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Wrongheaded UN Vote on Syria: US-NATO "Arm Twisting" at the General Assembly

On February 4, Russia and China vetoed the Arab League’s one-sided Syria resolution (SC/10536). It illegitimately called for Assad to step down. Under international law, no nation or combination thereof, may interfere in the internal affairs of others, except in self-defense if attacked. SC/10536 also called for “further measures” for noncompliance. It resembled SC/1973 on Libya. Aggressive war followed, ravaging ...

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3 dead in Wash. avalanche were expert skiers

STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say three men killed in an avalanche in Washington state were all expert skiers. King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Katie Larson says the men were among three groups of people skiing out-of-bounds at the Stevens Pass ski area who were caught up in the avalanche Sunday. The others managed to dig them out and performed ...

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Time to act over looming food crisis in Africa’s Sahel

PAUL O’BRIEN THE WIDELY documented signs of a looming food security crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where acute food shortages threaten some 12 million people, are a cause of increasing alarm. A series of factors including rising food prices, migration from insecurity in Libya, failed harvests and the impact of climate change on the Sahara desert are having ...

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Chisora arrested and released after brawl

Boxer Dereck Chisora was arrested on Sunday after an with fellow British heavyweight David Haye following a WBC title clash in Munich on the previous night. Saturday’s incident, which left Haye’s manager Adam Booth with nasty facial cuts, erupted during a news conference after Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko had with a unanimous points decision over Chisora. Haye attended the fight as ...

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Paul says US ‘slipping into a fascist system’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says the U.S. is “slipping into a fascist system” dominated by big government and big businesses. The Texas congressman held a fiery rally Saturday night across the street from a World War I Memorial, upstaging simultaneous Republican Party banquets being held on both sides of the nearby Missouri and Kansas ...

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Iran ‘poised for big nuclear jump’

They said Tehran had put finishing touches for the installation of thousands of new-generation centrifuges at the cavernous bunker – machines that can produce enriched uranium much more quickly and efficiently than its present machines. While saying that the electrical circuitry, piping and supporting equipment for the new centrifuges was now in place, the diplomats emphasised that Tehran had not ...

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Real Greek rebound is far off say analysts

AFP – The eurozone bailout Greece is desperate to clinch this week may rescue its banking and financial system but the path to real economic recovery will be long and hard, economists have warned. “If the (economic recovery) memorandum is implemented, it can certainly save Greece from bankruptcy,” said Miranda Xafa, head of EF Consulting and a former board member ...

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World leaders plan crackdown on Somali pirates

David Cameron and other world leaders are expected to announce the moves at a meeting in London on Thursday. The aim of the gathering will be to hammer out a plan to improve stability in Somalia, which for more than 20 years has been lawless and beset by pirate gangs, rival clan militias and Islamist terrorists. Drastic action is needed: ...

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Romney Ariz. co-chairman steps down

KASIE HUNT Associated Press= SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney parted ways with his Arizona campaign co-chairman after allegations of misconduct made by a man with whom Romney’s co-chairman previously had a relationship. Pima County Sheriff Paul Babeau, who is running for Congress in Arizona, resigned from Romney’s campaign after the Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly magazine, reported ...

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