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US alarm over Japan atomic crisis
Increasing alarm is expressed in the US about the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, with warnings of “potentially lethal” radiation doses at the facility.
The Associated Press: Bungling, cover-ups define Japanese nuclear power
Behind Japan’s escalating nuclear crisis sits a scandal-ridden energy industry in a comfy relationship with government regulators often willing to overlook safety lapses.
US urges tough UN draft on Libya
The US says the UN should consider more than just a no-fly zone over Libya, amid Security Council division on a draft resolution.
Egypt announces arrest of alleged Israeli spy ring Author: intelNews
Authorities in Egypt announced Wednesday that they uncovered an espionage network, which they accuse of spying on the country on behalf of Israel. Continue reading
Ein Flash-Crash fand statt
Solche Kursstürze innerhalb kürzester Zeit hab ich schon lang nicht mehr gesehen. Der Dollar und der Euro sowie Gold waren im Sturzflug in der Nacht von Mittwoch auf Donnerstag gegenüber den Franken und Yen. Die Aktienbörsen während dem Tag sowieso.
‘No way’ Gaddafi funded Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy’s former presidential election campaign head rejects claims by a son of Col Gaddafi that they received Libyan funding.
Merkel calls time on nuclear age
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a “measured exit” from nuclear power in response to the Japanese crisis.

AMD, Facebook, Oracle, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft all fighting against new White House wiretapping proposals. [link]

Gov. Walker loses lawsuit with media: Must turn over emails, pay legal fees [link]

As Gadhafi Closes In, Citizen Journos Learn to Film Libya’s Uprising Author: Spencer Ackerman
The gunfire causes Brian Conley, a 30-year old American journalist, to pause our conversation. “Sorry,” he says on the phone from from Benghazi, the embattled capitol of Libya’s rebels, “there was some shooting.” But Conley isn’t there to report on whatever confrontation just occurred. He and his colleague, Brooklyn’s Louis Adelman, have spent the past week in Benghazi training Libyans how to document the increasingly fragile Libyan uprising of 2011 themselves.
Bahrain urged to rein in forces
The UN human rights chief condemns the “shocking” use of force by security forces against protesters in Bahrain.
Straßenschlachten im Jemen: Regime schickt maskierte Schläger
Das Regime in Sanaa ließ am Donnerstag auf friedliche Demonstranten schießen. Es gibt zahlreiche Verletzte.
Congress Asks to Review HBGary’s Pentagon, NSA Contracts Author: Kim Zetter
An online vigilante group’s recent exposure of a federal contractor’s plan to take down WikiLeaks has led to a congressional probe seeking data on contracts the company and its partners hold with government agencies.
Next Steps for Airport Security: Shoe Scanners Author: Adam Rawnsley
The Transportation Security Administration announced this week that it’s accepting proposals for a “shoe scanner” device, a way to cut down on the aggravations of airline travel while still checking for weapons and explosives inside a terrorist’s Reeboks.
U.N. Security Council approves no-fly zone in Libya
The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday evening to impose a no-fly zone and other measures
U.K., France may strike Libya early on Friday
France, the United Kingdom, Qatar and the U.A.E. may carry out airstrikes on forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi early on Friday, shortly after the Security Council vote
US Congress backs stop-gap budget
The US Senate passes a stop-gap bill to fund the US government for three weeks, and avoid a shut-down while lawmakers work out a deal on the main budget.
Hacker Spies Hit Security Firm RSA Author: Kim Zetter
Top security firm RSA Security revealed on Thursday that it has been targeted by “extremely sophisticated” hack on its SecureID token technology.
UN backs action against Gaddafi
The UN Security Council backs a resolution on Libya that supports a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” to protect civilians short of an invasion.
UK warplanes ‘over Libya in days’
The BBC is told that UK forces could be in action over Libya as early as Friday, as the UN authorises “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
NASA-Sonde erreicht in der Nacht Merkur
Die NASA-Sonde MESSENGER wird in der kommenden Nacht den Merkur erreichen und soll durch ein rund 14-minütiges Zünden des Haupttriebwerks als erste Sonde überhaupt in einen Orbit um den sonnennächsten Planeten einschwenken. MESSENGER wurde 2004 gestartet und war in den vergangenen Jahren bereits drei Mal an Merkur vorübergeflogen.
‘Anonymous’ puts central banks on notice, demands Bernanke resign
Decentralized protest group “Anonymous” has encountered many foes in the past: Sarah Palin, PayPal, the Church of Scientology, MasterCard, the Westboro Baptists and even the governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, to name a few. But now, one of the group’s members has issued a call for perhaps their most audacious campaign yet: civil disobedience against the private central banking system that underpins all the world’s industrial economies.
House Cuts NPR Funding
The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund National Public Radio (NPR). The matter now goes to the Senate. my bad that wax figures shouldn’t be on there
Higher cost of living ‘expected’
Nearly two-thirds of people expect the rate of inflation to rise in the next 12 months, a Bank of England survey suggests.
Messungen nach Ölpest enthüllten neuen Faktor der Luftverschmutzung
Schwere organische Verbindungen tragen entscheidend zur Belastung bei, bisher war dies umstritten

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