The Daily Tension for Sat. 3 June
LIFE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Online Laws of Love
(www.washingtonpost.com) -- They are widows and married millionaires and Yalies . They are Christian nonsmokers and truckers and Republicans . And they all want to date you. Well, maybe not you. But someone you could pretend to be, with a little imagination and a working laptop.
Swedes Protest Police Shutdown of Web Site
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Hundreds of people waving signs and skull-and-crossbones pirate flags demonstrated in Stockholm on Saturday against a police crackdown on a popular file-sharing Web site with millions of users worldwide.
Busby on defense, says she misspoke
(www.signonsandiego.com) -- If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.”
Canada Nabs 17 Terror Suspects in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian police foiled a homegrown terrorist attack by arresting 17 suspects, apparently inspired by al-Qaida, who obtained three times the amount of an explosive ingredient used in the Oklahoma City bombing, officials said Saturday. The FBI said the Canadian suspects may have had...
Zarqawi Calls For Civil War In Iraq
(CBS/AP) -- The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq urged Sunnis to confront Shiites and ignore calls for reconciliation in a new audiotape posted on the Web on Friday, saying Shiite militias are killing and raping the Sunni Arab minority.
Suicide Bomber Kills 28, Wounds 62 in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide car bomber blew himself up in a crowded market in oil-rich southern Basra on Saturday, killing 28 people and wounding 62. In Baghdad, a Russian diplomat was killed and four diplomatic employees were kidnapped. Meanwhile, Iraq's prime minister was poised to appoint...
Iran says awaiting nuclear proposal, but won't halt enrichment
TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran said it was awaiting a new international proposal to end the crisis over its disputed nuclear program but stuck by its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment work.
Ahmadinejad says Iran will consider atomic proposals
TEHRAN (Reuters) -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday Iran would consider incentives from six world powers to persuade it to abandon plans to make nuclear fuel, but insisted the crux of the package was still unacceptable.
Lebanon PM says tension with Syria must end
BEIRUT (AFP) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora said a solution had to be found to the current tension between Beirut and Damascus.
Dissident Darfur rebels rebuff AU peace accord, call for fresh UN mediation
NAIROBI (AFP) -- A dissident faction of the main Darfur rebel group said the African Union (AU) had failed in its efforts to broker an end to a devastating conflict in the western Sudan region and called on the United Nations to take over mediation efforts.
Mustafa Koc: Let's not Pull the Carpet from Under our Feet
(zaman.com) -- The Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD) also joined the discussions that started with the escalation of political tension in Turkey.
East Timor camps face fresh wave of violence
IN DILI, EAST TIMOR (scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com) -- THE UN has warned that violence could spill into squalid camps where tens of thousands of East Timorese are seeking refuge from chaos in the capital.
East Timor Refugee Camps Face New Threats
DILI, East Timor Jun 3, 2006 (AP) -- A U.N. official warned Saturday that violence could spill into squalid camps where tens of thousands of East Timorese have sought refuge from fighting between military factions and rival gangs.
UN must commit more to East Timor: Downer
(www.smh.com.au) -- FOREIGN Minister Alexander Downer yesterday called for greater UN involvement in the reconstruction of East Timor following weeks of ethnic gang violence and a crippling row within the Government.
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