Tag: russia

African geologists warn of possible ‘Fukushima’ at site of proposed nuclear reactor

African geologists warn of possible ‘Fukushima’ at site of proposed nuclear reactor

| December 1, 2016

(GIN)—Geologists at the Africa Earth Observatory Network fear that a nuclear power station built over canyons in bedrock, as proposed by South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom, is at risk of deadly surge storms and tsunamis—not unlike those triggered by the meltdown at the Japanese plant in Fukushima. Eskom disputes the findings. “If you’re going to […]

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Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

Swiss, Russian banks blamed for catastrophic ‘iceberg of debt’ in Mozambique

(GIN)—Banks that saw dollar signs in the developing economies of Africa are being blamed for a looming fiscal crash in Mozambique over so-called “tuna bonds.” Emblematic of the easy lending by western banks, 24 fishing boats meant to be a modern tuna fleet are gathering rust in the port of Maputo. The boats were paid […]

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Tunisia slams door on refugees with 100-mile moat

Tunisia slams door on refugees with 100-mile moat

| September 15, 2015

(GIN)–Once surrounding castles of old, a moat stretching 100 miles is being dug by Tunisia against alleged terror threats from nearby Libya. Reporters are kept at arm’s distance from the digging in what officials have dubbed “a closed military area.” Saltwater will fill the massive trench to be topped with sand dunes. Alligators are not […]

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Kenya scores big in Beijing while South Africa faces new claims of rugby racism

Kenya scores big in Beijing while South Africa faces new claims of rugby racism

| September 1, 2015

(GIN)—Kenya claimed its first overall title—topping Jamaica and the U.S.—at the just-ended World Championships in Athletics held in Beijing. Kenya led the medal standing, picking up seven gold, six silver and three bronze. Jamaica was in second place with seven gold, two silver and three bronze followed by the U.S. winning six of each. Russia, […]

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Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

Prospects for peace in South Sudan fading fast

| August 18, 2015

(GIN)—Dismissing efforts, including those of President Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month long civil war in the world’s newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations. President Kiir’s team reportedly had “reservations” over the deal and wanted an additional 15 […]

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America is still a lie

America is still a lie

| August 10, 2015

By Oscar Blayton NNPA Guest Columnist In the depths of the Cold War that raged in the early 1960s, the USSR was scoring points against the United States in the court of world opinion because the world could witness how hollow and hypocritical was the pronouncement that in America, “We hold these truths to be […]

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NATO chief: Russia could invade Ukraine

NATO chief: Russia could invade Ukraine

| April 2, 2014

There have got to be a lot of folk out there wondering about General Patton… Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days – NATO general BY ADRIAN CROFT BRUSSELS NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) U.S. Air Force General Philip Mark Breedlove attends the Opening Remarks of the NATO Military Committee Conference in Budapest, […]

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Senate candidate wants to seize territory from Russia

Senate candidate wants to seize territory from Russia

| April 2, 2014

Vladimir Putin has a counterpart. (Actually lots of them.) The world’s “order” always has been upside down. All these political battles, fights over territories, so-called ideals, etc. At the end of the day, hundreds of thousands of young men—and “collaterally damaged” women, children and elders—die in wars started by would-be leaders locked into adolescent power […]

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Get real about Ukraine, Russia

| March 7, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Frost readers, as well as all thinking people, must look at the Ukraine-Russia-United States conflict as “serious business.” This inability for, at least for now, all mentioned parties and additionally European leaders to arrive at a solution could very well provoke World War III. Thus, “politics as usual” and the Republican […]

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Ugly chants by soccer fans in Moscow mar ‘No To Racism’ week

| November 4, 2013

(GIN)—African soccer stars came under a hail of racist chanting at a recent Champions League match by Russians in Moscow last week. The incident highlighted the failure of official anti-racism efforts, particularly last week’s “Football (soccer) Against Racism in Europe Action Week” organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Jeers from the Moscow […]

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