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Why conflict in Libya should trigger US response for renewable energy

Why conflict in Libya should trigger US response for renewable energy

April 4, 2011

In September 2010, as America and the rest of the world were struggling to recover from the economic collapse, Libya urged members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to raise oil to US$100 a barrel. Today, oil is priced at around US$103 a barrel, and American airstrikes are well under way. On one ...

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Yakuza leader arrested in Japan, Sparks Fears of Power Struggle

Yakuza leader arrested in Japan, Sparks Fears of Power Struggle

November 21, 2010

Originally appeared in The Guardian Kiyoshi Takayama, the de facto leader of Japan’s most powerful underworld organization has been arrested, sparking fears of a violent internal power struggle, as police step up their crackdown on organized crime. Kiyoshi Takayama, the second-in-command of the Yamaguchi-gumi, is being held on suspicion of extorting about ¥40m (£300,000) from a ...

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