UK makes Libya's invisible arms race visible
Wars are always a big boost for the military-industrial complex. While Libya is still awash with weapons many armaments were destroyed during the civil war. Now weapons makers from different nations compete to restock the country.
Death Valley Dethrones Impostor As Hottest Place On Earth
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Adam Nagourney reports that after a yearlong investigation a team of climate scientists announced that it is throwing out a reading of 136.4 degrees claimed by the city of Al Aziziyah, Libya on Sept. 13, 1922 making the 134-degree reading registered on July 10, 1913, at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley the official world record as the hottest place on earth. 'It's about time for science, but I think we all knew it was coming,' says Randy Banis. 'You don't underestimate Death Valley. Most of us enthusiasts are proud that the extremes that we have known about at Death Valley are indeed the most harsh on earth.' The final report by 13 climatologists appointed by the World Meteorological Organization, the climate agency of the United Nations, found five reasons to disqualify the Libya claim, including questionable instruments, an inexperienced observer who made the reading, and the fact that the reading was anomalous for that region and in the context of other temperatures ...
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Susan Rice withdraws name from running for secretary of State
President Obama agrees to drop the controversial U.N. ambassador as his choice for the next leader of the State Department, but cites 'unfair attacks' over the deaths in Benghazi, Libya. WASHINGTON — President Obama dropped embattled United Nations envoy Susan Rice from consideration as his next secretary of State, signaling the start of a broad reshuffling of his Cabinet and senior staff.
Arab Spring nations slip in corruption index
Egypt falls six places and Syria 15 but Libya manages slight improvement in Transparency International's league table.
Senators won't support Rice until Libya questions resolved
WASHINGTON - Republican senators who met with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on Tuesday said they would not support any nomination of her to a higher post until questions about the administration's response to the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, were answered.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters