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President Obama has just arrived in Afganistan in what was an unannounced trip on this anniversary of the US raid that led to the death of Al-Quaida leader Osarma Bin Laden. Mr.Obama and his AfgancounterpartAmy Kazel are expected to approve the agreement of a plan, strategic plan before the President give the speech on war effort for Television audience in the United States.
Five mensuspectedof plotting to bomb a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, are now in federal custody. Today, the FBI special agent charged Steven Antoney said the public was never in danger because an undercover agent had provided the group with phony explosive ship. Purchased two inert, I said inert and provides explosive devices, IEDs which will present a C4-based remote activated IEDs. "
Several in a group self-described ' anarchist' who'sauthoritysay have not been linked to global terrorism.
"Occupy Chicargo, people over property, Occupy Chicargo.. " Oh it's not just the Windy city has seen massive May Day rallies, people are gathering all over the world to demand economic justice.Rebelrallies have divided this streets of Paris just 5 days before the French go to the polls to choose President. NPR's Aronor reports that President Nicola Syzoky is trying to cash in on holiday. He didn't celebrate in the past.
International worker's day, also known as May Day is usually felted by workers and trade unions tradiationally allied with a political left. But this year, Sykozy had on massive counter celebration in which he claimed to present real workers, not those who prefered to collect unemployment benefits and stay handouts. Also, the far-right national Front party of Merrian Lep Pen hold his traditional May Day rally around the Statute of Joener Volk, France's catholic Patron Saint. Sykozy desperately needs support from the far-right if he is to beat socialist frontrunner Francosis Holland, but Lep Pen told her supporters she wouldn't endorsed either candidate, and would instead cast a blank ballot in protest.NPR news Paris.
Another investigated bodies looking into the allegations of inappropriate behavior inside the secret service. Homeland security office ofinspectorgeneral has reportedly launched its own investigation into Columbia prostitution scandal that landed a dozen of US agents in trouble, at least 8 of them lost their jobs. Meanwhile the agency is taking steps to restore their secret part of its duty, retired agents have been asked to stoped speaking with media and active agents have deactivate their Facebook accounts.
At last, check on Wall Street Dow Jones index average up 110 points at 13323. This is NPR.
A judge in the NewYork says the hotel maid's lawsuit against Dominic Strauss Kan proceed. NPR's Jim Rolley reports the maid accused the former head of international monetary fund of sexual assault. Strauss Kan has argued that the suit should be dismissed because a diplomatic immunity. But the woman's lawyer has argued that immunity didn't apply because Strauss Kan was in NewYork on personal business, visiting his daughter. Strauss Kan was onced considered a leading candidate for president in France. But his career came to abrupt halt nearly a year ago in a Time Square hotel. Strauss Kan acknowledged having sex with the woman but denied that he forced himself on her, he initially faced criminal charges but prosecutors decided that woman in the case lacked credibility, because she had mispresented her background as well as some details about her encounter with Strauss Kan, James Rolley NPR news NewYork.
Union workers at caperpillar manufacturing plant in Joliet, Illinois are on strike. They hit the picklines earlier today after rejecting latest contract from management. About 800 workers from the plant are demanding a better pay and healthcare benefits.
Once leads the Tony Award polls with 11 nominations, the celebrity music is based on a love story between Irish musician and Czetch immigrant. In NewYork, the Tony committee give 10 nods to each nice work if you can get it, and the Gershiwan's Porgy and Bass. Peter and Starachter, about origins of Peter Pan gets 9 nominations, Newsies and Follies have each earned 8. CBS will broadcast Tony Awards on June 10th.
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