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Study: 9/11 lung problems persist years later

AP – Researchers tracking Sept. 11 responders who became ill after working at the World Trade Center site found many had lung problems years later in a study the authors said proves persistent illness in people exposed to toxic dust caused by the twin towers’ collapse. Read Article

The Historian – And all because Government officials reassured emergency workers that the air was clean & safe in the days immediately afterwards.

Sweden scraps ban on nuclear power with plan to replace 10 reactors

The Guardian – The Swedish government plans to reverse a nearly 30-year-old ban on building nuclear power plants, giving the green light to a new generation of reactors. The centre-right government wants the new reactors to be built to replace the country’s 10 existing stations. Read Article

Banish Big Brother: The UK’s surveillance powers must be curbed, say Lords

Daily Mail – Peers will today demand a drastic curtailing of “˜Big Brother’ surveillance powers. They will call for reforms to stamp out abuses and to safeguard Britain’s traditions of democracy and privacy. Their report highlights mounting fears over the growth of the DNA database and the proliferation of CCTV networks. Read Article

The Historian – Only in your dreams will that happen

Policeman shoots Iraqi journalist after argument

Reuters – A policeman in Iraq‘s stubbornly violent city of Mosul shot a local journalist twice in the head on Thursday afternoon, killing him, police said. While violence has subsided across the country, Iraq remains a dangerous place for journalists. At least 135 have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read Article

Clinton Warns Iran to Comply With Mandates

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plunged into her first day of intensive diplomacy yesterday, meeting separately with the foreign ministers of Britain and Germany and receiving a trip report from her Middle East envoy. Clinton sought to assure European allies that the administration would closely coordinate with them on its emerging efforts to hold direct talks with Iran. She had pointed words about Iranian behavior on the same day that Tehran announced it had successfully sent its first domestically produced satellite into orbit using an Iranian-made long-distance missile. Read Article

Russia to start Iran nuclear plant by year end

Reuters – Russia plans to start up a nuclear reactor at Iran’s Bushehr plant by the end of the year, the head of Russia’s state nuclear corporation said on Thursday. Read Article

The Historian – The countdown to war is ticking 

North Korea eyes disputed sea border for missiles: reports

Reuters – North Korea could be looking to stir up tension by firing short-range missiles at a disputed maritime border with the South, while it may also launch its longest-range missile to check design improvements, reports said on Friday. Read Article

Blackjack Part 3: Telegraph Continues Propaganda Piece, Depicts Concentration Camps, Martial Law

Daily Telegraph – Read Part 3 of Serialisation

The Historian – This is a very  crude propaganda piece in it’s arts and culture section that depicts nuclear attacks on major cities, the formation of a world government, and a police state crackdown on citizens complete with concentration camps and the implementation of martial law. A warning or just fiction?

Kyrgyz closure of US base ‘final’

BBC – The Kyrgyzstan government has said its decision to close a US base that serves as a vital supply route for US and Nato operations in Afghanistan is “final”. The closure plan was announced earlier this week, after Russia had promised Kyrgyzstan $2bn (£1.4bn) in aid. Kyrgyz MPs will vote on the issue this month. The Pentagon had said it is still in talks about the base. Read Article

The Historian – “Final” until the American’s up their offer

Judge halts last Guantanamo trial

BBC – The judge in charge of Guantanamo Bay hearings has dropped the charges in the last trial there, the Pentagon says. Judge Susan Crawford made the decision days after Judge James Pohl had refused a request from President Barack Obama to suspend all hearings. Read Article

French foreign minister ‘took cash from African dictators’

The Independent – The French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner yesterday dismissed claims that he had mingled humanitarian activities with paid work for African dictators as “grotesque” and anti-Semitic. The allegations against M. Kouchner, co-founder of Médecins sans Frontières, are contained in a vitriolic book published yesterday to a divided response from the French political establishment. Its author is one of France’s most experienced ““ and most controversial ““ investigative journalists.  Read Article

Goldman, JPMorgan Won’t Feel Effects of Executive-Salary Caps

Bloomberg – Executives at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and hundreds of financial institutions receiving federal aid aren’t likely to be affected by pay restrictions announced yesterday by President Barack Obama. The rules, created in response to growing public anger about the record bonuses the financial industry doled out last year, will apply only to top executives at companies that need “exceptional” assistance in the future. The limits aren’t retroactive, meaning firms that have already taken government money won’t be subject to the restrictions unless they have to come back for more. Read Article