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West rebukes Putin over Syria at G8 summit


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Welcoming ceremony. With President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Português do Brasil: O presidente Lula recebe o presidente da República Árabe Síria, Bashar al-Assad, no Itamaraty. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Western leaders rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting Syria’s Bashar al-Assad‘s attempt to crush a two-year-old uprising, setting the stage for a tense G8 summit of the world’s most powerful nations.

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to use his first face-to-face meeting with Putin in a year to try to persuade the Kremlin chief to bring Assad to the negotiating table to end a conflict in which at least 93,000 people have been killed.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is chairing the G8 summit in a remote golf resort in Northern Ireland, conceded there was “a big difference” between the positions of Russia and the West on how to resolve the war.

In some of his most colourful remarks on Syria, Putin described anti-Assad rebels as cannibals who ate human flesh and warned Obama of the dangers of giving guns to such people. Moscow also said it would not permit no-fly zones over to Syria.

For their part, Western leaders have criticised Russia, Syria’s most powerful ally, for sending weapons to Assad forces and considering deliveries of a sophisticated missile system.

“How can we allow that Russia continues to deliver arms to the Bashar al-Assad regime when the opposition receives very few and is being massacred?” French President Francois Hollande said.

Stung by recent victories for Assad’s forces and their support from Hezbollah guerrillas, the United States said last week it would step up military aid to the rebels including automatic weapons, light mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

In an apparent response to this development, Assad said Europe would “pay the price” if it delivered arms to rebel forces, saying that would result in the export of terrorism to Europe.

“Terrorists will gain experience in combat and return with extremist ideologies,” he said in an advance extract of an interview due to be published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Tuesday.

Divisions over Syria dominated the atmosphere as global leaders streamed into the heavily guarded resort in Northern Ireland, a place once rocked by decades of violence but which Cameron now wants to showcase as a model of conflict resolution.

Despite the disagreements over Syria, Putin and his Western counterparts appeared cordial in their public appearances. The Kremlin chief cracked a grin as he shook Cameron’s hand outside the venue, as police helicopters surveyed the site overhead.

Moscow and Washington both agree that the bloodshed in Syria should stop and say they are genuinely trying to overcome mistrust between them. They had earlier agreed to set up a Syrian peace conference in Geneva but progress has been slow.

The European Union has dropped its arms embargo on Syria, allowing France and Britain to arm the rebels, though Cameron expressed concern about some of Assad’s foes.

“Let’s be clear – I am as worried as anybody else about elements of the Syrian opposition, who are extremists, who support terrorism and who are a great danger to our world,” Cameron said.

Syria aside, Cameron wants to focus on the formal agenda on tax, trade and transparency, dubbed “The Three Ts”, topics expected to dominate discussions on Tuesday.

As the summit kicked off on Monday afternoon, the United States and the EU opened negotiations for the world’s most ambitious free-trade deal, promising thousands of new jobs and accelerated growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

OBAMA-PUTIN TALKS

The spotlight was on Obama and Putin who were due to meet at about 6:30 p.m. at the Lough Erne golf resort about 10 km (7 miles) outside the Northern Irish town of Enniskillen, scene of an IRA bomb attack in 1987 that killed 11 people.

Security was tight and the venue was surrounded by a 15-ft high steel fence. Unlike previous summits which have seen often turbulent anti-capitalist protests, the meeting failed to attract any crowds, possibly due to its remote location.

In a speech in Belfast, Obama urged young people in Northern Ireland to finish making “permanent peace” and set an example to other areas of the world stricken by conflict.

Cameron could also face some awkward questions at the G8 table after a Guardian newspaper report that Britain spied on officials taking part in two Group of 20 meetings in 2009.

In a report published just hours before the G8 summit, the daily said some delegates from countries in the Group of 20 – which comprises top economies around the world – used Internet cafes that had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their emails.

“If these allegations prove to be true, it will be condemned in the strongest fashion and the necessary action taken,” said Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, who the Guardian said had his calls intercepted by Britain.

The leaders of the United States, Japan, Canada, Russia, Germany, France, Britain and Italy – representing just over half of the $71.7 trillion (45.67 trillion pounds) global economy – will also discuss global economy and trade.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders are likely to say they are not content with progress so far in fixing their economies in the wake of the global financial crisis, according to a draft communiqué seen by Reuters.

Abe will use the opportunity to explain his blend of fiscal and monetary stimuli known as ‘Abenomics’ to the leaders as investors try to absorb the implications of a signal by the U.S. Federal Reserve it may start to slow its money-printing.

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4 SHOT DEAD LAST NIGHT


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There are 168 pips on a double-six set of dominoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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A game of dominoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Four men are now dead, after they were gunned down while playing a game of dominoes in the community of Seaview Gardens yesterday evening.

Information reaching THE STAR is that about 8 PM yesterday, a group of men were gathered in a section of the community playing dominoes when a car drove up to them; it is alleged that a man stepped out of the vehicle and opened fire on the men.

collecting clues

Up to press time last night, the police had not released the identities of the men and were still on the scene collecting clues. The police however said the men were believed to be in their 20s.

According to reports, the gunman then re-entered the motor vehicle and fled the scene.

The Hunt’s Bay police told THE STAR that one man died on the spot while the others were pronounced dead intermittently while undergoing treatment at the Kingston Public Hospital.

According to the police, a motive for the shooting is still unclear.

Residents told THE STAR however, that the shooting is an alleged reprisal for a popular man in the community who was killed recently.

Draft EU Referendum Bill is David Cameron’s final forfeit to Eurosceptics


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English: David Cameron is a British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Rt Hon David Cameron MP speaking at the Conservative Middle East Council Annual Gala Dinner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

David Cameron has ruled out any further concessions to his hardline Eurosceptic MPs as they prepared to defy him by staging a Commons revolt today.

The Prime Minister tried to end the damaging impression that he is being pushed around by rebel Conservative backbenchers yesterday, as his party rushed out a Draft European Union (Referendum) Bill.

The early version of the proposed legislation would promise that, before 31 December 2017, the public would be asked: “Do you think that the UK should remain a member of the European Union?” But the Bill, likely to be introduced by a Tory MP as a Private Member’s Bill, stands little chance of becoming law because of Labour and Liberal Democrat opposition and lack of Parliamentary time.

Mr Cameron is aiming to remind the public of his pledge to hold a referendum by 2017 and limit the scale of the Tory revolt today, when MPs are expected to vote on an amendment regretting the absence of a referendum Bill in the Queen’s Speech.

Publication of the draft Bill has persuaded some Eurosceptics not to vote against the Speech. But hardliners said the Prime Minister had not gone far enough and rejected pressure to back down.

Philip Hollobone, Tory MP for Kettering, predicted that about 100 Tories would support the amendment and said Mr Cameron should overrule Nick Clegg by bringing in the Bill as a government measure – even if that ended the Coalition. He admitted: “It is undignified and there is some chaos in Number 10 this week.”

John Baron, who tabled the amendment, said the Bill was “a small step in the right direction”, but added: “Number 10 knows that a Private Member’s Bill could fail.”

Tory officials played down the rebellion, saying backbenchers and ministerial aides had a free vote. They also insisted a backbench Bill would have a chance of becoming law. Senior Tory sources said Mr Cameron would not make fresh concessions to his critics, however. “This is our red line, we are not going to give them any more ground,” one said, citing the public support for Mr Cameron’s stance on the EU from US President Barack Obama on Monday. “We’ve now got Obama and this Bill. It’s like building a big dam.”

Speaking during a three-day tour of Americae, Mr Cameron denied he had been “panicked” into bringing forward the draft Bill. “When all the dust has settled I think that people will be able to see that there is one party, the Conservative Party, offering that in/out referendum and two other mainstream parties, the Liberal Democrats and Labour, who oppose an in/out referendum,” he said.

The Tories tried to turn the spotlight away from their tensions over Europe. Grant Shapps, the Tory party chairman, said: “Labour and the Liberal Democrats have shown complete disdain for the views of the British people in denying them a say in a referendum. When will they have the courage to follow this government’s lead?”

Some Labour figures, including the shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, believe the party should consider matching the Tories’ referendum pledge. Keith Vaz, Dennis Skinner and John Cryer, called for a change of policy at the weekly meeting of Labour MPs on Monday. But the Shadow Cabinet agreed yesterday to oppose the draft Bill.

Douglas Alexander, the shadow Foreign Secretary, right, said: “Our judgment is that the national interest today is served by a laser-like focus on stability, growth and jobs. This latest step has more to do with David Cameron trying to get his party back in line rather than getting the economy back on track.”

Lib Dems accused the Tories of blaming Mr Clegg’s party to distract attention from their own divisions. A senior Lib Dem source said: “The ink is barely dry on the legislation passed by this Coalition Government that gives the British people a guarantee in law that there will be a referendum next time power is transferred from Westminster to Brussels.

“Now the Tories have changed their mind and want to reopen the issue all over again. They want to talk about their obsession with Europe but then blame the Lib Dems. While the Tories bang on and on about Europe, the Lib Dems will concentrate on jobs and growth.”

Nigel Farage, leader of Ukip, said the draft Bill “does not have the weight of law because no parliament can bind its successor.”

As the saying goes


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As the little saying goes, those who can’t hear will feel and it has come to pass the Colonel Gaddafi, the High and Mighty one is about to feel the World Power, Champion by the Great David Cameron.
Gaddafi’s soul will be release to the Devil in the end of the unslaught.

Cameron on Gaddafi.


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Cameron has warned Gaddafi that the World is watching him, certainly it doesn’t look as if there’s anyone who is ready to take on the Colonel as he Slaughtered his own people.
Threat of sanctions and possible war crimes seems to be falling on deaf ears and without action then words alone just won’t let him understand that World is against him.
As for our GOVERNMENT they we very slow in getting our Citizens out of a war zone which is been riped apart, is this our new way of approaching world crisis.

Jordon identifies more with 50s sex bomb.


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Got that Jordon identifies more with 50s sex bomb Diana Dors, bet Diana could do a better job holding on to her man.