Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Tuesday that Russia had sent air defense missiles to Iran, the first high-level confirmation that their delivery took place despite U.S. objections.
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Sean Brodrick of Money and Markets says “a rush of Chinese miners is heading for Australia right now. We’ve seen this kind of thing before — in 1851. Back then, the
Chinese miners were after gold. This time, they’re after another metal ... uranium. Will they find it? If history is any guide, yes.” – 963 words
When Eastern Europe was behind the Iron Curtain, it was a grim joke: “If they ever open the borders, will the last person to leave please turn off the lights?” Now that the borders
are open, and the young and skilled are indeed leaving in record numbers for work in more prosperous climes, it is hard to tell whether the old joke rings with hope or despair. – 644 words
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Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, Israel, says that in a series of secret meetings in Europe between September 2004 and July 2006, Syrians and Israelis formulated understandings for a peace agreement
between Israel and Syria. – 998 words.
The Saudi Arabian stockmarket has lost more ground in the first two weeks of the new year — after halving in value during 2006 — following a decision by the regulator to suspend
trading in one of the more speculative stocks. – 868 words.
Nearly 25 per cent of Canadians who use the Internet have met a person
offline that they first came to know online and 14 per cent of online
Canadians have actually dated someone they first met on the Web.
Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com
Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Carl Hall, Technical Analyst