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UN Threatens Sanctions Against Critics of New Yemeni Govt | Antiwar.com

Security Council Endorses Resolution Mirroring US Version by Jason Ditz Following up on last week’s comments by Ban Ki-moon endorsing Yemen’s single-candidate “democracy” as a model for the entire Middle East to imitate, the UN Security Council has passed a resolution threatening “non-military sanctions” on anyone found insufficiently supportive of the new regime. The resolution makes several references to “terrorist ...

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Syria says U.S. allied to ‘terrorists’ in country | AlertNet

DAMASCUS, May 12 (Reuters) – Syria accused the United States and Western countries on Saturday of colluding with al Qaeda-linked militants to target the country, in the wake of a string of explosions in Damascus and Aleppo the government has blamed on foreign-backed fighters. “Western countries and the United States, which made alliances to wage wars using the pretext of ...

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‘UN fetishizes peace over resolution of Syrian conflict’ | RT

Following a terror attack that left at least 55 people dead in Damascus, the UN increased the number of observers in Syria to 157 on Thursday. But journalist Patrick Hayes told RT that the UN “intervention” is only distorting the conflict. ­Twin blasts near a military intelligence building in Damascus left at least 55 people dead and 372 others injured ...

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Fracking: green groups denounce report approving further exploration | guardian.co.uk

Campaigners reacted angrily on Tuesday to the recommendation by government advisers that “fracking” for shale gas can resume in the UK, despite reassurances that the controversial technique is safe. In a report published today, experts said fracking could resume with stronger controls after it was halted last year following two earthquakes near Blackpool after the drilling of two sites in ...

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EU airlines emissions law is ‘deal-breaker for climate talks’ | guardian.co.uk

A European Union law that charges airlines for carbon emissions is “a deal-breaker” for global climate change talks, India’s environment minister, Jayanthi Natarajan, said, hardening her stance on a scheme that has drawn fierce opposition from non-EU governments. From 1 January 2012, all airlines using EU airports have come under the European Union emissions trading scheme (ETS), prompting a volley ...

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Solar power firms in Mojave desert feel glare of tribes and environmentalists | guardian.co.uk

Of the many projects commissioned by the Obama administration to showcase its commitment to renewable energy, few are as grandly futuristic as the multibillion-dollar solar power projects under construction across broad swaths of desert on the California-Arizona border. But at least two developments, including the $1bn, 250-megawatt Genesis Solar near Blythe in the lower Colorado river valley and the Solar ...

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Syrian opposition agrees to Russian mediation | RT

“The Syrian opposition needs all the help there is. Considering the good relations between the Russian and Syrian nations, Russia has a good chance of playing this part,” George Sabra, a senior member of the Council, told Interfax news agency on Tuesday. For more on this story, visit: Syrian opposition agrees to Russian mediation — RT.

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Syria’s opposition should be careful not to overplay its hand | James Harkin, guardian.co.uk

On Sunday the various opposition groups in Syria called an indefinite general strike. Participation is still patchy but strong in already rebellious areas, and therein lies a problem in reading the runes of information being smuggled out of Syria’s police state. Are people actively supporting the opposition, or are they simply too scared or sickened to want to leave the ...

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Fighting Back Against Nuclear Power: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima: Never Again! | Counterpunch

As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Industry, and Obama administration continue to push nuclear energy as safe and clean, a grassroots insurgency is growing from the awakening depths of the growingly vociferous American maelstrom. Fukushima’s three meltdowns continue to emit over a billion bequerels of radioactivity a day into the environment and that radiation is spreading. The international media and ...

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Syria: US presses for opposition dialogue with Assad | The Guardian

The US is pushing the Syrian opposition to maintain dialogue with Bashar al-Assad’s regime as details emerge of a controversial “roadmap” for reforms that would leave him in power for now despite demands for his overthrow during the country’s bloody three-month uprising. Syrian opposition sources say US state department officials have been discreetly encouraging discussion of the unpublished draft document, ...

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