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Another Arrest in News Corp Phone Hacking Case

Another Arrest in News Corp Phone Hacking Case

8-2-11 by LGR World News Staff Police in Britain have arrested another person in connection with the phone-hacking scandal involving the now-defunct British tabloid newspaper News of the World. Metropolitan police said they  arrested a 71-year-old man, who was later identified as Stuart Kuttner, on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept communications and for bribing police. […]

Anti-Homophobia Ad Runs on Jamaican Television

Anti-Homophobia Ad Runs on Jamaican Television

8-02-11 by LGR World News Staff Jamaica is arguably one of the most homophobic countries in the western hemisphere, but a message of tolerance is being put forward to Jamaica citizens thanks to a new video ad  produced  by a Jamaican LGBT rights group hopes to change that. Called Unconditional Love, the ad is joint […]

Gay Irish Presidential Candidate David Norris Withdraws from Race

Gay Irish Presidential Candidate David Norris Withdraws from Race

02 August 2011 by Bridgette P. LaVictoire Openly gay Irish senator David Norris has pulled out of the race to be the next President of Ireland after controversy ensued. He wrote letters to the Israeli authorities seeking clemency for his former partner Ezra Yitzhak Nawi, an Israeli peace activist. Nawi was later convicted of statutory […]

Mount Etna Erupts With Spectacular Display (Video)

Mount Etna Erupts With Spectacular Display (Video)

8-2-11 by LGR Science and Tech News Staff Mount Etna , one of the most active volcanoes in the world, erupted in a spectacular display this weekend spewing ash and volcanic debris nearly 1500 feet into the air and sending lava down its slopes. Mount Etna, located on the southern Italian island of Sicily, started […]

Tea Party Has Powerful Ally

Tea Party Has Powerful Ally

08-01-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell For the past three years, the Tea Party has made its message clear – the United States spends too much. Now, they have a new ally, a powerful voice repeating their message to the world….. Vladimir Putin. Yeah, that Vladimir Putin, Mr. Shirtless Machismo of Russia. Speaking to a youth […]

A New Peace Initiative In Israel

A New Peace Initiative In Israel

08-01-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell What do you do when you are the leader of a country and you have one group protesting the high cost of housing and another group protesting for a greater role of religion in the government? You change the subject. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to re-open negotiations with […]

Assad Regime Defies Ramadan To Attack Towns

Assad Regime Defies Ramadan To Attack Towns

08-01-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell Until this weekend, China and Russia had resisted any United Nations sanctions of Syria. But the shelling of the city of Hama along with attacks on other towns and villages on the first day of Ramadan has provoked Russia to withdraw its support. The violation of the Muslim Holy Month […]

House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill

House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill

08-01-2011 by Linda S. Carbonell   At 7:04 p.m. Eastern Time, the House of Representatives passed the debt ceiling bill. The final vote two minutes later was 269 in favor, 161 opposed and 3 not voting. The ayes were 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats.  When the vote passed the 216 mark, applause broke out.  Speaker […]