Category Archives: World

Keeping up with the Olympics

As you may be aware, the United States is currently competing in the Winter Olympics. If you haven’t had time to sit and watch the wintery games on NBC here is a quick update: The United States is currently in … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

It’s been 12 years since the tragic and horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 happened leaving many Americans filled with confusion, somberness and a new sense of patriotism. On Sept. 11, 2001, several hijackers took control over planes and crashed them … Continue reading

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Son of Smackover flies Arkansas flag

Lt. Commander Jonathan Farley, of Smackover, and Lt. Dan Hilligrass, of Manila, fly over Afghanistan proudly displaying their Arkansas flag. The F-18 is piloted by Farley, according to his mother, Sherrie Graham, who forwarded the photo on to several news … Continue reading

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Obama: “All troops in Iraq will be home for the holidays”

After nearly nine years and more than 4,400 American troop lives lost, President Obama announced today that all remaining troops in Iraq would be home in time for Christmas. Following a private video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, … Continue reading

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Murphy drops suit against Ecuador

Last week Murphy Oil Corporation withdrew its second suit filed with the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes against Ecuador after the country pulled out of the ICSID. The suit was originally filed last July when Murphy … Continue reading

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NOW hacking whistle-blower found dead

The reporter who first blew the whistle on the News of the World hacking scandal was just found dead in his UK residence, according to various news reports. Police responded to a welfare call this morning and discovered the body … Continue reading

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Libyan government releases 4 Times journalists

While fighting continues between the rebels and Qaddafi forces in Libya, good news comes to the home front from the war-torn nation in the release of the four New York Times journalists who were captured and held for six days. … Continue reading

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US, UK, France and Arab militaries ready to enter Libya

The nation is set on the brink of entering Libya following a statement by President Obama this afternoon ordering a complete ceasefire on Libyan citizens by Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. Obama said his demands were not negotiable and he is prepared, … Continue reading

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Japan rocked, official death toll unknown

The coverage started late last night and has been ongoing since with an 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan and resulting tsunami hitting Hawaii and the west coast early this morning, according to multiple news reports. The footage is incredible, a massive … Continue reading

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Gas prices (also) on the rise

The obvious result of unrest in the Middle East has come to fruition with gas prices jumping up a dime in El Dorado the last several days. Experts say Arkansas can expect to see cost at the pump hit above … Continue reading

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Mubarak steps down, cedes control to VP, military

Celebration broke out following a historical 18-day protest, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed his reins over to the vice president and the military, according to recent reports from the New York Times, CNN and Forbes, among … Continue reading

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Mubarak: Resignation would lead to further chaos

Obviously Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hasn’t been watching the news. How else could he believe that his resignation would plunge Egypt into further chaos? Following the bloody violence Wednesday in Tahrir Square between Mubarak protesters and supporters that ended with … Continue reading

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