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  • Cheney: Iran Supports Terror, Threatens Middle East Peace

    10/22/2007 4:31:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 111+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2007 – The regime in Iran actively supports terrorism and is directly involved in efforts to disrupt U.S. and allied efforts to stabilize Iraq, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said during a speech yesterday. The Quds Force, a branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, is trying to establish a terrorist organization within Iraq that’s dedicated to destabilizing the Iraqi government, Cheney told members of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy at a gathering in Leesburg, Va. “Operating largely in the shadows, Iran attempts to hide its hands through the use of militants who target and...
  • China Threatens 'Nuclear Option' Of Dollar Sales (Oops!)

    08/07/2007 10:52:02 AM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-7-2007 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Last Updated: 6:00pm BST 07/08/2007 The Chinese government has begun a concerted campaign of economic threats against the United States, hinting that it may liquidate its vast holding of US treasuries if Washington imposes trade sanctions to force a yuan revaluation. Two officials at leading Communist Party bodies have given interviews in recent days warning - for the first time - that Beijing may use its $1.33 trillion (£658bn) of foreign reserves as a political weapon to counter pressure from the US Congress. Shifts in Chinese policy are often announced...
  • Taliban threatens more kidnappings

    08/06/2007 9:52:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 303+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Rahim Faiez - ap
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan - The Taliban will keep kidnapping foreigners in Afghanistan, a purported spokesman for the group said Monday, adding that the Afghan and U.S. presidents were responsible for the fate of 21 South Korean hostages. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban, said the lives of the hostages rest in the hands of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Bush, who are holding two days of talks at Camp David, Md. "Karzai and Bush will have responsibility for whatever happens to the hostages," Ahmadi said. An Afghan doctor who runs a private clinic said he had...
  • New al-Qaida video threatens embassies

    08/05/2007 12:11:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 529+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/07 | Paul Schemm - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - An American member of al-Qaida threatened foreign diplomats and embassies across the Islamic world in a new video Sunday, saying they would targeted as "spy dens." The 1 hour, 17 minute video also featured a computer-animated recreation of a March 2006 suicide attack that killed U.S. diplomat David Foy in Karachi, Pakistan, and testimony from a man who claimed to be the bomber. "We shall continue to target you, at home and abroad, just as you target us, at home and abroad, and these spy dens and military command and control centers from which you plotted your...
  • Castro says American materialism threatens human existence

    08/04/2007 8:40:33 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 30 replies · 671+ views
    pr-inside ^ | 2007-08-04 17:03:40 -
    HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro said Saturday that consumerism in the United States, the perennial enemy of his communist government, is threatening humanity's very existence. Castro used the latest of his «Reflections of the Commander in Chief» columns to lambast American capitalism, quoting a former Russian defense official who says the world must stand up to the United States and its money-grubbing ways. «Commercial advertising and consumerism are incompatible with the survival of the species,» Castro wrote in the essay titled «Hard and Obvious Realities» and published in Cuba's two leading state-controlled newspapers. Castro turns 81 on Aug. 13 and...
  • Iraq al-Qaida group threatens Iran (Islamic State in Iraq gives Iran 2 months to get out of Iraq)

    07/08/2007 4:42:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,936+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/07 | Mammoun Youssef - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The leader of an al-Qaida umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni fighters have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Shiite-dominated Iran. "We are giving the Persians, and especially the rulers of Iran, a two month period to end all kinds of support for the Iraqi Shiite government and to stop direct and indirect intervention ... otherwise a severe war...
  • Chavez threatens to take over hospitals (if they fail to reduce health care costs)

    07/03/2007 5:01:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 884+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/3/07 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday his government will nationalize Venezuela's privately owned hospitals and clinics if they fail to reduce health care costs. "If the owners of the private clinics don't want to obey the laws, then the private clinics will be nationalized," Chavez said in a nationally televised speech. "They will become part of the public health service." Venezuela has a two-tiered health system in which wealthier, insured patients often can afford prompter, better treatment at private hospitals. "This is the evil of capitalism," Chavez said of the health care costs at private clinics. "We have...
  • Israel threatens to hit Hamas leaders

    05/21/2007 10:32:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 576+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/07 | Sakher Abu El Oun
    GAZA CITY (AFP) - Israel threatened on Monday to hit Hamas political leaders unless rocket fire from the Gaza Strip subsides, as four militants were killed in a new air raid on the lawless territory. In the latest Israeli strike, four gunmen from the radical Islamic Jihad group were killed in a car in the northern town of Jabaliya, medics and the army said. Israel will kill exiled Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshaal "at the first opportunity" and could also target prime minister Ismail Haniya, warned Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, a member of the powerful security cabinet. Meshaal, who...
  • Blair Threatens Force Over Darfur

    03/27/2007 11:01:37 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 311+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-27-2007 | Julian Borger
    Blair threatens force over Darfur Julian Borger Tuesday March 27, 2007 Guardian Unlimited )UK) African Union soldiers on patrol in the town of Muhujariya in south Darfur. Photograph: Khaled el Fiqi/EPA Tony Blair is pushing the United Nations to declare a no-fly zone over Darfur, enforced if necessary by the bombing of Sudanese military airfields used for raids on the province, the Guardian has learned. The controversial initiative comes as a classified new report by a UN panel of experts alleges Sudan has violated UN resolutions by moving arms into Darfur, conducting overflights and disguising its military planes as UN...
  • Zimbabwe threatens white farmers (white-owned farms reduced from 4,500 to around 400 since 2000)

    02/05/2007 6:34:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 127 replies · 2,456+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/07 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe's national security minister has told the country's last remaining white farmers that they will be jailed if they refuse to abide by a deadline that passed over the weekend for them to leave their farms, according to a newspaper report on Monday. The official Chronicle newspaper quoted the minister Didymus Mutasa as saying police would be "unleashed" to deal with white farmers who ignored the eviction notice. "Those farmers who do not comply with the orders to vacate the land will be dealt with severely," said the minister, known to be close to President Robert...
  • CA: Gang intimidation threatens Schwarzenegger's prison plan (Few inmates volunteer to move..)

    12/22/2006 9:49:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 761+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/22/06 | Mark Martin
    Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to ship thousands of California inmates to prisons in other states to reduce overcrowding is faltering because few prisoners - some intimidated by powerful gangs -- have volunteered to move. Well entrenched prison gangs worried about losing numbers, and control, have ordered inmates not to cooperate with corrections officials looking for volunteers to go to prisons in states like Tennessee and Arizona, according to sources familiar with the prison system. Rumors are also spreading throughout the state's 33 prisons that federal judges are poised to take over the jam-packed system and release thousands of...
  • Suspicious fire threatens communications towers

    12/19/2006 11:09:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 520+ views
    Independent Mail ^ | 12/18/06 | Pearce Adams
    TOCCOA, Ga. — About 15 volunteer firefighters and four fire trucks were needed Monday to protect a Stephens County mountaintop crammed with electronic communications equipment. The cause of the Currahee Mountain fire is not yet known, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in about an hour. None of the communications equipment, such as cell phone towers, was damaged. The terrain does not lend itself to camping or hiking, said Vernon Wilkinson, chief of the Tates Creek Volunteer Fire Department. It’s suspicious “unless you believe in spontaneous combustion,” he said. The fire, which was on federal land, is not...
  • Gusty wind threatens Macy's balloons

    11/22/2006 4:39:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/22/06 | Cristian Salazar - ap
    NEW YORK - As the giant Snoopy and Big Bird balloons began to inflate Wednesday, forecasts for powerful wind gusts threatened to keep them grounded during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade instead of floating through the corridors of Manhattan. City guidelines, established after a woman was seriously injured by a wayward balloon in 1997, call for the event's trademark inflatable characters to be grounded if winds reach 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph. The National Weather Service said wind gusts could reach 35 mph Thursday, and rain and temperatures in the 40s were forecast. Seven newly installed wind-measuring devices...
  • Bush: Terrorism Threatens U.S., Asia

    11/19/2006 2:21:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 428+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2006 -- Terrorism is a common threat shared by the United States and Asian nations, President Bush said yesterday during his weekly radio address to the nation while on a trip to Asia. The primary focus of Bush’s trip to Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam is to increase American business and trade involvement in Asia, and to explore mutual efforts to pursue energy alternatives to fossil fuels and to combat disease. The president attended the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, hosted this year in Vietnam. Besides economics, “Asia is important to America because we face common...
  • Fighting In Darfur 'Threatens 3M Lives'

    09/06/2006 6:25:10 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | David Blair
    Fighting in Darfur 'threatens 3m lives' By David Blair, Africa Correspondent (Filed: 07/09/2006) Three million lives will be at risk in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur if renewed fighting sabotages the international relief effort, Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, said yesterday. Kofi Annan says that the imminent withdrawal of the African Union soldiers puts the international relief operation in jeopardy The warning came as the African Union, an alliance of 53 countries on the continent, confirmed it will withdraw its mission from the area. Sudan's regime has told the union to remove its 5,000 soldiers and 2,000 civilian staff...
  • Mexico leftist threatens to block rival (Obrador seeks to disrupt swearing in of Calderon in Dec.)

    09/02/2006 8:32:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 890+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | Julie Watson - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's leftist presidential candidate threatened to disrupt the swearing in of his ruling party rival Saturday, a day after lawmakers blocked the outgoing president from delivering his state-of-the-nation speech to Congress in an escalating crisis over the July 2 election. Leftist legislators yelling for a recount of votes surrounded the congressional podium on Friday, leaving President Vicente Fox, wearing his presidential sash, standing at the door of the chambers with no choice but to hand in his annual, written report and leave. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he will never recognize a victory by...
  • Iran Threatens To Use 'Oil Weapon' In Nuclear Standoff (8-7-2006)

    08/06/2006 4:17:54 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-7-2006 | Simon Tisdall
    Iran threatens to use 'oil weapon' in nuclear standoff · Energy crisis would leave people 'shivering in cold'· UN deadline looms for Tehran to accept deal Simon Tisdall in Tehran Monday August 7, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Iran warned Britain and the US yesterday that the international community could face a new oil crisis if the United Nations security council imposes sanctions on Tehran over its alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons-making capability. Speaking in Tehran, Ali Larijani, the country's chief nuclear negotiator and head of the supreme national security council, said Iran would be reluctant to cut its...
  • Wildfire Threatens Phoenix Power Lines

    07/23/2006 5:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Wildfire Threatens Phoenix Power Lines Monday July 24, 2006 12:31 AM SUNFLOWER, Ariz. (AP) - A fire burning in a national forest threatened two transmission lines that send electricity to metropolitan Phoenix, officials said Sunday. Three planes dropped retardant on the fire, which was burning about 5 square miles but wasn't threatening buildings, said Emily Garber, a spokeswoman for the Tonto National Forest. It was about two miles from the power lines, two of many that bring power into the Phoenix area. Arizona Public Service, one of two major utilities serving the metro area, can use contingency plans to import...
  • Olmert Threatens 'Long War' To Free Israeli Soldier Held In Gaza

    07/09/2006 7:11:20 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 934+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2006 | Harry de Quetteville
    Olmert threatens 'long war' to free Israeli soldier held in Gaza By Harry de Quetteville in Jerusalem (Filed: 10/07/2006) Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert insisted yesterday that a military operation in Gaza to free a captive soldier and end Palestinian rocket attacks could go on indefinitely. The remains of a car hit by an Israeli rocket He said the operation was not "on a timetable". "We're talking about a long war," he said, as the army's southern region commander threatened to pound Palestinian militants for "months". Gen Yoav Galant said: "They will think twice about launching attacks when they see...
  • Israel Threatens Revenge Kidnap Of Hamas leader

    06/27/2006 5:39:49 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 583+ views
    Israel threatens revenge kidnap of Hamas leader (Filed: 27/06/2006) Israel has warned it could kidnap ministers in the Hamas-led Palestinian government, including the group's leader Khaled Meshaal, following the abduction of an Israeli soldier. Khaled Meshaal could be targeted by Israel Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Israel's infrastructure minister, told Israeli army radio:"If we start with kidnappings, Israel has no problem entering the Gaza Strip and kidnapping half the Palestinian government. "They have to understand one thing, that nobody is immune, including Khaled Meshaal. Nobody is immune." The minister also ruled out negotiating with the kidnappers. Corporal Gilad Shalit, 20, was captured after...
  • EU Privacy Ruling Threatens Chaos On Flights To US

    05/30/2006 6:00:00 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 664+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-31-2006 | David Rennie - David Millward
    EU privacy ruling threatens chaos on flights to US By David Rennie in Brussels and David Millward, Transport Correspondent (Filed: 31/05/2006) Millions of tourists and business travellers planning to fly to the United States were left in legal limbo yesterday after the European Union's highest court struck down an agreement on sharing the personal details of passengers with US authorities. Acknowledging the potentially devastating effects of its ruling, the European Court of Justice gave EU and American officials until Oct 1 to come up with a new deal. The Passenger Name Records (PNR) agreement governs 34 pieces of personal information...
  • Voter Discontent Threatens Pa. Incumbents

    05/13/2006 10:43:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 999+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/06 | Kimberly Hefling - ap
    STEELTON, Pa. - If Pennsylvania is a barometer, an endangered species list could be taking shape for incumbents in this fall's elections as increasing voter anger spreads across the political landscape. Unhappy voters tick off a list of offenses — some national, others local — in a swing state critical to deciding what party controls Congress for President Bush's last two years and to shaping the presidential race in 2008. Rising gas prices and the continuing bloodshed in Iraq have stoked the Pennsylvania discontent to levels not seen since 1994 when Republicans pushed out Democrats to seize control of the...
  • Treasure (Archaeology) Dig Threatens Bosphorus Rail Link

    05/02/2006 11:44:06 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 1,254+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-2-2006 | Sarah Rainsford
    Treasure dig threatens Bosphorus rail link By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, Istanbul The port has been uncovered at the site designated for a railway hub It's been called the project of the century: a mission to connect two continents with a $2.6bn rail-tunnel running deep beneath the Bosphorus Straits. The idea of linking the two sides of Istanbul underwater was first dreamt of by Sultan Abdul Mecit 150 years ago. See how the tunnel will cross the Bosphorus Now that Ottoman dream is finally being realised. But the modern version of that vision has hit a historical stumbling block. Istanbul...
  • Swollen Danube threatens Balkans

    04/15/2006 7:52:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 413+ views
    BBC | 4/15/06
    The River Danube has risen to its highest level since 1895 in Romania, as flooding across the Balkans continues to worsen. Tributaries swollen by snowmelt have increased the volume of the Danube to more than twice its normal April level. The Romanian authorities have begun flooding farmland to ease the pressure. Serbia has declared a state of emergency in several areas, evacuating hundreds of people as the waters reached the roofs of their houses. The emergency follows devastating floods in the Balkans last year, which left dozens of people dead and farmland and infrastructure damaged or destroyed. "We must not...
  • CA: Weakened dam threatens 100 homes in Calaveras County

    04/05/2006 9:36:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 508+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/5/06 | Juliana Barbassa - ap
    About 100 homes were being evacuated Wednesday morning as a small earthen dam in Calaveras County weakened by an overnight thunderstorm threatened to break. Showers and thunderstorms dumped up to four inches of rain over the past 24 hours around the La Contenta golf course near Valley Springs, said Angus Barkhuff, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. A 12-foot-high dam at the golf course was weakened by the storms and crews from the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department began evacuating nearby homes threatened by the dam overnight. If the dam fails, water will drain into a smaller pond...
  • Soil Health Crisis Threatens Africa's Food Supply

    03/31/2006 7:16:50 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 404+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-31-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Soil health crisis threatens Africa's food supply 12:16 31 March 2006 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi Population pressures combined with limited access to fertilisers threaten the future of farming in Africa, a new study warns. The report highlights the continent’s “soil health crisis”, revealing that three-quarters of its farmlands are severely degraded. The politicians and researchers behind the report stress that urgent changes are necessary to improve food security in the continent, particularly in sub-Saharan countries. Agriculture is the main source of income for two-thirds of Africa’s population, according to the document from the International Center for Soil Fertility and...
  • Melting Ice Threatens Sea-Level Rise (Barfing may cause global warming...)

    03/23/2006 2:34:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1,697+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/23/06 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    Melting Ice Threatens Sea-Level Rise By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The Earth is already shaking beneath melting ice as rising temperatures threaten to shrink polar glaciers and raise sea levels around the world. By the end of this century, Arctic readings could rise to levels not seen in 130,000 years — when the oceans were several feet higher than now, according to new research appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Even now, giant glaciers lubricated by melting water have begun causing earthquakes in Greenland as they lurch toward the ocean, other...
  • Computer Codes Row Threatens £12bn Jet Order (JSF - US/UK)

    03/14/2006 6:09:34 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 859+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-15-2006 | Francis Harris
    Computer codes row threatens £12bn jet order By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 15/03/2006) Britain threatened the United States yesterday that it will cancel its £12 billion order for the new Joint Strike Fighter unless America agrees to give the Armed Forces full access to the warplane's critical computer codes. Lord Drayson, Minister for Defence Procurement, issued the blunt warning as he arrived in Washington to address members of Congress. Without full access to computer software the JSF could be ‘switched off’ The bad-tempered row not only threatens the 150-aircraft programme, but also the intimate Anglo-American military partnership. Without full...
  • Iran Threatens To Use Oil As Weapon In Nuclear Row

    03/11/2006 6:44:39 PM PST · by rip033 · 24 replies · 519+ views
    globalsecurity.org ^ | 03-11-06 | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    Iran Threatens To Use Oil As Weapon In Nuclear Row March 11, 2006 -- Iran's interior minister, Hojatoleslam Mustafa Pur-Mohammadi, has made a veiled threat to disrupt world oil supplies if the UN Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. The Iranian state news agency IRNA quotes the minister as saying that, if the nuclear case is politicized, the international community would be harmed more than Iran. He noted that Iran is rich in energy resources, and has control of "the most sensitive energy route of the world" -- a reference to the Straits of Hormuz in...
  • Pentagon Promotes 'Long War' Strategy As Violence Threatens Withdrawal

    02/24/2006 5:59:19 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 456+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-25-2006 | Alec Russell
    Pentagon promotes 'long war' strategy as violence threatens withdrawal By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 25/02/2006) The Pentagon is aggressively promoting a new strategy for the "long war" against terrorism in which combat units will play second fiddle to diplomats, aid workers and civil servants. When US-led forces swept through Iraq three years ago confidence in the armed forces' ability was sky high and the expectation was that they would establish a bridgehead in the region for the foreseeable future. Now, however, commanders can barely hide their desire to pull every last soldier out of Iraq, away from the bloody...
  • Global spread of English threatens US, UK: study

    02/21/2006 10:39:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 784+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/06 | Chris Johnson
    LONDON (Reuters) - The dominance of English as the world's top language -- until recently an advantage to both Britain and the United States -- is now beginning to undermine the competitiveness of both nations, according to a major research report. The report commissioned by the British Council says monolingual English graduates "face a bleak economic future" as multilingual competitors flood into the workforce from all corners of the globe. A massive increase in the number of people learning English is under way and likely to peak at around 2 billion in the next decade, according to the report entitled...
  • CA: Power grab threatens rebuilding California

    01/27/2006 11:22:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 370+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/26/06 | Editorial
    A grab for power could crush Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to rebuild California's infrastructure even before voters can have their say in the June election. As legislative hearings begin in Sacramento on the details of the governor's $222 billion building scheme, controversy is brewing over who will decide how the megabond money is spent. Republican and Democrat lawmakers, as well as local government officials are alarmed by the plan to give state bureaucrats the most say over the spending of billions of dollars in transportation funds from the bond measure and other sources. As a result of a 1997 bipartisan...
  • Iran Threatens Full-Scale Enrichment

    01/23/2006 6:19:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 664+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/23/06 | George Jahn - ap
    VIENNA, Austria - Iran upped the ante Monday in its nuclear standoff, warning that it will immediately begin developing a full-scale uranium enrichment program if it is referred to the U.N. Security Council. The message, delivered by Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran's senior envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, reflected Tehran's defiance in the face of growing international pressure over its nuclear program. Enrichment can be used in electricity production but it is also a pathway to making nuclear weapons. Negotiations intensified ahead of a Feb. 2 meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation board to decide on referral. Iran's top nuclear...
  • Iran threatens oil crisis in nuclear standoff

    01/19/2006 1:22:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 717+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/06 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran warned of a world oil crisis if sanctions are imposed over its nuclear program even as the United States and Europe struggled to get support for UN Security Council action. "In case of sanctions, other countries will suffer as well as Iran," Oil Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari said, according to the official news agency, IRNA. "One of the consequences will be the unleashing of a crisis in the oil sector and particularly a price hike." Iran, the number two oil exporter in OPEC with oil revenue last year of 42 billion dollars, risks being referred to the...
  • Analysis: Congressional budget bill threatens Calif welfare, child support programs

    01/13/2006 8:45:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 355+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A $40 billion budget-cutting bill nearing final House passage would badly hurt welfare and children's services programs in California, according to an analysis Friday by a group that advocates for low-income people. Among the bill's costs to California, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington: -$2 billion over the next five years to comply with new welfare rules requiring many more recipients to participate in work training and other programs. -$1 billion in child support payments that would go uncollected over the next five years because of cuts in funding for child support...
  • Baghdad Falls Quiet As Zarqawi Threatens Poll

    12/14/2005 5:33:50 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 766+ views
    Teh Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-15-2005 | Anton La Guardia/Oliver Poole
    Baghdad falls quiet as Zarqawi threatens poll By Anton La Guardia Diplomatic Editor and Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 15/12/2005) The terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi vowed to disrupt today's general election in Iraq as a nationwide travel ban was imposed to reduce the threat of car bombings. A woman holds her inked finger after voting in Tehran in elections for Iraqis living abroad With Iraqi exiles starting to cast their ballots, including in Zarqawi's home town of Zarqa in Jordan, a statement issued by his branch of al-Qa'eda announced "a blessed conquest to shake up the bastions of non-believers...
  • UN Peacekeepers Kicked Out As War Threatens Horn Of Africa

    12/07/2005 6:13:07 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-8-2005 | David Blair
    UN peacekeepers kicked out as war threatens Horn of Africa By David Blair, Africa Correspondent (Filed: 08/12/2005) Vital elements of a United Nations force on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea were expelled yesterday, raising tension in the region. Eritrea's move to force out American and European members of the force greatly increased the prospect of a military confrontation along one of the world's most dangerous frontiers. The UN mission will be effectively crippled and the expulsion could foreshadow a new war in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is on a permanent war footing and has massed about 200,000 troops...
  • CA: Massive Bond Threatens State's Financial Future

    11/29/2005 8:38:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 376+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 11/29/05 | Jon Coupal - HJTA
    That ominous shadow that is now darkening the Golden State is being cast from a massive "infrastructure" bond trial balloon. Although an exact amount has not been announced, the Capitol is abuzz with numbers that would make Bill Gates blush. Insiders from both the Schwarzenegger administration and the Democrat controlled legislature have suggested that a "megabond" of $50 billion, or even $100 billion, is possible. Backers of this monstrous debt issuance claim that the proceeds would be used to rebuild California's infrastructure of roads, levies, dams and other critical "brick and mortar" needs which no one disputes have been horribly...
  • Chairman Threatens Subpoenas On Katrina

    11/09/2005 5:39:57 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 380+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-10-2005 | Jeffr McMurray
    Chairman Threatens Subpoenas on Katrina Thursday November 10, 2005 1:16 AM By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican chairman of a House panel investigating the response to Hurricane Katrina threatened Wednesday to issue subpoenas for documents if the White House and other agencies don't provide them by Nov. 18. Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia made the commitment after a Louisiana Democrat, Charlie Melancon, pointed out the panel still hadn't seen some documents it requested more than a month ago. The original request pertains to the White House, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human...
  • Bleaching Threatens Caribbean Coral Reefs

    11/02/2005 9:34:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 536+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/02/05 | Jonathan Ewing - ap
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Unusually warm waters are bleaching coral reefs throughout the Caribbean, raising fears of a die-off of the important organisms, scientists and environmentalists said Wednesday. Ocean temperatures have been slowly rising, threatening sea coral that can only live within a narrow temperature band, according to the experts. A slight increase in temperature can induce coral bleaching and eventually kill the coral. Recent data gathered by the University of Puerto Rico shows that up to 95 percent of coral colonies off the island have had some bleaching. "The concern is that we may be witnessing a massive...
  • Concealed-carry law threatens order(pants wetting retarded college student hoplophobe barf alert)

    10/19/2005 11:37:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 107 replies · 3,321+ views
    http://badgerherald.com ^ | 10 19 05 | Adam Lichtenheld
    Last week, two state legislators finally introduced the controversial Personal Protection Act, a proposal that would allow citizens to bear a gun, knife or — as ridiculous as it sounds — a billy club in public. The bill’s drafters include every gun-lover’s hero, Sen. Dave Zien, R-Eau Claire, a man with more rifles and shotguns on his office walls than the Madison police, and Rep. Scott Gunderson, R-Waterford, the Assembly’s alleged hunting expert. Undercutting progressive gun-control initiatives, state politicians around the country have bowed to the NRA-rabid right and their backward “more guns, less crime” rhetoric in their absurd belief...
  • Alaska Threatens to Yank N. Slope Leases

    10/05/2005 10:07:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,218+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/05 | Matt Volz - ap
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's oil and gas chief is threatening to revoke leases held by Exxon Mobil Corp. and other producers for not drilling the rich fields near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Division of Oil and Gas director Mark Myers says Exxon Mobil, the operator and largest leaseholder of the 106,200-acre Point Thomson unit, which has sat undeveloped for nearly three decades, has made a "mockery" of their obligation to bring oil and gas from Point Thomson to market. The producers, which also include BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., Chevron USA Inc. and ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc., have said it's not...
  • Wealth Gap Threatens Stability In China

    08/22/2005 6:06:48 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 473+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-23-2005 | Richard Spencer
    Wealth gap threatens stability in China By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 23/08/2005) China risks social meltdown within five years because of the stresses provoked by its economic boom, government officials were warned yesterday. The country was now in a "yellow-light" zone, the second most serious indicator of "social instability", according to an official report focusing on the growing gap between rich and poor. The wealth gap between rich and poor is still widening "We are going to hit the red-light scenario after 2010 if there are no effective solutions in the next few years," said the report, commissioned by...
  • Terror group threatens war across Europe (Pull troops in next month or bloody war is in store)

    07/19/2005 10:40:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,604+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/19/05 | Maggie Michael - AP
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A statement in the name of a group that claimed responsibility for the London bombings threatened Tuesday to launch "a bloody war" on the capitals of European countries that do not remove their troops from Iraq within a month. "This is the last message we send to the European countries. We are giving you one month for your soldiers to leave the Land of the Two Rivers. Then there will be no other messages, but actions, and the words will be engraved in the heart of Europe," Abu Hafs al Masri Brigades said in a statement....
  • Israel threatens Gaza offensive 'within hours'

    07/16/2005 9:44:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 905+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/05 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could launch a ground offensive in the occupied Gaza Strip "within hours" unless the Palestinian Authority cracks down on Islamic militants there, a senior government official was quoted as saying on Sunday. Israel Radio quoted Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim as saying tanks and troops that massed near Gaza over the weekend would begin a sweep of the coastal strip "within hours" if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas failed to meet the crackdown demand. Abbas urged Hamas and kindred Islamic militants on Saturday to halt attacks on Israel and return to a ceasefire seen as key to...
  • AP: (President) Bush Threatens Veto on Highway Bill

    04/26/2005 7:20:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 973+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/05 | Jim Abrams - AP
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration issued a veto threat again Tuesday against a popular highway bill, saying the president would be likely to reject any legislation that exceeds a White House-set spending ceiling or adds to the deficit. The administration, in saying the legislation "should exhibit funding restraint," was at odds with many in Congress, including some conservatives, who say the deteriorating state of the nation's roads, bridges and public transport demands more aggressive spending. The bill currently on the Senate floor, like the House bill passed in March, approves $284 billion over a six-year period for highway, mass transit...
  • North Korea threatens to test missiles (unless US agrees to co-exist with NK)

    03/02/2005 10:18:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 755+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/2/05 | Sang-Hun Choe - AP
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea demanded Wednesday that the United States apologize for designating the communist state as an "outpost of tyranny" and it threatened to resume long-range missile tests. However, the North also held out the possibility of returning to nuclear disarmament talks if Washington agrees to coexist with the communist country. North Korea declared on Feb. 10 that it had nuclear weapons and was boycotting six-nation talks aimed at ending its nuclear ambitions. At the time, it cited Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's designation of North Korea as one of the "outposts of tyranny," during her...
  • North Korea threatens to increase its nuclear "deterrent"

    11/16/2004 10:49:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 567+ views
    Yahoo Asia News ^ | 11/16/04 | AP Asia-Pacific
    North Korea threatened Tuesday to strengthen its "nuclear deterrent" to counter what it calls a U.S. plot to launch a nuclear war against the isolated communist state. Minju Joson, a state-run newspaper, accused the United States of preparing for war on the Korean Peninsula instead of pursuing a peaceful solution to the dispute over the North's nuclear weapons program. "No matter what the others say, our People's Army and people will further strengthen our nuclear deterrent force for self-defence," the daily was quoted as saying in a commentary carried by the North's official news agency, KCNA. KCNA was monitored by...
  • Iran threatens to end nuclear talks

    10/27/2004 6:57:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 220+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/27/04 | Ali Akbar Dareini - AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader rejected a long-term suspension of uranium enrichment on Wednesday and threatened to withdraw from talks with European negotiators if they insist on such a suspension. "A long term suspension of enrichment is a discussion without logic," state-run television quoted Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, made the comments as Iranian diplomats ended a second round of talks with officials from Britain, France and Germany without agreement. At the talks in Vienna, Austria, the key three European powers offered Iran a trade deal...
  • Govt., Report:, Wave, of, Anti-Semitism, Threatens, France

    10/19/2004 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 618+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Oct 19,12:21 PM ET | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - A new wave of anti-Semitism in France is an extremely worrying phenomenon that poses a threat to the fabric of French society, according to a government report published Tuesday. It said anti-Semitism in France was not restricted to people of Arab origin, Muslims and the far right, and proposed keeping a closer watch on racism in the media and schools and creating a national watchdog to monitor anti-Semitism. "The new wave of anti-Semitic acts in the last few years is undeniable. The threats and violence against French Jews are an obvious, new and extremely worrying social factor,"...