Last Generation Network News: WORLD EDITION December 6, 2013 –FRIDAY- Tevet 3, 5774 Vol.I No.7 (6-4)

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DECEMBER 6, 2013 –FRIDAY- Tevet 3, 5774
   Vol I. No.7
"News is the propaganda of the truth" -MJS


Hundreds in Central African Rep. flee to safety - ‎6 minutes ago‎
BANGUI, Central African Republic -- Hundreds of people crowded into a field Friday outside Central African Republic's main airport, hoping that French soldiers would protect them after a spasm of bloodshed in the lawless capital left more than 100 people ...

On Middle East visit, Kerry sees hope of progress for Iran, Israel

CNN - ‎13 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The United States and Israel are "absolutely in sync" about the need to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

Workers 'played dead' as Yemen hospital attacked

The Australian - ‎12 minutes ago‎
SEVEN Filipino hospital workers, including a doctor, have been killed in a militant attack on a Yemeni Defence Ministry complex. A spokesman from The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs, Raul Hernandez, said yesterday workers "pretended to be ...

Fierce storms bring chaos to parts of UK

BBC News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Fierce storms with high winds and lashing rain have brought chaos to parts of the UK. Winds of up to 100mph are sweeping Scotland, Northern Ireland, and northern and eastern England.

Pope Setting Up Commission on the Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY - In his first concrete step to address the clerical sexual-abuse problem in the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis will establish a commission to advise him on protecting children from pedophile priests and on how to counsel victims, the ...

After four days of intense negotiations, India has its way in WTO

Times of India - ‎22 minutes ago‎
BALI: After four days of intense negotiations, World Trade Organization members are set to accept the government's demand on food security that will protect India and other developing countries from penalties for breaching the domestic support cap of 10% of ...

Russian diplomats accused of $1.5M Medicaid fraud

USA TODAY - ‎57 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Dozens of current or former Russian diplomats and their spouses enjoyed luxury vacations and spent tens of thousands of dollars on concert tickets, fine clothing and helicopter rides as they lied about their incomes to get the U.S.

Washington woman unknowingly live-tweets husband's death

CNN - ‎18 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Trooper William Finn, a spokesman with the Washington State Patrol, was tweeting Wednesday under the handle @wspd5pio about an accident on Vancouver's Interstate 205.

Russia PM: No amnesty for political prisoners

Businessweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
MOSCOW (AP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.

New Emotion, Hope, Sweeps Across Iran in Aftermath of Temporary Nuclear Pact

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
TEHRAN - For years, the workers at the Iranian printing house spewed out posters with state propaganda calling for “Death to America” and resistance to the West.

Italy convicts abducted Egypt cleric Abu Omar

BBC News - ‎56 minutes ago‎
An Egyptian cleric abducted in Italy as part of the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" programme has been convicted of terrorism charges by a Milan court.

Teacher Killed In Libya Grew Up In Metro Detroit

CBS Local - ‎29 minutes ago‎
A sign for the Benghazi International School where American teacher Ronald Smith worked. Smith was killed while jogging on Dec. 5, (Credit: ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images).

In his own words: memorable Mandela quotes

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
SOME of Nelson Mandela's most memorable quotes, ranging from freedom to sport: "I HAVE fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.

Hagel reassures Gulf allies US committed to regional security

Reuters - ‎10 minutes ago‎
MANAMA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured an anti-mine warfare ship in the U.S. Fifth Fleet on Friday to underscore U.S.

Is this why Kim Jong-Un ousted his uncle? Accountant to North Korea's leader ...

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The man who holds the secrets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's finances was reported last night to be in hiding in China after fleeing for his life from Kim's rule.

African leaders complain of bias at ICC as Kenya trials get underway

Washington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
THE HAGUE - There are eight cases and 21 defendants in front of the International Criminal Court, and every last one of them is from Africa.

Israel shifts tactics over Iran nuclear talks

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel is shifting its tactics over the Iran nuclear talks, moving from fierce public criticism of the Obama administration to private pressure about the next stage of the negotiations, according to US, Israeli and western officials.

Thailand protests: Revered king asks for unity in birthday speech

CNN - ‎22 hours ago‎
Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) -- In a birthday speech Thursday, Thailand's deeply revered king asked the nation to maintain the peace it has enjoyed "for a very long time" by working hand in hand.

13:42 CET Car bomb kills Somali lawmaker – police

euronews - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali lawmaker was killed in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday when a bomb planted under his car exploded at the entrance to the heavily fortified compound of the presidential palace, a senior police official said.








Kerry and Netanyahu made a joint statement on Thursday morning 
Photo: AP, Pablo Martinez Monsivais












Expectations low as Kerry tries to breathe new life into peace talks


Expectations for John Kerry's latest visit in Israel are markedly low as the US secretary of state makes a desperate attempt to salvage stagnant peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.


Israeli state officials described the visit as "another futile attempt" while the Palestinians asserted it was a last chance to save the peace talks before a chance for a two-state solution is permanently lost.






Kerry arrives in Israel for more talks amid tensions




John Kerry arriving in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night 
Photo: AP, Pablo Martinez Monsivais


US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel on Wednesday evening for another round of talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with Palestinian officials again voicing deep pessimism about any breakthrough in peace talks, and Israeli officials more keen on talking to Kerry about Iran than about the Palestinians.


South Africa Mourns Mandela

South Africa

Hezbollah Loses Military Mastermind



Nelson Mandela Dead

Fierce Storm Lashes Europe


Joe Biden: U.S. Does Not Recognize China's Air Defense Zone

Joe Biden China

CAR Descends Into Chaos

Central African Republic

Opposition: New Poison Gas Attack In Syria


This Single Word Captures How The World Feels About Mandela

Mandela Love

Sweden Reportedly Key Partner For U.S. Spying On Russia

Nsa Building

NKorean Prisoners Raped, Forced To Dig Own Graves

North Korea Prison Camps

Ukraine Gives Protesters Ultimatum

Ukraine Protest

American Teacher Gunned Down In Benghazi


Official: High-Level Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Algeria


Stolen Container And Radioactive Material Found


'Arabs Got Talent' Has The Most Unlikely New Star

Jennifer Grout

Toronto Mayor May Have Tried To Buy Crack Video

Rob Ford

Ford Denies Allegations

Militants Launch Massive Assault Against Yemeni Defense Ministry

Yemen Explosion

Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Deepens

Syria Food



Kerry meets Netanyahu for third time in 24 hours


US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time in 24 hours on Friday for talks understood to be focused on security.

Kerry, who is seeking ways to drive forward stagnant peace talks, met twice with Netanyahu on Thursday for more than six hours of talks about potential security issues in any peace agreement. He also held a three-hour meeting on Thursday in Ramallah with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Early on Friday, Kerry met Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid at a Jerusalem hotel, after which he entered another round of talks with Netanyahu, officials said. The US diplomat was then expected to head straight to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv where he would hold a news conference before flying home.



Lapid to Kerry:
Israelis, Palestinians want peace agreement


Kerry and Lapid on Friday morning before their meeting in Jerusalem 
Photo: Reuters, Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Finance Minister Yair Lapid met with US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday, telling him how he appreciated his efforts in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. "Despite the disagreements and potholes on the way, a peace agreement is what both sides want."

Lapid also thanked Kerry for the strong alliance Israel has with the Americans, and said that the final nuclear agreement with Iran must prevent Iran from obtaining military nuclear capabilities.

Yair Lapid received a copy of 'Eye to Eye' in Washington, DC on October 11.



Israel's security at the top of US agenda in Iran nuclear talks

The bond between the US and Israel is "unbreakable," and while there may be tactical differences between the two countries occasionally, the long term strategy for Israel's security and peace in the region is the same, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Jerusalem Thursday.

Kerry's comments, following a meeting with Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, came after a month of high-profile, public disagreement between Washington and Jerusalem both over the policy toward Iran, and the talks with the Palestinians. The two men, who both referred to the other as "my friend," took pains to present a common and amiable front.



US officials:
Kerry presenting security plan in
meetings with Israelis, Palestinians

Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

The proposal will mark the first time that Kerry has directly intervened in the talks since they began in late July. By all accounts, the negotiations have made no progress, despite an April target date for reaching a deal.


EU threatens to punish both Israel, PA if peace talks fail

14 EU member states, including the U.K. and France, are ready to start labeling products from West Bank settlements differently than products manufactured within the Green Line. Despite the warning, the decision could take some time, as all 28 member states need to back such directives.



Hurricane-force winds hit Britain and close in on Europe


Photo: Reuters, Cris Toala Olivares

More than 100,000 homes were left without power across Britain, 80,000 of them in Scotland, according to energy company SSE.

North Sea oil and gas producers including ConocoPhillips, Maersk Oil, and Statoil cut production and evacuated staff from some platforms.

All train services in Scotland were canceled on Thursday morning due to debris on the tracks but services were slowly restored during the day. Lifeboat crews were called to rescue people from flooded homes in Rhyl in north Wales.

Low-lying coastal areas of eastern England were waiting for the storm to hit on Thursday evening, with the Environment Agency issuing 41 severe flood warnings, the highest category.

Police were advising more than 15,000 people to evacuate east coast areas vulnerable to tidal surges, although sea defenses have been strengthened since storms and flooding killed hundreds on the North Sea coast in 1953.

Germany's northern port of Hamburg was preparing for a direct hit, which some forecasters said could be as powerful as a storm and flood in the city in 1962 that killed 315.



Winds gusting up to 228km/h lash northern Europe

A storm lashed northern Europe with gusts of up to 228 km/h, killing three people and causing havoc for pilots trying to land planes at Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle airports.

Tens of thousands of homes were also left without power as Storm Xaver tore through the area.

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