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KKE: Interview with the Greek Communist Party

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Wikinews reporter Iain Macdonald has performed an interview with Dr Isabella Margara, a London-based member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). In the interview Margara sets out the communist response to current events in Greece as well as discussing the viability of a communist economy for the nation. She also hit back at Petros Tzomakas, a member of another Greek far-left party which criticised KKE in a previous interview. The…

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Court ruling upholds expulsion of New York Senator convicted of assault

Friday, February 19, 2010 A U.S. federal judge upheld the expulsion of former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate from the New York State Senate in a ruling on Friday. Monserrate had been found guilty in October of misdemeanor assault, in the criminal trial involving an alleged attack on his girlfriend Karla Giraldo. Monserrate was expelled from the New York State Senate last week by a majority vote of his fellow senators. The result of…

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A Lawyer Can Help You Get Your Social Security Disability Benefits

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Land Data Online byAlma Abell Getting disability benefits from Social Security can be a long, drawn process which often poses numerous challenges. Social Security sets the bar quite high, as a claimant it is your responsibility to prove beyond doubt that you are indeed disabled, but your disability stops you from doing any work that you have done in the past or doing any substantial gainful activity. For…

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Disease outbreak feared after mass hysteria over “sweet” water in Mumbai

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 “18 hours of mass hysteria” (according to the Sunday Times of India) broke out last Friday in Mumbai as hundreds of residents flocked to Mahim Creek, one of the most polluted creeks in India that receives thousands of tonnes of raw sewage and industrial waste every day after reports that the salt water had suddenly turned “sweet”. Television reports showed people drinking water on the spot with their hands, and others…

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Burning debris from satellites spotted over several US cities

Sunday, February 15, 2009 On Tuesday, February 10, the American civilian communications satellite Iridium 33, launched in 1997, and the defunct Russian military communications satellite Kosmos-2251, launched in 1993, collided over Siberia. Five days after the collision, reports have surfaced that burning debris from the collision has been spotted over several U.S. cities from New Mexico to Kentucky. Calls to 9-1-1 began to come in to Williamson County, Texas sheriff’s office around 12:30 p.m. (CT)…

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This is the category for science and technology. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 25 December 2020: ‘Earth-based life can survive in hydrogen-rich atmospheres’: MIT professor Dr Seager tells Wikinews about her research on organisms thriving in oxygen-less environment 18 December 2020: Gregory Kurtzer discusses plans for Rocky Linux with Wikinews as Red Hat announces moving focus away from CentOS 14 December 2020: Red Hat to move focus away from CentOS in favour…

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Buttons Are Overrated}

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Tender Writer In Perth Submitted by: Jeff Piper Who wears buttons on their shirt cuffs? Ill tell you who Amish people, toddlers, and flannel-shirted lumberjacks. Guys with their company logos or even worse, their own names embroidered over their bosoms. These people wear buttons on their wrists. It seems to me that its time for the American love affair with the humble button to be over. What are…

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World Wildlife Fund: 75% of seafood species consumed in Singapore not caught sustainably

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 The Singaporean branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) published a guide yesterday critiquing the practices employed to catch seafood destined for sale in the country. According to the publication, three-quarters of the more than 40 species of seafood commonly consumed by Singaporean residents were obtained in a manner detrimental to environmental sustainability. The guide, titled the Singapore Seafood Guide, lists fish species such as Indian threadfin, silver pomfret, and yellowbanded…

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Most of Greek workforce participating in a general strike, say unions

Friday, June 24, 2005 Greek workers’ unions claim that 70 to 100% of country’s workforce has joined the general 24 hour long strike on Friday. The general strike was called by labor umbrella organizations as a show of support for striking bank employees, who are in their third week of strikes. Private and public sector workers alike are protesting mass lay-offs, alleged age discrimination against employees, the lowering of pensions to 40% of former salary,…

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Sweden’s Crown Princess marries long-time boyfriend

Monday, June 21, 2010 Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral. Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden.…

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