News (Last Updated Monday Aug. 23)Posted: August 23, 2009
Sat. Aug 22 – Freelance journalist Donald Bostrom tells Press TV that an international war crimes investigation awaits Israel over its soldiers’ harvest of organs from dead Palestinians.
CIA Accused of Third Torture Prison in Europe
Sat. Aug 22 – As Americans continue to debate the torture era of the Bush administration, a new report has emerged about the alleged existence of a third secret prison used by the CIA in Europe. According to ABC News, the CIA operated a “black site” prison in Lithuania until the end of 2005.
Afghan Polling “Marked by Fraud”
Sat. Aug. 22 – A leading group of election observers say there was widespread voting fraud and intimidation during Thursday’s presidential election in Afghanitan.
UK prepares mass graves for swine flu victims
Sat. Aug 22 – London is to set up mass graves for the victims of the swine flu pandemic after a 59-page official report predicted that Britain will be witnessing the pandemic disease in fall.
US workplace suicides jump 28 percent
Sat. Aug 22 – A US report has found a record 28% rise in workplace suicide rates last year as the global economic meltdown continues to take its toll in the country.
UN ‘inspects Iranian nuclear site’
Fri. Aug 21 – UN inspectors have visited the site of a nearly completed Iranian nuclear reactor for the first time in a year, foreign diplomats have said.
Newsweek: CIA report to reveal mock executions
Fri. Aug 21 – The long-delayed release of a CIA inspector general’s report has been scooped by Newsweek, which obtained details of the forthcoming report from one source who has read a draft and another who was briefed on its contents.
Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion
Fri. Aug. 21 – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday.
Swedish daily hits back at critics of IDF organ harvest story
Fri. Aug 21 – A Swedish newspaper provoked outrage in Israel and drew condemnation from Sweden’s ambassador on Wednesday after it ran a story on transplant organ theft, a report an Israeli official branded anti-Semitic “hate porn”.
Up to 11,000 U.S. veterans may have been mistakenly infected with HIV
Fri. Aug. 21 – 11,000 veterans who had colonoscopies at U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.