Good? Bad? Netanyahu speech draws mixed reactions

Was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-reported speech Sunday a step forward or just more of the same? The reactions have been mixed.


Giant Jumping Rat born at Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn, N.Y. — This as yet unsexed pup was born in April of this year. Dad Armand and mom Vonjy are keeping a close watch on the infant.

Turmoil in Iran widens

TEHRAN (Tehranbureau.com), June 15 — Dusk on Monday witnessed the most shocking scenes so far from the aftermath to Iran’s disputed election. Events have have now escalated to a level of intensity unprecedented since the Iranian revolution of 1979.

Men 40% more likely to die from cancer than women

Men are almost 40 percent more likely than women to die from cancer, according to a new report published Monday.

Irans Tudeh Party assails millions of rigged ballots for Ahmadinejad

Millions of Iranians stood in long queues holding green flags as a sign of protest against the bankrupt despotic rule of the Spiritual Leader and his cronies. This has shaken the mendacious regime to such an extent that its leaders have ordered their repressive forces in the major cities to crush the will of the majority by organizing a quasi-military coup.

Repression mounts in Colombia

The militaristic Colombian government, servant of moneyed interests at home and abroad and tight with paramilitaries and narco-traffickers, is lashing out at shadows, represented as dangers to the state. President Alvaro Uribe is seeking a third presidential term unsanctioned by Colombia’s constitution.

The evidence that Shell tried to bury

The Morning Star (morningstaronline.co.uk) reveals the evidence that Shell tried to hide with last week's $15.5 million out-of-court settlement over its activities in Nigeria.

OPINION: Electoral coup d'etat in Iran

The people of Iran woke up Saturday morning to find not only that the election had been stolen from the popular opposition candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, but that any means of protesting against the electoral fraud and challenging the hardline right in Iran had been closed in what is being described in Tehran as a coup d'etat.

Call to end Zimbabwe international sanctions

Zimbabwean Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has appealed for an end to sanctions and more international investment in South Africa. Speaking at the World Economic Forum on Africa summit in Cape Town, Mr Mutambara said: 'Sanctions in this juncture in our history are meaningless. Help us help ourselves by removing all those sanctions so Zimbabwe can have a fresh start.'

Tehran protests as govt. declares Ahmadinejad the winner

Iran’s government this morning declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the definitive winner of yesterday’s hotly contested presidential election, sparking wide protests and charges the government had suppressed votes and manipulated the results.

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