"The investigation is understood to be headed by Detective Chief Inspector Michael Dalgleish, a senior officer who was part of the original team that brought the case against Megrahi. Four detectives from Dumfries and Galloway police, which covers the Lockerbie area, are working full-time on the case." - Police relaunch Lockerbie bombing investigation
Anyone trust the discredited Scottish Criminal Justice System?
aangirfan: LOCKERBIE AND THE FINANCING OF 9 11 /
The Dollar - Why it’s unlikely to turn into a dangerous collapse - Currencies: The diminishing dollar
"China owns $800 billion of American government debt - enough to give it power of life and death over the American economy...
"China’s economy is still less than a third the size of America’s at market exchange-rates.
"Its GDP per head is one-fourteenth that of America.
"The innovation gap between the two countries remains huge. America’s defence budget is still six times China’s. As for the Treasury bills, dumping them is not an option for China: a tumbling dollar would hurt its own economy." - The odd couple
Crime - "Until 2004 the West End neighbourhood in High Point, North Carolina, was an open-air drug market. Gun shots punctuated the night. Honest folk were scared to walk to the shops...Yet West End is now as peaceful as evensong. It is still poor, but thugs with dogs no longer menace passers-by. The prostitutes have gone, or gone indoors. The corners are quiet. What happened?" - The velvet glove
Belize and Lord Ashcroft - Crossed lines in the Caribbean
Indonesia's new cabinet - Like the last lot