Archive for June, 2014

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns – Yahoo News

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Yahoo News

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
Yahoo News
The troop movements are part of the Obama administration's attempt to help Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's push back militants from the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL), who have made stunning advances over the last few weeks. Another ...

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Keeping Trident nuclear weapons ‘in UK’s national interest’ – BBC News

Monday, June 30th, 2014

BBC News

Keeping Trident nuclear weapons 'in UK's national interest'
BBC News
It is in the UK's national interest to keep the Trident nuclear weapons system, a group of former ministers, diplomats and generals have argued. The Trident Commission says holding on to nuclear weapons could help deter threats to the UK's security in ...
Review backs need for UK nuclear deterrentNW Evening Mail
Review: UK should retain and renew Trident as nuclear deterrentHerald Scotland
Nuclear intentScotsman
The Times (subscription)
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Suspicious package detonated, San Bernardino County building reopened – San Bernardino Sun

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Suspicious package detonated, San Bernardino County building reopened
San Bernardino Sun
SAN BERNARDINO >> After nearly three hours, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department bomb squad gave the 'all clear' at a county government building at Fourth Street and Waterman Avenue after a suspicious package was found there. Shortly after ...

VIDEO: Will Iraq turmoil lead to break up?

Monday, June 30th, 2014
As fresh clashes erupt in Tikrit and Isis declares a "caliphate", the BBC's Jeremy Bowen considers whether the Iraqi government can prevent the break up of the country.

The searing hypocrisy of the West – The Hindu

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Hindu

The searing hypocrisy of the West
The Hindu
Warplanes were dispatched to bomb Gaza, again and repeatedly, destroying more homes and institutions and carrying out extrajudicial executions. Thus far, over 560 Palestinians have been kidnapped and imprisoned, most notably a Samer Issawi, the ...

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Abducted Israeli teens found dead

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Three Israeli teenagers abducted this month in the West Bank have been found dead near Hebron, the Israeli military says.

Enhancing nuclear transparency – Daily Times

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Enhancing nuclear transparency
Daily Times
As of December 2013, the global stockpile of fissile material is estimated to be above 2,000 metric tonnes, which is enough to make tens of thousands of new nuclear weapons. There are an estimated 17,000 nuclear weapons globally, with the US and Russia ...
The endless raceThe News International

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Viewpoint: Isis caliphate a dangerous development

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Why Isis caliphate is bad news for the Muslim and non-Muslim world

Pa. woman injured after laptop explodes ‘like a bomb’ – Washington Times

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Pa. woman injured after laptop explodes 'like a bomb'
Washington Times
Langhorne-Middletown Fire Chief Frank Farry told a local CBS affiliate that the battery pack inside the computer went off like a bomb, sending debris flying across the woman's living room. Police would not disclose the manufacturer of the laptop, the ...

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Blast Kills 2 Police Officers Near Presidential Palace in Cairo – New York Times

Monday, June 30th, 2014

New York Times

Blast Kills 2 Police Officers Near Presidential Palace in Cairo
New York Times
Egyptian security forces and medics helped an injured man to an ambulance on Monday after two homemade bombs went off near the presidential palace in Cairo. Credit Ahmed Abdel Fattah/El Shorouk Newspaper, via Associated Press. Continue reading ...