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Top 30 Items On Scoop For Wednesday

Top 30 Items On Scoop For Wednesday - Dates: 07/Dec/2005

1: Fideo Castro Speech: 60th University Commemoration

Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00120.htm


2: Cheeky chicks billboard up for grabs

An eye-catching glamorous billboard featuring four well-known scantily-clad Kiwi 'chicks' is being auctioned to help New Zealand's 2.8 million battery hens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0512/S00065.htm


3: Video: Second Release Of Hostage Video

The Baghdad by Swords of Righteousness Brigade released a second video of hostages Auckland University student, Canadian and New Zealand resident, Harmeet Sooden (32); Canadian James Loney (41); American Tom Fox (54); and Briton Norman Kember (74). ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00072.htm


4: In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War

In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War, While Most Congressional Democrats Play It "Safe" - Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00075.htm


5: Miss World Final on E!

The Final of the Miss World 2005 pageant will premiere on the E! Entertainment Network (SKY Digital Channel 7), 7.30pm on Friday, December 16. The two-hour show from the Sheraton Sanya Resort on the shores of the South China Sea is set to be the most ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00040.htm


6: Questions And Answers - December 7 2005

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Why has she referred the actions of the Hon David Benson-Pope’s press secretary to Ministerial Services yet taken no action against the Hon David Benson-Pope himself in relation to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00092.htm


7: GOP Scandal Tied To Iran-Contra Drug Trafficking

San Diego businessman Brent Wilkes, a key figure in the Randy “Duke” Cunningham bribery scandal—as well as the Justice Department investigation of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff—worked in Honduras during the 198’s for a company accused by federal prosecutors ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00080.htm


8: Veil of Secrecy lifted on Somali Community

In a national first, one of New Zealand’s newest and most misunderstood communities is the focus of a social photography project due to open at the Waikato Museum on December 3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00213.htm


9: Hostage Deadline Looms - Palestinians Urge Release

Leaders throughout the Middle East have urged those who hold four men hostage in Iraq to set them free. One of the men, New Zealand resident Harmeet Sooden, is well known for speaking out for the oppressed in Palestine and for those who suffer in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00085.htm


10: Iraq Vet: 'Iraq Took Away Our Innocence!'

Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber - OIF Vet suffering from PTSD Interview conducted by Jay Shaft, Editor and Lead Investigative Reporter for Coalition For Free Thought In Media 12/03/05

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00055.htm


11: Video: Peace Vigil Asks Captors To Release Harmeet

Palestine groups held a vigil in Aotea Square in central Auckland on Monday to show the world that Harmeet Sooden and his fellow captors are peaceful men. Harmeet Sooden was a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and a friend to many in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00038.htm


12: Chris Black: The Dallaire Genocide Fax

Chris Black, since 2000, has been a lead counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda. From that perspective he has seen that Rwanda was not a situation in which the United States and its allies failed to act. On the contrary, it was an ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00081.htm


13: UQ Wire: Village Voice - 10 Unanswered Questions

On Monday, December 5, the 9-11 Public Discourse Project—a private group formed by 9-11 Commission members after their official mandate lapsed in 2004—held a wrap-up press briefing in Washington, signaling the last gasp of official inquiries into ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00082.htm


14: Jordan: Parliament Should Reject US Impunity Deal

Jordan’s parliament should reject an agreement that would shield U.S. citizens and personnel under Jordan jurisdiction from ICC prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00141.htm


15: Trespass notices make a joke of Labour assurances

Nelson MP Nick Smith says Labour's assurances that no one would be charged with trespassing for going onto the foreshore because of Maori claims has proven to be false.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00094.htm


16: Video: First Release Of Video Showing Hostages

Auckland University student, Canadian and New Zealand resident, Harmeet Sooden (32), Canadian James Loney (41), American Tom Fox (54), and Briton Norman Kember (74) were seized in Baghdad by Swords of Righteousness Brigade on November 26 2005. This video ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00071.htm


17: Bush Speech Offers "Clear Strategy" For Disaster?

He says "victory." But the bromide-heavy speech that President George W. Bush gave yesterday at the Naval Academy presents a clear strategy for quagmire and eventual disaster. Despite the gathering storm of opposition to his approach to the war in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00061.htm


18: U.S. Christians March on Guantanamo

Twenty-five Christians in the nonviolent tradition of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker arrived in Cuba last evening and plan to set out from Santiago today on a solemn fifty-mile march to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They seek to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00123.htm


19: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing December 5, 2005

EUROPE Query on Secretary Rice's Comments Concerning Terrorism and Europe Allegations of Secret CIA Prisons MISCELLANEOUS Reports that Abu Hamza Rabia has been Killed U.S. Guidelines on Rendition

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00109.htm


20: Jason Leopold: Rove Running Out of Answers, Time

The attorney representing Karl Rove in the federal investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson has made a desperate attempt to ensure President Bush's deputy chief of staff does not become the subject of a criminal indictment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00028.htm


21: Burns IV Aleksey Venediktov of Ekho Moskviy Radio

MR. VENEDIKTOV: Good evening. Tonight Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, a deputy of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is our guest. You may send your questions for him to our pager, number 725-6633. We'll also have a telephone ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00124.htm


22: Questions And Answers - December 6 2005

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Has he told China, Korea, and Argentina that New Zealand rejects their claim that energy-efficiency standards and labels should be treated as non-tariff trade barriers; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00071.htm


23: Maori branding sells New Zealand overseas

Using Maori culture and branding to sell New Zealand’s uniqueness in crowded global markets is on the increase, an article in the latest Bright magazine reports, but New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is urging businesses and tourism operators to be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00081.htm


24: Wine world leaders invited to NZ Pinot Celebration

More than 500 leading international wine commentators, producers, trade, media and lovers of great wine are being invited to Wellington for Pinot Noir 2007, being held between 31 January and 3 February 2007.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00035.htm


25: Rice defends illegal “renditions,” threatens EU

Rice defends illegal “renditions,” threatens to reveal European complicity. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has responded to Europe’s appeals for information regarding Washington’s illegal practice of rendition by making clear that the practice will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00145.htm


26: Letter From Palestinian Leaders To Al-Jazeera

To the Editor of Al-Jazeera News: As groups concerned with the plight of Palestinians and Iraqis, we owe it to our friend and supporter Harmeet Sooden, held hostage with three other peace activists, to ask their abductors not to commit an unforgivable ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00037.htm


27: MPs Keen For Bill Ralston's Presence At Parliament

This morning TVNZ's media competitors turned up in full force at Parliament to observe the finance and fxpenditure committee members give TVNZ its yearly once over. Sadly, for many of the watchful media TVNZ's news boss Bill Ralston was not able to answer ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00086.htm


28: Lawsuit Challenges CIA’s “Extraordinary Rendition"

The American Civil Liberties Union today announced the first ever lawsuit against former CIA director George Tenet challenging the CIA’s abduction of a foreign national for detention and interrogation in a secret overseas prison. The lawsuit was filed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00147.htm


29: Condoleezza Rice & Angela Merkel Press Conference

CHANCELLOR MERKEL: (Via interpreter) Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to be able to welcome here to the Federal Chancellor's Office the U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. This is a continuation of the dialogue between both our ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00126.htm


30: BDO Just Gets Better And Better - Final Acts

With summer raising her head to reveal fine skies and high temperatures, it’s time to lift the lid on the third and final round of additions to the BIG DAY OUT 2006 guest list. It’s going to be some party!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00037.htm

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