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USA, Ethiopia: New base for unmanned battle planes operational
The US-Air Force has invested millions of dollars to upgrade an airfield in Arba Minch, Ethi­o­pia, where it has built a small annex to house a fleet of drones that can be equipped with Hellfire missiles and satellite-guided bombs.
Euro-bailouts: China concerned about "throwing away country's wealth"
Li Daokui, a member of China’s central bank monetary policy committee, said: ‘It is in China’s long-term and intrinsic interest to help Europe because they are our biggest trading partner but the chief concern of the Chinese government is how to explain this decision to our own people. The last thing China wants is to throw away the country’s wealth and be seen as just a source of dumb money.’
Libyan rebel commander admits fighting both for and against US-troops
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq.
USA to give Turkey unmanned battle planes
_After a request for US assistance in suppressing separatist Kurds, the Turkish government is expecting the delivery of Predator drones in June 2012.
US troops deployed in Uganda, D.R.Kongo, Sudan, CAF
U.S. troops have been deploying in central Africa to help the forces of Uganda and other nations fight the Lord’s Resistance Army (L. R.A.). 100 troops are landing in Uganda and from there may deploy to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and southern Sudan.
\"Occupy Wall Street\" - similar to what happened in East Germany
On November 4, 1989, in still communist East Germany, \"reformist\" functionaries of the communist party, communist artists, actors, authors and other activists created a huge demonstration in Berlin to canalize the restlessness into a reformist movement to save the system. The \"Occupy Wall Street\"-movement (OWS) is similar to the East German attempts to prevent the fall of the ruling classes.
11/09/2011      share:derubg

USA: Obama refuses to fullfill subpoena

Photovoltaics-producer Solyndra got a 500 Million loan guarantee shortly before bankruptcy, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the affair succeeded in securing a subpoena for opening up the documents about the affair. However Obama, who was involved in granting the loan guarantee, simply refuses to comply and does not hand over the documents.

The White House refuses to hand over the documents which were requested by the investigating Committee. A White House Counsel justifies this refusal by claiming that the request wouldput an "unreasonable burden on the president's ability to meet his constitutional duties."

Moreover the subpoena is in the White House's opinion "overbroad" and would be a "significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests."

The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee questioned what the West Wing was trying to "hide" and said the White House could have avoided the need for subpoena authorizations if they had simply chosen to cooperate. In the course of the investigations, the White House already handed over about 85000 pages of documents, however many requested documents were still missing.

Obama Fights Solyndra SubpoenaFox News11/07/2011
White House counsel slams House panel's Solyndra subpoenaCNN11/06/2011
Congress subpoenas Obama over SolyndraRussia Today11/03/2011
Solyndra violated loan terms in 2010 but got more federal money, DOE confirmsCarol D. LeonnigWashington Post09/29/2011
Solyndra battle intensifies as Congress demands internal White House memosSuzanne GoldenbergThe Guardian11/03/2011
Texas leaders suspicious of Obama Administration's energy loan favoritismJack DennisExaminer.com11/03/2011
Energy panel votes to subpoena Solyndra documentsAamer MadhaniUSA Today2011
White House to face subpoenas on SolyndraCNN2011
These follow-up articles used this article as a reference:
Short Summary of Solyndra scandal11/30/2011
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