Keyword: 2006

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • DigiCel (Irish Owned Phone Co) launches operations in Haiti

    05/03/2006 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 4 replies · 252+ views
    ENN - - Ireland ^ | Wednesday, May 03 2006 | Deirdre McArdle
    Caribbean-based mobile operator Digicel is expanding again -- this time the Denis O'Brien-owned firm has rolled out operations in Haiti, with an investment of over US$130 million. The investment is reportedly the largest corporate investment ever made in troubled Haiti by an international company. The launch of Digicel Haiti follows the completion of Digicel's purchase of Bouygues Telecom Caraibe on Tuesday. The firm currently has operations in 20 Caribbean countries and has invested USD1 billion in the region since its launch in 2001. Digicel expects its current staff of more than 1,500 to increase 33 percent by 2007.
  • Stormy Daniel’s Attorney Worked For Barack Obama’s White House Chief Of Staff

    03/17/2018 10:33:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 03/16/17
    The Establishment Media is working double-time to try and make something of the sordid Stormy Daniel allegations that she had a brief affair with Donald Trump ten years ago. The porn star actress is being represented by Michael Avenatti, an attorney who once worked for Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Yup – you read that right. Via Orlando Political Observer:Exclusive Stormy Daniels Attorney Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel   The Stormy Daniel Affair has received a ton of press this week, her attorney has had multiple...
  • Russia no longer murders spies: KGB veteran

    12/14/2006 12:01:09 PM PST · by james500 · 22 replies · 439+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2006 | Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of an organization of former Russian spies was quoted as saying on Thursday Moscow abandoned its policy of assassinating enemies long ago, and that Alexander Litvinenko was probably murdered by criminals. Former KGB agent Valentin Velichko said fellow former agent Litvinenko, who died in London on November 23 from radiation poisoning, was a traitor but was not killed by Moscow. "That was long ago. It belonged to the days of Stalin," Velichko, head of the Veterans of Foreign Intelligence, told Die Welt newspaper in an interview. Millions died under the rule of dictator Josef Stalin.
  • US examines Abramovich ties to Kremlin

    12/10/2006 4:38:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 324+ views ^ | December 10 2006 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Neil Buckley in Moscow
    US authorities are to examine Roman Abramovich’s ties to the Kremlin as part of a national security review of a $2.3bn (£1.18bn) bid for Oregon Steel by a company controlled by the Russian billionaire. Experts in Washington say the US government panel that reviews foreign deals will scrutinise the proposed takeover, announced last month, more closely if Mr Abramovich is found to be acting with the backing of the Russian government. Mr Abramovich is believed to be close to Vladimir Putin, Russian president. The Russian steel company, Evraz, is controlled by Mr Abramovich and Alexander Abramov, group director. Evraz and...
  • Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London [another one]

    03/13/2018 3:26:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    npr ^ | March 13, 20183:00 PM ET
    Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was a close friend of a noted critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died from an "unexplained" cause in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police says that its counterterrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had." Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. At the time, an inquiry found he had hanged himself — but Glushkov publicly disputed the idea that his friend and former business ally would have...
  • Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

    02/13/2018 10:10:35 AM PST · by mac_truck · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/13/18 | Anthony Deutch
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday after admitting that he had fabricated a story about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin had outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia. The incident has embarrassed Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s coalition government, which has a parliamentary majority of just one, and further strained difficult ties with Russia. Zijlstra, visibly emotional as he took the floor during a parliamentary debate convened to discuss his behavior, said he had decided to tender his resignation to the king because the situation risked harming...
  • A Trail of Bullet Casings Leads From Africa’s Wars to Iran

    01/11/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection. Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then turned up in 2009 in a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, where soldiers had fired on antigovernment protesters, killing more than 150. For six years, a group of independent arms-trafficking researchers...
  • Mexico's drug lords look south to Peru

    03/26/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 442+ views ^ | March 25, 2009 | Chris Kraul
    A recent surge in arrests and cocaine seizures in Peru points to an increased presence of Mexican drug cartels, counter-narcotics officials say. The cartels have also contributed to more drug-related violence in Peruvian cities, ports and in remote valleys in this Andean country where coca, cocaine's base material, is grown, the officials say. Peruvian claims of Mexican cartels expanding echo those by officials in other Latin American countries, from Honduras to Argentina, where Mexican gangs have supplanted once-powerful Colombian cartels as kings of the illicit-drug underworld. .... That Mexican drug lords are sending emissaries here is no surprise to Hidalgo...
  • Report: McCain met with Putin ally

    01/29/2008 2:06:49 PM PST · by Ivan the Terrible · 5 replies · 46+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- John McCain's campaign manager reportedly helped arrange the introduction of the Arizona senator to politically connected Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska. The Washington Post Friday said the meeting took place in 2006 at a dinner party in Switzerland and was followed up by a similar encounter in Montenegro seven months later. The Post said there was no evidence that McCain, a Republican presidential hopeful, and Deripaska had any further contact, but the newspaper contended the meeting illustrated the obstacles McCain faces in campaigning as a Washington "outsider" despite his long Senate career. The Switzerland meeting was...
  • DOJ failed to interview FBI informant before it filed charges in Russian nuclear bribery case

    12/04/2017 4:20:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    While he was Maryland’s chief federal prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office failed to interview the undercover informant in the FBI’s Russian nuclear bribery case before it filed criminal charges in the case in 2014, officials told The Hill. And the prosecutors did not let a grand jury hear from the paid informant before it handed up an indictment portraying him as a “victim” of the Russian corruption scheme, or fully review his extensive trove of documents until months later, the officials confirmed. The decisions backfired after prosecutors conducted more extensive debriefings of William Campbell in 2015, learning much...
  • Here’s What It’s Like To Have Clinton Cronies Sell Out Your Industry

    05/08/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s uranium industry has been absolutely devastated by Department of Energy decisions and political maneuvering by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and individuals closely tied to her. ... in 1976, the uranium extraction industry employed 35,000 people. Today .. fewer than 500 people in this country are involved in it .. 20 percent of our electrical power is dependent on those 500 people, that’s every fifth light-bulb. We’re now producing enough uranium to power 4 or 5 of our nuclear reactors, that’s 94 dependent on foreign uranium. ... Since 2011, DOE has sold off roughly $1 billion of publicly-owned uranium...
  • The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump

    10/30/2017 2:30:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/30/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Paul Manafort indictment is much ado about nothing . . . except as a vehicle to squeeze Manafort, which is special counsel Robert Mueller’s objective — as we have been arguing for three months....Do not be fooled by the “Conspiracy against the United States” heading on Count One (page 23 of the indictment). This case has nothing to do with what Democrats and the media call “the attack on our democracy” (i.e., the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 election, supposedly in “collusion” with the Trump campaign). Essentially, Manafort and his associate, Richard W. Gates, are charged with (a) conspiring...
  • In Page Six Inquiry, Gossip Swirls Around Gossips

    04/08/2006 9:10:01 AM PDT · by bad company · 10 replies · 514+ views ^ | /2006/04/08 | By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, ALLISON HOPE WEINER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON, ALLISON HOPE WEINER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM The New York Post is cooperating with a federal investigation into whether a longtime contributor for the Page Six gossip column — the avidly read daily log of wrongdoing, double-dealing and sexual indiscretions by celebrities both minor and major — tried to extort money from a California billionaire, according to a spokesman for the newspaper. Several people involved in the investigation said the reporter, Jared Paul Stern, had been captured on a video recording demanding a $100,000 payment and a monthly stipend of $10,000 from Ronald W. Burkle in return...
  • Muslim Ellison should not sit in Congress

    10/06/2017 11:52:52 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 12/13/2006 | Judge Roy Moore
    Last month Keith (Hakim Mohammad) Ellison of Minnesota became the first Muslim elected to serve in the United States Congress and shocked many Americans by declaring that he would take his oath of office by placing his hand on the Quran rather than the Bible. Can a true believer in the Islamic doctrine found in the Quran swear allegiance to our Constitution? Those who profess a sincere belief in Allah say “no!” In 1789, George Washington, our first president under the Constitution, took his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.”...
  • Gen. Abizaid briefly hospitalized

    09/25/2006 10:08:35 AM PDT · by TexKat · 4 replies · 419+ views
    AP ^ | 9/25/06
    TAMPA, Fla. - Gen. John Abizaid, the head of U.S. Central Command, was briefly hospitalized over the weekend for a stomach illness that appeared to be food poisoning, the military said Monday. Abizaid, who spent Friday night in the hospital, was back at work Monday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, command spokesman Maj. Matthew McLaughin said. The Tampa-based command oversees U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan . "The best we can tell he had symptoms consistent with food poisoning," McLaughin said. He said Abizaid did not eat fresh spinach, which has been linked to an outbreak of E....
  • Clinton cover-ups (Barrett Report)

    03/07/2006 7:23:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 71 replies · 3,508+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 07 Mar 06 | Mark Goodman
    Lost in the tumult over Islamic port deals and Katrina video capers is the recently released -- and willfully ignored -- Barrett Report. David Barrett, you'll recall, is the independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate allegations of impropriety against President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Barrett found his path mined by the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and President Clinton's attorneys, even after Mr. Clinton departed the White House. He prepared 18 felony indictments against Mr. Cisneros but had to settle for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge (lying to the...
  • Violence Continues in Oaxaca Today -- Mexican Federal Police Confront Radical Students (Translation)

    11/02/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by StJacques · 21 replies · 1,959+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | November 2, 2006 | Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte ( translated by self )
    Reporting confrontation between PFP and students in Oaxaca The cordon of federal agents fell back about 200 meters and they returned to the starting point, the terminus of University Avenue Jorge Octavio Ochoa, Alejandro Torres & David Aponte/Correspondents El Universal (Mexico City) Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Thursday 2 November 2006 11:20 a.m.   A confrontation between students of the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO) and elements of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) is being reported. The uniformed officers are being practically bombarded by a rain of stones, sticks, molotov cocktails, and fireworks, from the interior [of the University] to...
  • Iranian Engineer Convicted In Ariz

    05/27/2008 3:54:30 PM PDT · by radar101 · 21 replies · 180+ views
    KPHO NEWS ^ | 27 MAY 2008 | not identified
    PHOENIX -- An engineer from Iran was convicted Tuesday of illegally accessing a protected computer in the United States to use software he obtained at a former job at the nation's largest nuclear plant. Mohammad Reza Alavi, 50, who worked at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station for 17 years, faces up to five years in prison and could be fined up to a $250,000 for his conviction on a count of illegally accessing a computer. A sentencing hearing has not been set. Alavi was also charged with one count of stealing protected software from the plant and one count...
  • Restraining order against Bush denied ( suffering from radioactive fallout ? )

    09/22/2006 2:26:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies · 3,251+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Sep. 21, 2006 | ANDREW WOLFE
    A federal judge on Wednesday denied a former Republican congressional candidate’s request for a restraining order barring President Bush or Vice President Richard Cheney from bombing Iran or Syria. Mary Maxwell, 59, of 179 Loudon Road, Apt. 10, Concord, filed a lawsuit Monday against Bush, Cheney and other “unnamed defendants actively engaging in acts of war against Iran and Syria in the guise of the war against terrorism.” Maxwell’s suit seeks a ruling that the administration lacks legal authority to pre-emptively attack either Iran or Syria without a Congressional declaration of war, and that radioactive fallout from the use of...
  • Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

    04/11/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2014 | Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    When U.S. Special Operations forces raided several houses in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in March 2006, two Army Rangers were killed when gunfire erupted on the ground floor of one home. A third member of the team was knocked unconscious and shredded by ball bearings when a teenage insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Who, the relative asked, was this man — the one represented by a blue dot and nearly killed by the suicide bomber? After some hesi­ta­tion, the military briefers answered with three letters: FBI. The wounded agent in Iraq was Jay Tabb, a longtime member of the...