Egypt bomb kills new year churchgoers. A man observes the scene of the bomb blast from within the Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt.
Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP At least 21 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in Egypt in a suspected suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria as worshippers left a new year service. It was initially thought a car bomb had caused the explosion just after midnight at the Coptic orthodox al-Qidiseen church. But the interior ministry suggested a foreign-backed suicide bomber may have been responsible. The blast did not originate in any of the cars that were destroyed, a ministry statement said. The circumstances of the attack "clearly indicates that foreign elements undertook planning and execution", the statement said. The governor of Alexandria, Adel Labib, accused al-Qaida of planning the bombing.
His assessment was shared by Kameel Sadeeq of the city's Coptic Christian council. Following the blast, hundreds of Christians took to the streets, clashing with police and Muslims. English. Sigalon's Daylife Soup. Sigalon's WorldNews Soup. Sigalon's News/Views Alternative Soup. Sigalon's Latest TV News Soup. Sigalon's NewsTrust Soup. Readersupportednews.org - By Carl Gibson - Feb. 24 (News Analysis) - United States foreign policy can be summed up as hard power vs. soft power.
An example of hard power is the US backing the unsuccessful 2002 military coup d’état against Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, when businessman Pedro Carmona Estanga briefly took power. An example of the US’s soft power is the current situation in Venezuela. A leaked document from November of 2013 shows that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) collaborated with the Colombian government and Venezuelan opposition leaders to destabilize Venezuela and stoke massive protests.
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In a sign that the Ukraine crisis is affecting some businesses, Eurasia Drilling Russia's biggest oilfield services company said it expects a fall in 2014 revenues due to the weaker rouble (as well as Rosneft's decision to develop its own servicing business). 8.16am GMT In London, shares in SSE and British Gas owner Centrica fell after Ofgem, the energy regulator, asked the Competition Commission to investigate the Big Six energy suppliers.
SSE lost 1% while Centrica slipped 0.6%. More on the story here. We must have an energy market in this country that can attract the £110 billion of investment needed over the coming years to secure and transform our power supply, while ensuring bills are manageable for both households and businesses. 8.11am GMT. Sigalon's HuffingtonPost Soup. “Jokes can be noble.
Laughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward — and since I can start thinking and striving again that much sooner.” — Kurt Vonnegut, St. Clement's Episcopal Church, April 19, 1980 Comedian and "Conan" writer Laurie Kilmartin is, at the time of this posting, watching her father pass away. And the one other thing they're doing is laughing. The reason we know what Kilmartin is going through is because she has been live tweeting the entire experience. Among the myriad tweets are wry observations of the day-to-day business of dealing with a sick parent... Every day, I set a new goal of not seeing Dad's genitals when I help him off the toilet.— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) February 26, 2014.
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Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., at a House hearing Tuesday. “You mention that we’re hitting a cost target,” he told the Navy brass about one class of vessels. “But if the ship’s not survivable, I don’t care if I meet my cost target if it’s in the bottom of the ocean.” Bingo! That’s exactly where the Pentagon is looking to build underwater mini-depots for the U.S. “The approach centers on pre-deploying deep-ocean nodes years in advance in forward areas which can be commanded from standoff to deliver a wide range of unmanned and distributed systems to the sub-surface, surface, and air,” the Pentagon says.
Pentagon engineers believe “the cost to an adversary to retrieve a properly designed UFP node is asymmetric with the cost to produce and distribute them on the seafloor,” making it a bargain for the deployer. Sigalon's BBC Soup. Sigalon's News Soup. Sigalon's BP Oil Spill Soup. Gulf Oil Spill.