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  • Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

    03/22/2014 8:23:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 22, 2014 8:54 PM EDT | Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith
    Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail. “Because of the respect I have for all members of the House of Representatives, I am resigning as Speaker,” Fox said in a written statement emailed to reporters. “The process of governing must continue and the transition of leadership must be conducted in an orderly manner.” The 52-year-old Providence Democrat, who became the nation’s first...
  • Rhode Island (House) Speaker's work, home raided in probe

    03/21/2014 3:04:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-21-14 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, DAVID KLEPPER and MICHELLE R. SMITH
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials raided the office and home of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office, FBI, IRS and state police. Officials would not say who or what was being investigated, but authorities worked for hours inside the Democratic House speaker's Statehouse office while state police troopers stood outside. Authorities entered the office carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes Friday morning. Fox's spokesman, Larry Berman, said state police had asked everyone working in the office to leave, but he didn't know why. At around...
  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark  

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • Cape Verde opposition candidate wins presidency

    08/25/2011 8:11:27 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Google news ^ | 22 Aug 2011 | Allen Yero Embalo
    Cape Verde, one of Africa's most stable and prosperous nations, headed for change Monday as liberal opposition candidate Jorge Carlos Fonseca unseated the party which held the presidency for a decade. Fonseca, a former foreign minister, won 54.90 percent of the vote Sunday, besting his socialist rival Manuel Inocencio Sousa, who garnered 45.91 percent of the vote, according to results from 99.28 percent of polling stations. Lauded as an African success story for achieving political and economic stability, the island country keeps afloat through tourism and the service industry despite meagre natural resources and water shortages. The election in the...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • Crew of Arctic Sea released after nearly two weeks

    08/31/2009 2:36:39 PM PDT · by Shermy · 4 replies · 262+ views
    HELSINGIN SANOMAT ^ | August 31, 2009
    The Russian security service released the crew of the Arctic Sea in Moscow on Sunday. The 11 members of the crew of the hijacked ship were flown from Cape Verde to Russia nearly two weeks ago. The Russian news agency Interfax reports that the men returned to their home town of Archangelsk, where they were met by their families. On Sunday, Russian authorities gave conflicting accounts of whether or not all of the crew would be released. The online portal life.ru reported that only nine members of the crew had been released. Rabbe von Hertzen of the Finnish National Bureau...
  • China Building Africa's Economic Infrastructure: SEZs and Railroads

    07/23/2010 10:43:03 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 7/22/2010 | Loro Horta
    Starting in the late 1990s, China's presence on the African continent experienced a phenomenal expansion. Far more profound changes, however, have been underway and may only become apparent in the next decade. These changes are likely to transform the regional economic landscape of the African continent in ways never seen before. Chinese experts apparently believe that Africa is entering an era of relative stability and that the time to explore its untapped resources has arrived [1]. Chinese policymakers see in Africa possible solutions to some of China's most pressing problems, for instance, Beijing's need to secure access to energy resources...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • TWO GITMO DETAINEES TRANSFERRED TO ALGERIA, CAPE VERDE

    07/21/2010 2:29:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | July 19, 2010 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    SNIPPET: "The Department of Defense announced the transfer of two Guantanamo detainees today. Abdul Aziz Naji, a native of Algeria, was repatriated to his home country. Abd-al-Nisr Mohammed Khantumani, a Syrian, was resettled in Cape Verde, an island republic approximately 300 miles off the west coast of Africa." SNIPPET: "US military officials at Gitmo alleged that Abdul Aziz Naji (whose internment serial number at Gitmo was 744) was a member of Laskar-e-Taiba (LET), a Pakistani-based terrorist organization closely linked to al Qaeda. A senior intelligence official contacted by the Long War Journal explained that not only was Naji a member...
  • Tropical Storm Fred (now a remnant low in the mid Atlantic)

    09/07/2009 3:45:10 AM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 1,061+ views
    NOAA ^ | 2009-09-07 | (Mariner's 1-2-3 Rule chart)
  • Woman Asks Why Obama Allowed to Create "Czars"; "He's a Communist" Rings Out - Town Hall Video

    08/26/2009 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy holding a Town Hall Meeting in Bakersfield where he was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the "Czars" he is creating. Just before he answered there were shouts from the audience of "He's a communist!" McCarthy answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these "Czars" AND give them powers that encroach on the "Checks and Balances" the Constitution requires. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Hijacking Suspects Arrive in Moscow

    08/20/2009 1:56:12 PM PDT · by Shermy · 7 replies · 1,012+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | August 20, 2009
    The military airlifted the suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea and most of its Russian crew from Cape Verde to Moscow on Thursday, after the lumber freighter mysteriously vanished and reappeared in the Atlantic. Eleven of the 15 crew members arrived in Moscow, while the captain and three sailors remained on the ship, which was adrift about 200 nautical miles from the West African island nation of Cape Verde. Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said the freighter was sailing to the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk. The sailors and their suspected captors arrived in two separate Il-76 cargo jets at the...
  • Russian minister: missing ship found, crew alive

    08/17/2009 7:35:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies · 832+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 8/17/09
    Russian news agencies quote the defense minister as saying a freighter that went missing nearly three weeks ago has been found near Cape Verde, and its crew is alive
  • Russia Finds Missing Merchant Ship Near Cape Verde Islands

    08/17/2009 7:17:39 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 9 replies · 941+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2009 | Staff
    Breaking News Russia Finds Missing Merchant Ship Near Cape Verde Islands Monday, August 17, 2009 ] MOSCOW — DEVELOPING: Russia has found a missing freighter near the Cape Verde islands and its crew members have been taken aboard a Russian vessel, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said... Developing
  • France: missing cargo ship found near Cape Verde(The Russian-manned Artic Sea found)

    08/14/2009 10:28:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 1,102+ views
    AP ^ | 08/15/09
    France: missing cargo ship found near Cape Verde (AP) – 12 hours ago PARIS — The French Defense Ministry says a Russian-manned cargo that vanished in the Atlantic last month has been found near Cape Verde. Ministry spokesman Capt. Jerome Baroe says Cape Verde coast guards have confirmed the Arctic Sea was discovered Friday afternoon about 520 miles (840 kilometers) off the former Portuguese colony off the West African coast. The Arctic Sea has been missing since it passed through the English Channel on July 28. The Maltese-flagged freighter sent radio messages as it sailed south along the coasts of...
  • Tropical Depression TWO (Atlantic 450 km west of Cape Verde Islands)

    08/11/2009 3:31:09 AM PDT · by Clive · 35 replies · 2,315+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 2009-08-11 | Public Advisory
    Public Advisory #1000 WTNT32 KNHC 111000 TCPAT2 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022009 600 AM AST TUE AUG 11 2009 ...SECOND TROPICAL DEPRESSION OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON FORMS... SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT A TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS FORMED OVER THE FAR EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC. AT 600 AM AST...1000 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 28.6 WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES...455 KM...WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE...
  • Possible tropical cyclone next 48 hours (Cape Verde Islands, trailing former Tropical Depression 2)

    08/13/2009 6:25:04 PM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies · 1,613+ views
    NOAA ^ | (Mariner's 123 Rule chart)
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  • Cape Verde - Italians stoned to death on holiday

    02/10/2007 4:40:34 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 37 replies · 3,787+ views
    scotsman.com (Excerpt) ^ | February 11, 2007 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Excerpt - Three Italian women were brutally attacked while on a surfing holiday at a Cape Verde resort island, dragged into the woods, and left for dead at the bottom of a hole, according to the single survivor who recounted the tragedy yesterday. When she came to, the teenager said, she crawled out of the hole and went for help. The two women with her, aged 28 and 33, had been stoned to death. The story of the attack, which occurred on Friday, has shocked Italians, many of whom consider the islands of the west coast of Africa to be...
  • TROUBLE IN PARADISE (The Peace Corps)

    11/01/2003 5:42:40 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 8 replies · 350+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 11/1/2003 | Russell Carollo and Christine Willmsen
    Problems arise when volunteers get caught up in Cape Verde cultureISLAND OF SAL, Cape Verde-European tourists dressed in the latest swimwear tan along the wide Atlantic beaches. At an outdoor club in the capital of Praia, on the island of Sao Tiago, men strumming acoustic guitars entertain customers sitting atop a cobblestone patio, a scene from a waterfront cafe in Seattle or a jazz club in the New Orleans French Quarter. This series of islands, which together are about the size of Rhode Island, sits 300 miles off the African coast, but it's nothing like the rest of the continent:...