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Former British prime minister Tony Blair: ‘Ugly’ Iraq decision is ‘not nearly’ what he hoped

Former British prime minister Tony Blair admitted on Tuesday that the situation in Iraq is “not nearly” what he hoped it would be when Britain joined the US-led invasion to depose Saddam Hussein ten years ago. He said he had made the best of an “ugly” choice between taking action…

Drone war concerns go far beyond the killing of American citizens

By Cora Currier and Justin Elliott, ProPublica The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens 2013 a narrow issue that accounts for…

Deepwater trial: Oil spill a ‘classic failure’ of BP management

Former BP consultant describes culture of greed that led to worst oil spill in US history as sprawling civil case continues A culture of “every dollar counts” at BP led to the fatal Deepwater Horizon disaster and the US’s worst ever oil spill, a court heard on Tuesday. Bob Bea, an expert…

Coen brothers sign on to write Jolie-directed film about World War II hero

Oscar-winning film-makers will rewrite initial draft of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand’s tale of US war hero Lou Zamperini The Coen brothers are to work on the screenplay for Unbroken, a historical drama about American second world war hero Lou Zamperini that will be Angelina Jolie‘s next film as director, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Oscar-winning film-makers…

Turkey seeks to relocate European foster children to Muslim families

Turkey has embarked on a campaign to retrieve children of Turkish immigrant families living in Europe who are fostered by foreigners, and instead place them in homes where their cultural identity can be preserved. The step comes after a court in the Netherlands refused last week to return nine-year-old Yunus…

Bernanke: Economy still needs Fed’s stimulus, not cuts

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the US economy still needs the Fed’s stimulus, and warned that looming steep budget cuts could further slow growth. Stressing that high unemployment remains the key challenge to the economy, Bernanke told a Senate panel that the central bank’s extraordinary $85 billion…

Pistorius to hold memorial service for girlfriend he shot

South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius will mourn the girlfriend he is charged with murdering in a private memorial service Tuesday night, his publicist said. “Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva (Steenkamp),” a…

Princeton University offers free houses to anyone willing to haul them away

Princeton University gives away free houses to anyone willing to haul them away (via NJ.com) PRINCETON – Princeton University is giving away seven houses along Alexander Street that would be otherwise slated for demolition, for free. The catch? You have to haul them away yourself. The seven available houses are…

Pope Benedict XVI accelerated conservative ideology in Latin America

Pope Benedict XVI’s legacy in Latin America, the world’s most Catholic region, is marked by a victory of conservative theology and the demise of home-grown leftist religious thought, experts here say. During his eight-year papacy Benedict continued the church’s march to the right that began under his predecessor, the charismatic…

Germany set to approve fracking ‘with conditions’

The German government is prepared to give the go-ahead to the revolutionary oil and gas technique of “fracking” in Germany, but under certain conditions, according to a ministry paper obtained by AFP on Tuesday. Under a draft proposal by the economy and environment ministries, fracking would be banned in areas…

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