Gregor Peter‏@L0gg0l RT @electionista: #Czech Republic – reports director of Cabinet Office Lubomír Poul has also been arrested.
Gregor Peter‏@L0gg0l1 CZECH POLICE ARREST CHIEF OF PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, FORMER MINISTERS IN ORGANIZED CRIME INVESTIGATION –REPORTS
Here are links to some background info on Lubomir Poul and the Office of the Government that he heads.
http://www.vlada.cz/en/urad-vlady/ Large police operation in Prague: PM’s office, defense ministry among targets. Confuse parliament interrupts […]
SpaceX scrambling to regain full control of Falcon 9 after launch proves shaky
Unmanned craft developed a problem with its thrusters soon after ‘flawless’ lift-off at Cape Canaveral
SpaceX releases statement on Dragon problems
Live mission statements here:
SPACEX WORKING TO FIX DRAGON CAPSULE’S THRUSTERS
Planned SpaceX Dragon docking at International Space Station Saturday postponed; NASA news briefing scheduled for 3 pm –
“It’s all about the Fed next week,” said Keith Springer, president of Springer Financial Advisors in Sacramento Calif. “If the Fed comes through with a QE program, that could save the market — if not the market will fall off a cliff.”
The Fed is under intense pressure from investors to announce another round of stimulus, following Friday’s dismal jobs report.
The point of QE is to lower interest rates.
Fiscal austerity and tough labor reforms have failed to create jobs, leading to an “alarming” situation in the global employment market that shows no sign of recovering, the International Labour Organization said on Sunday.
In advanced countries, especially in Europe, employment is not expected to return to pre-crisis levels of 2008 until the end of 2016 — two years later than it previously predicted — in line with a slowdown […]
China has said that the next World Bank president should be chosen on merit, seeking to challenge a tradition that the bank’s chief be a US citizen, though it did not suggest a candidate.
Robert Zoellick said on Wednesday that he would step down in June at the end of a five-year term as bank president. Speculation has focused on Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, and Larry Summers, […]
by John C.K. Daly of OilPrice.com
Startling the Global Community, Canada Withdraws from the Kyoto Convention
Canada has announced its intention to withdraw from the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), sandbagging the other signatories to the convention. The Kyoto protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, was designed to combat global warming with the agreement allowing countries like China and India take voluntary, but non-binding steps to reduce […]
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Washington.
President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman says the dust-up with House Republicans over the timing of Obama’s economic speech to Congress dramatizes why “people are fed up” with Washington.
Press secretary Jay Carney tells MSNBC “our intention was merely for the president to address a […]
(Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry warned U.S. officials on Thursday not to meet with visiting exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, saying it hoped Washington “appropriately dealt” with Tibet-related issues.
China reviles the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dalai Lama, saying he supports the use of violence to establish an independent Tibet. He strongly denies either accusation, insisting he seeks only true autonomy for the remote region.
The Dalai Lama is […]
Monday, June 13
12:30 pm – House Majority Leader Cantor (R-VA) news briefing. 1:45 pm – President Obama speaks on the economy. Following a factory tour in North Carolina. 2:00 pm – Republican Town Hall on the Economy. Sens. Coburn (R-OK) and Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Ryan (R-WI) will speak. Coburn was an intial member of the “Gang of Six” but has parted ways; Sen. Sessions and Rep. Ryan are […]
Under a special program started by Congress back in 1984, the U.S. government has paid $100 million to dozens of people who helped bring international terrorists to justice. But the reward for the most notorious terrorist of all — Osama bin Laden — could go unclaimed.
The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program had a $27 million bounty on bin Laden. Oficials removed bin Laden from their list Monday after […]