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WikiLeaks preparing to release more Afghan files

By Fri, Aug 13, 2010 8:41AM UTC

WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said his organization is preparing to release the rest of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file. The Pentagon warned that would be more damaging to security and risk more lives than the organization’s initial release of some 76,000 war documents. That extraordinary disclosure,

Her Majesty’s letter to Zeze about CNN: forged or real? UPDATED

By Fri, Aug 13, 2010 2:25AM UTC

[BP:A quick comment. BP didn’t realize there was doubt over the authenticity of the letter or the photos. We have photographic evidence + Andrew Marshall’s authenticating of the letter in his blog post. If it helps BP can also confirm the letter is authentic, but this is not the subject

Rwanda: the Singapore of Africa?

By Thu, Aug 12, 2010 9:37PM UTC

This week I have been reading a lot about a small country in a turbulent region where authoritarian one-party rule, in the guise of democracy, has soothed ethnic tensions and brought stability and rapid economic development. This has been achieved under the watchful eye of a ruthless, maverick leader who tolerates little criticism,

Rights group urges support for UN Sri Lanka panel

By Thu, Aug 12, 2010 6:38PM UTC

An international human rights group has urged the United States and other countries to support a U.N. panel investigating alleged rights abuses in Sri Lanka’s civil war, saying the country has failed to deliver justice to war crime victims. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the “support of the

Uranium sales to India on Aussie political agenda

By Thu, Aug 12, 2010 5:03PM UTC

Australia will resume negotiations with New Delhi on uranium exports to India if the Australian opposition wins control of the government in next week’s elections, a senior lawmaker said Thursday. Australia’s previous conservative coalition government started negotiations with India on uranium sales just months before the center-left Labor Party swept

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