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U.S. government seeks to increase biosecurity

Washington - After a several incidents leading to laboratory closures and a moratorium on the transfer of dangerous biological agents, U.S. labs are reassessing safety threats.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Are the Net Neutrality protests working?

The U.S.-based FCC will continue collecting comments until Sept. 10 as it weighs how best to regulate the way Net service providers manage Web traffic crossing their networks.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

South Korean officials allow workers to take a nap on the job

Seoul - City workers in Seoul now have a chance to get a bit of extra rest. Between 13:00 and 18:00 they are allowed to take a nap while at work.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

EPA asks car manufacturers for mileage tests in the real world

After several cases in the American judicial system over mileage claims the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now asking manufacturers to do mileage tests in the real world in addition to any lab work.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Government 'SCA' labels online storage as unprotected medium

Your information stored online is not protected by the Fourth Amendment according to the Stored Communications Act (SCA) which gives the government total access.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Chinese government requires alternative fuel in state vehicles

Thirty percent of vehicles used by the government will be required to run using alternative fuel sources. This number will have to be met by 2016 when more sectors of the country will have to meet these numbers as well.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 6 comments

Iraq must make progress on govt or face 'chaos': UN

Baghdad - Iraqi politicians must move forward on forming a government or risk the country descending into "chaos", the UN's envoy said on Saturday, a day before lawmakers were scheduled to meet.
In the Media by AFP

Mohamed Dionne named new Senegal prime minister

Dakar - Mohamed Dionne, a close aide to Senegal's president who once worked for the United Nations, was named the country's new prime minister Sunday, two days after the resignation of his predecessor.
In the Media by AFP

G.Bissau gets new government

Bissau - Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira presented his new government Friday, less than two weeks after the president vowed to fight poverty and bring stability to the impoverished West African nation.
In the Media by AFP

California passes bill legalizing digital currency

California lawmakers have pushed a bill through that legalizes digital currency in the area. Now all online currency in California will be fully legal. This has some major implications for the world economy.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Polish PM survives vote of confidence over bugging scandal

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Wednesday survived a vote of confidence in his coalition amid a high-profile bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.
In the Media by AFP

Federal judge strikes down no-fly list as unconstitutional

The United States has a no-fly list of people who have been linked to terrorism. Federal Judge Anna Brown ruled that this list is unconstitutional to maintain and ordered authorities to remove it.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

The full info on the recent Insane Clown Posse case developments

Wrestlers and Musicians Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are going through a complicated legal battle with the FBI. This situation just got more complicated now that feds want the case dropped and the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to the rescue.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Japanese researchers consider founding new Antarctic base

Japan is debating whether to add a new research base to their scientific studies. This one may give us insights about the nature of the world around 1 million years ago.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Putin calls for dialogue to settle Ukraine crisis

Donetsk - What a difference a couple of months makes! Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin is calling for negotiations to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian militants who took over several eastern cities.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Malawi's new leader Mutharika names key ministers

Blantyre - Malawi’s newly-elected President Peter Mutharika on Thursday named half of his 20-member cabinet, nearly a month after the chaotic elections that brought him to office.
In the Media by AFP

Arrests amid mounting tensions after Kenya coast massacres

Nairobi - Kenyan police said they arrested several suspects Wednesday amid high political tension in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia's Islamist Shebab but blamed by the president on local political networks.
In the Media by Peter Martell (AFP)

Egypt cabinet sworn in, with most ministers retained

Cairo - An Egyptian cabinet led by Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in Tuesday, with most positions from the previous military-installed government retained but the foreign minister replaced and an investment minister appointed.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. Government auctions off $18 million in bitcoins

Silk Road was a major website exchanging drugs for bitcoins until it was shut down. Their massive stock of bitcoins was confiscated as well and is now being auctioned off.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Hydroelectric dam project rejected by Chilean officials

A committee of Chilean bureaucrats rejected a proposal for a massive dam project by the name of HidroAysen. The project would have seen massive development but also displacement of some local residents.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: ACFN lawyer Larry Innes discusses oilsands expansion and more Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s lawyer Larry Innes about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project approval, the Jackpine mine consent, First Nations’ land and water rights, regulatory protection, a vision for Canada and more.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Italy's Renzi demands EU commissioner who will bring change

Rome - Italy will not support a European Commission president who does not bring political change, warned Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Saturday, as he waded into a fractious debate over the EU's future.
In the Media by AFP

Alaskans sue government for vital road

King Cove - The Aleut fishing community at King Cove is suing the government to install a one-lane road to a nearby airport. Residents claim that the lack of a route has actually endangered the lives of some villagers.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Does the government spend too much on its employees?

Washington - If government employees charter planes to take them on vacation, stay in luxury resort hotels and enjoy lavish amenities, shouldn't Congress be able to find a way to make spending cuts instead of affecting the people that are the backbone of our country?
In the Media by Jeffrey Nelson - 2 comments

Israel ministers blast US for backing Palestinian govt

Jerusalem - Several Israeli ministers on Tuesday lashed out at Washington over its decision to work with the new Palestinian unity government which is backed by the Islamist movement Hamas."Unfortunately, American naiveté has broken all records.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Don't 'hurry' to back Palestinian govt, Israel PM warns

Jerusalem - World governments should not rush to approve the new Palestinian cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday after the Palestinians accused Israel of punishing them over a unity deal.
In the Media by Shatha Yaish (AFP)

Israel denies future Palestinian ministers West Bank entry

Jerusalem - Israel has denied three future Palestinian ministers from the Gaza Strip entry to the West Bank ahead of the unveiling of a new unity government, public radio said on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Abbas names PM as unity govt talks stall over foreign minister

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chose a prime minister to head a unity government on Thursday but announcement of the lineup was held up over the foreign affairs portfolio, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Mali government, rebels sign ceasefire agreement: UN

Dakar - The Mali government and the three main rebel groups operating in the northern desert signed a ceasefire deal Friday, the United Nations announced."A 21:30 (local time and GMT)...
In the Media by AFP

Food restriction debate heats up

The public outcry against tobacco has set the stage for public demand on food restrictions. We'll go over the history of the movement and where it is going today.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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