While the violence in Egypt initially appeared to have eased after the initial conflict between the Egyptian government and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in August, Sunday’s clashes have reinvigorated the struggle between Islamists and secular nationalist Egypt. Indeed, the October 6 violence is the worst since the highest point of the August 14 clashes which left hundreds of people dead.
Hague referred to his meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, adding that both countries decided to appoint "a non-resident charge d'affaires tasked with implementing the building of relations, including interim steps on the way towards the eventual reopening of both our embassies."
"Building up trust and cooperation is going to be necessary before we can say, yes we are opening up the embassy again”, Hague told lawmakers at the Commons.
"This includes discussion of numbers of and conditions for locally-engaged staff in the embassy premises of each country and visits to inspect these premises", he added. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/08/328331/relations/#sthash.qTeiJpvc.dpuf
As Kathimerini reports, the Greek Labor and Social Insurance Ministry is "seriously considering drastic measures in order to obtain the social security contributions owed by enterprises and to avoid having to slash pensions and benefits." What drastic measures? "The ministry is planning to force companies to pay up or face having their assets seized, so that the 14 billion euros of contributions due can be recouped."
IMF cuts global growth outlook but rises UK forecast ~ link ~ It cited weakness in emerging economies for the cut.
Obama's Republican using 'extortion' on debt limit - with video ~ link ~ Mr Obama said they were committing "extortion" by demanding policy concessions in return for raising the US debt limit and reopening government.
The US government shut down last week when Congress failed to agree a budget.
Republican leaders on Tuesday reiterated calls for Mr Obama to open negotiations over ending the impasses.
Ms Fernandez, 60, is expected to remain in intensive care for the next 48 hours and stay in hospital until next week.
US Supreme Court hears case that could 'empower super-rich to buy elections' ~ link ~ Actually they already do that, this would just make it easier! Stirling
Outside the U.S. Supreme Court today. (Photo: Public Citizen/cc/flickr)The case is McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that challenges the limits on contributions an individual can make to federal campaigns, and that opponents say could give even more power to the super-rich to corrupt democracy.
Are we seeing a Trend of Defiance rising against Obama's Reign of Tyranny? ~ link ~ How far will Obama go until the people say enough is enough? I feel ashamed that a group of World War II veterans defied the Police and crossed the barricades to occupy the Memorial. These men have seen the horrors of war having their character tested on the battlefield. Seeing them defy the federal order shows why they were called the greatest generation.
I think people following the example of the World War II veterans crossing the line in defiance is starting to bear its fruit resonating with the younger people. We see people crossing the fence in National parks. The State of Wisconsin defied federal orders to close boat ramps and docks on Federal land. A county in the Smoking Mountains were the Federal government close a road and cut off access to a cemetery causing inconvenience for many people trying to get their kids home from school. The residents including the Mayor are ready to push back. That is just the start.
How many people will slam the door on those Obamacare navigators when they try to enroll people into the Affordable Healthcare Act. I can see many confrontations with people and Local Law Enforcement against the Federal goons trying to do forced home inspections under UN Agenda 21 and Obamacare in many jurisdictions. This wicked cadre getting in people’s face’s trying to dominate may work in domesticated New York City. In other parts of the country these cowardly goons will run with their tail between their legs.
Extreme Political Correctness is making public school education Pure Hell for American's children ~ link