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Norway: Thank You for Not Succumbing to State Terrorism

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “But we are a proud people and we will stand by what we have. Our response is more democracy, more openness and more humanity.” -Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Norway’s noble response in regards to the horrific bombing and killings by is a welcome change in an overly reactionary and militant world. In the ...

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US House delays vote on debt bill

House Republican leaders abruptly delayed a vote on a bill to extend the government’s debt limit, cut federal spending and avoid a potential U.S. default on its obligations at home and abroad. One House aide said the vote that was delayed Thursday would occur later in the evening evening.t was initially unclear why the vote, which had appeared imminent, was ...

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Top Libyan rebel commander shot dead

Libya’s rebel leadership was in turmoil last night following the death of its military chief, who had been arrested on the suspicion of holding secret talks with Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. The National Transitional Council (TNC), the opposition administration based in Benghazi, claimed that Major-General Abdel Fatah Younes had been shot by pro-Gaddafi forces. But this was immediately dismissed by supporters ...

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World’s biggest refugee camp extended as Somalis flood in

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, July 28 (AlertNet) – Thousands of Somalis fleeing drought, famine and war have started moving into a new extension of the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya, which is increasingly concerned about bearing the brunt of the Horn of Africa crisis. About 1,500 Somali refugees are now crossing into Kenya each day but there is no ...

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Censorship of war casualties in the US

Why is it so easy for political leaders in the US to convince ordinary citizens to support war? How is it that, after that initial enthusiasm has given away to fatigue and disgust, the reaction is mere disinterest rather than righteous rage? Even when the reasons given for taking the US to war were proven to have been not only ...

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Special ops chief warns of al-Qaida 2.0

KIMBERLY DOZIER The Associated Press ASPEN, Colo. – The top commander of U.S. special operations forces said Wednesday that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida is bloodied and “nearing its end,” but he warned the next generation of militants could keep special operations fighting for a decade to come. Navy SEAL Adm. Eric T. Olson described the killing of bin Laden by ...

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HRW: ‘Disappeared’ still haunt Pakistani province

ISLAMABAD-The abductors often show up in sleek pickup trucks, wearing civilian clothes but sometimes flanked by Pakistani troops. They often beat and blindfold their victims before spiriting them away. And while the prisoners may wind up dead, odds are the captors will never face justice. Despite ousting a military ruler three years ago, Pakistan’s civilian leaders have failed to stop ...

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Violence in north Kosovo draws EU warning

PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) – A deadly flare-up of violence in Kosovo’s Serbian-populated north has sent tensions with Belgrade soaring and prompted a stern intervention from the European Union. Kosovo, which has a 90 percent ethnic Albanian majority, sent special police units on Monday to take control of northern border crossings and enforce a ban on imports from Serbia — retaliation for ...

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Is Humiliation Sometimes Better Than Terrible Costs and Sacrifices?

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Three years prior to the 1968 devastating TET Offensive that cost thousands of deaths among both Viet Cong and U.S. soldiers, including hundreds of innocent civilians, and four years before America was losing one-thousand troops a month, Undersecretary of State George Ball wrote a memorandum entitled “A Compromise Solution in South Vietnam.” Ball, in ...

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Norway PM: Attacks response to be ‘more democracy’

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway’s prime minister said Wednesday that the response to twin attacks that have rocked his country will be “more democracy.” Jens Stoltenberg told reporters Wednesday that Norwegians will defend themselves by showing they are not afraid of violence. The vicious attack in the normally placid country has left Norwegians appalled and shaky, but determined to move ...

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