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Terror in Tripoli as Kadhafi set for battle

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Terrified residents braced Saturday for bloody battles in an eerily quiet Tripoli after Moamer Kadhafi offered to arm Libyans to defeat a popular revolt that poses the worst threat to his four-decade rule. The UN Security Council was to meet in a special session to consider a…

Electric vehicles complete round-the-world tour

GENEVA – Electric vehicles from Australia, Germany and Switzerland completed a pioneering 27,000 kilometre “emissions free” round-the-world trip on Thursday, after 188 days on the road and at sea. The three-wheeler dubbed “TREV” from Adelaide, a German electric scooter and a “Monotracer” high-tech motorcycle glided silently into the UN’s European…

Conservative magazine makes the case for supporting WikiLeaks

Another well-known conservative is coming to the defense of secrets outlet WikiLeaks. In a recent essay, Jack Hunter at The American Conservative magazine argued that fellow conservatives should consider supporting WikiLeaks because limiting and challenging government power was the founders’ intent and “these have always been core conservative principles.” At…

Dem: If we’d let economy crash, we’d be in power for 40 years

A departing Democratic lawmaker says his party is paying a political price for doing the right thing and working to rescue the economy from the financial collapse of 2008. In an interview with The Hill, US House Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) defended the Democrats’ decision to support the $700-billion TARP…

IMF reforms to double capital, give China, India more power

The International Monetary Fund has decided to double its capital and adopted other reforms that will give China and other emerging-market economies a greater say in the financial institution. The IMF executive board agreed to sweeping changes on Friday, ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Seoul, expected to be…

Boing! Feds say Magic Power coffee contains Viagra drug

If you’re looking for an extra pick me up at the office but don’t want to endure a day with tightness in your pants, you may not want to order a popular coffee that’s being marketed online. Federal regulators told a Florida paper Monday that Magic Power Coffee contains a…

Lieberman tells Web users to ‘relax’ about ‘kill switch’

China has the power to shut down its Internet, so why can’t we? That’s one of the arguments Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is making about the bill he’s co-authored that would give the president the power to disable parts of the Internet as he deems necessary. “Right now China, the…

Chomsky: Obama is ‘delivering, but for financial institutions’

GOP’s goal is to ‘prevent governability,’ renowned scholar tells Raw Story The nature of the current recession has made it clear to most Americans that a new wave of financial reforms is necessary to prevent another crash. MIT professor Noam Chomsky alleged that the Democratic establishment’s reluctance to reestablish post-Depression…

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