Friday, 9 April 2010

Factory gate price surge piles pressure on Bank
The rising price of oil sent factory gate inflation soaring at its fastest pace in 16 months during March, putting more pressure on the Bank of England to keep CPI under control.

The Office for National Statistics said the price of goods leaving UK factories rose by 0.9 per cent in March compared to February — almost twice the figure forecast by analysts. Prices rose by 5 per cent year-on-year – the fastest rate since November 2008

Terrorist attack on U.S. predicted
Louisiana Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Hunt Downer Jr. predicted Thursday another terrorist attack will occur in the United States, saying “it’s just a question of when and where.”

Israel Distributes Gas Masks Nationwide
Israel has begun its nationwide program to provide protection kits with gas masks to every citizen in the country, and for the first time ever, the IDF Home Front Command has teamed up with the nation's Postal Service to distribute the equipment

Thai Premier Declares Martial Law to Control Protests
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared martial law in the capital after protesters stormed parliament, testing the army’s willingness to break up four weeks of mostly peaceful demonstrations

U.S. air base at center of Kyrgyz crisis
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed new leaders said on Thursday that Russia had helped to oust President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, but they appeared to differ on how to deal with a U.S. air base that has irritated Moscow.


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