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  • Tokyo governor to visit southern islets amid dispute with China(in-your-face move)

    04/29/2005 8:52:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 537+ views
    AP ^ | 04/29/05
    Tokyo governor to visit southern islets amid dispute with China Tokyo's governor plans to visit a rocky outcrop south of the Japanese capital next month amid questions from China about the validity of Japan's claim of sovereignty over the islets and the surrounding seas. China says Okinotorishima, a pair of islets about 1,730 kilometers (1,070 miles) southwest of Tokyo, are only rocks _ not an island governed by rules of sovereignty _ and therefore can't be used by Japan to extend its economic zone while preventing Beijing from exploiting natural resources in the surrounding Pacific Ocean area. Governor Shintaro Ishihara...
  • N. Korea: China website highlights early DPRK-China tensions (commie infighting) China-NK relations

    03/25/2005 9:49:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 433+ views
    North Korea zone ^ | 03/25/05 | Michael Rank
    China website highlights early DPRK-China tensions China-NK relations by Michael Rank If you're a Great Leader it can feel a little uncomfortable having another Great Leader on your doorstep, and a very interesting report in Chinese highlights intense rivalry between Mao Zedong and Kim Il-sung in the 1950s and 60s. This short report says North Korea took part in “underground activities” against China's Korean minority after the Korean war in order to instill in them a “fatherland concept and ideology of the leader”, telling them their fatherland was the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and their leader was General Kim...
  • China Seeks Resolution of Multimillion Shoe Dispute With Russia

    03/23/2005 2:25:32 PM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 258+ views
    MosNews ^ | 22.03.2005
    Chinese government officials and shoemakers will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 23, to find a solution to a crisis that was sparked earlier this month when Russian customs officials seized a shipment of Chinese shoes worth millions of dollars, reports Asia Times Online. The seizure took place on March 12 during an armed police raid at a warehouse in a wholesale market in Moscow. More than 100 containers of shoes worth $9.7 million were taken from Chinese merchants who were accused of smuggling the goods into Russia. The shoes were owned by about 20 export companies from China’s...
  • Japan digs in to protect ocean rights

    03/09/2005 10:26:29 AM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 11 replies · 1,042+ views ^ | March 9, 2005 | The Asahi Shimbun
    Rattled by China's development of the Chunxiao gas field in the East China Sea, the government is setting up a task force to ensure Japan's vast ocean interests are protected. The task force comprising officials from various ministries and agencies will be in place this month and operate with a focus on Okinotorishima island, Japan's southernmost point. Located more than 1,600 kilometers south of the capital, the island is part of the Ogasawara chain and comes under the jurisdiction of Tokyo. Actually, the island is two tiny islets: but its location gives Japan a huge advantage. The exclusive economic zone...
  • Japan-China tensions rise over tiny islands

    03/03/2005 3:24:13 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 6 replies · 527+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 11, 2005 | Robert Marquand
    TOKYO - In a sign of deepening popular and political animosity between China and Japan, Tokyo took formal possession this week of a tiny archipelago in the Pacific waters south of Japan. In the early morning of Feb. 9, Tokyo informed Beijing's embassy here that the Senkaku Islands would be administered by the Japanese coast guard. The unexpectedly bold action by Tokyo received little attention here. But it is seen as a "serious chess move," says one diplomat, in a region where power relations are being redefined, and where tensions over energy, borders, military buildups, and ethnic rivalries are palpable....
  • CA: Assembly pays Cohn's ex-aide to end dispute

    01/08/2005 9:00:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/8/05 | Ann E. Marimow
    SACRAMENTO - The state Assembly has agreed to pay $49,000 to a former aide to Rebecca Cohn who accused the Democratic legislator from Campbell of creating an uncomfortable, sexually charged work environment. In all, the Assembly will have paid Cohn's former press secretary, Erika Weaver-Taylor, $119,000 in taxpayer funds to stay home from work for 10 months. The settlement, made public Friday, ends a yearlong investigation by a key legislative committee. But it does not end the public dispute. The legal resolution allowed Cohn and Weaver-Taylor to speak out for the first time in months about the allegations. Cohn called...
  • Land intervention by the Venezuelan Government: It’s all about populism

    01/05/2005 6:03:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 203+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 5, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Governor of the State of Cojedes announced yesterday that on Saturday they will begin the “intervention” of the Hato El Charcote farm, owned by British company Vestey, under the decree issued by that Governor in mid-December. The concept of “intervention” does not exist in Venezuelan jurisprudence, so that it is unclear exactly what it means. According to the Governor: “The intervention will be performed with all of the machinery of the State to establish the first beachhead of the “Free land and Men Mission…With the aid of all of the Armed Forces and police forces and the authorities of...
  • Wilderness Massacre

    11/22/2004 6:19:28 AM PST · by crushelits · 55 replies · 2,013+ views ^ | Nov, 22, 2004 |
    Five Hunters Killed in Wisconsin Dispute BIRCHWOOD, Wis. — A deer hunter shot and killed five people and injured three others in northwestern Wisconsin following a dispute about a tree stand during the hunt's opening weekend, authorities said.The 36-year-old alleged gunman, who lives in the Minneapolis area, was arrested Sunday afternoon, Sawyer County (search) sheriff's officials said. Jake Hodgkinson, a deputy at the county jail, identified the suspect as Chai Vang but would give no additional details.The incident began when two hunters were returning to their rural cabin on private land in Sawyer County when they saw the suspect in one of...
  • CA: Judge recuses San Diego bench from mayoral dispute

    11/11/2004 5:51:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/11/04 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The presiding judge of the San Diego Superior Court recused all 124 judges on the bench from hearing a lawsuit attempting to block write-in candidate Councilwoman Donna Frye from becoming mayor. Judge John Einhorn said he made the decision Wednesday because one of Frye's election rivals, incumbent Mayor Dick Murphy, was a judge for 15 years before he was elected mayor in 2000. Several judges have contributed to Murphy's campaigns, and Einhorn wanted to avoid any appearance of favoritism. Einhorn arranged with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George to have the case heard by Charles...
  • Court battle likely in Calif. dispute over tribal casino games

    11/10/2004 10:26:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 270+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/10/04 | Chris T. Nyugen - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Setting up a likely court battle, one of two Southern California tribes accused by the state of illegally operating machines that look and feel like slot machines on Wednesday refused to remove them from its casino floor. Mark Macarro, chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, said the tribe will sue Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration if it attempts to restrict the tribe from operating the machines. He said they are permitted under the current gambling agreements. "The governor's office will have to realize they're in error and back off or we're continue to fight...
  • Dispute Over Classification Of New Species Of Prehistoric 'Human'

    10/30/2004 7:53:02 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 993+ views
    ABC Net ^ | 10-28-2004 | Alison Caldwell
    Dispute over classification of new species of prehistoric 'human' The World Today - Thursday, 28 October , 2004 12:22:00 Reporter: Alison Caldwell ELEANOR HALL: The discovery of the dwarf humans or hobbits, as we just heard one the scientists calling them, has generated enormous interest and excitement among anthropologists around the world. But not all of them agree with the Australian scientists that this is a new species of human. Jeffrey Schwartz, who is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh in the Untied States, says while the discovery is extraordinary, the creature is more like an ape than...
  • Democrats Claim Minority Intimidation at the Poll

    10/14/2004 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies · 1,834+ views
    WXYZ ABC Detroit ^ | October 14, 2004 | Web produced by Christine Lasek
    Several Detroit leaders are encouraging minorities to vote this November, and warning they will not put up with voter intimidation. State democratic leaders claim opponents are going out of their way to intimidate minorities. So they’re rallying thousands of volunteers to help monitor poll booths on Election Day. Detroit’s former mayor Dennis Archer says fair elections in the US send a powerful message overseas. Former Mayor Dennis Archer explained, "We have an obligation here if we want to promote democracy around the world to demonstrate democracy by allowing people to vote free of intimidation." The chairman of the State Democratic...
  • Contract dispute to keep two Munchkins from annual Oz Festival (Lollipop Kid,1st Trumpeter)

    09/01/2004 11:03:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 718+ views
    CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) - Two top Munchkins won't be taking the Yellow Brick Road to Chesterton's annual Oz Festival this month because of a contract dispute. Jerry Maren, who played the Lollipop Kid in "The Wizard of Oz," and Karl Slover, who played the First Trumpeter in the 1939 musical, have been regular attendees at past festivals in the town about 15 miles east of Gary. But the two former Munchkins were "disinvited" this year following a flap over their agent's request that organizers pay his travel expenses, said Karen Spallina, president of Lakeshore Festival and Events. Two other former...
  • Lights Go Out Across France In Privatisation Dispute

    06/15/2004 7:30:42 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 222+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-16-2004 | Jon Henley
    Lights go out across France in privatisation dispute Jon Henley in Paris Wednesday June 16, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Six French cities were plunged into darkness and several leading government figures had their power supply cut yesterday when the trade union CGT led a national day of action against plans to partly privatise the state electricity utility, EDF. Both Nicolas Sarkozy, the finance minister and the communist-linked CGT, supported by three other unions, said they would not back down as parliament debated the privatisation bill and more than 6,000 power workers took to the streets in Paris alone. Bernard Thibault,...
  • US liberal radio flames out in LA, Chicago over billing dispute

    04/15/2004 9:36:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 172+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Apr 15, 4:24 PM ET | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) - A liberal radio start-up touted as a counterweight to right-wing talk radio has been yanked from the airwaves in two of its top markets amid an acrimonious billing dispute, according to network representatives. The broadcaster that rents air time to Air America in Los Angeles and Chicago pulled the plug on the network in those two cities Wednesday, just two weeks after its much-ballyhooed launch. Executives with Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc., which owns Air America affiliates WNTD-950 AM in Chicago and KBLA-1580 AM in Los Angeles, claims Air America bounced checks and fell behind on its...
  • Mischief leads to serious charge

    03/18/2004 6:04:33 AM PST · by jtminton · 7 replies · 201+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 03/18/2004 | Deanna Boyd
    FORT WORTH - It was a teen-age prank that got out of hand. One minute, Martha Alcaraz was being awakened by her 17-year-old daughter and told that someone was throwing rocks at the girl's window. The next, she was staring through a car windshield at the female teen-age culprits, demanding that they get out. She wanted them to clean up the toilet paper that streamed from her trees, the paintballs and eggs that coated her front door, the obscene chalk drawings on the sidewalk and front porch. And she wanted their names. "I was telling them, 'Just get out of...
  • China, Korea Dispute Ancient Kingdom

    02/01/2004 12:54:03 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 327+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1-31-2004 | Sang-Hun Choe
    China, Korea Dispute Ancient Kingdom By SANG-HUN CHOE Associated Press Writer January 31, 2004, 9:40 PM EST SEOUL, South Korea -- The ancient kingdom of Koguryo, famed for its mighty castles and horseback warriors, has sprung back to life in a "war of history" between South Korea and China that carries alarming modern-day implications. The dispute has raised diplomatic hackles and symbolizes what many say are rival geopolitical designs on Northeast Asia, a region rich in conflict and currently riled over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs. The wrangling could also influence the way future borders are drawn between two of...
  • North Korea says time is not on U.S. side in nuclear dispute

    01/15/2004 4:58:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 203+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/15/04 | George Gedda - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korean officials told an American expert on Korea that they see no urgency in ending the impasse over its nuclear weapons programs because delays will give the country more time to expand its nuclear arsenal. Charles Pritchard, a former State Department official, met with the North Koreans last week as part of a private visit that included a trip with American colleagues to the country's main nuclear site at Yongbyon, north of Pyongyang. Pritchard said he was told by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan: "Time is not on the U.S. side. Lapses of...
  • Dispute Puts Mideast Summit in Doubt

    11/24/2003 6:51:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 96+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/03 | Mark Lavie - AP
    JERUSALEM - Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Monday he was ready for a summit with Ariel Sharon (news - web sites), but only if the Israeli premier agreed to move on some tough Palestinian demands, including halting the construction of a West Bank security barrier. Sharon said he would not accept preconditions for a summit, and the dispute threatened hopes for a decisive effort to end three years of violence and jump-start the stalled "road map" peace plan. Momentum seemed to be building in recent days toward such a push after the main Palestinian militant groups agreed to a...
  • Britain And France In Dispute Over Cave Art

    10/16/2003 10:47:34 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 717+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-16-2003 | Philip Delves
    Britain and France in dispute over cave art By Philip Delves Broughton in Paris (Filed: 16/10/2003) The age of the cave paintings at Chauvet, the Sistine Chapel of palaeolithic art in south eastern France, has become the subject of a war of words between British and French archaeologists. The British claim the French may have exaggerated their age by 18,000 years under official pressure to promote them as the oldest cave paintings in the world. In its final report on the paintings, released this week, a French culture ministry rejected the allegations and called the British dating methods "too slow...
  • Superbomb ignites science dispute (Got Hafnium?)

    09/27/2003 10:05:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,618+ views ^ | 9/27/03 | Keay Davidson - SF Chronicle
    <p>The Pentagon's pursuit of a new kind of nonnuclear super-weapon has sparked a behind-the-scenes revolt among its elite scientific advisers, some of whom reject the scheme as pseudoscience.</p> <p>The military's goal is to develop a bomb that might be far more powerful than existing conventional weapons of the same size. Precisely targeted, such a weapon could take out targets -- such as underground caverns that conceal weapons of mass destruction -- without posing the severe political risks of using nuclear bombs.</p>
  • Dispute over test for toxic shock syndrome

    09/24/2003 1:50:03 PM PDT · by bedolido · 198+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 09/24/03 | Eugenie Samuel Reich
    A tampon maker says it may try to develop a test for genetic susceptibility to toxic shock syndrome, based on the results of a study announced last week. But critics dispute the study's conclusions, and warn that the work might be used to help companies fight lawsuits from women who contract the illness after using tampons. Each year in the US alone, several thousand women develop menstrual toxic shock. The symptoms include fever, vomiting and, in five per cent of cases, lethal organ failure. The illness is caused by build-up of the toxin TSST-1. It is made by Staphylococcus aureus...
  • Former Nixon Aide Disputes New Watergate Claim

    08/01/2003 2:01:14 AM PDT · by yonif · 19 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed July 30, 2003 09:22 PM ET
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - There is no evidence, archival or otherwise, to back up a recent claim that President Richard M. Nixon personally ordered the Watergate break-in, a onetime top aide to the late president said on Wednesday. John Taylor, the executive director of the Nixon Foundation, said in a statement that he was surprised by the assertion by Nixon's former deputy campaign director Jeb Stuart Magruder that he had overheard Nixon giving the order in a phone call to former Attorney General John Mitchell, who headed Nixon's reelection effort. Magruder, in a PBS documentary that aired on Wednesday, said...
  • CA: Dispute emerges on whether election will include successor vote

    07/24/2003 7:50:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 176+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/24/03 | John Marelius
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gray Davis will be the first statewide elected official in California history to face a recall election. Last night, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley certified the recall, which could come as early as Sept. 23. That would give potential candidates until Saturday to make up their minds. Clouding the process is a dispute that erupted yesterday among lawyers and elected officials over a long-held presumption that the recall election would include a vote for a replacement if Davis were unseated. The once lightly regarded Republican-led Davis recall petition drive turned into a tidal wave that generated nearly...
  • Area Sites Used To Dispute Clovis/Extinction Link

    03/29/2003 5:00:52 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 491+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 3-29-2003 | Mike Stark
    Area sites used to dispute Clovis/extinction link By MIKE STARK Gazette Wyoming Bureau It's time to stop pointing an accusatory finger at some of the earliest people in North America, researchers say. For decades, the Clovis people have been blamed for exterminating as many as 35 types of animals more than 11,000 years ago, including mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats, camels and other mammals that roamed the continent during the Pleistocene era. A study published this month in the Journal of World Prehistory says there's no evidence that the Clovis people hunted big-game animals into extinction. "There's just absolutely no support...
  • Hamas-Fatah Dispute Over Which Jews To Murder

    01/15/2003 2:38:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 221+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan 15, 2003 | staff
    Despite the "ceasefire" agreement purportedly reached in London yesterday, Hamas announced today that it would continue to murder Israelis. Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a leading Hamas figure in Gaza, denied today that all the terror organizations had agreed to call off attacks until after the Israeli elections. Yasser Arafat was reported yesterday to have agreed to enforce a "no attack" period until the elections, during which civilians of pre-1967 Israel would be exempt from being murdered. Arab affairs journalist Tzvi Yechezkeli told Arutz-7 today that though Arafat signed on the agreement, "this doesn't mean that the other terrorist groups agree to...
  • Apology and Correction

    01/15/2003 11:05:41 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies · 241+ views
    FrontPage ^ | January 15, 2003 | Serge Trifkovic
    Correction of Statements Made On This Site About Serge Trifkovic: Frontpage regrets characterizations of Serge Trifkovic, author of Sword of Islam, that were made in an article by Stephen Schwartz (CAIR's Axis of Evil) to the effect that Trifkovic, is an Islamophobe, is associated with Pravda or, and "was the main advocate in the West for the regime of Slobodan Milosevic." Serge Trifkovic is not associated with either Pravda or He was not a supporter of Slobodan Milsoevic. He is not an Islamophobe nor would Frontpage have given extensive space to a summary of his book if he...
  • Maine:Republicans argue disputed ballots should be counted

    11/25/2002 8:19:27 AM PST · by SheLion · 6 replies · 201+ views ^ | 25 November 2002 | Glenn Adams
    <p>AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) In the midst of a ballot recount that will determine control of the state Senate, Republicans asked a court to force disputed ballots to be included in the tally.</p> <p>At last count, Democrat Christopher Hall led Republican opponent Leslie Fossel by nine votes, widening his unofficial election day lead of two votes.</p>
  • CIA accused of Eritrea 'coup plot' (DISPUTE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ALERT)

    10/21/2002 10:50:47 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 382+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 21, 2002 | Alex Last
    The Eritrean Government has reacted furiously to criticism from the US State Department. The US State Department called on the Eritrean Government to release two local employees of the US embassy in Eritrea who have been in detention since last year; Ali Alamin and Kiflom Gebremichael. It also urged the Eritrean Government to grant them an open and fair trail and "respect fundamental human rights." The Eritrean Foreign Ministry released a statement which said it totally rejected the state department's position, and called on it to refrain from unwarranted intervention. But the statement also contains some surprises, with the government...
  • U.S. experts step in to mediate Israel-Lebanon water dispute

    09/17/2002 10:06:02 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 10 replies · 164+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 9/17/2002 | Israel Insider
    A delegation of American experts, including a State Department official who specializes in water issues in the Middle East, visited the controversial pumping site on the Wazzani River in southern Lebanon as Israeli leaders warned that diversion of the river waters "was unacceptable" and would escalate tensions between Israel and Lebanon. American diplomats are expected to step up efforts to mediate between the sides. American water expert Jim Franckiewicz, based in Amman, Jordan, traveled to southern Lebanon on Monday, accompanied by U.S. embassy and Lebanese officials, to watch workers laying pipes to pump water from the Wazzani River for use...