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AP: Egypt’s new president designates new prime minister, asks him to form government:

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says the country’s new president has designated a new prime minister and asked him to form a new Cabinet.

MENA reported Tuesday that President Mohammed Morsi tasked Hesham Kandil, the minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in the outgoing government, with putting together a new Cabinet to replace the current military-appointed one.

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Germans laugh at ‘Olympic disaster’ as top magazine brands 2012 Games ‘one big, soggy mess’

Leading German news magazine pokes fun at London’s Olympic planning

Der Spiegel: ‘Visitors will need determination to reach the venues at all’
Games will be an ‘arduous obstacle for everyone’, magazine claims

They have a reputation for faultless efficiency and planning events with meticulous detail.

So perhaps we should be worried that Germans already believe London 2012 will be an ‘Olympic-sized disaster’.

Germany’s leading news magazine has launched an attack on Britain’s preparations for the [...]

OLYMPICS – Cops Drafted In After G4S Staff Fail To Show!!!

Police forces where Olympic Games venues are located have been asked to provide extra security, after G4S failed to provide enough staff.

Sky News understands that nine out of 12 police forces have been drafted in to help the embattled firm ensure the Games are kept secure.

The forces providing additional personnel include Strathclyde, West Midlands, Thames Valley and Dorset.

Sky News home affairs correspondent Mark White said: “The police say at this [...]

McDonald’s force Olympics bosses to ban all other restaurants from selling chips… unless they’re served with FISH

Hundreds of restaurants and food retailers expected to be affected
Memo about the change said retailers don’t back the decision
All British favourites must be served without chips – except for fish

Hundreds of food outlets at Olympic venues have been forced to take chips off the menu, because of a demand from sponsor McDonald’s.

Olympic chiefs have banned all 800 food retailers at the 40 Games venues across Britain from dishing up chips [...]

Report: Al-Qaida planning to crash U.S. airline during London Olympics

Comment: The same old story is trotted out one more time – The mythical white Al Qaeda is going to hijack a plane and blow it up. Time to be scared.

Anshel Pfeffer
Haaretz
July 1, 2012

The al-Qaida branch in the Arabian Peninsula is believed to be planning a terror attack during the Olympic Games in London, scheduled to begin at the end of the month. According to a report in today’s [...]