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~ Luke 18:14
OIC intelligence ministers meet in Morocco
OIC Sez: Muslim Ummah awaits Obama’s vision, pledges beyond America
Iran Urges OIC Members to Avoid Using Word "Israel"
Iran to launch legal action against Israel over Gaza
US envoy vows 'direct' nuclear diplomacy with Iran
Susan Rice told reporters that President Barack Obama's administration looked forward to "engaging in vigorous diplomacy that includes direct diplomacy with Iran, as well as continued collaboration and partnership with" the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.Top commander supports Ahmadinejad
Iran's top military commander endorses President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's candidacy in the upcoming electionsIt could get messy.....
Obama’s special Middle East troubleshooter, (Mitchell) was chairman of a law firm that was paid about $8 million representing Dubai’s ruler in connection with a child-trafficking lawsuit
Hamas and Fatah Meet in Cairo
Hamas Says Abbas Must End Its Peace Talks with Israel
EU aid chief in Gaza condemns Israel and Hamas
Hamas said it was "shocked" at his comments.Israel? Not so shocked.
EU for "Palestinian unity with Abbas in charge"
Israel stymies French push to lift Hamas boycott
Noam Schalit to Paris to meet Sarkozy
Israel mulling 1000-for-1 prisoner exchange
"There was no ban," [on journali sts entering the Gaza Strip –Ed.] Seaman declared, "Israel did not want to endanger the lives of the workers at the crossings so we didn't open them, not for humanitarian reasons and not for foreign journalists."
Janitor pleads guilty in Tenn. nuclear parts theft
Man pleads guilty in Iranian military parts case
Prosecutors say Keshari, a 48-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was living in California, was a middleman between Iranian buyers and a supplier based in South Florida. The supplier also has been charged and is scheduled to go to trial in May.Obama phones leaders in Germany, Russia, France
...And he gives his first interview as POTUS to Al Arabiya TV:
Dhimmah Carter Sez: US Can Get NK to Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons
Jimmy Carter said Monday that Israel will face a "catastrophe" unless it revives the Mideast peace process and establishes an independent Palestinian state.Funny, that's just what Rabbi Kahane used to say...
In an interview with The Associated Press, he said Arabs will outnumber Jews in the Holy Land in the foreseeable future.
Russian foreign ministry delegation in NK
North Korea denounces South's unification minister
N. Korea says Seoul plans invasion
Raul Castro to visit Russia Jan. 28
NATO head, Russia's Ivanov to discuss resuming ties Feb. 6
Russia's king of crude
EU Parliament Official Sez: Let Iran participate in Nabucco
Gazprom officials met with Budapest ahead of Nabucco gathering
Gazprom eyes 30-year contract with Ukraine
Ukraine-Russia gas deal could be overturned
Gazprom looks at offshore arctic
Russia's Severstal to idle Ohio steel furnace
Severstal (CHMFq.L), Russia's largest steel maker, said on Monday it will idle its Mingo Junction, Ohio electric arc furnace next month because of poor steel market conditions.New Delhi supports TAPI pipeline
Tajiks face electricity rationing in capital city
Lead Chevron Lawyer Discusses the Rigors of Defending Big Oil
Indonesia to get natural gas from Chevron, ExxonMobil
Clinton: Energy security a major US foreign policy element
The following was released today by the Republican National Committee:
Goldman Sachs Economist Alec Phillips Said Preliminary Estimates Show That Only
$250 BillionOf The $825 BillionStimulus Will Make It Into The Economy In 2009.
"'As the size of the overall package grows, estimates of the amount of stimulus Congress will provide appear to be shrinking,' said Goldman Sachs economist
Alec Phillips. 'Preliminary estimates imply that of the $825 billionCongress is considering, only $250 billionwill make it into the economy in the current calendar year.'" ( Emily Kaiser, "Economy To President Obama: Help Me Now," Reuters, 1/25/09)
Goldman Sachs' Report: "Preliminary estimates imply that of the
$825 billionCongress is considering, only $250 billionwill make it into the economy in the current calendar year. This could still change as the package works its way through Congress, but these estimates highlight the political and practical challenges in enacting an effective fiscal package, particularly in 2009." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 1/25/09)
In the 1980s, the FDIC hired New York-based Morgan Stanley as an adviser when the agency decided to sell its stake in Continental Illinois, the Chicago-based bank that had to be rescued in 1984 with a $4.5 billion government bailout. Continental had hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as an adviser.Senate OKs careless taxpayer Geithner to run Obama's Treasury
Massive Trial in Turkey Provides Look into 'Deep State'
In India, Clues Unfold to a Fraud’s Framework
Satyam to get training award from US body
A US-based professional body is ignoring the almost surreal events in recent weeks at Satyam Computer Services and bestowing the troubled software company with an award that recognises the internal training that Satyam conducts for its employees. The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) said the Hyderabad company was chosen for the award in December before it was engulfed in the financial scandal on January 7.OOOOOoooOOooooo, Lookie:
Ms. Liswood has worked with Goldman Sachs for the past three years, facilitating employee workshops and advising the firm on issues relating to diversity in the workplace. She is the author of Women World Leaders, which chronicles the careers of 15 current and former women world leaders. She is the co-founder and Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders located at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Ms. Liswood's experience includes being the CEO/President of the American Society for Training and Development, holding executive positions at Rainier National Bank and in the airline industry
Etc., Etc., Etc.
The United Nations' crime and drug watchdog has indications that money made in illicit drug trade has been used to keep banks afloat in the global financial crisis, its head was quoted as saying on Sunday.
SEARCH: Albaraka /Goldman Sachs
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 26 As the nation's drug war rages on, with its weekly tallies of headless torsos, it is getting harder to produce a shock wave in the Mexican media. But the gruesome recipes of "The Stewmaker" have gripped public attention here, as authorities describe how a "disposal expert" working for a Tijuana drug cartel boss allegedly got rid of hundreds of bodies by dissolving the corpses in vats of acid.Alaska's Redoubt volcano threatens eruption
Bolivia is facing a political crisis after President Evo Morales won a decisive victory in a referendum designed to enhance his own powers and turn the country into a quasi-Socialist state
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