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20 May

Events of Interest and Analyses

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Maldives hosts Afghan peace talks

Taliban and government representatives set for unofficial discussions on continuing conflict.
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Oil slick hits Louisiana coastline

 

The first significant quantity of oil to wash ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has hit parts of the Louisiana coastline.

The state’s governor said on Wednesday that a thick layer of oil had coated vegetation in the fragile wetlands of the Mississippi river delta.

“The day that we have all been fearing is upon us today,” Bobby Jindal told reporters after a boat tour to the southernmost point of the Mississippi river estuary.

He said he would press the federal government to step up efforts to prevent more oil from coming ashore.

“This wasn’t tar balls. This wasn’t sheen. This is heavy oil in our wetlands,” Jindal said…………………………………..

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

The popular president of Brazil in conversation with Nick Clark.

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill 4hr 8min ago

BP bows to demands from Congress and scientists for live feed of oil leak

20 May 2010:Gush of oil from Deepwater Horizon oil spill to be broadcast live after BP accused of withholding information from ocean floor

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Islamists, their victims, and hypocrisy

Johann Hari: On the day we allowed two al-Qa’ida members to remain, two others waited for the police to hand them over to men who will kill them.

Cuban officials head to US for oil slick talks

Thursday, 20 May 2010

US and Cuban officials are holding “working level” talks on how to respond to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill that is believed to be dumping 5,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf of Mexico, according to State Department officials.

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