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Archive for July 7th, 2008

Despite opposition at home as well as in Russia, on Tuesday, the Czech Republic will sign a treaty to build a U.S. missile defense radar system on Czech soil. It is part of a defense shield supposed to protect the United States and European allies from “rogue states” like Iran.

In the Czech Republic, Washington wants to build the radar southwest of Prague, and put 10 interceptor rockets in Poland. (more…)

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The head of the UN Development Programme in Somalia has been killed by gunmen, say UN officials. (more…)

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In the West Bank, Israeli forces have blockaded the Palestinian village of Ni’lin.

On Sunday, in order to prevent foreigners from joining protests against a network of razor-wire fences and concrete barricades, which cut into occupied Palestinian land, troops have encircled it. (more…)

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