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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00082.htm


2: Dual citizenship for 7 countries including NZ

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made the announcement of giving dual citizenship to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) at the opening of the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Indian Migrant's Day) earlier in the day on January 9th 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00019.htm


3: DoD News Briefing - Maj. Gen. John F. Sattler

(Special Briefing Via Telephone Onboard the USS Mount Whitney in the Gulf of Aden. Also participating: Maj. Stephen Cox, public affairs officer, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00048.htm


4: I Was Nabbed, Beaten, and Deported: Jaggi Singh

Again, my thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped me after my recent nabbing, detention and deportation. I'm overwhelmed by your support and solidarity. Thanks to all of you, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nablus, Beit Sahour, Montreal, Toronto and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00030.htm


5: Jaggi Singh Beaten and Deported from Israel

ISM Activist Abducted And Beaten To Be Deported To Canada - Jaggi was to be deported to Canada for visa violations. The Canadian Consulate visited him in prison and provided laisse passé documents for his return to Canada. Jaggi is now at Ben Gurion airport ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00026.htm


6: UQ Wire: Security, Secrecy and a Bush Brother

A company that provided security at the World Trade Center, Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport and United Airlines between 1995 and 2001 was backed by a private Kuwaiti-American investment firm whose records were not open to full public disclosure, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00032.htm


7: Is Bush About to be ‘Stiffed’?

Germany’s now on the UN Security Council. Will it vote yes to an Iraq war? And is its goal to 'stiff' Bush and have Europe become the balancing superpower preventing the USA from achieving its stated goal of sustainable global dominance?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00022.htm


8: Lock-Up Eco Lunatics Says New Zealand First

New Zealand First has described the so-called ‘Biodiversity Action Group’, who claimed to have released possums onto Kapiti Island, as a bunch of absolute lunatics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00060.htm


9: Labour's Socialism by Stealth

While we undoubtedly finished last year with a buoyant economy, the country continues its inexorable slide to Third World status. From being a world leader in living standards we have now dropped to 21st position in the OECD rankings, below Puerto Rico. As ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00057.htm


10: More pressure on watch-dogs to say no to Qantas

The National Party’s echoing the concerns of tourist operators and businesses after the United Airlines decision to abandon New Zealand as a destination.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00053.htm


11: UQ Wire: The Essence Of GWB's Inner War-Child

Please look at this face. Tell me. What do you see? Do you know who this man is talking to? He's making a speech in front of a group of soldiers in Texas, on January 3, 2003. He's talking to the television.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00034.htm


12: Cringing political correctness hits film-makers

Taranaki Maori objecting to the use of the region’s mountain in the Tom Cruise movie “The Last Samurai” are at risk of undermining the country’s reputation as a good place to make films, according to the National Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00058.htm


13: America Killing Its Own Soldiers

A study of the irresponsible and continuing use of depleted uranium ammunition by the United States armed forces proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that exposure to this poisonous substance guarantees cancer, birth defects and other lethal hazards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00016.htm


14: HIV refugees to cost NZ taxpayer

The National Party’s alarmed by new statistics showing the number of HIV positive refugees who plan to give birth in New Zealand, putting stretched hospital services under more strain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00059.htm


15: Avarice and Greed Displayed by Taranaki Maori

"The naked greed and avarice of some Maori in Taranaki toward the filming of The last Samurai is disappointing, embarrassing, and a threat to further investment in this country, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00065.htm


16: NZ will pay price for bumbling diplomacy - Smith

“Trade Minister Jim Sutton’s bumbling diplomacy is putting New Zealand’s interests at risk,” according to the National Party’s Trade spokesman, Dr Lockwood Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00063.htm


17: Hunting radicals holding heritage to ransom

The Green Party is horrified by threats to New Zealand's precious flora and fauna by pro-hunting radicals who claim to have released possums on Kapiti Island, and have threatened to release stoats on Codfish and Stewart Islands, Green Party Associate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00066.htm


18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics (Welcome Back!)

Iraq Has No Smoking Guns: Blix - Which Country is the Biggest Threat to World Peace? - Is Germany About to 'Stiff' Bush? - I Was Nabbed, Beaten, and Deported: Jaggi Singh Tells all - NZ POLITICS: Brownlee Gears Up For Leadership Challenge - Scoop Letters ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00035.htm


19: Threats to conservation sanctuaries shocking

Threats to assault some of New Zealand’s most valuable conservation sanctuaries were nothing short of eco-terrorism, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00056.htm


20: Eco-Economy: How America Restores Credit Rating

Talk of empire is everywhere, yet seldom has the word been applied in the context of American foreign policy. That is beginning to change.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00033.htm


21: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


22: Labour Slams Door On Debate Again

Rick Barker, Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment, in his defence of high payouts to welfare beneficiaries said yesterday that the state has a legal and moral obligation to help and support people through their time of need.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00022.htm


23: Scoop Letters to the Editor

From the Inbox: Is Germany About to ‘Stiff’ Bush? - Brownlee’s Nuke Rethink Dangerous...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00028.htm


24: Will Indonesia Wreck a Part of Its Economy?

One of the few things to go right in Indonesia in recent years was media reform. Soon after the ouster in 1998 of President Suharto, the country's strongman of 30 years, the new government abolished the reviled Ministry of Information, freed anybody ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0301/S00052.htm


25: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00026.htm


26: CYF should apologise for insensitive letter

The National Party’s calling for a formal apology from Child Youth and Family after sending an ill-considered letter to the mother of murdered Masterton girls Olympia Jetson and Saliel Aplin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00062.htm


27: Brownlee’s Uranium Breath Leadership Challenge

It is likely that Brownlee will challenge English at National’s forthcoming caucus retreat in February. Whoever wins the leadership must demand consistency from his caucus colleagues. A clear, consistent and credible policy alternative is the only ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00029.htm


28: United To Discontinue Service To New Zealand

AUCKLAND, Jan. 10, 2003 - As part of the carrier's programme to return the company to profitability United Airlines today announced changes to its international schedule which includes discontinuing flying its aircraft between the United States and New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0301/S00013.htm


29: Most Sole Parents Welfare Dependent

Figures from the March 2001 Census show that over 80 percent of female sole parents rely on the state for their income, Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0301/S00021.htm


30: Callous IRD Lacks Compassion

The Inland Revenue Department's demand that Charlene Aplin - mother of the two recently murdered Masterton girls - repay $120 in overpaid child support, shows just how insensitive the department is, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0301/S00064.htm

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