The warning came as the yields on Spanish 10-year bonds spiked to 6.7pc, pushing the ‘risk premium’ over German Bunds to a post-euro high of 540 basis points. The IBEX index of stocks in Madrid fell 2.6pc, the lowest since the dotcom bust in 2003.
Chaos over the €23.5bn rescue of crippled lender Bankia has led to the abrupt resignation of central bank governor Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez, who testified to the senate that he had been muzzled to avoid enflaming events as confidence in the country drains away.
Markets are on tenterhooks as Spanish yields test levels that forced the European Central Bank to respond last November with its €1 trillion liquidity blitz. ‘Nobody is short Spanish debt right now…
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Sceptical individuals are slightly MORE science literate than ‘believers’ in climate change.
The difference isn’t huge, according to a survey of 1500 U.S. adults.
57% of sceptics are ‘science literate’ according to tests asking basic science and maths questions, versus 56% of believers.
Dan Kahan, Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School said, ‘Political controversy over climate change cannot be attributed to the public’s limited ability to comprehend science.’ he said.
Researchers measured ‘science literacy’ with test items developed by the National Science Foundation.
The questions were simple questions such as ‘Electrons are smaller than atoms, true or false?’
They also measured their subjects’ ‘numeracy’—that is, their ability to understand quantitative information.
The controversy comes down, in effect, to a conflict over values – and informed…
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The reports came in from people in Calhoun, Branch and Kalamazoo Counties.
People from all over say they felt and heard it, but Newschannel Three has only heard of one case of actual damage happening during the same time.
John Nieuwenhuis, who lives in Oshtemo, says that he felt and heard the explosion, which shook his entire house.
‘Where the two trees are parallel and something completely scrapped both trees off at the same height and laid them to the west,’ said Nieuwenhuis.
Nieuwenhuis called the fire department but after extensively searching, they couldn’t find the source of an explosion.
‘I’ve never seen anything like this, we cut down trees, we log trees and what could have taken this down…
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The parasitic illness called Chagas Disease has similarities to the early spread of HIV, according to a new study.
Similar to AIDS, Chagas is difficult to detect and it can take years for symptoms to emerge, according to experts writing in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
An estimated 10 million people worldwide are infected with most sufferers in Bolivia, Mexico, Columbia and Central America, as well as approximately 30,000 people in the U.S., reported the New York Times.
The disease – once largely contained to Latin America – has spread into the U.S due to increases in travel and immigration.
Due to the severity of the illness, the amount of people infected and the ability of prevention, Chagas is considered one of the Neglected…
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Michael Dale McCright, who was known on the Internet as ‘Mikhail Jihad,’ pleaded guilty to charges of felony harrassment and attempted malicious mischief. A plea agreement reached with the King County Prosecutor’s Office spared him a possible life prison term under the state’s ‘three-strikes’ law. McCright has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for first-degree robbery in 2006, assault in 2005.
When the 28-year-old McCright was arrested, investigators said he had a phone that had been used to call Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif. Abdul-Latif and another man were arrested in an FBI-Seattle police sting in June 2011 after allegedly plotting to kill federal employees and military recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way over…
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Agents are identifying pastors and other Christians, targeting them for arrest and torture in prison.
Former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Reza Kahlili, verified the crackdown. He said Iran’s ayatollahs are frustrated with the large number of Muslims who are now embracing Christianity…
Q: Reza Thanks for joining us. What can you tell us about this latest crackdown? How extensive is it?
A: It’s been an order to the Iranian intelligence apparatus specifically the guard’s intelligence to monitor the activities of Iranians for converting to Christianity, to suppress them, make arrests, terrify them and finally to torture them. And according to a source within the guard’s intelligence, they have tens of thousands of files for Iranians for converting to Christianity. This is a big…
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Romans 8:35-39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [Shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: ‘For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Compass Direct News – “JOS, Nigeria, May 29 (CDN) — In Nigeria’s Plateau state, Christian leaders said more Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists than the 35 that the military reported thus far in May.
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Russia Today – “A radio host has been hospitalized after being cut 15 times by an unidentified criminal. Two weeks ago the journalist ventured to criticize the founder of Islam, the Prophet Mohammed, on air.
Sergey Aslanyan, 46, was brought to Moscow’s hospital with numerous non-penetrating knife wounds to the chest, neck and arm.
According to the police report, on late Monday evening an unknown man called to Aslanyan’s flat over the building intercom and called him outside for a talk. When the journalist stepped out of the entranceway he was knocked over the head with a heavy object, after which the assailant brought the knife into play.
Aslanyan claimed that the attacker was shouting ‘you are Allah’s enemy!’ while slashing at the victim.
Police say the abuser was a slim man of about 30, while according to some witnesses there were several attackers.
As of now the journalist is…
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By Richard Spencer, The Telegraph – “The flames at Ahmed Shafiq’s offices are believed to have been started by the same young revolutionaries who overthrew Mr Mubarak and who have warned that they would not accept any of his former henchman as their president.
Mr Shafiq, a former air force general, essentially took day-to-day control of the Egyptian government last year as anti-Mubarak crowds gathered in Tahrir Square.
No one was was reported hurt after the demonstrators vandalised the Cairo offices and set them on fire.
‘There will be violence if Shafiq wins,’ Mohammed al-Daramali, of a group calling itself The Coalition to Rescue the Revolution, said at the weekend.
‘Shafiq’s place is prison, not the presidential chair.’
Mr Shafiq has said he will honour the revolution, but has refused to distance himself from his previous description of Mr Mubarak as his ‘role model’.
The army is braced for protests…
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Associated Press – “MIRANDOLA, Italy – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people as factories, warehouses and a church collapsed in the same region still struggling to recover from another deadly tremor nine days ago.
In a hastily called news conference, Premier Mario Monti pledged the government will do `’all that it must and all that is possible in the briefest period to guarantee the resumption of normal life in this area that is so special, so important and so productive for Italy.”
The region around Bologna is among the country’s most productive. Italy is in the midst of another recession and struggling to tame its massive debt as the European debt crisis worsens.
The quake hit just after 9:00 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) and was centered 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the city of Bologna, according to the U.S. Geological…
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Small stones today in the hands of rock-throwing Islamic youth have a tendency to become much larger stones tomorrow …
By Robert Spencer – “No one will take much note of this. It is just one story among the thousands that together tell the tale of France’s decline and Islamization. Eurabia Update: Here is my translation of ‘Carcassonne Des fidèles caillassés pendant la messe à Saint-Joseph,’ by Yannick Bonnefoy in Midi Libre, May 27 (thanks to David):
Carcassonne: The faithful stoned during Mass at St. Joseph
Yesterday at 6:20PM, as Fr. Roger Barthes began to celebrate mass, four youths, aged 14 to 18, broke into the Church of St. Joseph, before launching handfuls of pebbles at 150 faithful present at the service. Immediately, men began pursuing the young troublemakers, but in vain. They managed to vanish into thin air, heading towards the city La Conte.
Interrupted by regrettable unexpected event…
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This was while they were waiting for the results of the water sampling tests by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) at the onset of a fishkill that hit parts of the lake. Results of the water test are expected to come out next week.
Calamba City agriculture officer Severino Caraan said that as of Friday, about 10 metric tons of dead tilapia were recovered from the Laguna Lake, particularly in the coastal villages of Masili and Sucol.
‘The fish pen operators said the fishkill started last week but our office only received their reports on Monday,’ Caraan said.
He said the fishkill has affected more than 20 fish…
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Tests this month confirmed the presence of an influenza-like virus called infectious hematopoietic necrosis at a salmon farm off Bainbridge Island across from Seattle on Puget Sound, the Kitsap Sun reported.
The virus, or IHN virus, does not affect humans. It occurs naturally in wild sockeye salmon and can be carried by other fish, such as herring, which sometimes pass through fish net pens.
John Kerwin, fish health supervisor for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the virus is a big concern.
‘Any first time it occurs, you don’t fully understand the impact to wild fish,’ Kerwin told the newspaper. ‘We know it can impact (farm) fish. If we move fast, we can try to…
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Associated Press – “NAIROBI, Kenya – An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi on Monday, injuring at least 33 people, including a woman who blamed the blast on a ‘bearded man’ who left behind a bag shortly before the detonation.
Police officials first indicated the explosion could have been caused by some sort of electrical malfunction but the prime minister said it was deliberate. Al-Shabab — an Islamist militant group from Somalia — has threatened to carry out such an attack.
‘This is a heinous act,’ Prime Minister Raila Odinga said while visiting the scene of the blast. ‘They want to scare us. But we will not be scared.’…
Speaking to The Associated Press from a Nairobi hospital bed, Irene Wachira said a bearded man came to a nearby stall three times and acted as if he were interested in buying something. Wachira said…
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By Abdul-Rahman Abubakar – “Former Primate of the Anglican Communion, Peter Akinola, has told President Goodluck Jonathan that the Boko Haram insurgents cannot be defeated as they are out to wipe out Christians and Jews.
He spoke at the National Christian Centre Abuja during a special inter-denominational service to mark this year’s Democracy Day.
In his sermon titled: ‘Know the truth and the truth shall set you free,’ Akinola said the sect has been in existence since 1966 and cannot be defeated by the Federal Government.
He said Nigerians should not be deceived by the antics of Boko Haram, saying the sect is involved in a Jihad against Christians.
According to the cleric, ‘We have ignored the truth. Boko Haram must be seen in the right context. It is a continuation of the past. Shun all political claims that Boko Haram is not against Christianity. It is. It has been…
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Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Mohammed is [Allah’s] apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.”
Unless you’re caught committing a heinous, blasphemous crime against Allah, like dancing together at a joyful wedding celebration …
The Jirga issued a decree after a mobile phone video emerged of the six in a remote village.
AFP news agency said Pakistani authorities in the area said local clerics had ordered the punishment over allegations that the men and women danced and sang together in Gada village, in defiance of strict tribal customs that separate men and women at weddings.
‘It was decided that the men will be killed first, but they ran away so…
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By Anne Look, Voice of America – “BAMAKO – Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants have joined forces in northern Mali and say they will create an independent Islamist state. The groups took advantage of a military coup in Bamako to seize control of the territory in early April. Resistance is growing in the north to the efforts to introduce Islamic law.
In the northern Malian town of Gao, court is in session.
Commissioner Abdoulaye Maiga begins by reading from the Quran in the roadside courtyard outside the former police station.
Once an area businessman, Maiga is a member of the militant Islamist sect Ansar Dine that residents say dominates the town.
This morning, Maiga hears the case of a man accused of letting his animals graze in his neighbors’ fields. The accused confesses, says he has settled previous infractions by bribing authorities. This time, he promises to compensate his neighbors…
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The cause of death is under investigation, said Industry and Fishing Minister Gladys Triveno, warning that ‘it would be premature to give a reason for this phenomenon.’
The Navy said it presented a report on the find to the Agency of Environmental Evaluation and Control to determine the cause.
Biologist Yuri Hooker of Cayetano Heredia University said the species found on Pucusana Beach, 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Lima, was a type of red krill about three centimeters (1.2 inches) long.
‘They live mostly along the coast of Chile up to the coast of northern Peru. What is happening is that these crustaceans are being affected by the warming of Pacific waters in the north of the country,’ he said, adding that…
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In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph he also revealed that Lloyd’s could have to take writedowns on its £58.9bn investment portfolio if the eurozone collapses.
Europe accounts for 18pc of Lloyd’s £23.5bn of gross written premiums, mostly in France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The market also has a fledgling operation in Poland.
Lloyd’s move comes as a major Franco-German provider of credit insurance for eurozone trade, Euler Hermes, said it was considering reducing cover for trade with Greece because of the risk the country might leave the eurozone.
When a company goes bust, it is often sparked by withdrawal of credit insurance for suppliers wanting to trade with it.
A spokesman for Euler Hermes, Bettina Sattler, told Bloomberg:…
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Over the past ten years, Islam has erupted like an angry volcano — particularly since the rise of the “Arab Spring” in 2011 — with Christian persecution and the elimination of Christian places of worship yet again and again in Zanzibar and elsewhere becoming a spontaneous, habitual Islamist tendency. Considering all the layers of ashes now accumulating throughout the Muslim world, it seems to me that we have a convincingly good reason for Webster’s to now include “Islam” alongside its definitions of “destruction” and “lawlessness” …
By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala, Reuters – “Hundreds of supporters of a separatist Islamist group set fire to two churches and clashed with police during protests in Zanzibar over the weekend against the arrest of senior members of the movement, police and witnesses said.
Police accused the Uamsho (Awakening) group of ordering its supporters on to the streets – but the movement’s…
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Christians in Macedonia are murdered by Muslims, the Islamic community says nothing. The Muslims responsible for the murders are arrested, the Islamic community organizes mass demonstrations calling for jihad and the release of their “brothers” …
Qur’an Sura 3:151, 4:144, 5:17, 30:45, 4:89, “… cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers … O ye who believe! Take not for friends unbelievers … They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! [God] is the Messiah, son of Mary … [Allah] does not love the unbelievers … seize them and slay them wherever ye find them …”
“Back in March, PI reported about the numerous outbreaks of violence between the Muslim-Albanian minority and the non-Muslim-Slavic majority in Macedonia. Currently, the situation appears to be heightening once again after a series of murders of Christians. As Austrian news magazine ‘Unzensuriert’ (‘Uncensored’) reports, in the Macedonian capital city of Skopje, slogans like ‘Allahu akbar,’…
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The persecution that I’ve been sharing from the Muslim world is only a fraction of what is reported, and what is reported is only a fraction of what is occurring …
BY OKON BASSEY AND JOHN SHIKLAM – “National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has raised the alarm over silent and unreported killings of Christians in the North.
This however came on a day pandemonium broke out at the busy Ahmadu Bello Way in Kaduna metropolis following a bomb scare, which made residents and traders along the area scamper for safety.
Oritsejafor who called on leaders of all the blocks of CAN across the nation to organise prayers and fasting of all denominations in the country to overcome its security challenges due to the activity of the Boko Haran sect, said it was imperative for Christians to be security conscious at all times.
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By Beth Reinhard, National Journal – “U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday indirectly confirmed recent remarks by the Ambassador to Israel that the U.S. is ‘ready from a military perspective’ to stop Iran from making a nuclear weapon if international pressure fails.
The U.S. and members of the United Nations Security Council recently met in Baghdad for talks about Iran’s suspected nuclear weapon program. Iran denies it has military intentions but has called for the destruction of Israel.
‘We have plans to be able to implement any contingency we have to in order to defend ourselves,’ Panetta said on ABC’s This Week. Earlier, Panetta said, ‘The fundamental premise is that neither the United States or the international community is going to allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.'” Read more.
Iran: No reasons to halt “20 percent” enrichment – “Iran’s nuclear chief says there are no reasons at…
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Not every Muslim is a terrorist. But virtually every terrorist is a Muslim. Bring up this inconvenient truth, and you’re automatically accused of “profiling” or being an “Islamophobe.” But, come on baby, this is one fact that even the spin doctors of Islam cannot give the Taqiyya twist …
“TRENTON, N.J. – New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Thursday following a three-month review, a finding that angered Muslim leaders who had sought a clampdown on the cross-border police operations.
The conclusion by Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, a Christie appointee asked by the governor to look into the spying, means New Jersey Muslims have no state recourse to stop the New York Police Department from infiltrating student groups, videotaping mosque-goers or collecting their license plate numbers as they pray.
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