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The Kremlin's Smokescreen in Covering Up the Wildfires

Monday, Aug, 16 at 6:14 am,

8.16.10 – As the Russian wildfires continue to burn, the Kremlin's spin machine is in high gear, as the government attempts to cover up the true scale of the disaster. The country's leadership duo, Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, have been using the same PR stunts and propaganda gimmicks they have relied on in the past.

Auschwitz's uncertain future

Saturday, Aug, 14 at 6:59 am,

8.14.10 – Foundation that oversees the site has appealed for funding to help it preserve the memorial. People come from all over the world to see the place where the largest mass murders in history were committed.

Tell the terminally ill to 'trust God,' get yourself fired

Thursday, Aug, 12 at 6:40 am,

8.12.10 – Tribunal affirms town decision to dismiss counselor over remark. The dismissal of a town employee who had an unblemished record of counseling housing clients for 18 years has been affirmed by a job tribunal because he mentioned God to a terminally ill woman.

'The Kremlin's Central Control Is the Real Disaster'

Friday, Aug, 06 at 8:27 am,

8.6.10 – Moscow is engulfed in smog, 500 fires are still blazing across Russia and the deadly wirefires could pose a nuclear threat if they spread to an area contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster. The German press on Friday says the overcentralization of power is partly to blame for the disaster.

Dutch become 1st NATO member to quit Afghanistan…

Sunday, Aug, 01 at 4:17 pm,

8.1.10 – KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Netherlands became the first NATO country to end its combat mission in Afghanistan, drawing the curtain Sunday on a four-year operation that was deeply unpopular at home and even brought down a Dutch government.

Video: London on two wheels

Saturday, Jul, 31 at 6:19 am,

Our intrepid correspondent experiences Transport for London's new bike scheme. Will he survive the traffic and tourists?

Ireland: selling the family silver

Thursday, Jul, 29 at 2:48 pm,

DUBLIN, Ireland ─ Like to buy a nice new airport? No? How about a railway network or a power station? Well then, wouldn't you like to have a bus company, or a harbor, or a television service or a chain of post offices?Ireland prepares for a fire sale of national assets to pay debts

Sweden Works to Weaken EU Iran Sanctions

Friday, Jul, 23 at 8:26 am,

Sweden has distinguished itself as the European nation most opposed to sanctions against Iran and has consistently worked to weaken the sanctions that the international community will put into effect. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is believed to be the driving force behind Sweden's contrary stand. [1]

Turkey: Reform falters as violence spreads

Friday, Jul, 23 at 7:30 am,

More people dying in clash between Turkey and Kurdish rebels than in Afghan war. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — The shadow of war is again hanging heavily over Turkey.

That 'special' relationship UK and US

Wednesday, Jul, 21 at 6:28 am,

In 1940, when Adolf Hitler's armies seemed certain to sweep across the English channel to invade the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill made a speech. He described Britain's links with the United States as a "special relationship", tying in his country's fate with that of the US, hoping his powerful words and strong rhetoric would move those who opposed American involvement in what they saw as a European war.

Ireland's credit rating downgraded by Moodys

Monday, Jul, 19 at 4:57 am,

Credit agency Moodys has downgraded Ireland's government bond ratings to Aa2, blaming banking liabilities, weak growth prospects and a substantial increase in the debt to GDP ratio. The general government debt-to-GDP ratio was at 64 per cent at the end of last year, up from 25 per cent before the financial crisis took hold, and is continuing to rise.

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