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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



Police raid Pirate Bay closing down Internet piracy site

Stockholm - Pirate Bay was allegedly the most popular place to download copyrighted material but it was taken off line last week after a police raid.

Op-Ed: Libyan fighting in several areas with no sign of dialogue

Tripoli - Libyan Dawn border guards at the Ras Jadir crossing into Tunisia are reported to have fled across the border into Tunisia after being attacked by forces of the Libyan National Army. The LNA and General Haftar's militia are now merged.

Op-Ed: Libya conflicts continue with oil terminals under siege

Tripoli - One Libyan oil export port is no longer functioning because of clashes between government forces and anti-government militia who are launching attacks nearby.

Stray cat's nibbling at Vladivostok deli adds up to $1,000 loss

Vladivostok - In the deli at Vladivostok airport a stray cat managed to sneak under a gourmet fish counter and begin nibbling on the delicacies.

Magnetic bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Kabul - According to Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi the vehicle being driven by the two soldiers was hit by the bomb. The international military coalition (ISAF) provided less detail saying only that two of its members had been killed.

Op-Ed: Economic conditions may help preserve Ukraine ceasefire

Kiev - On Friday the fragile ceasefire extended after the recent "Day of Silence" called for by the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, appeared to be holding for the most part.

Op-Ed: Six more leave Guantanamo but facility far from closure

Montevideo - On December 7, six Guantanamo prisoners flew to Uruguay. There were four Syrians, a Palestinian, and a Tunisian. The six had never been charged and had been cleared for release five years ago in 2009.

Op-Ed: Malala Yousafzai — The rest of the story

Malala Yousafzai has recently received her Nobel Peace prize, an award she deserves much more than people such as Barack Obama or Henry Kissinger who have at times promoted war but who were also awarded the prize.

Op-Ed: Pyschologist contractors and CIA torture

Washington - Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell were pyschologists who were hired as private contractors by the CIA to plan and develop methods to get terror suspects to talk.

Prices tumble for both stocks and oil

Stock markets in the United States, Canada, China, and Greece among other countries fell today after a sharp drop in oil prices yesterday and a further drop today.

Ceasefire in Ukraine extended in spite of violations

Kiev - Although both sides accuse the other of violating a ceasefire during a supposed "Day of Silence" called for by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, the shaky truce appears likely to continue.

Op-Ed: UN postpones Libyan talks on unity government for a week

Tripoli - UN Special Envoy Bernadino Leon announced that talks aimed at resolving Libya's political crisis scheduled to begin today have been postponed until the beginning of next week.

New Ukraine finance minister was U.S. State Department officer

Kyiv - Natalie Jaresko was granted Ukrainian citizenship just this week. Jaresko was president and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund(WNISEF) a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Op-Ed: U.S. says that UN talks on Libya to fail due to foreign meddling

Tripoli - According to a report in Reuters, senior U.S. officials have little faith in positive results from the UN-sponsored talks to stop fighting in LIbya and form a unity government.

Typhoon Hagupit claims victims after landing in the Philippines

Manila - Al Jazeera reports that Typhoon Hagupit has claimed at least three lives so far after making landfall on the east coast of Samar island on Saturday night.

Op-Ed: Haftar rises from failed coup leader to Libyan Commander-in-Chief

Tripoli - The internationally recognized Libyan government of prime minister Abdullah al Thinni has now reconciled with CIA-linked former general Khalifa Haftar.

American photojournalist Luke Somers dies in botched Yemen raid

Sanaa - A senior official in the presidential office in Yemen said that Luke Somers died after reportedly being shot by his Al-Qaeda captors during a rescue attempt.

Op-Ed: Kerry asks for delay in release of Senate torture report

Washington - Since April of this year, the Obama administration has been negotiating with Dianne Feinstein chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee to release a long-promised report on CIA detention and torture of terror suspects during the Bush/Cheney era.

Former Chinese security chief expelled from Party and arrested

Beijing - President Xi Jinping's crackdown on corruption has claimed the most senior victim yet with the arrest of former security chief Zhou Yongkang for a number of suspected crimes. Zhou was also expelled from the ruling Communist Party.

Op-Ed: Tobruk government rejects UN demand to stop bombing

Tripoli - Abdullah al-Thinni, prime minister of the internationally and UN recognized government, told the UN envoy Bernardino Leon that Tripoli is held by extremists and bombing will stop only if they surrender.
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