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Isle of Wight reveals green ambitions
The Isle of Wight is aiming to be self-sufficient and have the lowest carbon footprint in the UK by 2020.
U.S. Shuttering Online Gambling Sites Author: David Kravets
Federal authorities unsealed indictments against the operators of some of the world’s largest online gambling sites and moved Friday to seize their U.S domains. The charges come amid renewed efforts to legalize online gaming in the United States, and as U.S. authorities increasingly invoke asset-forfeiture statutes to seize the American online domains of sites deemed illicit.
Algerian leader promises reform

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika says the constitution will be amended to “strengthen democracy”, following months of protests. [link]

18 year old reports rape. Police don’t trust her story and she is fined $500. Years later guy charged as a serial rapist with pictures of victims… Including the 18 yr old. [link]

TIL there is a sub species of tigers with dark blue fur. Except now they’re practically extinct. [link]

Es ist einfach nur Mord: US-Drohne tötet US-Soldaten
Smith und Rast waren nur “hot spots” auf den Infrarot-Videobildern …
Jail for US Iraqi daughter killer
An Iraqi immigrant is sentenced to 34 years and six months in prison in Arizona for killing his daughter because she had become too Westernised.
Need a Receipt On Taxes? The Federal Tax Receipt Author: timothy
ndogg writes “The White House has opened up a tool that lets you see where your tax dollars are being spent. I put my numbers in and it showed that a little over a quarter goes towards defense and military spending (I’m not sure I’m getting my money’s worth on that one), and a little under a quarter for health care.” I’m sure readers (and think tanks of various stripes) will have some alternative narratives, too. For readers elsewhere; it’s tax season here in the US.Read more of this story

Why is illegal for everyone except congressmen to lie to congress? [link]

News you may have missed #498 Author: intelNews
US claims Iran helping Syria crackdown. Frenchmen arrested in Pakistan. Did US blow up its old spy satellite? Continue reading
Newspaper review
Saturday’s papers voice concern over Libya mission
Atomgipfel im Kanzleramt: Merkels politischer Friedhof
Nun bewegt sich die Kanzlerin zielsicher auf den Friedhof ihrer eigenen Politik zu. Am 17. Juni sollen Bundestag und Bundesrat über ein novelliertes Atomgesetz entscheiden. Dann wird die Atomkraft zu Grabe getragen. Und am Horizont soll die Sonne der Erneuerbaren Energien glänzen, an der sich Merkel ein bisschen wärmen will.
Neue Atomdebatte in Brasilien
Die Welt nach Fukushima: In einer kleinen Serie beleuchtet klimaretter.info, welche Auswirkungen das Reaktorunglück auf die Atompläne einzelner Länder hat. Heute: Brasilien, dessen Präsidentin Dilma Rousseff sich “tief besorgt” zeigt.Aus Porto Alegre Gerhard Dilger
Russian, French ministers criticize “Gaddafi must go” call
France’s Defence Minister Gerard Longuet was asked on France’s LCI television whether the declaration by US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy went further than authorized by UN resolution 1973, which gave the green light for foreign military intervention in Libya. ‘(Further) than resolution 1973, certainly, it did not speak about Gaddafi’s future,’ Longuet said.
Lawrow: Einverständnis zwischen Russland und Deutschland zu Lage in Libyen
“Bei internationalen Angelegenheiten beziehen wir nahe oder identische Positionen”, sagte Lawrow am Freitag, nach einem Treffen mit dem deutschen Außenminister Guido Westerwelle in Berlin. Vor allem treffe dies auf die Nahostregelung und den Libyen-Konflikt zu.
RUSSIA ASKS FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN LIBYA
“Today we can state that in a series of cases, military action has exceeded the mandate conferred by the United Nations Security Council,” said Sergei Lavrov at the end of the NATO-Russian Council in Berlin, asking for an “urgent” change involving a political and diplomatic solution . .
NATO Claims Unity on Libya as Russia Questions Military Actions
North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders “are now realizing that this is not a very short mission,” German Deputy Foreign Minister Werner Hoyer said in an interview today. “It takes much longer, it’s much more complicated, it’s much more demanding than some had expected.” NATO’s Libya operations may become “stuck in the sand,” Hoyer said, adding that it would be “a nightmare” if Qaddafi remains in control of a divided and failed state.
NATO and UK hope for more Libya strike aircraft
NATO foreign ministers have held their second day of talks in Berlin. Britain and France have urged other NATO allies to provide more combat planes, after the US cut back its role in the operation.
Nato läuft die Zeit davon
Die immer schärfer werdende Forderung nach einem Abtritt Gaddafis soll nun auch die mit ins Boot holen, die sich nicht am Libyen-Krieg beteiligen – Angela Merkel zum Beispiel. Die Bundeskanzlerin forderte ebenfalls den Abtritt Gaddafis und bekräftigte die Bereitschaft Deutschlands, einen Beitrag zu einem humanitären Hilfseinsatz zu leisten. Der ist allerdings in weite Ferne gerückt. Die Vereinten Nationen sehen derzeit keinen Grund für militärischen Beistand für Hilfsaktionen. “Die Dinge verbessern sich Schritt für Schritt”, hieß es vom UN-Büro für humanitäre Hilfe.
UN aid group sees no need yet for military help in Libya work
The UN agency that coordinates humanitarian aid said Friday that it saw no need for military support for relief missions in Libya. ‘Things are improving step by step. We are successful in bringing in food and medical equipment, there are more and more relief activities,’ said Elizabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Injured teachers awarded millions
Teachers were awarded millions of pounds in compensation in 2010 for accidents, assaults and injuries, figures released by unions show.
Councils cut back on social care
The number of councils in England cutting back on free adult social care has increased by 13% this year, a survey suggests.
Murdoch Voicemail Hacking Story ‘Ain’t Over Yet’ Author: timothy

lee317 writes “Reuters is reporting that Rupert Murdoch’s headache over the alleged phone hacking by his News Corp’s reporters could be small compared to what is ahead. So far, around 20 public figures who believe their voicemail messages were intercepted by journalists at the popular News of the World tabloid are suing News International, the UK newspaper arm of News Corp. After a public apology from the newspaper aimed at ‘put(ting) this problem into a box,’ a UK judge eluded to the fact that civil cases against the firm could run into next year at least.”Read more of this story

Steinmeier warnt vor schnellem Atomausstieg
Atomkraftende 2020, nicht 2017: “Wir sind nicht irgendein Land, sondern ein bedeutender Industriestandort.”
Atom-Ausstieg könnte RWE Zusatzgewinne einbringen
Kraftwerksbetreiber klagen über enorme Verluste durch die Stilllegung der alten Meiler – doch mittelfristig könnte RWE wohl sogar davon profitieren. Das zeigt offenbar ein Ausstiegsszenario des Konzerns. Das Finanzministerium erwägt inzwischen eine höhere Atomsteuer.
Gaddafi ‘launching cluster bombs’
Pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya are accused by human rights campaigners of using cluster bombs, banned by more than 100 countries.

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