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Japan ignores protests to resume nuclear power

The Japanese government has ordered that a reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant be reactivated on Sunday, defying widespread public opposition and warnings from seismologists about active fault lines close to the facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s reactor building number 3 photographed on March 11, 2012 Photo: REUTERS/Kyodo 10:19AM BST 28 Jun 2012 ...

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Why Palestinian refugees can’t be ignored

By Ramzy Baroud When it was reported that Lebanese security had killed 18-year-old Ahmad al-Qasim in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp on June 15 – over a dispute concerning a motorbike rider without proper identification – the camp’s Palestinian refugee population erupted in anger and dismay. Within a few days, outrage and violence spread, and more refugees were killed. One ...

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Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir for 4th day

Srinagar: Normal life across Kashmir remained disrupted for the fourth day today due to a strike called by the Grand Mufti of the state over the gutting of the 200-year-old Dastageer Sahib shrine in Khanyar area of the city. Schools, colleges, offices, shops and other commercial establishments…

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Rebels storm pro-Assad Syrian TV channel

Beirut – Gunmen stormed a pro-government Syrian TV channel headquarters on Wednesday, bombing buildings and shooting dead three employees, state media said, in one of the boldest attacks yet on a symbol of the authoritarian state. President Bashar al-Assad declared late on Tuesday that his country was “at war”. US intelligence officials said the Syrian government was “holding fairly firm” ...

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The biggest scandal in U.S. history

Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. Democrats will never stop trying to take our guns away. They see something more lethal than a ...

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$12.3 billion Hanford plant sees new costs, delays

YAKIMA, Wash. — A new cost estimate and construction schedule for a massive waste plant being built at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site will be delayed at least a year as workers try to resolve serious technical problems raised by whistleblowers about design and safety, the U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday. The announcement seemed certain to spark new ...

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Top US Afghan general visits Pakistan amid tension

ISLAMABAD – The top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan is expected to visit Pakistan amid heightened tensions over militant networks allegedly based on Pakistani soil and still-closed military supply lines. The Pakistani military said U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen’s Wednesday visit would focus on border cooperation. Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have plunged recently. The U.S. ...

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EU summit doubts weigh on Swiss franc moves

Tweet ZURICH: The Swiss franc hovered against the euro and the dollar on Wednesday as growing doubts that the upcoming European summit would deliver concrete measures capped any moves. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a suggestion of common euro zone bonds – favoured by France, Italy and…

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