquest of North America
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon during clashes with government forces in the Karmal Jabl district of Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
photo: AP / Manu Brabo
Syria conflict ‘could set whole region ablaze’

The Syria conflict risks setting the region “ablaze”, International peace envoyLakhdar Brahimi has warned, as clashes broke out across the border withLebanon. Lakhdar Brahimi PhotoEPA 6:39AM BST 18 Oct 2012 Even as Brahimi appeared to be winning support within Syria for a ceasefire, rebels shot down an army helicopter on Wednesday while a…
A few slanting trees, along with rows of beach beds and umbrellas face the boats off the island at Boracay, Philippines as seen in this March 11, 2009 photo.
photo: WN / RTayco
Philippines’ Boracay to hit 1 million tourist arrivals target in October

BORACAY, PhilippinesOct. 19 (Xinhua) — Boracay Island in the centralPhilippine province of Aklan will likely achieve its target of one million tourist arrivals this month, an offical said Friday. Aklan jetty port administrator Niven Maquirang said that as of Friday morning, tourist arrivals in Boracay Island have already exceeded 970,000….
Lebanese soldiers and rescue workers inspect damage from an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon, Friday Oct. 19, 2012.
photo: AP / Bilal Hussein
Syria: Top security official among 8 dead in Beirut blast

Beirut: A powerful car bomb tore through the heart of Beirut’s Christian sector on Friday, killing a top security official and seven others in a devastating attack that threatened to bring the war in Syria directly to Lebanon‘s doorstep. The blast sheared the balconies off apartment buildings, upended cars and sent dazed rescue workers carrying…
Arrowhead (Herman Melville House)
photo: GFDL / Daderot
Google doodles Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

New Delhi: A white sperm whale looms on the background of the doodle on the Google home page on Thursday. The doodle commemorates the 161st anniversary of the…
Lebanese firefighters extinguish burning cars at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon, Friday Oct. 19, 2012.
photo: AP / Hussein Malla
Syria blamed for Lebanon car bomb

Anti-Syrian politicians in Lebanon have accused Damascus of being behind a powerful car bomb that killed the head of Lebanon’s internal intelligence.Opposition leader Saad Hariri and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt both saidSyrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind the bombing in Beirut. A Syrianminister condemned the blast. Mr Hariri’s…
A Libyan military guard stands in front of one of the U.S. Consulate's burnt out buildings during the visit of President Mohammed el-Megarif, not shown, to the U.S. Consulate to express sympathy for the death of the American ambassador, Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the deadly attack on the Consulate last Tuesday September 11, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
photo: AP / Mohammad Hannon
Militia leader denies role in Benghazi attack

Libyan militia commander who US officials say is under investigation in connection with the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi which led to the death of the ambassador, said he was present during the incident but was not one of the ringleaders. Libyan officials and other witnesses have pointed to Ahmed Abu Khattala as the leader of the…
Injured Lebanese leave the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon, Friday Oct. 19, 2012.
photo: AP / Hussein Malla
Bomb Blast Rocks Beirut, Killing at Least Eight

BEIRUTLebanon — A large bomb exploded in the heart of Beirut’s Christiansection on Friday, and Civil Defense officials said at least eight people were killed. The blast injured many others, shattered windows for blocks and spread panic in a city where memories of sectarian violence from Lebanon’s long civil war have been…
Myanmar soldiers salute during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the 1947 assassination of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's father, Gen. Aung San, at the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Yangon, Myanmar on Thursday, July 19, 2012. For the first time in decades, Myanmar state television broadcast the memorial ceremony for the country's independence hero, the latest sign of change in the former pariah nation.
photo: AP / Khin Maung Win
US invites Myanmar to joint military drills

The United States has invited Myanmar to the world’s largest multi-national military field exercise, a powerful symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West. Myanmar was invited to observe Cobra Gold, which brings together thousands of American and Thai military personnel and…
Hindu Goddess Durga Idol at Puja Pandel in Kolkata , five-day Durga Puja festival. The event commemorates the slaying of a demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil, begins on 5 October 2011 in Eastern India City
photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick
Now, enjoy Durga Puja on internet

BELUR: Devotees all over the world will now be able to watch the uniqueDurga Puja of Belurmath, where a young girl is worshipped along with theGoddess, as the Ramakrishna Mission has decided to stream it live on internet. With eight…
Sir Jimmy Savile Leading the pipe band through Fort William to the Lochaber Highland Games in his capacity as Honorary Chieftain of the games.
photo: Creative Commons / Jmb
Police to arrest TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile’s suspected accomplices as victims total over 200

A TV presenter was labelled “one of the most prolific sex offenders of all time” as police prepared to arrest his suspected accomplices. Surviving celebrities and former BBC staff linked to the entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile will be questioned. Police now believe more than 200 people may have fallen victim to the Top of the Pops and Jim’ll…
A Standard Missile Three (SM-3) is launched from the guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during a joint Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy ballistic missile flight test.
photo: US Navy
Obama’s New ‘Star Wars’ Initiative Threatens To Reignite Cold War

Article By WN.com Guest Writer Sherwood Ross President Obama is continuing developmental work on the controversial Strategic Defense Initiative(“Star Wars“) plan begun in 1983 by President Reagan, and quietly pushed by each of Reagan‘s successors, a distinguished geopolitical analyst warns.President George W. Bush executed “the first phase of…
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wave to supporters after arriving on stage during the Romney Ryan Victory Rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
photo: AP / Phelan M. Ebenhack
Mitt Romney: Obama has ‘no agenda’ for second term

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has derided US PresidentBarack Obama, saying his rival has “no agenda” worthy of a second term in office. At a campaign rally in Florida, he said the Obama campaign had been “reduced to petty attacks and silly word games”. Hours earlier, Mr Obamadecried Mr Romney for shifting his…
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, pause as they participate in the second presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
photo: AP / Carolyn Kaster
Elections and the Lesser, OR Greater, of Three Evils

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling On the very last day of the1980 election, twelve percent of voters finally decided to vote for theRepublican‘s presidential candidate Ronald Reagan. Thirty-seven percent ofReagan voters decide to vote for him in the last week. Sadly, Reagan’s share of the total potential vote (26.6%) is the third…
Actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the premiere of the feature film "Yogi Bear" in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.
photo: AP / Dan Steinberg
Palestinians hold slogans which read in Arabic "Oh free people, remove the blockade for us" (L) during a protest against the Egyptian decision to close the smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on October 1, 2012. Since last month, Egyptian military have destroyed about 30 tunnels and blocked more which were used for smuggling to and from the Gaza Strip. The tunnels are a vital lifeline for supplies of food, clothes, building materials and fuel into the impoverished Palestinian territory subjected to an Israeli blockade since 2006.Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb
Jewish Domination? Occupation More Likely

Article By WN.com Guest Writer Gilad Atzmon The recent attack on Free Gaza‘s Greta Berlin and Colonel Ann Wright suggest that we have crossed a red line — Jewish domination within the Palestinian solidarity movement belongs to the past. We are now, it seems, under Zionist occupation, and we are subject to all the symptoms of Israeli abuse and…
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man searches for people from under the rubble of a building that was destroyed by a Syrian force airstrike, at Kfar Nebel town, in Idlib province, northern Syria.
photo: AP / Idlib News Network ENN
Dozens of children reportedly killed in Syria

Syrian fighter jets have blasted the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, killing at least 44 people, including 29 children, rescue workers said. Among those who died on Thursday died was a nine-month-old baby. Rescuers said bombs destroyed two residential buildings and a mosque, where many women and children were taking refuge, in the strategic…
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. Armstrong said on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, that he is finished fighting charges from the United States Anti-Doping Agency that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his unprecedented cycling career, a decision that could put his string of seven Tour de France titles in jeopardy.
photo: AP / Thao Nguyen
Lance Armstrong delusions fading fast

Eighty million yellow wristbands worn as symbols of hope now represent duplicity. Seven yellow jerseys worn as mantles of a champion now represent fraud. Who is Lance ArmstrongTour de France winner, cancer survivor, heroic conqueror of mountains and adversity. But we always had suspicions, and finally we know the truth: Armstrong is a con man….

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