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02 Dec

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A scramble for the Arctic

Chris Arsenault 01 Dec 2010 16:26 GMT
With one fifth of the world’s oil and gas at stake, countries are struggling to control the once-frozen arctic………………………………………….
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Deflecting blame: The State Department and WikiLeaks

By Mike Hanna in Americas on December 1st, 2010.

 

Photo by EPA

Much has been reported about the details of the cables that were sent from US embassies around the world to the state department in Washington – the content ranging from the highly informative to what some ex-diplomats describe as little more than political gossip.

But embarrassing as some of the revelations might be, the most politically damaging document did not come into state department – it was sent out.

Most of the traffic originating from the embassies consists largely of reported facts or offering personal opinion and interpretation, but what originate from state department are instructions, commands and policy……………………

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UK aid worker was killed by US grenade new

William Hague told the Commons it was now clear her injuries were caused by a grenade thrown by her rescuers.

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Wikileaks chief: What will he do next?

Mark Hughes, Michael Savage and Jerome Taylor: Julian Assange lies low in UK while enemies call for his blood……………………..

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One expert said captured Taliban fighters were 'confident of being sprung'

Karzai brothers risk wrath of US over release of Taliban fighters

Julius Cavendish: Afghan President and sibling accused of undermining deterrent by pardoning insurgents…………………………..

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Swedish royal family hit by fresh Nazi allegations

Tony Paterson: Sweden’s royal family has been rocked by a new scandal which has exposed the hidden Nazi past of the Queen’s father…………………

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