By Alex on Apr 13, 2009
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ICELANDIC GOVERNMENT:
The Icelandic government welcomes the Treasury Committee report and consideres it to be a meaningful contribution to the explanation of the events in October.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, has written to Gordon Brown the Prime Minister of the UK, asking for his reactions to findings in the Treasury Commmittee report on the actions taken by the UK government early October when the Icelandic banks collapsed. The Freezing Order, issued by the UK government on 8 October 2008 on the authority of the UK Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, freezes certain funds relating to Landsbanki, including those owned, held or controlled by the Icelandic Government and authorities. Continue reading
Rescue: Maersk-Alabama Captain Richard Phillips, right, with Commander Frank Castellano of the USS Bainbridge (US Navy)
Somali pirates have vowed retribution against US and French vessels and crews after this morning’s dramatic rescue of an American cargo ship captain by US Navy SEALs commandos.
Three pirates were shot dead and another was captured during the operation to free Maersk Alabama captain Richard Phillips. Continue reading
By Middle East correspondent Anne Barker
Egypt says 49 men arrested last week were plotting to attack Israeli tourists at resorts in the Sinai Peninsula. It is alleged the men are linked to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Continue reading
President Vieira and army chief Na Wai assassinated
By Zidane Zeraoui, 20th March 2009
Guinea Bissau is turning into the African continent’s first narco-state, a country in which the violence stemming from the fight to control the cocaine that passes through the country could get even worse.
(From Monterrey) THE DOUBLE ASSASSINATION in Guinea Bissau that occurred this past March 1 and 2 and took the lives of the army chief of staff, Tagme Na Wai, and the president of the republic, João Bernardo Viera, has caused the structural crisis in the former Portuguese colony in Western Africa to reach new heights. Continue reading