Sunday, April 10, 2011

The world in turmoil: A days news, no wonder we are on overload

A Dutch mayor says the death toll in the shopping mall shooting outside Amsterdam has increased to six, including the gunman who opened fire with an automatic weapon.

A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters ushered in five months ago.

Thousands of protesters turned their anger on the army on Saturday demanding that Egypt's ruling military council hand power to civilians and pressing for former President Hosni Mubarak to be put on trial.

Forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, besieged in Ivory Coast's main city, have retaken ground and are edging closer to where rival presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara is holed up, the United Nations said.

Fighting erupted on the eastern front in Libya's civil war on Saturday as a Red Cross ship brought medical supplies to the besieged western city of Misrata, scene of bitter street battles.

A Japanese power company executive apologized on Saturday for spreading radiation into the air and sea as regulators said the pumping of radioactive water into waters off Japan from a crippled nuclear plant would end one day later than planned. The apology from Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) came a ...

About 230,000 Icelandic voters went to the polls Saturday to approve or reject a renegotiated deal to compensate Britain and The Netherlands over the 2008 collapse of Icesave bank. The latest opinion polls put the "no" vote on the 3.9 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal slightly in ...

500lb Newry bomb 'sophisticated' Police say that a van left under the main Belfast to Dublin road in Northern Ireland contained a "very substantial" bomb.

- Joint U.S.-Pakistan intelligence operations have been halted since late January, a senior Pakistani intelligence officer said, reflecting strain in a relationship seen as crucial to combating militants and the war in Afghanistan.

EU finance ministers Saturday urged Portugal to commit to structural reform and defended the region's austerity steps, as thousands of European workers gathered in Budapest to protest against spending cuts.

Fresh violence feared as residents in Daraa prepare to bury those killed in Friday's firing by security forces.

JEWISH settlers go on a rampage in the West Bank hurling stones at houses and torching a car, witnesses say.

MORE than 60 people evacuated from an oil platform off Norway's west coast after operator Statoil received reports of a gas leak.

Death toll rises as the Israeli Government says airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza will continue. Eighteen people, mainly civilians but also some militants, have been…

Brazil mourns murdered Rio pupils as the first funerals have been held in Brazil for the 12 children killed by a gunman in a Rio de Janeiro school on Thursday.

China' Poland and Russia were also part of this mess and numerous stories covering every aspect of our growing mess with not one positive story. This is our future and it will get worse sadly enough. Relax and have a nice day!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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