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Russia Reports France Threat Against Obama Brought US Into Libya War

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A shocking report written by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the meetings held between President Medvedev and US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates this past week says that America’s war on Libya was “forced” onto it after French President Nicolas Sarkozy [photo top right with Libyan leader Gaddafi] threatened President Barack Obama with “total exposure” if the US didn’t attack. Upon... 

Syria unrest: 'Protesters killed' at Omari mosque

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The BBC's Lina Sinjab is one of the few journalists to reach Deraa. At least six people have died after security forces fired on protesters outside a mosque in the Syrian city of Deraa, human rights activists say. Hundreds of people had gathered in the streets outside the Omari mosque to prevent troops from storming it. The mosque has been the focus of anti-government demonstrations – at... 

Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart

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Unsure: Libyan rebels retreat from the outskirts of the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi. Nato members are also fighting over who will take command of allied forces. * Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggestion Gaddafi could be assassinated * French propose a new political ‘committee’ to oversee operations * Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over... 

China Calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya

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Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu responds to questions during a press briefing in Beijing where China reiterated its opposition to the use of force in Libya amid Western air strikes there and called for an immediate ceasefire in the country’s conflict. China Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire in Libya, where a United Nations “no-fly zone” is being enforced. After... 

US jet crashes into Libyan field; fighting rages in cities

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Libyans inspect the wreckage of a US F15 fighter jet after it crashed in an open field in the village of Bu Mariem, east of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, with both crew ejecting safely. The U.S. Africa Command said both crew members were safe after what was believed to be a mechanical failure of the Air Force F-15. The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England,... 

China Moves To Save Libyan Leader As Russia Warns Of ‘All Out War’

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An “urgent” dispatch from Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) chief Mikhail Fradkov to President Medvedev that is circulating in the Kremlin today says that the Chinese warship Xuzhou is preparing to offer protection to Libyan leader Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and his family to protect them from assassination from the US-led air assault on that North African Nation. In what this report... 

Merkel narrowly escapes helicopter crash after its engines fail in mid-air

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's helicopter came close to crashing. The German Chancellor had a narrow escape when her police chopper fell like a stone from the sky just hours after dropping her off. The pilots managed to restart the engines just moments before it hit the ground. The Super Puma 332 had left Mrs Merkel at an election campaign event in Waldshut-Tiengen on the Swiss border when disaster... 

Gadhafi vows 'long war' after US, allies strike

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Rebel fighters gesture in front of a burning vehicle belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after an air strike by coalition forces along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed a “long war” after the U.S. and European militaries blasted his forces with airstrikes and over 100 cruise missiles early Sunday, hitting air defenses and at least... 

U.S. launches missile strikes on Gaddafi's air defences as British and French fighters enforce no-fly zone

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A French Rafale fighter plane takes off from the Saomt-Dizier military base in France today bound for Libya to enforce a no-fly zone. The image was provided by the French Ministry of Defence. The Pentagon has confirmed that that U.S. has launched missile strikes against Libya’s air defence network as a coalition of forces begin a no-fly zone over the north African nation even though a recent... 

Japan nuclear crisis: scientists consider burying Fukushima in a 'Chernobyl sarcophagus'

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Aerial picture of Chernobyl nuclear power plant taken two or three days after the 1986 explosion. Japanese authorities are considering a “Chernobyl solution” for the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima that would bury it in concrete and sand. As the team of 300 workers continues to try to douse the reactors with water, engineers said they had not ruled out the drastic measure. But the “messy... 

Japan suspends work at stricken nuclear plant due to surge in radiation

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Japan suspends work at stricken nuke plant due to surge in radiation. Japan suspended operations to keep its stricken nuclear plant from melting down Wednesday after surging radiation made it too dangerous to stay. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the workers dousing the reactors in a frantic effort to cool them needed to withdraw. “The workers cannot carry out even minimal work at the... 

US West Coast Fault Zone Warned Near “Total Failure”

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“Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.” Francis Quarles (1592-1644) A grim top-secret report prepared by Moscow’s Institute of Physics of the Earth for Prime Minister Putin on the catastrophic 9.0 magnitude Sendai Megaquake and Tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th is now warning that the “balance of our planet” has been altered... 

Japan earthquake and tsunami: 10,000 people missing in Minamisanriku

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Catastrophe: The true scale of the devastation that the tsunami unleashed is clear in this picture of the port city of Minamisanriku town where 10,000 people are unaccounted for. Half of the population of a Japanese coastal town are still unaccounted for as the death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami looks set to rise. Government officials revealed the fate of 9,500 people in the north eastern... 

Blast at Japan nuclear plant; quake leaves 1,000 dead

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A file photo of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. An explosion and feared meltdown at a Japanese nuclear plant Saturday exposed the scale of the disaster facing the country after a massive quake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead. Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the 8.9-magnitude quake and the terrifying tsunami which followed were an “unprecedented national disaster” and... 

60 killed in major tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake

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Part of houses swallowed by tsunami burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan’s eastern coast Friday, killing at least 60 people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control.... 
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