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Global warming and global colding
In the process of understanding “what the hell is going on!” it’s always useful to put things in context. — 297 words.
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Take it easy,
Laughter in the court
of Judge Harold Wright
Judge Wright hears more clever exchanges between attorneys and witnesses. — 95 words.
We should hope for the best and prepare for the worst
On global warming or colding, our planet
has long demonstrated a mind of its own
Carl Dow says, “There is no question but that for reasons of need and greed the human race has been polluting our environment at an ever-increasing rate and intensity since the
industrial revolution kicked in about 250 years ago. . . . But world geological history cautions us not to panic. For millions of years before we trotted forth with our industrial obsessions
our planet had known global warming and colding in the extreme.” — 776 words.
PwC says search may be illegal
as tax bill rises to $480,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers says investigators might have broken the law when they seized documents during a search of the firm's Moscow offices. Russia Interior Ministry officials searched PwC
Audit's offices Friday for documents related to the firm's tax payments for 2002 and confiscated papers unrelated to that criminal case, the company said on its web site Monday. — 222
Russia signals frustration with Iran
as it delays nuclear power project
Iran's isolation over its nuclear ambitions deepened as Russia, its closest big power ally, announced indefinite delays to a joint nuclear power project and accused Tehran of abusing its
goodwill. — 515 words.
Sparring in Litvinenko inquiry
Russia says British uncooperative
MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian prosecutors investigating the poisoning in Britain of former Russia Federal Security Service agent Alexander Litvinenko have accused British officials of
failing to cooperate. — 193 words.
South Korea negotiates for role
in $2.1 bln coal project in Russia
SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) — South Korea is looking to take part in a $2.1 billion project to develop coal mines in Russia, Seoul's energy ministry said Monday. — 209
Russia’s human rights ombudsman
reports recent sharp rise in violations
Russia has recently seen a sharp rise in the number of human rights violations, the nation's human rights ombudsman says in a report to be presented to President Vladimir Putin this month. After
ombudsman Vladimir Lukin presents the president the 400-page 2006 report, "On the Human Rights Situation in Russia in 2006," it will be submitted to the State Duma for consideration in April.
— 463 words.
True North Canuck Fact of the Day
French explorer led the way for Europeans
The man generally credited with the European "discovery" of the Great Lakes is Étienne Brûlé, a French scout for the explorer Samuel de Champlain. Brûlé reached Georgian Bay on Lake Huron around 1615.
Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com
Harold Wright, True North's Doctor of Punology, says, “A thief who fell and broke his leg in wet cement became a hardened criminal.”
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