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The decision makes Germany the biggest industrial power to announce plans to give up nuclear energy. Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen made the announcement following late-night talks. Chancellor Angela Merkel set up a panel to review nuclear power following the crisis at Fukushima in Japan. There have been mass anti-nuclear protests across Germany in the wake of March’s Fukushima crisis,...
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nationalgeographicmagazine: The Shark Men crew work to keep the great white shark nicknamed Apache alive on board their boat. Photograph courtesy National Geographic Channel Christine Dell’Amore National Geographic News Published May 6, 2011 ON TV: Shark Men—Biggest and Baddest premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday,…
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U.S. wants to use Gaddafi's frozen assets to aid... →
The Obama administration wants to use some of the billions of dollars in frozen assets belonging to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and his government to provide humanitarian and other assistance to the Libyans affected by the country’s ongoing civil war, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday. The move, announced at a high-level meeting in Rome on how to shore up...
I just looked at [the pictures of Americans celebrating Bin Laden’s death] and...– In an interview in the Evening Standard Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, has accused Obama of behaving like a “mobster” because Bin Laden was assassinated and not captured alive. (source)
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I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the...– Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sandra Day O’Connor at Cornell Law School Women have always played a critical role in the functioning of societies. More recently, however, the public, private, and non-profit sectors have recognized women’s contributions and potential as engines of sustainable development and growth. As a result, investing in half the world’s population is viewed not only as the right thing to do, but the...
Osama bin Laden is dead.
I find it hard to celebrate the death of a human being, no matter how much wrong-doing and evil they committed. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end of the War on Terror, as I fervently hope, but I sincerely doubt it. You cannot create peace from war. “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” - Ghandi