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Gabriel Resources da Romania in judecata. Dar spaga?

Gabriel CEO says Romania will lose out if Canadian-controlled gold mine killed Add to ... ERIC REGULY ROME — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Sep. 11 2013, 7:37 AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Sep. 11 2013, 2:21 PM EDT Gabriel Resources Ltd. will sue the Romanian government for billions of dollars if parliament next week votes to kill the Canadian company's Rosia Montana mine, Europe's biggest gold mining project. "If the lower house [of parliament] does reject the project, we will go ahead with formal notification to commence litigation for multiple breaches of international investment treaties for up to $4-billion (U.S.)," CEO Jonathan Henry said in an interview Wednesday morning from London, where he is based. "Our case is very strong and we will make it very public that Romania's effort to attract foreign investment will suffer greatly." Mr. Henry said he expected the government's upper house, the senate, to rejec

Șahul, Putin și Siria

The incredible story of how Putin used secret KGB chess tactics to outwit the US Kavlov in 1949, a secret photograph taken by US intelligence camera concealed in his chess board Russia’s incredibly quick response to John Kerry’s suggestion yesterday that Syria could avert a US strike if it handed its chemical weapons was a masterful tactical move by the Kremlin master. Putin instructed his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to make a statement that Russia will ensure that Syria will surrender and agree to the destruction of its chemical weapon, extending a process a lifeline to president Obama who was struggling to convince US representatives of the necessity of attacking Syria. Many commentators have pointed that Putin’s quick thinking has offered a convenient solution for all involved, but few have recognised the role that chess played in this incident. Keen enthusiast of the game will recognise that Putin’s proposal was a variation on the classic ‘ Jabowntski sacrif

Dacă nu Assad, atunci cine?

Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks Simon Tisdall  and Josie Le Blond in Berlin The Guardian ,  Sunday 8 September 2013 17.46 BST Jump to comments  ( 36 ) A anti-Syria strike demonstration in LA. German paper Bild am Sonntag has cited information saying the Syrian president did not personally order chemical attacks, but this does not exonerate his regime. Photograph: David Mcnew/Getty President  Bashar al-Assad  did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons against regime opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported , citing unidentified, high-level national security sources. The intelligence findings were based on phone cal

Siria si poker

McCain playing poker on his iPhone As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) "passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing." We eagerly await the photographic proof, but generally trust Melina's sharp eye. Update 5:55 p.m.: And here's the proof: Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify concerning the use of force in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Update 6:38 p.m.: After the photo made the rounds on Twitter, McCain tweeted the following in response: Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost! — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain)  September 3, 2013

the Red Line mockery

Politics White House spokesman jokes about Islamic attacks on Christian churches in Egypt 4:49 PM 08/21/2013 Neil Munro White House Correspondent See All Articles Email Neil Munro Subscribe to RSS The White House’s deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery  that has left at least six Christians dead. Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians. “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked. After making his joke, Earnest said the administration is “outraged… and concerned” about the Muslim  attacks  on almost 100 churches, monasteries, orphanages and other marked Christian sites. Many Christians’ shops and homes have also been looted and burned by mobs. But Earnest didn’t name or criticize the attackers, even thou