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With South Korea’s newly expanded zone, the air defense zones of all three countries now overlap over a submerged reef called Ieodo in South Korea and Suyan Rock in China. The reef is controlled by South Korea, which maintains a maritime research station there, but China also claims it.
University head Gaber Nassar said security forces had stormed the campus and used tear gas and birdshot against the student demonstrators, an accusation denied by the Interior Ministry, the governmental body responsible for the country's police. A recent statement by the general prosecutor's office claimed Reda had been shot dead by protesting fellow students who used a type of birdshot gun not available to the campus's security forces.
...to demand higher wages, in a rare act of defiance of a new protest law which they themselves have been enforcing to quell unrest on the streets. ...When they received no response they marched to the Interior Ministry in defiance of the new law. Security sources said they shoved barricades at fellow members of the security forces outside the club, before the protesters were allowed to march.
Greaves said one potential design involves a pentagram, a satanic symbol, while another is meant to be an interactive display for children. ..."He's helping a satanic agenda grow more than any of us possibly could," Greaves said. "You don't walk around and see too many satanic temples around, but when you open the door to public spaces for us, that's when you're going to see us."
Syrian activists have announced that an Islamic alliance that came together last month in Syria has just seized some bases and warehouses used by the Free Syrian Army near the Syria-Turkey border.
Phillips has not decided whether to appeal to a higher court, said his attorney, Nicolle Martin. "If the government can take away your First Amendment rights, there's nothing they can't take away from you," she said.
Israel and the West have been increasingly concerned over the possibility that President Bashar Assad's regime's loss of control may lead to the instability of the entire regional security.
New York City’s ban on rifles and shotguns that hold more than five rounds is now being enforced, according to a letter the NYPD is sending out to targeted city gun owners.
12/06/2013, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael
According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an average of 4 percent less over the four day Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year. ...But this downturn for retailers did not just begin this past weekend. There have been signs of trouble for quite a while now. ...So should it really be such a surprise that consumers are totally tapped out?
Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
Seager was one of three Ph.D.-credentialed witnesses prominent in a scientific field once considered speculative who testified at a hearing called "Astrobiology: The Search for Biosignatures in Our Solar System and Beyond." ...The testifying scientists appealed to lawmakers for funding, including investment in space telescopes designed to detect biosignatures.
as pro-Morsi organizations sent out a call for protests to be held over the weekend. ...The government blames the organization for violence and terrorism that has taken place since Mohamed Morsi was removed from power on July 3.
In 1996, Mandela signed into law the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which permits abortion on demand. ...the wording of the new South African constitution, signed by Mr Mandela in 1996, had made the legalisation of abortion on demand a mere formality. Mr Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) has a strong ideological committment to abortion
China’s yuan overtook the euro to become the second-most used currency in global trade finance after the dollar this year, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. ...International use of the yuan is increasing as China opens up its capital markets. In the first nine months of this year, about 17 percent of China’s global trade was settled in the currency, compared with less than 1 percent in 2009
Security forces arrested more than 70 protesters in the most intense of Friday’s clashes in southern, eastern and central neighborhoods of Cairo, a security official said. Other rallies in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the central city of Fayoum also descended into violence, with security forces firing volleys of tear gas to disperse Morsi’s supporters rallying in city squares.
Earlier, dozens of youth entered the al-Aqsa Mosque and began to hurl stones at police.
NSA analysts can look at the data and track an individual’s movements throughout the world. They can then map out the person's relationships with others and expose previously unknown correspondence.
The news comes less than a week after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 48 states men who have sex with men (MSM) represent the majority of HIV/AIDS sufferers.
12/05/2013, newswithviews.com, By Chuck Baldwin
I will even go so far as to say that the majority of our pastors and church leaders today are monarchists at heart. The lack of instruction and understanding of the Biblical principles of Natural Law have created a generation of churchmen who are more than willing to submit to the unnatural laws of tyranny and oppression. Until two weeks ago, I didn’t truly comprehend the depth of this volitional slavery.
As in Ireland and Greece, which got bailouts the year before Portugal, the agreement demanded steep spending cuts and an economic makeover — part of a continental effort to persuade wary investors to resume lending to some of the eurozone’s debt-heavy countries. With about six months to go before Portugal’s rescue cash runs out...
some of the one million private sector workers in Greece who go unpaid. The Labour Institute of the Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) found this week that one in every two companies was not paying its staff on time. ...Greece already has record unemployment of over 27% but that does not include the million or so unpaid workers.
Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will strike on Thursday, leaving franchisees caught between a rock and a hard place. ...individual franchisees, often struggling with slim profit margins, who are forced to make the hard decisions on employee wages.
As residents of Jefferson County well know, the judge's decision is likely to be appealed. However, a huge difference between appeals in Alabama's most populous county and the nation's 18th largest city will be the parties who challenge the judge's decision.
Once this happens, the lead for traditional ammunition will have to be imported, thus driving up the price for bullets, shotgun shells, etc.
With limited police resources and security breaking down, they said they suggested some businesses donate their goods to the town before their shops were looted so authorities could hand out the supplies to people in need themselves. ...In one other case, they agreed to oversee looting that was already in progress and helped distribute the shop's contents to desperate townspeople. ...set a precedent that it is acceptable for people to go after private goods
12/02/2013, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
"We have a massive bubble everywhere, from Japan, to China, Europe, to the UK. As a result of this, I think world financial markets are extremely dangerous, unstable, and subject to serious trouble and dislocation in the future."
Although sanctions imposed on Syria are not meant to impact medical supplies, Mahmoud, an importer, says: “We cannot buy medicines and medical equipment because our [sanctioned] banks cannot pay suppliers. We have to order through middle men in Beirut who take a large commission, raising costs to needy Syrians.”
The vote was advisory only, so there will be no immediate move to scrap a system that is responsible for maintaining two vast modern buildings with duplicate offices, meeting rooms and debating chambers in Strasbourg and Brussels, where many lawmakers spend a majority of their time. ... The Parliament accumulated important powers under the introduction of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, including the right to veto international treaties and take a more prominent role in appointing people to top jobs in the European Union. It also gained the right to suggest amendments to the treaties to governments in the bloc.
...undertaking a consultation of its members about whether the church should become the first Christian denomination in Britain to offer church “weddings” to same-sex couples. ... However, the Methodist Conference has stated that this definition is now "at odds" with the terms of the UK's Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, which comes into force next year.
The statistics are likely higher because the official figures only include the people who literally died in their homes and do not include people who were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment before dying from the effects of the dehydration. ...Charities called for an urgent overhaul in social care, saying that the general public would be outraged if animals were treated in the same way.
Amazon claimed that upholding the New York state law would "significantly and unduly burden interstate commerce," and would serve as a "road map for other jurisdictions to inflict similar burdens on interstate commerce." The decision may entice more states to enforce similar laws as they seek ways to generate more revenue.
Ukraine's debt insurance costs jumped and currency traders increased bets on a devaluation after 350,000 people protested on Sunday against Yanukovich's decision to ditch a trade pact with the European Union. ...In an online video message, he urged savers "to be confident in the banking system" and not to withdraw their deposits.
Using rigorously-tested Google and other online advertizing, search engine optimization, and physical ad campaigns, Online for Life reaches out to women who are often virtually on the doorsteps of an abortion clinic, and connects them with a life-saving CPC instead.
It was the first time in more than a year that Islamists entered the central square in significant numbers. ...Sunday’s Islamist protesters came from Cairo University, where they have been protesting the death on Thursday of an engineering student at the hands of police.
A strong magnitude-6.3 earthquake has struck off eastern Indonesia, but no tsunami alert has been issued.
More than 100,000 demonstrators rallied on Independence Square in the biggest show of anger yet over President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.
About 30,000 protesters launched a “people’s coup” on Thailand’s government today, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound.
In some conservative states, same-sex couples hope their marriages will be legally recognized, if only so they may get a divorce. Gay-rights lawyers say the right to divorce is equally as important as the right to marry.
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