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  • Hamas announces calming of tensions along Gaza border

    05/04/2016 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Hamas announced on Wednesday night that it had reached understandings with Israel on calming the tensions along the Gaza border and stopping the fire towards southern Israel. One of the leaders of the organization said that in return, Israel had undertaken upon itself not to conduct operations inside Gaza. Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, commenting on Facebook on the understandings, said they had been reached with Egyptian mediation. “What happened on the Gaza border was a Zionist attempt to apply a new reality on the border. This required Hamas to rise up in order to prevent the tools of the...
  • Rising Tensions Between Jordan, Palestinian Authority

    06/22/2015 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/6/15 | B. Shanee
    Two recent events aggravated the existing political disputes and tensions between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA). On May 22, 2015 worshippers disrupted a Friday sermon delivered at Al-Aqsa mosque by Jordanian chief qadi Ahmad Hulail, who was visiting the mosque at the head of a high-level Jordanian delegation. Also in late May, the Arab media reported that Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, who holds dual Palestinian and Jordanian citizenship, refused to back the Jordanian candidate for the presidency of FIFA, King 'Abdallah's half-brother Prince 'Ali Bin Al-Hussein. These two incidents sparked furious reactions from the...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Border Tensions So High Top US Law Enforcement Officials Afraid to Enter Mexico

    10/21/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/14
    While trying to work on initiatives to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs flooding our border with Mexico, Arpaio said, "I'll tell you whats sad, all the top law enforcement officials told me don't go into Mexico." "Isn't that sad law enforcement is afraid to cross that border and go inside Mexico. I just cant believe it," he added. "I did talk to four federal officers, I had to stick my arm through the fence to shake their hands."
  • North Korea Just Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese Border, Rising Tensions

    08/20/2014 9:53:20 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bobby Yip
    North Korea Just Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese Border In A Sign Of Rising Tensions Jeremy BenderAugust 20, 2014 In a sign of the continuing decline in relations between North Korea and China, Pyongyang moved a number of tanks and armored vehicles away from South Korea to the Chinese border, according to The Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source. North Korea has reportedly deployed 80 tanks to Ryanggang Province, directly across the border from China. The tanks were reinforced with armored infantry units, multiple rocket launchers, and a sharpshooter brigade. According to Chosun Ilbo, this...
  • US sending extra combat unit to South Korea

    01/07/2014 6:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The U.S. is sending an additional Army combat force of 800 soldiers to South Korea with tanks and armored troop carriers. A brief Pentagon announcement said the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to two locations in South Korea on Feb. 1....
  • Tensions Raise Specter of Gas at $5 a Gallon

    02/29/2012 10:18:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/29/12 | Clifford Krauss
    Houston - Gasoline for $5 a gallon? The possibility is hardly far-fetched. With no clear end to tensions with Iran and Syria and rising demand from countries like China, gas prices are already at record highs for the winter months — averaging $4.32 in California and $3.73 a gallon nationally on Wednesday, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. As summer approaches, demand for gasoline rises, typically pushing prices up around 20 cents a gallon. And gas prices could rise another 50 cents a gallon or more, analysts say, if the diplomatic and economic standoff over Iran’s nuclear ambitions escalates
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Obama U.N. agenda aims to lower Mideast tensions

    09/16/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/16/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing a U.N. showdown over Palestinian statehood, President Barack Obama plans talks with feuding Israeli and Turkish leaders and renewed efforts to revive Middle East peace talks in a diplomatic push next week to ease rising regional tensions. Obama will meet Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu separately on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the White House said on Friday. The president will urge the two U.S. allies to heal a damaging diplomatic split over the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a Gaza-bound aid convoy, a...
  • Vietnam: China’s War games in the East Sea

    08/14/2011 1:02:50 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    VietNamNet - China placed bricks that build the foundation for today’s disputes to seek control of the East Sea over 20 years ago. What will China think and do in the next 10, 20 or 40 years? It is not strange that after making threats of using forces against Vietnam on the Global Times on June 21 2011, a high-ranking meeting between China and Vietnam was held to confirm the both sides’ respect of the 16-golden words of good neighborhood. The two events are only four days from each other, with absolutely different signals from central agencies of China. The...
  • U.S. berates Bahrain, Gulf allies as tensions spread

    03/16/2011 8:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/16/11 | Lin Noueihed - Reuters
    MANAMA (Reuters) – The United States said Bahrain was on the "wrong track" in trying to crush Shi'ite protests in the Sunni-ruled island, rare criticism that highlighted concern the crackdown could ignite a wider regional conflict. Bahraini forces used tanks and helicopters on Wednesday to clear a protest camp set up by youths from the Shi'ite Muslim majority which complains of discrimination by the Sunni royal family. Three police and three protesters were killed. The unrest has brought an influx of troops to Bahrain from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbors Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, who fear the...
  • Tensions in Orange County Jewish Community EruptThe cause? A UC Irvine talk by the co-founder of

    12/04/2010 7:26:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Reut Cohen
    Tensions in the Orange County Jewish community are high following a UC Irvine talk by George S. Rishmawi, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The talk triggered a barrage of letters from various divisions of the Jewish community, which in turn lead to the unusually high internal fractiousness. ISM is a well-organized anti-Israel movement purporting to be a non-violent initiative, despite demonstrated support for the late Yasser Arafat and ISM members’ assistance to known terrorists. Israel banned ISM foreign activists in April of 2003, following a terror attack perpetrated by British Muslims at a pub in Tel Aviv. Rishmawi,...
  • NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum

    07/23/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 4+ views
    yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer
    HANOI, Vietnam – North Korea inflamed tensions over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship by threatening the United States and South Korea on Friday with a "physical response" if they carry out naval maneuvers this weekend. The U.S. refused to back down. The latest threat came four months after the sinking of a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors. The North has been blamed, but vehemently denies any involvement. In Vietnam for a Southeast Asian regional security forum, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a North Korean official traded barbs over the sinking, the four-day...
  • 'Scud reports add to tensions'

    07/02/2010 4:21:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 7/2/10 | staff
    UN report says it found no proof of allegations of Hizbullah Scuds. Israeli accusations that Syria provided Scud missiles to Hizbullah has increased tension in the region, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a report on Friday quoted by Reuters. "Such tensions once again illustrate the importance of control by Lebanon over its borders and of the respect by all member states for the prohibition against transferring arms [in violation of Security Council resolution 1701]," said the report. Ban also wrote that the UN did not find any evidence that could verify the transfer of Scud missiles to Hizbullah.
  • US warns NKorea not to 'aggravate tensions'

    06/25/2010 1:50:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States warned North Korea Friday to refrain from "actions that aggravate tensions," amid concerns that Pyongyang may be preparing for a new round of missile tests. A State Department spokesman said Washington was aware of a North Korean notification that it was declaring a 9-day "no sail" zone off its western coast, which in the past has signalled the onset of missile tests. "North Korea should refrain from actions that aggravate tensions," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said. "We would hate to see North Korea go through another round of missile launches." The South Korea...
  • Tensions over Israel high on Canada campuses

    04/16/2010 3:43:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 371+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/16/10 | James Martin
    Anti-Israel agitation has come to light in Canada following an alleged machete attack on pro-Israel students in Ottawa last week. The students, both well-known for their pro-Israel views, were reportedly assaulted after leaving local lounge in the early hours of the morning on April 5. The alleged assaulters included a large group of anti-Israel agitators, one of whom was wielding a machete. One of the alleged victims, who said he and his friend were subject to derogatory and anti-Semitic slurs during the assault, was a local organizer of B'nai Brith's recent Imagine With Us pro-Israel campus initiative - a movement...
  • Q+A - Is North Korea crisis cooling off or heating up?

    09/09/2009 4:12:05 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 742+ views
    Reuters India ^ | September 9, 2009 | Jon Herskovitz
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States moved on Tuesday to freeze the assets of two North Korean entities believed to be involved in atomic and missile programmes, raising pressure on Pyongyang to resume disarmament talks. Pyongyang has been sending out conflicting messages. In August, it made a series of conciliatory gestures, followed this month by more nuclear threats and then straining ties with Seoul by releasing water from a dam on a river flowing across the border, triggering a flash flood that killed six South Koreans. WHAT ARE NORTH KOREA'S LEADERS UP TO? Destitute North Korea wants cash and an...
  • Tensions soar between Israeli UN delegation, Al-Jazeera

    07/13/2009 3:54:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 278+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 7/13/09 | Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent
    The ongoing tension between the Israeli delegation to the United Nations and the Al Jazeera bureau at the international organization headquarters has reached new heights recently. The Arab network's chief UN correspondent, Khaled Dawoud, has accused the Israeli delegation of discriminatory policies and harassment. The Israeli diplomats, for their part, have accused Dawoud of disruptive behavior and of exploiting press conferences and events with Israeli officials as a podium to bash Israel.
  • Ethnic clash in Chinese factory kills 2, hurts 118

    06/27/2009 2:19:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 469+ views
    BEIJING -- Ethnic tensions between workers at a toy factory in southern China sparked a brawl that left two dead and 118 injured, state media and a government spokesman said Saturday. The official China News Service said hundreds of workers at the Xuri Toy Factory in Shaoguan City fought for two hours before more than 400 police restored order early Friday morning. A spokesman from the Shaoguan City government said the brawl was due to tensions between Uighurs - Turkic-speaking Muslims - and Han Chinese, who make up most of China's population.
  • Mitchell seeks to ease tensions over settlements

    06/08/2009 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 387+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/8/09 | HERB KEINON
    US Mideast envoy George Mitchell's first endeavor upon landing in Israel Monday night was to try and lower the volume in the US dispute with Israel over settlement construction. Mitchell emphatically denied he had said, as was reported Sunday in the Hebrew press, that the days of Israel lying to the US over settlements were over.

    06/07/2009 3:30:18 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 152 replies · 7,795+ views ^ | 06/07/09 | Drudge
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  • Dutch Anti-Semitic Protestors Sentenced as Tensions Rise

    02/08/2009 12:09:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2/8/09 | Avraham Zuroff
    ( A Dutch magistrate gave one man a € 400 fine and another 30 hours community service and a three-week suspended prison sentence for shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a demonstration against Israel's military operations in Gaza. The two protestors were found guilty of shouting “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” during a demonstration by about 100 people in the center of the city of Utrecht last month. The judge stated that he wanted to send a message that such behavior would not be tolerated, the ANP news agency reports. “You can shout many things at a demonstration, but this is...
  • Intraparty tensions could cleave Dems (RATS are worried?)

    12/21/2008 5:49:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 979+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/21/08 | Manu Raju
    Intraparty tensions could cleave DemsManu Raju – 2 hrs 16 mins ago Senate Republicans say they're ready to work across the aisle with Barack Obama, but it's not exactly a mission of mercy: Republicans senators hope to dodge charges of obstructionism — and they won't mind if they drive a wedge between Obama and congressional Democrats in the process. "In our quest to do good policy, we're going to find a lot more areas of commonality with Obama than we are with House and Senate Democrats," said one senior Senate GOP aide. "When Obama and congressional Republicans do work together,...
  • Tensions rise as 2008 White House votes loom

    12/29/2007 2:24:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 204+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/29/07 | Stephen Collinson
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AFP) - White House candidates battled in dueling rallies and airwaves saturated with attacks ads Saturday, five days before Iowa activists make their picks in the first 2008 nominating contests. Democratic hopeful Barack Obama turned his fire on rival John Edwards, and kept up the heat on former first lady Hillary Clinton, in the latest hostilities in a running soundbite joust over who can best spark change. Republican rivals Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney meanwhile swapped jabs, betraying rising tensions as candidates criss-crossed the frigid state chasing wide-open party nominations, ahead of the leadoff caucuses on Thursday....
  • U.S., Russia Envoys Seek to Cool Tension

    02/25/2007 9:57:25 AM PST · by Dysart · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2-25-07 | DESMOND BUTLER
    WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. and Russian diplomats on Sunday tried to play down concerns about a Cold War revival set off by Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Washington is fostering a global arms race.But Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could not put aside disagreements about a proposed U.S. missile defense system in Europe. Lavrov wrote in Sunday's Washington Post that Putin's recent remarks have been widely misinterpreted."From the reaction of some Western journalists and politicians, one would think that the Russian president wished to ignite a blast of anti-American rhetoric to spark another...
  • US-Russia tensions in spotlight at Munich security conference

    02/09/2007 9:38:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 479+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/07 | Nick Coleman
    MUNICH (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin is expected to assert a Russian view of global security sharply at odds with that of the United States, when he speaks at a security conference. Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the key speakers at the Munich Conference on Security Policy, an annual high-level gathering that examines current thinking on conflicts worldwide. The conference, which began with a speech on Friday by Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and concludes on Sunday, will also see one of the first speeches abroad from new US Defence Secretary Robert Gates. Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali...
  • UK 'Must Tackle Ethnic Tensions'

    08/24/2006 4:46:08 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 212+ views
    UK 'must tackle ethnic tensions' Segregation problems were blamed for 2001's Bradford riots Tensions between people of different ethnic groups and faiths in British society must be tackled, says Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly. Ms Kelly launched a Commission on Integration and Cohesion, calling for a "new and honest" debate on diversity. The body, which will start work next month, will look at how communities in England tackle tensions and extremism. But Ms Kelly says it will not look at whether faith schools are a good thing as parents should have a choice. "The government is aware that society is fragmenting...
  • Immigration tensions spark flag-burning in A.J. (Mexican Flag Burned)

    03/31/2006 4:49:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,555+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | March 31, 2006 | Blake Herzog
    This week’s tensions over immigration reform literally caught fire in the East Valley on Thursday when students raised a Mexican flag over Apache Junction High School — and then other students yanked it down and burned it. “I know (they) shouldn’t have burned the Mexican flag,” said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. “I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me.” He said the turbulence was tied to the newsmaking debates in the state Legislature and in Congress, where ideas from offering illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship to making them felons are being considered....
  • Iran Builds A Secret Underground Complex As Nuclear Tensions Rise

    03/11/2006 5:14:32 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Iran builds a secret underground complex as nuclear tensions rise By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 12/03/2006) Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear programme, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. The complex of rooms and offices beneath the Abbas Abad district in the north of the capital is designed to serve as a bolthole and headquarters for the country's rulers as military tensions mount. Iran uses small attack boats to simulate assaults on US warships The recently completed command centre is...
  • Unexpected events that will greatly affect 2008 US elections?

    12/29/2005 7:05:41 AM PST · by Wuli · 26 replies · 870+ views
    AP ^ | December 29. 2005 | Peter Enav/AP
    BEIJING (AP) - China accused Japan on Thursday of "vile behavior" for blaming the suicide of a Japanese diplomat on Chinese agents, setting off a new round of tensions between the Asian rivals. China's Foreign Ministry criticized a statement by a Japanese government official Wednesday that the Japanese consulate official in Shanghai killed himself in May 2004 as a result of "an impermissible act by the Chinese security authorities." The diplomat's identity has not been released by authorities because of privacy concerns, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said.
  • Entrants [ILLEGAL ALIENS] seeking work arrested Neighbor complaints bring action

    11/19/2005 6:05:19 AM PST · by Borax Queen · 70 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11.19.2005 | Michael Marizco
    Tensions are rising in a neighborhood where border crossers who gather on a street corner south of Downtown to be hired for the day mix with dope dealers, alcoholics and thieves. Neighbors - including Southside Presbyterian Church, home base of the No More Deaths border activists - have complained to police about the day laborers. Those complaints culminated in the arrest of 20 illegal border crossers by U.S. Border Patrol agents at South Ninth Avenue and East 23rd Street on Monday. Such operations by the Border Patrol are rare in the area. This South Side neighborhood is a popular pickup...
  • Dallas meeting on rebuilding New Orleans stirred tensions

    09/17/2005 12:13:05 PM PDT · by gpapa · 23 replies · 1,318+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | September 17, 2005 | Robert Travis Scott
    BATON ROUGE – Twelve days after Hurricane Katrina, as the worst of the storm’s physical perils subsided, about 60 business people and public officials from New Orleans gathered in Dallas with Mayor Ray Nagin to begin a discussion on the future of the city.
  • CA: Tensions rise along San Diego Border between Minutemen, protesters

    07/26/2005 7:24:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,073+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/26/05 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO - Clashes between California Minutemen and protesters are heating up along the Mexican border with reports of shots fired and an alleged scuffle between a state senator's aide and a university professor. The confrontation between University of California, Riverside, ethnic studies professor Armando Navarro and Mark Belgen, an aide to Sen. Bill Morrow, R-Carlsbad, allegedly occurred July 16 in the border town of Campo. The area, about 40 miles southeast of San Diego, is where several dozen anti-illegal immigrant activists have set up watch for migrants crossing the border. They are expected to continue patrols through Aug. 7....
  • Stamps renew racial tensions with Mexico (Day 2)

    06/30/2005 9:49:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,023+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/30/05 | Mark Stevenson - AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - U.S. activists called on the Mexican government to withdraw a postage stamp depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, saying the offense was worse than recent remarks about blacks made by President Vicente Fox. Mexico defended the series of five stamps released Wednesday, which depicts a child character from a comic book started in the 1940s that is still published in Mexico. But the Rev. Jesse Jackson said President Bush should pressure Mexico to withdraw the stamps from the market, saying they "insult people around the world." "The impact of this is worse...
  • Iran tests new powerful missile

    05/30/2005 11:59:58 PM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Iran has tested a new missile using solid-fuel technology that matches the more than 2,000 kilometer (1,280 mile) range of its Shahab-3 rocket, the Islamic republic's defence minister was quoted as saying Tuesday. Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said the test, carried out on Sunday, was "100 percent successful." Iran has recently upgraded the Shahab-3 ballistic missile, believed to be based on a North Korean design, to have a range of at least 2,000 kilometres --leaving arch-enemy Israel and US bases in the region well within range. The Shahab-3 is based on liquid-fuel technology. Tehran's rapid progress on its ballistic missile...
  • Anticipating Report on Baghdad Shooting, U.S.-Italy Tension Rises

    04/26/2005 5:26:37 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 8 replies · 510+ views
    New York Times online ^ | 4/26/05 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    ROME, April 26 - Tensions between the United States and Italy surged today, as Italian politicians and citizens reacted furiously to leaked reports in the Italian news media that a joint investigation into the shooting death of an Italian agent in Baghdad would absolve American soldiers of guilt in the incident.

    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!
  • Tensions Rise Between Nader, Opponents

    08/18/2004 5:04:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 377+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/04 | Brad Cain - AP
    SALEM, Ore. - Accusations of dirty tricks are rare in Oregon politics, but Ralph Nader (news - web sites)'s presidential campaign has sparked charges and countercharges between his campaign and backers of Democratic nominee John Kerry (news - web sites). Union officials who support Kerry accused Nader's backers this week of engaging in widespread fraud and forgery in gathering signatures to place Nader on the Nov. 2 ballot in this battleground state. Nader's supporters countered that Democrats and their union allies are resorting to "gangster" tactics by bullying and intimidating signature-gatherers in hopes of thwarting Nader's petition drive. Nader, a...
  • Tensions Rise Over Cave Trip Farce (Brits In Mexico)

    03/28/2004 2:32:12 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 160+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-28-2004 | Mark Townsend
    Tensions rise over cave trip farce MoD scotches wild theories claiming it told Mexico about expedition Mark Townsend Sunday March 28, 2004 The Observer (UK) Diplomatic tensions over six Britons being held in Mexico after being rescued from flooded underground caves increased last night when it emerged Ministry of Defence officials had told Mexican authorities of the cavers' precise plans over a month ago. The Observer has also learnt that the potholers, freed from a cave beneath the Mexican jungle on Friday after being trapped for eight days, had explored the same caves two years ago. The men were arrested...
  • CA: Tensions rising as standoff on budget reaches 3 weeks

    07/23/2003 10:32:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/23/03 | Ann E. Marimow
    <p>SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gray Davis' top finance official lashed out at a GOP lawmaker in a fiery finger-pointing confrontation Tuesday after a press conference where Republicans accused Democrats of holding up the budget for political gain, a scene that underscores the rising tension in the Capitol as the standoff passed the three-week mark.</p>
  • "FREEPER REPORT": 5/31/03 Visit to KOREAN DMZ and Panmunjom Area; Tensions Rising (Pics to Follow)

    05/31/2003 7:58:45 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 611+ views
    AmericanInTokyo (reporting from Seoul, Korea) ^ | 1 June 2003 | AmericanInTokyo
    [Report by Freeper "AmericanInTokyo" from the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 31 May 2003.]This is a quick, frontline report for the readers of Free Republic, provided by "AmericanInTokyo". An investigative visit was conducted Saturday (yesterday) by myself and about 25 others to the sensitive/tense Joint Security Area (JSA) just north of Seoul, Korea, which is maintained jointly by the North Koreans and the US/ROK military at the village of Panmunjom on the Korean DMZ at the 38th Parallel.The trip was significant in view of recent escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States (and South Korea) in terms of North...
  • Tensions Boil Over Between Kurds And Arabs In North

    04/13/2003 6:27:44 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-14-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Tensions boil over between Kurds and Arabs in northBy Patrick Cockburn in Kirkuk 14 April 2003 At least eight people were killed in gun battles between Iraqi Kurds and Arab tribes south of Kirkuk yesterday as Arabs in northern Iraq become increasingly nervous of the Kurdish advance south. The fighting was around the town of Hawi Jah on the road between the Iraqi oil centre of Kirkuk and the city of Tikrit. "It has been chaos. The Kurds are here to steal, and have killed some of our people while trying to rob them on the road," said one leader...
  • CA: Anti-war movement taking shape despite tensions between factions

    01/17/2003 9:07:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 258+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/17/03 | Dana Hull
    <p>Tom Pierce, of Middletown, addressed an anti-war meeting in San Francisco this week sponsored by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.</p> <p>In the second big wave of anti-war protests, tens of thousands of people will converge in San Francisco and Washington on Saturday to oppose a U.S. invasion of Iraq. The demonstrations, planned to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the 12th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War, are expected to eclipse turnouts in October and be the largest protests since the Vietnam War era.</p>