Month: May 2010

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez allegedly helped Colombian, Spanish militants forge ties

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WaPo: Now, based on documents and witness testimony, Chávez is facing fresh accusations that his government has gone well beyond assisting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Documents seized from two subversive groups, along with information provided by…

Physicists Develop a Quantum Interface Between Light and Atoms

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ScienceDaily (May 27, 2010) — Physicists at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have developed a quantum interface which connects light particles and atoms. The interface is based on an ultra-thin glass fiber and is suitable for the transmission of quantum information.…

Turkey to Ship Gasoline to Iran

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Iran is expected to receive its first shipment of gasoline from Turkey in at least 18 months in June, industry sources said on Tuesday.

South Korea/North Korea politics: Retaliatory steps

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT After a slow-burning start, the crisis over the sinking of the South Korean naval vessel, Cheonan, with the loss of 46 lives on March 26th is escalating. Having officially blamed the North, the South Korean government…

Psychological Warfare’ Against N.Korea Resumes

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Chosun South Korean soldiers of the Mt. Baekdu Unit in Gangwon Province, the northernmost observation post in the South, were busy on Monday dusting off loudspeakers used in psychological warfare operations that been stored in warehouses for the last six…