Germany will be against Turkey in joining the EU along with France. Chiles president Pinera promises to make mining safe and expand the economy. He is being hightly praised for the rescue of the 33 miners. Russia, France, and Germany proposed European security treaty following a five-year break in trilateral talks. They are trying to pull Russia back into good relations with NATO. Russia bad relationship is softening up from before because the 3 above countries used to hate the idea of Russia making ties. Mendev will be attending a NATO summit next fall. The Americans and the Europeans have really been wanting Russia to become a part of NATO as well. Not everybody is wildly keen on Russia hanging out with Germany. In Class Lecture 10/25 Very distinct difference between Al-Quada and the Taliban. The Taliban has no global aspirations. They are confined to Afghanistan. Al-Quada wants an worldwide Islamic revolution. The US is talking with the Taliban with possible peace negotiations to try and end the war in Afghanistan. The President of Afghanistan has also been taking a lot of money from Iran. The Iran has been accused of helping the Taliban The prince of Saudi Arabia killed his gay lover in France. Mexico gunmen kill 13 at Tijuana drug clinic. Also another Mexican gunman killed 13 people at a house party. People now are just killing people to reek havoc on towns. Ciudad Juarez is the bloodiest city. Bad-ass of the week 20 year old female in criminal justice in a community college got the job of police of chief of northern Mexican border. The past 5 have been murdered.
Natural Disaster 7.5 earthquake strikes off Indonesian coast. This could affect up to 100 miles. Indonesia is in the ring of fire, which is the most active geologic place on earth because of all the seismic activity Typhoon Megi pounds southern China. Strongest storm to sweep through the northwest Pacific in two decades. Flooding Southern China. This cause a major mudslide in Taiwan. Cholera outbreak in Haiti that has so far sickened 3015 people and killed 253. This was caused by earthquake have more Port-au-Prince. Usually have high levels of fatalities due to disease long after the disaster has come and went in developing areas. Pakistan confirms 99 cases of Cholera from their flood. World Leaders Rare anti-Putin rally held in Moscow today. 500 protestors demanding the resignation amid he is planning to take back his old job as president in 2012. The French Strikes are still going out… and has been projected that is costs them 557 million $ a day to contain these. Japan, Indian agree on trade partnership: Vow to Accelerate Nuclear Talks. Naoto Kan and his Indian counterpart Singh, agreed on a partnership that will abolish tariffs on 94 percent of bilateral trade in 10 years. Two countries vowed to work toward an early conclusion of a pact that will give Japanese companies including Hitachi Ltd. And Bridgestone Corp. No coincidence—india and Japan will continue to strengthen their relationship because they are competitors.
- Fall '08