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  • Gunman Holds 10 People Hostage in Paris Store

    07/13/2015 1:41:20 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 29 replies
    IB Times ^ | 7/13/2015 | Elsa Buchanan
    French police report gunmen have taken ten hostages in a shopping centre on the outskirts of Paris. Authorities said the gunmen barricaded themselves in the Primark shop in Villeneuve-la-Garenne just north of central Paris. Special Forces have been dispatched to the scene. According to early reports two or three armed men entered the Primark in an attempted robbery.
  • Estonian Counterintelligence Officer Abducted to Russia at Gunpoint....

    09/05/2014 9:02:13 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 102 replies
    An official from the Internal Security Service (ISS), Estonia's national agency for counterintelligence and high-profile corruption investigations, was abducted at gunpoint at Luhamaa border checkpoint this morning where he was discharging service duties, and taken to Russia. There is no indication that the abduction is more than an isolated criminal incident, but on the backdrop of international tensions, the situation is being treated seriously. The incident occurred at about 9:00 on the Estonian side of the border and was preceded by jamming of communications and use of a smoke grenade, the agency said; the interference was said to originate from...
  • Germany: Bill Clinton to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin (US Embassy still open for Clintons)

    10/08/2013 1:34:12 PM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 20 replies ^ | Unknown
    Former US president Bill Clinton met with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday for an informal interview. Clinton came to Berlin to give a keynote speech at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), held at the Intercontinental Hotel between October 6 and 8. More than 2600 delegates attended the forum, mostly CEOs and top-level executives from the 700 companies that comprise the EPCA. Since leaving the White House in 2001 and under the Clinton Foundation, the 42nd president of the United States has been advocating for development aid projects and against climate change.
  • Royal Park, Tourist Hot Spot for Gay Sex (U.S. Ambassador's "Beautiful" Park)

    06/12/2013 7:42:45 PM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 12 replies
    Brussels Niews ^ | Feb 9, 2012 | Jean-Marie Binst
    (Online Translation from Dutch/Flemish) Spring pierces through the dry leaves carpet in the Royal Park, but here and stabs also something else: a used condom, a tube of lubricant. During the day, but especially at dusk and at night here intensively gecruiset by gay men looking for sex partners. On the Internet the tourist quickly towards this Burgundian hunting ground: cruising is widely promoted in the front yard of the House and Senate. "Between the waffles and the wall behind the catwalk parade on July 21, the place to be, sir: the two small woods." (© Bart Dewaele) The Royal...
  • U.S. Embassy Stockholm: Security Message for U.S. Citizens (U.S. Embassy Names 20 No-Go Zones)

    05/25/2013 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 18 replies
    U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden ^ | May 22, 2013 | U.S. Embassy Stockholm
    United States Embassy Stockholm, SwedenSecurity Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on ongoing Protests in Stockholm May 22, 2013 On Sunday, May 19, more than 100 cars were set on fire in the northern Stockholm suburb ofHusby by local rioters in protest over a police shooting. Similar incidents occurred on the nights of May 20-23, spreading into other areas near Stockholm. Swedish police have made several arrests and consider the situation contained. However, due to the potential escalation of the riots, the U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the following areas during the next several evenings: Husby, Tensta, Kista, Rinkeby,...
  • Norwegian Air orders 122 Boeing 737s, 100 Airbus A320s

    01/25/2012 5:25:49 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 15 replies
    The Everett Washington Herald ^ | January 25, 2012 | Michele Dunlop
    Norwegian Air has signed deals valued at $21.5 billion for 222 Boeing Co. and Airbus single-aisle aircraft, the carrier said Wednesday. The carrier ordered 100 of Boeing's new 737 MAX jets and 22 of Boeing's existing 737 aircraft. Its Boeing's largest order ever from a European airline, Boeing said. The Boeing order is valued at $11.4 billion at list prices, though airlines negotiate discounts, especially on large orders like this one.
  • Luntz Focus Group: Gingrich Won the Las Vegas Debate

    10/21/2011 12:01:05 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 68 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “positive attitude” made him the clear winner in Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, according to participants in a focus group conducted after the often contentious forum by pollster Frank Luntz. Only three people supported Gingrich when the debate began, but a large number in the crowd raised their hands when Luntz asked who supported him after it ended. (SNIP) “Rick Perry was totally negative.” “He knows he is losing these debates and he wanted to look good so he went on the attack.” “I wanted to see Rick Perry come out and be a little...
  • Jon Stewart on the Las Vegas Debate (Video)

    10/20/2011 10:01:09 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 1 replies
    Comedy Central ^ | Oct 19, 2011 | Jon Stewart
    Fear and Pandering in Las Vegas
  • SpaceX to build reusable launch vehicle

    10/02/2011 8:06:59 AM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 22 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | September 29, 2011 | Zach Rosenberg
     PrintZach Rosenberg Washington DC 10:30 29 Sep 2011 Source: SpaceX has confirmed its intent to build a fully reusable multi-stage launch vehicle. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced on 29 September that SpaceX will officially attempt to build a reusable space launch system. Once the first stage burn is finished, the stage will detach, then relight the engines for a vertical touchdown at the launch pad. The second stage will deliver the payload to its required orbit, then re-enter the atmosphere for a vertical landing. "It's a very tough engineering problem, and I wasn't sure it could be solved," said...
  • Party in Strömstad in progress (Drunken Norwegians invade Sweden...with Confederate flags)

    04/01/2010 3:36:09 PM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 42 replies · 1,195+ views
    NRK ^ | April 1, 2010 | Espen Torgersen
    NRK (Norwegian National Broadcasting)Party in Strömstad UnderwayThe annual Easter break pilgrimage of thousands of young Norwegians to the Swedish border city is in full swing, with thousands descending upon their neighbors, attracted by cheaper alcohol and the party atmosphere. As in years past, scores have ended up in Swedish jail.
  • Entrepreneurs from Muslim World Sought for Washington Summit

    11/28/2009 11:54:03 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 26 replies · 997+ views ^ | November 25, 2009 | Stephan Kaufman
    Entrepreneurs from Muslim World Sought for Washington Summit The 2010 summit follows up on President Obama’s pledge in Cairo to find ways to deepen ties between the U.S. and the Muslim world.By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Washington — Approximately 150 entrepreneurs from Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities around the world will be invited to a two-day summit in Washington in spring 2010 to meet with their peers and U.S. officials to explore areas of partnership and ways to drive economic and social innovation. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dennis Hightower told reporters at Washington’s Foreign Press Center November 23 that the...

    04/11/2008 4:03:58 PM PDT · by Dagnabitt · 12 replies · 191+ views
    AGI News ^ | 12 April 2008
    SOMALIA: 6 PIRATES ARRESTED AFTER THE SEIZURE OF "PONANT" (AGI) - Paris, 11 April. - Some of the pirates who took part in the seizure of the French yacht "Ponant" off Somalia were arrested soon after the freeing of 30 members of the crew who had been taken hostage. This statement was released by the General Jean-Louis Goergelin of the French armed forces. The arrest of six pirates took place one hour after the release of the hostages, once the thirty members of the crew were landed. The six pirates were held aboard a French ship.
  • Caption Senior Senator from Arizona John McCain

    01/21/2008 1:08:18 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 85 replies · 84+ views
  • Caption Al Gore: Balancing Stick on His Nose

    12/13/2007 2:23:22 PM PST · by Dagnabitt · 54 replies · 247+ views ^ | 11 Dec 2007 | Lene Haug
    In Norwegian, the headline reads "Playful and good at balancing things on his nose". The article goes on to explain the photo was one of six of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore displayed at a recent Nobel Prize related exhibition in Oslo, Norway.