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16 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

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Boats battle the blazing remnants of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, April 2010

WikiLeaks cables: BP suffered blowout on Azerbaijan gas platform

Embassy cables reveal energy firm ‘fortunate’ to have evacuated workers safely after blast similar to Deepwater Horizon disaster  

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BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Sending a Messsage to BP

A disaster as large as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cannot be remediated through the courts – but we can still sue the bastards. This is America, after all.

The US department of justice has filed a civil lawsuit against BP and associated companies like Anadarko and Transocean for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon explosion that erupted on 20 April, and spewed nearly 5m barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico before it was capped on 15 July.

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UK court grants Assange bail

High Court in London upholds decision to grant WikiLeaks’ founder bail, after authorities challenged prior decision.
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 13:17 GMT

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US reports ‘progress’ in Afghan war

Review says military progress has been made against resurgent Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2010 15:21 GMT

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US House passes anti-Palestine bill

MJ Rosenberg 16 Dec 2010 14:04 GMT
Unless the US Congress takes a tougher line on lobbyists, Israel will continue building settlements on Palestinian land

At last the United States is responding to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s refusal to freeze settlements and re-start negotiations with the Palestinians.

Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, rushed to the House floor with a resolution drafted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] condemning the Palestinians for publicly suggesting that, in the wake of Netanyahu’s refusal to freeze settlements and negotiate, they will consider a unilateral declaration of statehood.

Congress passed the Berman bill, drafted only this week, on Wednesday. When it comes to pleasing AIPAC, there are simply no limits.

This remains true even though AIPAC is embroiled in an espionage/sex scandal that has it scrambling to find $20m to pay off a former top employee who is threatening to produce documents exposing the lobby…………………………………

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Irish abortion ban violates human rights, court rules

16 Dec 2010: Campaigners welcome judgment as European court criticises Irish Republic in test case on anti-abortion policy……………………………………………….
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Now North Korea defies even China

 Simon Tisdall: Kim Jong-il is blithely playing off the great powers against each other. The result is diplomatic meltdown……………………………………………………
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A possible polar/grizzly bear hybrid. The melting of the Arctic sea ice has forced polar bears into the territory of the grizzly

Arctic’s vanishing sea ice presents polar bear with a new danger – grizzlies

Steve Connor: Fears for future of gene pool as interbreeding between vulnerable species driven together by global warming gathers pace…………………………….

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