KKE: Interview with the Greek Communist Party

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Wikinews reporter Iain Macdonald has performed an interview with Dr Isabella Margara, a London-based member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). In the interview Margara sets out the communist response to current events in Greece as well as discussing the viability of a communist economy for the nation. She also hit back at Petros Tzomakas, a member of another Greek far-left party which criticised KKE in a previous interview. The interview comes amid tensions in cash-strapped Greece, where the government is introducing controversial austerity measures…

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Model Cars Rising In Popularity

Read More About: Remote Control Helicopters Because V8 Supercar racing is so popular, many Australians are flocking to their local model car shops or their favourite model car websites in order to browse the model cars collection and see if they can find scale models of the cars their favourite drivers drive. This is not something that is just popular with children and teenagers, but something that has also grown in popularity amongst adults. Of course, many adults are huge fans of V8 Supercar racing as well, and so they…

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Huygens probe lands on Saturn’s moon Titan, returns pictures

Friday, January 14, 2005 Huygens, the European built Titan exploration probe, ended its seven-year voyage today when it landed on the surface of the second largest moon in the solar system at 11:38 a.m. UTC. The probe, which the European Space Agency (ESA) began developing 17 years ago, has worked well with only minor system failures. “This is a great achievement for Europe and its US partners inthis ambitious international endeavor to explore theSaturnian system”, said Jean-Jacques Dordain, the Director General of the ESA [1] The first confirmation that Huygens…

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Wikinews’ overview of the year 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Also try the 2008 World News Quiz of the year. What would you tell your grandchildren about 2008 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 years’ time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2008, what would the question be? The year that markets collapsed, or perhaps the year that Obama became US president? Or the year Heath Ledger died? Let’s take a look at some of the important stories of 2008. Links to the original Wikinews articles are in all the…

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“Woofstock” dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 North America’s largest outdoor dog festival came back to Toronto last weekend for its fifth year. It ran from the 9th of June to the 10th of June at Toronto’s historical St. Lawrence Market. A Wikinews reporter was there on Sunday to report on some of the events that happened on the last day. The “Woofstock” dog festival attracted as many as 140,000 people with their dogs. The festival had tons of accessories, sold under tents, to buy for dogs; food, toys, designer clothes, and more.…

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Growing Rubies For Watches

Read More About: Trailmaster Cheetah Offroad Buggies Growing Rubies For Watches by Rohdes Quartz and battery operated watches are mass produced and many can be very cheap but the art of real mechanical hand crafted watchmaking still exists with some stunningly attractive and accurate examples. The sky is the limit on the price of some of these and there is currently one manufacturer who regularly sells watches for over four million dollars. Twenty odd years ago in my job as recycler of component parts from old computers I discovered there…

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South Korean scientists clone dog for first time

Thursday, August 4, 2005 Seoul National University‚Äôs Hwang Woo-Suk has reported his findings in the Journal Nature after being involved in producing the first cloned dog. The dog, named Snuppy, was born on April 24. He is an Afghan hound. The issue presents a whole host of ethical questions for researchers in the stem cell field. Companies like Amgen are interested in the technology, as is accounted in Fortune Magazine for making human-safe pharmaceuticals. The business sector relies on technology improvements to make life saving realities. The Los Angeles Times…

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Banned film ‘The Profit’ appears on Web

Sunday, March 23, 2008 Copies of The Profit, a 2001 film blocked from distribution in the United States due to a court injunction won by the Church of Scientology, appeared on the Internet Friday on peer-to-peer file-sharing websites and on the video sharing site YouTube. Directed by former film executive Peter N. Alexander, the movie has been characterized by critics as a parody of Scientology and of its founder L. Ron Hubbard. Alexander was a Scientologist for twenty years, and left the organization in 1997. The film was funded by…

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Recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys due to lead-paint fears

Thursday, June 21, 2007 A recall issued last week for Thomas the Tank Engine toys made in China and containing lead-based paint, is the latest scare for consumers, and follows recent scandals involving Chinese-made pet food, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other toys, The New York Times has reported in a series of articles. Last week, RC2, a U.S. toy company based in Oak Brook, Illinois, issued a recall for its popular wooden “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends” train sets. The recall involved 1.5 million “Thomas Wooden Railway” vehicles and train…

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Ways To Choose The Right Accessories For Staying Fit

Read More About: Exercise Equipment Sydney Ways to choose the right accessories for staying fit by rogerblack09 Having the right accessories is the most important part of staying fit. People stress on different things like workout in the right technique, eating a healthy diet, following a timely fitness schedule and other things, but along with those, it is also vital to have the best of gears. While surfing the channels it is often seen that there are advertisements regarding different types of modern equipment that promises to deliver optimum results…

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