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Friday Digest: Eurozone, 9/11, Troy Davis, China


This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news…

This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us.

 

After a decade of grief and recovery, nation remembers 9/11
Ten years ago today, America’s sense of security was shattered in a series of attacks that tested the will and resolve of the American public. A surreal day of death and destruction emerged as planes plummeted from crystal blue skies and pierced through the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, averting what many believe would have been another catastrophic…

Swedish police arrest 4 terror suspects
Swedish police arrested four people on suspicion of preparing a terror attack and evacuated an arts center in Sweden’s second largest city on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, officials said Sunday. The four were arrested in the west coast city of Goteborg and were suspected of plotting terrorism, said Sara Kvarnstrom, spokeswoman for the Swedish security police, SAPO. She declined to give details…

France Expresses Confidence in Banks After Downgrades
France brushed off concerns about its biggest banks Wednesday, insisting that it had no plans to nationalize any of them despite a credit rating downgrade linked to their exposure to the limping Greek economy. Moody’s Investors Service downgraded two of France’s biggest banks Wednesday, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, citing their exposure to the Greek economy and the fragile state of bank financing markets…

Donald Rumsfeld: New York Times ‘No Longer A Relevant Newspaper’
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discussed his recently announced decision to cancel his New York Times subscription. Rumsfeld’s decision comes on the heels of Times columnist Paul Krugman calling the behavior of some politicians after 9/11 “deeply shameful.” Krugman drew conservative outrage with a blog post in which he wrote “fake…

Troy Davis’ death row case in Georgia goes global
A social media campaign to stop an execution in Georgia next week is drawing support from hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Celebrities, Nobel laureates and national leaders have joined the NAACP, Amnesty International and the grass-roots group Change.org to urge Georgia authorities to grant clemency to Troy Davis, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday…

Growing pains hit mental health in China
When an ax-wielding man attacked people on the street in Henan Province on Wednesday, the terse media reports created headlines and public panic. Wang Hongbin, 30, killed six people, including two children, and is said to be mentally ill. Is this yet another sign of a worsening mental illness in China? We recall last year’s alarming stories of five major attacks in Chinese schools, leaving 17 people…

Eurozone decision on Greek loan payout due in Oct
Greece’s international rescue partners will decide in October whether to give it a batch of bailout loans needed to keep it from a disastrous bankruptcy, the head of the eurozone finance ministers’ group said Friday. The next euro8 billion ($11 billion) installment of Greece’s bailout package depends on a review of the country’s finances. But officials from the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund…




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