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Noontime News Roundup – April 22, 2012

April 22, 2012

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Noontime News Roundup – April 22, 2012

Noontime News is a snapshot of our RSS feeds from the noon (Eastern time) hour.


China military warns of confrontation over seas

(Reuters) – China’s military warned the United States on Saturday that U.S.-Philippine military exercises have raised risks of armed confrontation over the disputed South China Sea in the toughest high-level warning yet after weeks of tensions.

Chinese firm suspected in missile-linked sale to North Korea: U.S. official

(Reuters) – The United States believes a Chinese firm sold North Korea components for a missile transporter showcased in a recent military parade and will press Beijing to tighten enforcement of a U.N. ban on such military sales, a U.S. official said on Saturday.

India tests nuclear-capable missile that can reach China

(Reuters) – India successfully test-fired on Thursday a nuclear-capable missile that can reach Beijing and Eastern Europe, thrusting the emerging Asian power into a small club of nations that can deploy nuclear weapons at such a great distance.

Colombia probes whether women in Secret Service sex scandal were under age

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Colombian authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal out of concern that underage women might have been involved, a Colombian government official told McClatchy on Friday.

Tea Party Congressman: Obama Will Commit Treason If Reelected

At a campaign fundraiser last week, Tea Party Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) warned attendees that President Obama would commit treason if reelected in November.

Cantor Suggests Anti-Semitism Is A Problem Within The House GOP Caucus

A few weeks ago, the House GOP was up in arms over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) $25,000 donation to anti-incumbent candidate Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who ultimately defeated his opponent, incumbent Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL). But the story got a little more fraught when it turned out that Manzullo once said Cantor would not be “saved” because he is Jewish.

Chuck Grassley Advocates Boycott Of Coca-Cola To Punish Company For Leaving ALEC

On April 4, Coca-Cola announced it was ending financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing group behind “Stand Your Ground” laws and voter suppression efforts.

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3 Responses to “Noontime News Roundup – April 22, 2012”

  1. Gardener Says:

    China’s series of territorial disputes with it’s neighbore certainly interests me, having served thereabouts many years ago. Laying claim to an uninhabited shoal 124 M west of Luzon is a bit of a stretch, even for China, don’t you think?

    I’m thinking that if so much of our “stuff” didn’t say “Made In China,” that’d help!