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Syria mixes chemical weapons for potential use in bombs

Syrian forces have mixed chemical weapons and loaded them into bombs in preparation for possible use on President Bashar Assad’s own people, Fox News confirms. A senior U.S. official told Fox News that bombs were loaded with components of sarin gas, a deadly nerve gas. Syrian forces have 60 days to use these bombs until the chemical mixture expires and… Read more →

Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

A Detroit city council member is asking President Obama to bail out the financially troubled city in return for residents’ overwhelmingly supporting his successful re-election bid. “There ought to be a quid pro quo,” said Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, according to My Fox Detroit. Nearly 75 percent of voters in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, voted for Obama on Nov. 6…. Read more →

Islamist Intimidation: The Battle for the Future of Tunisia

Almost two years after the Arab Spring got its start in Tunisia, Salafists are intimidating women, artists and intellectuals. Many fear that the government is tacitly supporting the radical Islamists in their efforts to turn the young democracy into a theocracy. It was a Friday in February 2011 when the Jasmine Revolution reached the prostitutes on Impasse Sidi Abdallah Guech,… Read more →

Typhoon kills at least 283 in Philippines

(Reuters) – Blocked roads and severed communications in the southern Philippines frustrated rescuers on Wednesday as teams searched for hundreds of people missing after the strongest typhoon this year killed at least 283 people. Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), battered beach resorts and dive spots on… Read more →

Services slowdown raises ‘triple-dip’ threat

George Osborne is dealt a blow on the morning of the Autumn Statement as a key survey of Britain’s services raises the prospect of a “triple-dip” into recession. An unexpected slowdown in Britain’s vast services sector raised the prospect of a “triple-dip” recession, dealing a blow to the Chancellor. Growth in the sector slowed to its weakest in almost two… Read more →