Around the world in 7 clicks

Take an early morning tour of news around the world.

The Catastrophic Legacy of Donald Rumsfeld
By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!. Posted March 12, 2007.

In this interview, the author of a devastating biography of Donald Rumsfeld covers how the former defense secretary was loathed by the first Bush president to how Rummy layed the groundwork for torture in Gitmo and Iraq.
Click here for article Alternet.org

08 March 2007 The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2006

– Full Text
Following is the full text of “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2006” published by The Information Office of the State Council on Thursday:
On March 6, the U.S. Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006. As in previous years, the State Department pointed the finger at human rights conditions in more than 190 countries and regions, including China, but avoided touching on the human rights situation in the United States. To help the world people have a better understanding of the situation in the United States and promote the international cause of human rights, we hereby publish the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2006.
Click here for article Turkish Weekly
Halliburton to move HQ to Dubai
UPDATED ON:
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2007
8:40 MECCA TIME, 5:40 GMT

Halliburton, a US oil services company, said Sunday it will open a corporate headquarters in Dubai, extending operations in the Middle East and Asia.

The company is currently being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] and the US justice department over allegations of improper business affairs in Iraq, Kuwait and Nigeria.

“Halliburton chairman, president and chief executive officer Dave Lesar will move to Dubai to lead the company’s efforts in growing Halliburton’s business in the Eastern hemisphere, an important market for the global oil and gas industry,” the company said in a press release.

English Aljazeera

Cyclone deaths investigated amid safety concerns
MINING company Fortescue Metals Group is investigating the deaths of two employees at a camp in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia amid criticism from unions that they should have been better protected from Cyclone George’s 275km/h winds
Click here for article The AUSTRALIAN

In Turkmenistan, Internet Access Comes with Soldiers
Turkmenistan’s new, government-sponsored Internet cafes were initially hailed as a potentially important step away from the repressive policies of the late President Saparmurat Niyazov. But less than three weeks after their official opening, the centers are stifled by erratic connections, heavy fees and most discouragingly of all — soldiers at the doorways. Click here for article EURASIANET.ORG

U.S. and S. Korean Warhawks’ Anti-DPRK Saber-Rattling under Fire
Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) — RSOI and field mobile exercises the U.S. and the south Korean warlike forces are going to stage by mobilizing huge troops and the latest war hardware are a blatant challenge to the trend of the situation on the Korean Peninsula turning favorable and a serious provocation against the DPRK. A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (CPRF) declared this in a statement on Saturday.
The statement continued: Click here for article Korean News

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English Pravda
Bush tries to convince Guatemalans that USA is compassionate nation
03/12/2007 11:04
Frame-by-frame, the images of President Bush in Guatemala on Monday will depict sharp contrasts.
The leader of the richest nation reaching out to the impoverished. A smiling vegetable farmer benefiting from a free trade deal that Bush had trouble selling to Congress. Bush touring Mayan ruins and speaking out against social injustice suffered by Guatemala’s indigenous citizens of Mayan ancestry, who have protested his visit.
Undeterred by demonstrations have dogged Bush at every stop on his five-nation Latin American trip, Bush will work to convince Guatemalans that the United States is a compassionate nation. It’s the same message he delivered earlier at stops in Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia.
Click here for article : English Pravda

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