11/4/2008...the date America became American once again. World reaction and then some from this landmark election.
U.S. President Barack Obama has been criticized for being too cautious when it comes to Iran. Newsy**** examines the issue.
BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY
You're watching multisource headline news analysis from Newsy.
This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know.
In world news, the world's most wanted man -- is dead. Global reaction is pouring in on the news of the death of Osama bin Laden. euronews has more.
“In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the al-Qaeda leader’s killing showed the fight against terrorism should be focused in neighbouring Pakistan. Turkish President Abdullah Gul said bin Laden’s death proved that all terrorist group leaders would eventually face justice. British Prime Minister David Cameron struck a cautious tone, welcoming bin Laden’s death but warning that the threat of terrorism had not yet been defeated.”
With the news of bin Laden’s death, world markets are responding. Here’s CNN.
“And stocks overseas are up and stock futures are up in the U.S. Oil prices are down 2%. Why? Because there was a big uncertainty and negative for the world and for world economies, Osama bin laden and his movement. And now, Osama bin Laden is gone, stocks are up, oil is down.”
Also in world news — a tense situation in Tripoli, as NATO still has yet to confirm the death of Gaddafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren.
“Angry mobs burned down the British and Italian embassies in Tripoli, this is video from that scene. Thankfully nobody was injured, but the United Nations evacuated its people from the capitol city. Outside the debris of the bombed home, crowds burned the American flag...”
In U.S. news — a busy day ahead for U.S. Congressional leaders, as they return from a two-week break. WJLA has more.
“It’s top priority will be to settle the heated debate over the debt ceiling. A government is expected to reach a 14.3 trillion dollar borrowing limit by mid-May. If Congress does not act, the U.S. could default on its debt.”
Still in U.S. news -- after days of flooding along the Mississippi river, the fight to breech a Missouri levee made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday the highest U.S. court decided not to intervene, giving U.S. Corps of Engineers the green-light to blast. KSDK explains more.
“The move would relieve pressure on the rain swollen Mississippi river and protect the town of Cairo, Illinois. However, it would flood 130,000 acres of valuable farmland in southeast Missouri. The army corps of engineers has moved barks closer to the levee and crews have been ordered to begin filling pipes with explosives.
In entertainment -- the NAACP is set to honor a Detroit born singer-songwriter for his work rebuilding the motor city -- but some NAACP supporters don’t agree with the award. So who’s the controversial star? Country rock artist Kid Rock.
Linda: Some people aren't too happy with Kid Rock, or the NAACP’s decision to honor him!
Marc: The critics burned a confederate flag in front of the event’s venue. Kid Rock is a native of Michigan being honored for his advocacy for Detroit. So what's the beef you might be wondering? Well, Kid Rock displayed a confederate flag during stage performances and critics say the use of that flag conflicts with the NAACP’s message.
Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.
'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your newsfeed
Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
Transcript by Newsy
Join Our Facebook *******www.facebook****/AntiWorstCreatures
" According to Aajakia Arif(Former Town Nazim of Jamshed Town) about Amir Liaqat Hussain:-Iss kutte ki haqeeat mujh se ziyaadah kaun jaanta hoga...main ne iss ke saath kayi saal kaam kiya hai...london aata tha to kehta tha keh aarif bhai, desi bachiyaan to bohat khaai hain, koi gori dilwaao...main kehta amir bhai, aap aalim on line karte hain, shouldnot you change now, he said, sub DHAKOSLA hai bhai...jub main town nazim tha to yeh religious affairs ka minister tha, mere do teen projects pib main tayyar the to i called him for the opening of these roads and parks, wahan uss ne jo jo baatein kin to my hatred for mullahs grew more because most of the them are dhakosla...he was selling haj visa for ek laakh each, he did so much damage to islam that i cannot explain to you."
Join Our Facebook *******www.facebook****/AntiWorstCreatures
Se están ya jugando los primeros partidos de la Danone Nations Cup en el Bernabeu.El ambiente es de mucha emoción.
Frankie presents: The D Show! Weird, funny, and strange but real news from all around the world, with comedy sketches and a little bit of thinking served fresh to you. Oh, and don'tmiss the bloopers!
Subscribe and follow to be always up to date!
What is better after a long day on the job, school, or any other activity than a laugh? because this is a weird and strange world, but we can still have fun.
Office picture: JohnMKimmins *******browse.deviantart****/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=office+stoc...
Police Car picture TheMoodyHere: *******themoodyhere.deviantart****/art/New-york-Trip-025-267062110?q=boost%3A...
Today's Top Stories (June 15, 2009) - World reactions to disputed Iran election results
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today: “The position of me and the United Nations is that the genuine will of the Iranian people should be fully respected.”
He added: “I have to watch ... this situation, how it evolves.”
European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, also said today that he was “concerned by the latest images and news that arrived from Tehran. I hope very much that at the end of the day the will of the people will be respected.”
He added that although there was little expectation of a change in Iran’s nuclear policy as a result of the election, the EU was still hoping to continue discussing the issue.
British Foreign Secretary David Milliband also said today:
“The very serious doubts that have been raised about the free and fair nature of the election counting process are obviously of major concern to many people in Iran.”
He added: “I think that in the very short term people will continue to focus on what seems to be state violence against its own people in Tehran and elsewhere.”
On Sunday night, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that "the actions of the Iranian security forces were completely unacceptable,” and he called on Iran to look into the allegations of irregularities of the election "immediately and without delay".
Today, Steinmeier summoned Iran's ambassador to Berlin, protesting at the crackdown against protesters, the following results.
France’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Eric Chevallier, said yesterday that Iran’s ambassador to France was summoned in view of the situation in Iran.
“We hope that the ambassador will bring explanations regarding the events in Iran and will listen to our concerns,” Le Figaro newspaper quoted Chevallier as saying in a released statement.
The statement continued: “While the campaign showed the vitality of democratic debate and the mobilization of Iranian civil society, France equally condemns the brutal repression of peaceful protests and the repeated attacks on press liberty, expression, and communication.”
At the same time Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak said: "I'm not sure if the results reflect the real will of the Iranian people," adding: "The triumph of the extremists is bad news, as any kind of victory of extremists should be defined."
Also on Sunday, the Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen, said in a statement: “The legitimacy of the election has been undermined by reports of fraud during the poll and vote counting."
Iranian reaction world wide
Iranians have been protesting the disputed re-election victory of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in many cities around the world, from Los Angeles to New York, Dubai, The Hague, and Kuala Lumpur where, according to AFP the police fired tear gas at the protestors.
A crowd of around two hundred protestors also gathered outside the Iranian embassy in London.
While singing nationalist and early revolution songs, such as “O Iran…” and “My Elementary School Comrade”, they also chanted slogans such as:
“Ahmadi, the Pinochet: Iran will not become Chile”
“Artillery, Tank, Fraud: Will not be effective anymore”
“An Iranian will die but not accept abjection”
Addressing Ahmadinejad: “You who professes justice; [give us] justice, justice”
“Oh sweeper-brother, sweep off Mahmoud”
“Dr. pay a visit to a Doctor”
“God’s victory is close at hand; Death to the government that cheats its people”