Daily Archives: January 12, 2006

International Response to Hurricane Katrina

At least 87 countries offered assistance to the United States for Hurricane Katrina relief, according to Wikipedia. Cash pledges ranged from $5,000 (Hungary) to $500 million (Kuwait). Some other offers of assistance follow: .Bangladesh offered to send 160 disaster management … Continue reading

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UK Cleared Nuclear Cargo to Iran

“British officials have allowed the export to Iran of a cargo of radioactive material that experts believe could be used in a nuclear weapons programme,” reports the London Observer. “… The fact that a British firm was allowed to sell … Continue reading

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Thieves steal another radioactive unit

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Thieves in Venezuela have stolen equipment containing radioactive material used in the oil industry, in the latest in a string of similar incidents, officials said on Wednesday. Angel Diaz, head of the energy ministry’s nuclear affairs … Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

As we noted last week, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is taking a major step forward for national security by revamping the way that DHS hands out grant money. Instead of doling out anti-terror dollars to a lengthly list of … Continue reading

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