Posted on 29/06/2010 by matisak
Oprah Winfrey did it again. She tops the list of the most powerful celebrities in the world by Forbes magazine. It is for the fourth time in the history of the list. Last year Winfrey was second behind Angelina Jolie. According to Forbes the Celebrity 100 list is a measure of power based on money and fame. This year top 5: Winfrey, Beyoncé, James Cameron, Lady Gaga and Tiger Woods.
Filed under: Showbiz, Society | Tagged: Beyoncé, Celebrities, David Lubin, Elayne Rapping, Forbes, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Showbiz, Society, Tiger Woods, Will Brooker | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 27/06/2010 by matisak
The flotilla raid has led to chilling of ties between Israel and Turkey. Despite of being the Muslim majority country Turkey has recognized Israel in March 1949.
Filed under: Israel, Middle East, Politics, Security | Tagged: Foreign policy, Gaza, Gonul Tol, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jonathan Schanzer, Joshua Walker, Mark Tessler, Ofra Bengio, Security, Security policy, Turkey | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 24/06/2010 by matisak
And this is an article from the Rolling Stone magazine which was the reason for the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal.
Filed under: Afghanistan, Asia, Military, Politics, Security, United States, US foreign policy | Tagged: Afghanistan, Austin Long, Barack Obama, David Petraeus, Foreign policy, Security policy, Stanley McChrystal, United States, US foreign policy | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 19/06/2010 by matisak
The iconic democratic leader of Burma turns 65 today. Aung San Suu Kyi spent almost 15 of the past 20 years in confinement and she is still under the house arrest.
Filed under: Asia, Burma, Politics | Tagged: Asia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, David Steinberg, Don Emmerson, Jason Abbott, Sean Turnell, Than Shwe | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 18/06/2010 by matisak
According to BBC the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland has said it is seeking advice about how to respond to the findings of the report.
Filed under: History, Politics | Tagged: Bloody Sunday, Gregory Durston, Law, Nothern Ireland, The Saville report, United Kingdom | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 17/06/2010 by matisak
Said Andrew Carnegie. Investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced that they are asking hundreds of billionaire Americans to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity. They launched the website www.givingpledge.org and it said each person who chooses to pledge will make this statement publicly, along with a letter explaining their decision to pledge.
Filed under: Economics, Society | Tagged: Bill Gates, Economics, Filantrophy, Nathan Farrell, Pamala Wiepking, Society, Warren Buffett | 1 Comment »
Posted on 15/06/2010 by matisak
The reserves include iron, copper, cobalt, lithium and gold with the estimated worth of $1-trillion USD. But some experts doubt it is only a good news for Afghanistan.
Filed under: Afghanistan, Asia, Economics, Politics, Security | Tagged: Afghanistan, Bahaudin Mujtaba, Economics, Jeremiah Pam, Nake Kamrany, Security, Security policy | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 13/06/2010 by matisak
A New Flemish Alliance with the leader Bart De Wever , which advocates the dissolution of Belgium, appeared on course to be the largest party Flanders after the election.
Filed under: Europe, Politics | Tagged: Bart De Wever, Belgium, Bernard Fournier, Europe, Flanders, New Flemish Alliance, Pierre Verjans, Wallonia | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 11/06/2010 by matisak
But Republican Senator Jim DeMint is the happiest Senator in the US right now. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said about Greene: I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant. Greene won Democratic primary over state lawmaker Vic Rawl. He received 59 percent of the votes despite having no campaign.
Filed under: North America, Politics, United States, US politics | Tagged: Alvin Greene, Charles Finocchiaro, Democractic Senate primary, Democrats, GOP, Jim DeMint, Joseph Stewart, Karen Kedrowski, Republicans, South Carolina, United States, US politics | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 09/06/2010 by matisak
Will Tehran comply with international demands over its nuclear program? UN Security Council resolution 1929 was passed by 12 votes. Brazil and Turkey voted against. Lebanon abstained.
Filed under: Global Politics, Iran, Middle East, Politics, Security | Tagged: Abbas Milani, Alireza Nader, Bahman Baktiari, Foreign policy, Global Politics, Iran, Leonard Spector, Middle East, Nuclear Program, Nuclear proliferation, Nuclear Weapons, Patrick Clawson, Security, Security policy, Un Security Council, United Nations | 1 Comment »