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Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza-Erdogan

08 Sep 2011 18:43 Source: reuters // Reuters (Adds quotes, background, details) * Turkey will not let Israel exploit Mediterranean resources-Erdogan * Israel says Turkey and Israel will mend fences * Erdogan insists on apology By Sami Aboudi CAIRO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday it....
 

General's dilemma: Training US reserves once wars end

08 Sep 2011 18:19 Source: reuters // Reuters * U.S. can't go to war without civilian soldiers * 70 percent of medical units, 75 percent of engineers * Will reservists, employers back post-war deployments? By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Ten years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan....

Erdogan: Turkey warships will escort any future Gaza aid flotilla

Turkish warships will escort any Turkish aid vessels to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks broadcast on Al Jazeera television on Thursday. Erdogan also said that Turkey had taken steps to stop Israel from unilaterally exploiting natural resources from the....

No Turkey apology, lifting of Gaza blockade: Israel

JERUSALEM: Israel will not apologise to Turkey for a deadly May 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla and will not lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip, an Israeli minister insisted on Wednesday, as ties with Ankara sank to new lows. “Israel defends its interests and its government will not apologise,”....

Police set up task force to tackle far right in W. Bank

Netanyahu: "Price-tag" attack a despicable crime; 13 military vehicles vandalized by right-wing extremists in Judea and Samaria.

ARGENTINA: Moody's downgrades banking outlook

Outlook for the Argentine banking sector.

McDonald's eyes upscale $1B makeover

McDonald's is spending $1 billion to renovate all its Canadian locations in an effort to look cozier as the fast food giant raises the stakes to grab more customers.

Taliban suicide bombs kill 24 in Pakistan

Twin Taliban bombs targeting security forces responsible for the recent arrests of senior al-Qaeda operatives have killed 24 people in Pakistan.

From cold peace to cold war with Israel

In the end, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has succeeded in winning a United Nations seal of approval that notes that the Israeli blockade of Gaza is legal, ending the cold peace with Israel and starting a cold war.

GOP hopefuls compete for favor

Five of the GOP's leading presidential contenders traveled to South Carolina to kiss the ring of tea party kingmaker Sen. Jim DeMint at a first-of-its-kind forum.

Honda customers hit by voluntary recall get mail

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) on Tuesday began sending letters of notice to concerned Honda vehicle owners to inform them that a total of 19,143 units of combined models year 2005-2007 Jazz, year 2006-2008 City, and year 2005-2006 CR-V are being recalled.

'Rosebud' already out of Witness Protection Program

Mary "Rosebud" Ong, the former anti-narcotics civilian agent who once accused Sen. Panfilo Lacson of involvement in criminal activities, has been taken off the government's Witness Protection Program (WPP).

Palace not seriously considering 4-day workweek

Malacañang will not seriously consider the proposed four-day workweek unless it sees a new and compelling reason to look into it.

Press Review Monday 5 September 2011

Iranian hacking is putting the security of Dutch tax returns at risk. The latest Queen-hassler makes a bid for fame. Geert Wilders makes wild claims in Berlin. Villagers bid to oust their anti-euthanasia priest. And there’s woe for the SUV-driving wealthy of Het Gooi. Tax hacked “Government websites aren’t secure” report de Volkskrant and Trouw .

SC proceedings on Karachi situation: Business leaders want to become party

KARACHI, Sept 5: A large number of business leaders have appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary, to make business community a party in the suo motu hearing on Karachi situation. They are of the view that the business community suffered most at the hands of terrorists and extortionists who targeted them [.

Indian cabinet approves land reforms bill

NEW DELHI, Sept 5: India`s cabinet approved on Monday a bill to reform land acquisition, aimed at giving farmers a better deal while helping fast-track industrialisation in Asia`s third-largest economy. Difficulties in acquiring land for industrial and infrastructure projects is seen as one of the biggest obstacles to India`s economic expansion.

KSE 100-share index gains 92 points

KARACHI, Sept 5: The stock market extended the previous bullishness as the post-Eid holiday session witnessed fresh robust rise of 91 points in the benchmark amid upper locks in some of the leading shares, which had been under pressure. The KSE 100-share index added another 91.81 points to the previous level and consolidated well above [.

MetLife loses L.A. Unified contract after flap with board member

Richard Vladovic persuades fellow school board members to reject a multimillion-dollar contract after receiving what he says was improper billing and poor service.A Los Angeles school board member persuaded his colleagues to kill a multimillion-dollar contract with an insurance company last week....

New Zealand launches Pacific maritime safety initiatives

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Tuesday unveiled a range of initiatives to improve maritime safety in the Pacific, where sea transport provides vital lifelines for smaller nations. "Following a number of serious accidents in 2009, both New Zealand and....

ERs are becoming costly destinations for mentally disturbed patients

Budget cuts are creating added safety risks at hospitals and placing a burden on already crowded emergency rooms.A man hearing voices walked into the emergency room of downtown's California Hospital Medical Center on a recent night and said he wanted to hurt somebody.

Contaminated water sickens more than 100 students in N China

SHIJIAZHUANG, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 135 students were hospitalized for stomachaches, diarrhea and fevers after drinking contaminated water at a middle school in north China's Hebei Province, the local government said. As of Tuesday, 50 students were still under medical observation, but all....

Critics renew NHS revamp attacks

Critics have renewed their attacks on the overhaul of the NHS as Parliament prepares to debate the plans.

Autumn of discontent?

The NHS was meant to be the government's good news story. As one of the few areas of spending not facing cuts, the Tories formed a coalition government believing their handling of the health service would be something to shout about. Less than a year into government the wheels started coming off....

GOP candidates in SC vow to carry tea-party banner

Pledging fidelity to the Constitution and vowing to carry the tea party's priorities to the White House, the Republicans chasing the GOP's presidential nomination pitched themselves Monday to their party's...

FEATURE-Tijuana violence slows as one cartel takes control

05 Sep 2011 23:22 Source: reuters // Reuters * Violence ebbs in Tijuana * Sinaloa cartel gains upper hand as rivals lose power * Drug smuggling continues unabated By Lizbeth Diaz TIJUANA, Mexico, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Mexico's famously seedy border city of Tijuana is enjoying a lull in drug murders as....

PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Sept 6

06 Sep 2011 01:16 Source: reuters // Reuters Financial Times LIBYA OIL OUTPUT WILL NOT MAKE QUICK RECOVERY Libyan oil production will not return to prewar levels until late next year at the earliest, according to the newly appointed chairman of the country's National Oil Company. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c382946a-d7b5-11e0-a06b-00144feabdc0.

Radical Shiite cleric urges Iraqi government to reform, or face protests

Baghdad. Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al- Sadr Monday warned the Iraqi government to carry out reforms as " the last chance" or face massive protests, Sadr's office said in a statement, Xinhua informed. "This is the last chance before setting a date for open, peaceful and popular demonstrations,"....

Palin won't say whether she's running

MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told supporters New Hampshire Monday "I appreciate your encouragement" but wouldn't say whether she plans to run for president.

Lee keeps lid on gulf oil production

MCCOMB, Miss., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee triggered tornadoes, torrential rains and flooding Monday as the system moved into the U.S. Southeast, officials said.

TRINIDAD: State of Emergency in More Ways Than One

Ancel Roget believes he knows why the Trinidad and Tobago government imposed a State of Emergency (SOE) on Aug. 21 and used its majority in the Parliament to extend it for another three months.

Big losses Monday in European markets

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- European markets were sharply lower Monday amid concern for the health of banks and doubt about governments' ability to address the problem, analysts said.
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