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  • FACT CHECK: Kerry dishes some iffy claims abroad

    05/27/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap news ^ | 5/27/13 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry straddled the diplomatic boundary this weekend between presenting the best face of America and a misleading one. In a question-and-answer session with young Ethiopians on Sunday, Kerry exaggerated the U.S. record on climate change, appeared to conflate past U.S. policy on drones with President Barack Obama's new policy and gave an incomplete account of how he opposed the Iraq war. A day earlier, he struggled with economic data as well as the contents of his own department's terrorism blacklist. Here's a look at how some of his statements measured...
  • OT: Best places overseas to work/retire? (Mediterranean vs Argentina/Chile/Brazil/Nicaragua/Panama?)

    11/08/2012 1:34:19 PM PST · by Javeth · 74 replies
    Just curious especially to hear from anyone else who’s planning to do this, about the best countries overseas to retire and work in. My wife and I have done pretty well with our import/export business, worked hard and saved up, and are starting to make retirement plans. We’re not much enthused about giving out our hard-earned and saved money, to support the spendthrift socialist incompetence and excesses of Obama and his successors. So we’re looking to retire abroad, and if possible to even continue some of the business overseas in a lower key, part time context. Our trading is mostly...
  • Chen and Family to “Study Abroad” in U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/4/12 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department confirmed this morning that it’s reached a deal with the Chinese government in the case of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university, where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. The Chinese Government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • Analysis: Obama falls short of meteoric expectations abroad

    04/29/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/29/12 | Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was not just U.S. Democratic voters who were looking forward to "hope and change" when Barack Obama became the 44th U.S. president. Around the world, many anticipated the United States would behave very differently under the new leader. They wanted to hear less about Americans swaggering and throwing their weight around. Some, perhaps, wanted more talk of U.S.-style freedom and democracy, but not if it meant Washington imposing its will. ... A scandal over the hiring of prostitutes by the U.S. Secret Service in Colombia, killings and Koran burnings in Afghanistan and drone strikes in Pakistan...
  • Meet The Growing Number Of Americans Who Want To Move Abroad

    11/10/2011 8:11:16 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 8, 2011, 5:21 PM | Abby Rogers and Gus Lubin
    A growing number of Americans is thinking about turning expat, according to a survey by America Wave and Zogby International. The share of Americans planning to relocate increased to 2.5 percent from 0.8 percent in 2009. If this number describes the entire population, that means around 6 million Americans are planning on leaving the country. America Wave's Bob Adams (a Business Insider contributor) found that single people, political conservatives and men were more likely to be in this group.
  • Hamas Bans Young Scholars from Leaving Gaza to Study Abroad

    08/19/2011 1:21:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza have banned eight young academic scholars from leaving the region to further their studies abroad. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemned the move Wednesday, informing media that Hamas was refusing to allow the teens to leave Gaza. The ban came one day after the human rights organization issued a similar statement slamming a Hamas decision that mandates NGO (nongovernmental organizations) and human rights workers to apply for travel permits at least two weeks in advance of any plans to leave Gaza. Hamas has also become embroiled in a battle of wills with the...
  • Poll: 45% of Republicans say Obama born abroad

    04/24/2011 12:28:26 AM PDT · by South40 · 53 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 22, 2011 | Martin Wisckol
    A New York Times poll found that 45 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of all adults surveyed believe that President Barack Obama was born abroad. It’s question No. 72 on (Page 8 ) of the poll results. That’s an increase over a year ago, when 20 percent of adults surveyed thought Obama was not U.S. born.
  • Libyan Jews abroad deeply ambivalent about uprising

    02/21/2011 9:34:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/21/11 | GIL SHEFLER
    Leader of diaspora group suspects alternative to Gaddafi may be worse. The leader of a Jewish Libyan Diaspora group warned on Monday that the death toll in the North African country may be much higher than reported. “I’m in touch with people in Benghazi especially, and the situation is worse than appears in the press and on TV,” Raphael Luzon, the chairman of the Jewish Libyan Diaspora in the UK, told The Jerusalem Post. “This is a big massacre and it’s even affected people who stayed home, who are now being hurt by use of heavy weapons.” Luzon, who was...
  • Republicans abroad slam Obama poll

    03/24/2010 6:16:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 485+ views ^ | 3/24/10 | GIL HOFFMAN
    The Republicans Abroad Israel branch condemned the Haaretz newspaper on Tuesday for misleading readers by giving the impression that an overwhelming majority of Israelis saw US President Barack Obama as “fair and friendly” toward the country. Both the English and Hebrew editions of Friday’s Haaretz led with the headline “Poll: Most Israelis see Obama as fair, friendly toward Israel.” The English edition elaborated near a picture of Obama that “69% say Obama is fair and friendly.” The story itself gave no numbers but its lead said that “a sweeping majority of Israelis think his treatment of this country is friendly...
  • Pentagon to offer emergency contraception abroad

    02/04/2010 7:41:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/10 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokeswoman said Thursday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, said Defense Department spokeswoman Cynthia Smith. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility.
  • IBM to laid-off: Want a job in India?

    02/05/2009 5:37:48 PM PST · by Westlander · 20 replies · 1,137+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-5-2009 | Karina Frayter
    IBM employees being laid off in North America now have an alternative to joining the growing ranks of the unemployed - work for the company abroad. Big Blue is offering its outgoing workers in the United States and Canada a chance to take an IBM job in India, Nigeria, Russia or other countries.
  • Military votes need to count

    10/15/2008 12:21:42 AM PDT · by tomymind · 16 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2008
    Election Day is just three short weeks away, yet sadly, the votes of many of our military men and women in uniform, who are serving overseas, will not be counted in this year's election. In 1952, President Harry Truman wrote to Congress saying, “At a time when these young people are defending our countryŠthe least we at home can do is to make sure that they are able to enjoy the rights they are being asked to fight to preserve.” Yet even today - over half a century later - the voting system for the members of our military men...
  • China Looks Abroad To Grow Its Own Food

    05/09/2008 9:30:18 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 116+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Richard Spencer
    China looks abroad to grow its own food By Richard Spencer Last Updated: 2:31AM BST 10/05/2008 Chinese farming companies may be backed by the government to buy and lease tracts of land in Africa and Latin America to grow crops to feed its 1.3 billion people. A proposal before the state council, or cabinet, proposes extending a business strategy known as the "go-out policy" to farmland. As food prices rise, the Chinese government is anxious about food security, though it may not be willing to risk the accusation of colonialism that such a move would attract. The country has long...
  • Bush's long-awaited call for curbing gases falls flat abroad

    04/17/2008 11:44:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 260+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/08 | Angela Charlton - ap
    PARIS - President Bush has finally set a target date for reining in U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases but the plan is falling flat in the international arena, where critics have long accused him of not moving quickly enough on tackling global warming. "Losership instead of leadership," Germany's environment minister said Thursday of Bush's new strategy. A major disappointment, South Africa said. Too little and too late, a Chinese official added. Bush's speech Wednesday, in which he said the United States must stop the growth of its emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases by 2025, dominated U.S.-sponsored climate...
  • Pace: Protecting Freedom Abroad Protects Nations’ Own Freedoms

    08/18/2007 10:35:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 323+ views
    TOKYO, Aug. 18, 2007 – When nations protect other countries’ freedoms, they also are strengthening their own, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday. Marine Gen. Peter Pace spoke with Japanese defense reporters at the American embassy here. The general is in Japan meeting U.S. troops based in the country. “I think that Japan, in helping to protect other people’s freedoms, is in fact helping to strengthen freedom at home in Japan,” Pace said. Japan has helped within the limits of its constitution in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The Japanese Maritime Self-defense Force has...
  • Mastermind Based Abroad Suspected Of Guiding (Bomb) Plot (UK)

    07/03/2007 6:12:20 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 363+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-4-2007 | Duncan Campbell, Severin Carrell, Helen Carter, Barbara McMahon, Karen McVeigh, Hugh Muir, Richard N
    Mastermind based abroad suspected of guiding plot Two men held at Glasgow believed to be behind failed London car bombs Duncan Campbell, Severin Carrell, Helen Carter, Barbara McMahon, Karen McVeigh, Hugh Muir, Richard Norton-Taylor, Alexandra Topping and Alan Travis Wednesday July 4, 2007 The Guardian (UK) The plot to mount car bomb attacks in Britain was hatched outside the UK, with the doctors allegedly involved linked to a ringleader or mastermind abroad, counter-terrorism officials believe. One theory is that the alleged plot was orchestrated by one or two jihadists who infiltrated the NHS and indoctrinated others. It emerged last night...
  • Unjust war abroad and also at home (MegaBarf Alert!)

    05/09/2007 10:02:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 783+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/9/07 | Jose Calderon
    It is important to take a stand at this moment in history, not just against a war that was based on lies about "weapons of mass destruction" that were never found, but also against the war of lies that is being waged against our immigrant communities all across this country. This unjust war is continuing to blame the economic problems on undocumented immigrants while the multinational corporations, such as Exxon, are bringing in $40 billion in profits, the largest profit by a corporation in history. This is an unjust war where workers aren't reaping the rewards of their labor and...
  • Three Million Will Flee Britain To Retire Abroad

    12/10/2006 9:21:55 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-10-2006 | Karyn Miller
    Three million will flee Britain to retire abroad By Karyn Miller, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:14am GMT 10/12/2006 For those now starting their working lives, retirement may seem a long way off. They could be more right than they know – when they reach pension age it may well take them hundreds or even thousands of miles away. This is because more than three million British pensioners will have left the UK and be living abroad by the year 2050, according to a study. The number of expatriate pensioners is expected to soar to one in five in a phenomenon...
  • More Britons Seek New Life Abroad

    08/02/2006 5:55:00 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 878+ views
    Ananova ^ | 8-2-2006
    More Britons seek new life abroad More Britons than ever before want to turn their dreams of a new life abroad into reality, according to a poll. The number of people hoping to emigrate in the near future has doubled in three years. The survey for the BBC News website found 13% of people wanted to emigrate soon, compared to 7% of those questioned for a similar poll in 2003 by ICM. The figure is even higher among young people, with a quarter of 18-to-25-year-olds saying they would move to another country if they could. More than a third of...
  • Audit: Money From Abroad for Katrina Lost

    04/06/2006 10:28:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 437+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/6/06 | William C. Mann - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal auditors on Thursday laid out a scenario of omissions, missteps and bureaucratic nightmares that caused a loss of money and other donations sent from abroad to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Lawmakers at a congressional hearing on the subject reacted harshly to a Government Accountability Office report that attributed the errors, which involved as many as eight government agencies, to the United States' lack of experience as a recipient of huge amounts of aid from others. Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record), the House Government Reform Committee's top Democrat, said, "This is bureaucracy at its worse,...
  • Cheerleaders Entertain Troops Abroad

    09/07/2005 8:17:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 921+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class Terry Dillon
    ROTA, SPAIN, Sept. 7, 2005 – Naval Station Rota personnel and their families were treated to an evening of dancing and entertainment when 12 of the Washington Redskins cheerleaders, the Redskinettes, performed Aug. 29 at Champions aboard the naval station. The Redskinettes’ visit to Naval Station Rota was part of a 14-day Mediterranean tour of eight U.S. military bases in the region. According to Air Force 1st Lt. Luke Hardaway, Europe and Balkans Circuit Manager for Armed Forces Entertainment, the Redskinettes’ mission during this trip is going to be to lift troops’ spirits and morale, and help maintain troop readiness...
  • Japanese TV (Clip) Shows Japanese Viewers Scenes of N.O. Refugees Complaining, Bashing Bush

    09/02/2005 9:21:28 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 1,095+ views
    TBS Television (Tokyo) 1 minute video clip ^ | 3 Sept 2005 | TBS Television (Tokyo) video clip
    From the major Japanese TV network TBS, here is a short video clip from a segment of their evening news, broadcast coast-to-coast in Japan. Probably seen by nearly 10-30 million people over there. Cut, paste, and view in your browser (Windows Media format, 300k): a slower link: just hit the link above)
  • Feds Issue Worldwide Terror Warning

    03/08/2005 4:23:24 PM PST · by chet_in_ny · 4 replies · 420+ views
    WCBS 880 ^ | 3/8/05 | AP
    The State Department warned U.S. travelers Tuesday to be extra watchful for terrorism and anti-American violence abroad. “The Department of State is deeply concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and interests abroad, as well as the potential for demonstrations and violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas,” the warning said. “U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations and rioting can occur at any time.” The updated warning says future al-Qaida attacks could involve “non-conventional weapons such as chemical or biological agents” as well as explosives. “Terrorist actions may include, but are not limited to, assassinations,...
  • Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror?

    02/15/2005 2:27:48 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 869+ views ^ | February 15, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist and author of two books, of which her latest is In Defense of Internment (New York: Regnery Publishing, 2004). In it, she provides a defense of "threat profiling" already taken or contemplated since September 11. Ms. Malkin's earlier book was Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores (New York: Regnery Publishing, 2002). Her syndicated column appears in nearly 200 papers nationwide. Ms. Malkin addressed the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia, on December 2, 2004. Millions of American schoolchildren have been taught that there was no evidence...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Has America Learned from 9/11?

    11/02/2004 10:12:46 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 246+ views ^ | November 2, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    As Americans pick a president, one key criterion is how the war on terror is going. Is President Bush correct in his positive view or Senator Kerry in his negative one?This same debate, interestingly, is also taking place within conservative circles, where analysts sharing the same basic outlook - that Americans are fighting for their very existence - come to dramatically different conclusions. Consider the contrasting views of two important voices on the right, Mark Helprin and Tod Lindberg.Mr. Helprin, author of such powerful novels as A Soldier of the Great War and Winter's Tale, writes a despairing analysis in...
  • On first trip abroad as governor, Schwarzenegger heads to Israel

    04/28/2004 7:24:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 119+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/28/04 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the son of a Nazi, will make his first foreign trip since taking office to Israel this weekend to promote a "dialogue of tolerance" at a museum groundbreaking in Jerusalem. The celebrity governor, who has depicted Nazi atrocities as the darkest chapter in Jewish history, is expected to be in the country for about 24 hours to attend the ceremony for the Simon Wiesenthal Center museum and scout for business opportunities for California's ailing economy. He also plans to meet with Israeli government leaders, including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Finance Minister Benjamin...
  • Kerry, the Big Cheese in France

    02/18/2004 12:50:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 130+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/18/04 | BusinessWeek Online
    It's contagious! John Kerry (news - web sites) fever has spread to Democrats living overseas. In the past few days, overflow crowds have turned up for straw-poll caucuses held by local chapters of Democrats Abroad in several European capitals, and the Massachusetts senator has emerged a clear winner. In France, organizers had to scurry to photocopy extra ballots when nearly 800 people -- three times the expected number -- showed up for a recent caucus in Paris. Kerry won with 58%, while Wesley Clark (news - web sites) and Howard Dean (news - web sites) evenly split the remaining 42%....
  • A chronology of attacks on Jewish targets and Israelis abroad

    11/15/2003 3:44:18 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 221+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 15/11/2003 19:03 | Reuters
    Following is a chronology of major attacks on Jewish targets and Israelis abroad since the 1960s. Dec 26, 1968: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine gunmen kill an Israeli mechanic at Athens airport. In reprisal, Israeli commandos blow up 14 Arab aircraft at Beirut airport. Feb 18, 1969: Guard in an Israeli El Al airliner at Zurich airport kills a PFLP gunman among a group who open fire, killing the co-pilot and wounding the pilot. Sept 5, 1972: The radical Palestinian group Black September infiltrates Israeli team quarters at the Munich Olympic Games and take hostages. Two Israeli athletes...
  • Israel Threatens Terrorists Abroad

    09/09/2003 2:04:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 162+ views
    AP Wire | September 09 2003
    HERZLIYA, Israel - Israel's army chief hinted on Tuesday that leaders of militant groups abroad could also be targeted in Israel's all-out war on terror suspects. "Leadership, whether it's in Damascus or Hezbollah (in Lebanon) and (Iranian) Revolutionary Guard garrisons in Lebanon who support Palestinian terror cells here ... all leaderships should be held accountable," Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon told a counter-terrorism conference in the town of Herzliya. Citing an example, Yaalon said a Palestinian militant - who was snatched from his West Bank hospital bed by undercover soldiers last month - had received money from militants in Lebanon. The...
  • Why more students are studying abroad

    08/19/2003 12:45:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 376+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 19, 2003 | Howard LaFranchi
    WASHINGTON - As college students prepare for a fresh academic year, and the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, one thing some pundits had predicted is not happening: Young people are not responding to the attacks - or to America's faltering image abroad - by turning their back to the world. Instead, young adults are traveling, studying, and volunteering overseas in growing numbers. This steadily rising stream among the T-shirt set reflects national surveys showing that Americans in general shun an isolationist and "go it alone" approach to the world. The rise in study abroad follows some dips...
  • New State Department Advisory -American Citizens Abroad Urged to 'Prepare for Emergency Situations'

    01/25/2003 11:58:47 AM PST · by ewing · 1 replies · 193+ views
    AP and Go ^ | January 25, 2003 | Wire Report
    In a move that appeared to be linked to a possible war with Iraq, the State Department said it is taking steps to alert Americans overseas how to prepare for emergency situations.United States officials said that such advisories are sent out periodically and that the new alert was not necessarily related to developments in the Middle East.But officials were unable to say when the last such advisory was issued.State Dept. spokeswoman Susan Pittman said the alert 'summarizes general steps American citizens traveling abroad should follow to ensure that they are prepared for an emergency.'
  • Australia Ready To Strike Abroad

    12/01/2002 8:03:40 AM PST · by blam · 67 replies · 670+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-1-2002
    Sunday, 1 December, 2002, 13:49 GMT Australia ready to strike abroad John Howard wants the UN charter to be changed Australia's prime minister has said he is ready to launch pre-emptive action against terrorists in neighbouring Asian countries. John Howard's remarks caused outrage among governments in the region. He told Australian television that international law was no longer adequate to confront the threats to national security. International law has to catch up with the new reality Australia should now be allowed to strike first at terrorist targets, he said. Mr Howard's comments come as Australia beefs up its security measures,...
  • Chronology of attacks on Israelis abroad

    11/28/2002 3:21:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 241+ views
    AP | November 28 2002
    JERUSALEM - In apparently coordinated attacks, three suicide car bombers killed at least eight people today at a Kenyan hotel used by Israelis and missiles were fired at an Israeli airliner nearby. Following is a chronology of major attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad since the 1960s. Dec 26, 1968 - Two gunmen from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine fire on an Israeli plane parked at Athens airport, killing an Israeli mechanic. In reprisal, Israeli commandos blow up 14 Arab aircraft at Beirut airport. Feb 18, 1969 - Guard in an Israeli El Al airliner on...