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Fixing Airbus A380 wing cracks to ‘cost 100 million euros’

BERLIN — Tiny cracks detected in January in the wings of some Airbus A380s will cost around 100 million euros to fix, the German weekly Der Spiegel reports in its edition to appear on Monday. Experts and internal sources at Airbus estimate that repairs and inspections on the super jumbos,…

Assange could be prosecuted for unplanned WikiLeaks release

Since the unanticipated release this week, in complete and unredacted form, of all 251,287 U.S. State Department cables held by WikiLeaks, there has been plenty of blame to go around — and the possible repercussions have grown increasingly dire. Most obviously in danger are the informants in places like Iran,…

US army apologizes for Afghanistan abuse pictures

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Army on Monday formally apologized “for the distress” caused by pictures portraying abuse allegedly committed by American troops serving in Afghanistan. “We apologize for the distress these photos cause,” said a statement released by the Army. German weekly Der Spiegel earlier Monday published photos that…

Ex-German leader: Bush lying about Iraq in new book

Former President George W. Bush just isn’t telling the truth, says one ex-world leader in a position to know. In his new book Decision Points, Bush claims that former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder offered him full-fledged support should he decide to invade Iraq. Bush wrote that Schroeder told him, “What is…

Ex-WikiLeaks staffers to launch rival whistleblower site: report

A group of former WikiLeaks staffers are planning on launching their own site for leaked documents, according to a published report. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, an important member of WikiLeaks who quit in September after disagreements with the site’s founder Julian Assange, is reportedly planning to create his own whistleblower site along…

US taxpayers’ Afghan aid money buys rich Afghans’ Dubai villas

You already might have heard that it costs the United States $1 million for each solider per year in Afghanistan, to cover the cost of the soldiers’ benefits, troop transports and other material. What you might not have heard is that your hard earned taxpayer dollars are also being used…

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