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Top 30 Itens On Scoop For Thursday

Published: Fri 9 Dec 2005 08:45 AM
Top 30 Itens On Scoop For Thursday
Dates: 08/Dec/2005
1: Fideo Castro Speech: 60th University Commemoration
Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana,
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00120.htm
2: Cheeky chicks billboard up for grabs
An eye-catching glamorous billboard featuring four well-known scantily-clad Kiwi 'chicks' is being auctioned to help New Zealand's 2.8 million battery hens.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0512/S00065.htm
3: Eritrea’s eviction of peacekeepers condemned
Eritrea today requested that members of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) who are nationals of key States leave that operation, drawing immediate condemnation from the Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as well ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00150.htm
4: Questions for Oral Answer - 8 December 2005
1. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: What assurances can she give that the New Zealand Police are to be adequately resourced to cope with existing and future demands?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00105.htm
5: Questions And Answers - December 7 2005
1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Why has she referred the actions of the Hon David Benson-Pope’s press secretary to Ministerial Services yet taken no action against the Hon David Benson-Pope himself in relation to the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00092.htm
6: Video: Second Release Of Hostage Video
The Baghdad by Swords of Righteousness Brigade released a second video of hostages Auckland University student, Canadian and New Zealand resident, Harmeet Sooden (32); Canadian James Loney (41); American Tom Fox (54); and Briton Norman Kember (74). ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00072.htm
7: Veil of Secrecy lifted on Somali Community
In a national first, one of New Zealand’s newest and most misunderstood communities is the focus of a social photography project due to open at the Waikato Museum on December 3.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00213.htm
8: Haiti ratifies Comprehen. Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Vienna: Haiti has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the United Nations Secretary-General on 1 December 2005, bringing the total number of ratifications to 126. The number of ratifying States in the Latin ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00174.htm
9: Condoleezza Rice Town Hall Meeting in Ukraine
SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much, Professor Svenko (ph) for that very kind introduction and challenge to the students and to me. I'm honored to be here in Kiev and I have been here before several times, but this is my first as Secretary of State. And as ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00166.htm
10: Hurricane Havoc: Is Global Warming To Blame?
The terrible devastation wreaked on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in late August, which took the lives of at least 964 people, and the subsequent political crisis caused by the failure of US President George Bush’s government to adequately respond ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00104.htm
11: Canada's Amb. in Ecuador Helped Plan Haiti Coup
Aside from the United States, two countries are widely recognized to have played major rolls in last years rightwing paramilitary takeover of Haiti. One is France, the island nation's colonial antagonist for centuries. The other is Canada.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00099.htm
12: GOP Scandal Tied To Iran-Contra Drug Trafficking
San Diego businessman Brent Wilkes, a key figure in the Randy “Duke” Cunningham bribery scandal—as well as the Justice Department investigation of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff—worked in Honduras during the 1980’s for a company accused by federal prosecutors ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00080.htm
13: Hostage Deadline Looms - Palestinians Urge Release
Leaders throughout the Middle East have urged those who hold four men hostage in Iraq to set them free. One of the men, New Zealand resident Harmeet Sooden, is well known for speaking out for the oppressed in Palestine and for those who suffer in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00085.htm
14: Miss World Final on E!
The Final of the Miss World 2005 pageant will premiere on the E! Entertainment Network (SKY Digital Channel 7), 7.30pm on Friday, December 16. The two-hour show from the Sheraton Sanya Resort on the shores of the South China Sea is set to be the most ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00040.htm
15: In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War
In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War, While Most Congressional Democrats Play It "Safe" - Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Scott Harris
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00075.htm
16: British Mercenaries Shooting at Baghdad Motorists
Security contractors of the so-called "Victory" Group of the British mercenary Firm Aegis Defense Services have committed the ultimate war crime: the indiscriminate killing of civilians as part of a "game", not a video game but a real game of shooting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00108.htm
17: William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Dec. 6, 2005
Lots of accusations going on, and counter accusations, congressional investigations, demands for more investigations ... Who said what? When did they say it? How did it contribute to the buildup for war? ... intelligence failures, the administration ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00094.htm
18: Chris Black: The Dallaire Genocide Fax
Chris Black, since 2000, has been a lead counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda. From that perspective he has seen that Rwanda was not a situation in which the United States and its allies failed to act. On the contrary, it was an ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00081.htm
19: MPs Keen For Bill Ralston's Presence At Parliament
This morning TVNZ's media competitors turned up in full force at Parliament to observe the finance and fxpenditure committee members give TVNZ its yearly once over. Sadly, for many of the watchful media TVNZ's news boss Bill Ralston was not able to answer ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00086.htm
20: Video: Captors Release Video Of Two Hostages (2)
A new video of two of four hostages held in Iraq has been released by the group knows as Brigade of the Swords of Righteousness: this part of the video shows Briton Norman Kember. The captors said the deadline for compliance to their demands has been extended ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00110.htm
21: Reserve Bank increases OCR to 7.25 per cent
The Official Cash Rate (OCR) will increase by 25 basis points to 7.25 per cent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00098.htm
22: UQ Wire: Village Voice - 10 Unanswered Questions
On Monday, December 5, the 9-11 Public Discourse Project—a private group formed by 9-11 Commission members after their official mandate lapsed in 2004—held a wrap-up press briefing in Washington, signaling the last gasp of official inquiries into ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00082.htm
23: Copeland highlights MPs' double-talk
United Future MP Gordon Copeland today named 11 MP's who voted against his Marriage Bill in Parliament last night, despite having previously said they supported its central provision of making marriage a union only between a man and a woman.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00102.htm
24: Iraq Vet: 'Iraq Took Away Our Innocence!'
Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber - OIF Vet suffering from PTSD Interview conducted by Jay Shaft, Editor and Lead Investigative Reporter for Coalition For Free Thought In Media 12/03/05
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00055.htm
25: US Govt. Loses Key Court Test Of Patriot Act
[This is a major story. In many respects it is the last 48 hours most important international news story. As the pre-trial Haaretz article below indicated a success for the government would have had implication for the act and would have probably resulted in tis extension. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00103.htm
26: Unsettling Echoes: The U.S. Eyes Paraguay
• Initial reports that 400-500 U.S. troops would be operating in Paraguay at once were incorrect.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00173.htm
27: City gears up for King Kong Red Carpet Screening
Wellington is awash with excitement around the upcoming Red Carpet Screening of King Kong on Wednesday 14 December and the City Council is offering the public the chance to win one of 50 double passes to the grandstands in Courtenay Place.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0512/S00060.htm
28: U.S. Christians March on Guantanamo
Twenty-five Christians in the nonviolent tradition of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker arrived in Cuba last evening and plan to set out from Santiago today on a solemn fifty-mile march to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They seek to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00123.htm
29: Questions And Answers - December 6 2005
1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Has he told China, Korea, and Argentina that New Zealand rejects their claim that energy-efficiency standards and labels should be treated as non-tariff trade barriers; ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00071.htm
30: Bush Speech Offers "Clear Strategy" For Disaster?
He says "victory." But the bromide-heavy speech that President George W. Bush gave yesterday at the Naval Academy presents a clear strategy for quagmire and eventual disaster. Despite the gathering storm of opposition to his approach to the war in ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00061.htm
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