Yonhap: Remaining 7 S. Koreans at #Kaesong, DPRK to return home today.
Yonhap: KIDMAC, DPRK reach agreement on outstanding Kaesong issues.
MoU confirms return of the last 7 S. Koreans from Kaesong will occur today.
MoU: 7 S. Koreans to return to ROK ~17:30 KST today.
ROK MoU: At same time 7 S. Koreans return from Kaesong, a vehicle from the South will head there to make payments demanded by DPRK.
ROK media reporting [...]
Iran has been busy consolidating its gains in Baghdad, and looking to outflank its competitors. Now that the US has ceased to be a balancing fixture in Iraq, Iran has stepped in to take its place.
To read more: http://nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=452865#ixzz2AyyYv4oS
A Year Ago It was Already Taking Shape.
The larger question is whether Iraq will be forced by a full U.S. pullout to become an Iranian satellite, a development that would undo a huge [...]
I normally never write anything that I cannot substantiate. However, I thought just this once I would relate something that was read to me.
My Wife reads many forums, one of which is a favourite of hers. Initially she told me of an American woman living in Greece, who used to relate the every day events in the part of Greece she lived in. This woman has since pulled her head [...]
Syria’s leaders are prepared to pullout their forces from cities, if the opposition forces agree to withdraw at the same time. This was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after his meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Moallem in St. Petersburg.
During the two-hour talks, the Syrian Foreign Minister offered Damascus’ assessment of the situation in the country. This is what Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the Russia-24 [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghanistan’s president said Saturday that the United States has put the two countries’ security pact at risk with a unilateral airstrike that killed 18 civilians, while a Taliban suicide bomber killed four French soldiers responding to a tipoff about a bomb hidden under a bridge.
The violence and the dispute highlight the muddled nature of the international mission in Afghanistan as NATO coalition countries try to shift [...]
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano said Sunday that it was ”clear” that Tokyo Electric Power Co. sought to withdraw all its workers from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station at one point in the early days of the crisis last year, contradicting the utility’s claim that it had no such intention.
Testifying to a Diet-appointed panel investigating the nuclear disaster, Edano, then chief Cabinet secretary, said he remembered Tokyo [...]
Why is Greece so pivotal to world economics? It’s because the investment bankers’ dream of combining all central banks into a one-world suprabank with its own currency– with political veto power over every parliament and every elected democratic body – is at stake. Power is at stake!
That’s why the international bankers are so worried about holding Europe together. A hint at Greek default or pullout destroys the pattern of the IMF [...]
(Guardian.co.uk) The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world”. “I am more worried than I have been in the past,” he said. “It’s scary.”
The threat [...]
NATO’s chief denied on Monday that the alliance was speeding up the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan as he sought to clear up “confusion” over the pullout planned for the end of 2014.
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted that NATO was sticking to the timeline agreed at the Lisbon summit in November 2010 after recent comments from Western and Afghan officials indicated that 2013 was a new target.
“There is nothing new in all this [...]
This post originally appeared at The Raw Story.
Sixty percent of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan is not worth its costs, and nearly the same number advocate an early US pullout from the country, a new poll showed.
The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post indicated that the number of skeptics was nearly double the 35 percent saying the decade-long effort has warranted the expense and lost lives.
Overall, 54 percent of all Americans want to pull [...]
Reporting from Washington and Baghdad—
The White House is prepared to keep as many as 10,000 U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of the year, amid growing concern that the planned pullout of virtually all remaining American forces would lead to intensified militant attacks, according to U.S. officials.
Keeping troops in Iraq after the deadline for their departure at the end of December would require agreement of Iraq’s [...]
BAGHDAD — The White House is offering to keep up to 10,000 troops in Iraq next year, U.S. officials say, despite opposition from many Iraqis and key Democratic Party allies who demand that President Barack Obama bring home the American military as promised.
Any extension of the military’s presence, however, depends on a formal request from Baghdad — which must weigh questions about the readiness of [...]
Supporters of Shiite radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr have offered to carry out suicide attacks against US troops in Iraq, his office said Saturday, as a year-end deadline for a US pullout looms.
“Thank you, my dear friends, and God bless you,” Sadr wrote in reply to the offer from loyalists of his disbanded Mahdi Army militia, a statement from his office in the central shrine city of [...]
Alex Jones and Infowars.com have received inside information regarding the Bilderberg agenda now unfolding in the idyllic Swiss countryside.
According to AFP journalist and legendary Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker’s inside sources, the agenda now under review includes a number of critical issues at the top of the elite’s to-do list. These breakdown as follows:
The elite are concerned that the American Congress may soon turn against the [...]
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Walton in Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 5, 2011.
Some members of President Obama’s newly appointed national security team believe American troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan more rapidly than previously discussed, according to a report in The New York Times.
Officials from the military and the Obama administration, who spoke to the [...]
That pop happened from March 2009-March 2010 … and might be called the ‘we’ve got a new leader for a president and he will solve all our problems’ relief rally. As a plus, a successful transition to a new king occurred … while the country is at war in the Middle East … and China is growing some muscle in Asia. Since King Bush was all about ‘bossing little countries’ [...]