Shazam! Sunday News Roundup: May 18, 2008

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Top Story! – Russia Ready To Cooperate With Britain On Litvinenko Case

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Sunday it was prepared to cooperate with Britain in investigating the case of poisoned defector Alexander Litvinenko after London lifted its “unfounded accusations.” …[click here for more]

Middle East News – Police Seize More Olmert Papers

Israeli police have raided the Ministry of Industry and Trade as a corruption investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert continues, official radio says.  The raid follows one on Jerusalem’s city hall on Monday…[click here for more

More Middle East News – Islamists Win 24 Of 50 Seats In Kuwaiti Parliament

Islamist candidates won 24 of 50 seats in Kuwait’s parliamentary elections on Saturday, a gain of two seats over their total in the last round of elections there two years ago, according to official results released Sunday…[click here for more]

U.S. News – Crews Still Cleaning Louisiana Train’s Toxic Mess

Hazardous materials teams are still cleaning up a toxic chemical spill from a train derailment in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday that forced 3,000 people from their homes…[click here for more]

Business News – Nippon Steel to Raise Contract Prices for Toyota, Mitsubishi

Nippon Steel Corp., the world’s second-biggest maker of the alloy, will raise contract steel prices to a record for Toyota Motor Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., said a person close to the negotiations…[click here for more

Environment News – Study:  Hurricanes Not Linked To Climate Change

Global warming isn’t to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject…[click here for more]

Technology News – Libertarian Ocean Colonies?

Tired of the United States and the other 190-odd nations on Earth?  If a small team of Silicon Valley millionaires get their way, in a few years, you could have a new option for global citizenship: A permanent, quasi-sovereign nation floating in international waters…[click here for more]

Music News – Ozzfest Reduced To A One Day Concert (Dammit!)

Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year’s one-off Ozzfest, scheduled for Aug. 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas…[click here for more


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