May 14, 2021

MV Rachel Corrie seized by Israeli Naval Forces

Saturday, June 5, 2010 The 1,200-ton MV Rachel Corrie, an Irish aid ship, was seized by the Israeli Naval Forces, as it attempted to challenge the blockade of Gaza. It was seized in international waters, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Gaza’s shore. The military said its forces boarded ship from the sea, not helicopters […]

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May 12, 2021

Law firm tries to ban new book by Cambridge Press

Sunday, October 5, 2008 The Schillings law firm in the United Kingdom, has attempted to remove certain content from an upcoming book by former Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray. Schillings, a company which, according to Wikileaks, contains “well known UK censorship lawyers,” sent a letter to Cambridge University Press threatening […]

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May 10, 2021

Burris sworn in as US Senator for Illinois

Friday, January 16, 2009 American politician Roland Burris of the United States Democratic Party was sworn in Thursday as US president-elect Barack Obama’s replacement in the United States Senate. Burris was initially not admitted into the Senate, even though Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich appointed him to the position, due to allegations that the governor […]

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May 9, 2021

Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as […]

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May 9, 2021

Outdoor Christmas Decorations: Tips For Purchasing

Read An Opinion On: Curtains In Sydney By Adam Peters Keep it simple with your outdoor Christmas decorations. Tips to keeping your theme going without overdoing it. Outdoor Christmas decorations are often seen throughout the lawns and homes of many neighborhoods during the holiday season. In some cases, there are simply too many decorations on […]

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May 8, 2021

EU, US declare intent to cooperate on climate change at summit

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 A European Union-United States summit held in Slovenia produced a draft declaration outlining the groups’ future cooperation on climate change, energy security and financial stability. Yesterday was the final day of the summit, the last EU-US summit that US President George W. Bush will attend in his current role. Hopes of […]

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May 7, 2021

German intelligence participated in U.S. bombing of Iraq, media alleges

Friday, January 13, 2006 The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) helped the U.S. military during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, ARD‘s Panorama magazine and the Los Angeles Times concordantly reported on Thursday. According to their information, two agents of the BND stayed in Baghdad during the war even after the German embassy was evacuated […]

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May 6, 2021

South Korean men’s national goalball team defeats Algeria 4-3

Thursday, August 30, 2012 London, England — South Korea earned a 4–3 goalball victory against Algeria earlier today in the fifth match of the day at London’s Copper Box. South Korean Sung-Wook Hong was the game’s leading scorer with 4 goals. He is a B2 classified blind competitor, though classification is largely irrelevant in goalball […]

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