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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in Politics, General business news & info, Education

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Op-Ed: Greek bonds rally but economy is in terrible shape

Athens - The Greek government bond market rallied recently as the bonds were upgraded by rating agency Standard and Poor. The European Central Bank(ECB) announced that it would accept Greek government debt as collateral for routine lending operations.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

CIA to take lead in censoring report that criticizes the CIA

Washington - Obama has given the CIA the task of editing a torture report that is very critical of the CIA. This was a bit too much for even Sen. Dianne Feinstein who has often supported the agency.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Unknown gunmen kidnap Jordanian ambassador to Libya

Tripoli - Masked gunmen attacked the ambassador's car and shot his driver according to a spokesperson for Libya's foreign ministry. This is just the latest of a number of incidents in which foreign diplomats have been targeted in Libya.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

CIA chief visits Kiev as Ukraine threatens force against protests

Kiev - As the protests in eastern Ukraine continue with Ukraine threatening to use force to disperse protests and occupations, CIA director John Brennan visited the Ukrainian capital over the weekend.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

FBI may have enlisted member of defense team at Guantanamo

Washington - A military tribunal trial was thrown into confusion when it was revealed that a member of a defense team may have had a contract with the FBI
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Liberation theology founder welcomed to Vatican

Rome - The Reverend Gustavo Gutierrez of Peru was a surprise speaker at the launching of a book by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, head of the Vatican orthodoxy office and one of Pope Francis' top advisers.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

As Palestine seeks international links Israel seeks to punish

Jerusalem - Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Reyad al-Malki called for sanctions to be imposed on Israel for violating international law and conventions through moves to punish Palestine for unilaterally applying to join international agencies and treaties.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Israel-Palestine peace talks appear to be over

Jerusalem - The Israelis at first placed the blame for failure of peace talks to be extended on the Palestinians but now they are claiming it is the fault of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Violence continues as Iraq prepares to vote the end of April

Baghdad - As the election scheduled in Iraq for April 30 approaches, the country is beset by divisions and violence. Sunni extremists control much of the province of Anbar while violence plagues many parts of the country.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

U.S. TSA behavioral screening ineffective but expanded anyway

Washington - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was urged by the US Government Accountability Office(GAO) to scale back or even eliminate their "behavior screening" program. A study showed little evidence the program worked.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Ukrainian government tries to negotiate with eastern protesters

Kiev - The government ultimatum to protesters in Donetsk to surrender or face forcible eviction from the regional administration building has expired but the building remains occupied. Instead the government is seeking a negotiated solution to the situation.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

United States says it will deny a visa to Iran ambassador to UN

Washington - The United States says that it will not grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi the proposed Iranian ambassador to the UN on the grounds that he had links to the 1979-81 hostage crisis.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Russia claims NATO photos of military buildup taken last August

Moscow - Russian officials claim that the satellite images being distributed by NATO military commanders to prove that Russia is preparing for an invasion of eastern Ukraine were actually taken last summer.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Even World Bank admits IMF loans to Ukraine will cut growth

Kiev - The World Bank warns that the conditions set by the IMF for granting loans to the Ukraine will have very damaging effects on the Ukraine economy and cut consumption considerably.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Crisis in Ukraine heating up rather than cooling down

Kiev - As the Ukrainian government threatens the use of force against protesters in Donetsk and Luhansk, Russia warns the government not to make "irreversible mistakes."
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: U.S. claims using EU companies to circumvent NSA spying unfair

Washington - Recent U.S. criticism will increase the conflict between the U.S. and Europe over NSA spying. The office of the U.S.Trade Representative(USTR) claims that creating an EU-centric system to avoid NSA spying would violate international trade laws.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Israel orders $2 billion worth of US V-22 Osprey aircraft

Jerusalem - Israel has announced that it will order $2 billion of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey planes. The purchase will be on a "deferred payment plan."
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: NATO wants more money spent on millitary

The crisis in Ukraine and the Russian support for annexation of Crimea has provided a golden opportunity for NATO and the US to push for more expenditure on the military.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Washington's man, Yatsenyuk and the IMF in the Ukraine

Kiev - Many of those protesting in Maidan Square in Kiev last February simply wanted a better life and a government that was concerned with bettering their condition rather than serving the interests of Ukrainian oligarchs and other well off Ukrainians.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Pakistani court sentences Christian couple to death for blasphemy

Islamabad - On April 4th a judge in a court in eastern Pakistan sentenced Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar to death for allegedly sending a text message that insulted the Prophet Mohammed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 11 comments
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