Egypt cancels 15 year gas supply contract to Israel

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the termination of a natural gas contract between Egypt and Israel is a business matter and not a political issue between the two counties. Netanyahu’s statement on Monday backs away from other officials’ earlier responses to the action. Egyptian Natural Gas Company announced Sunday, […]

American Indian Movement spokesperson dies, age 75

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Vernon Bellecourt, once the primary spokesperson for the American Indian Movement, died recently at age 75. Bellecourt, an Ojibwa who fought for Native rights, was perhaps best known for his opposition to Native names and mascots for sports teams. First in the headlines in 1972, Bellecourt organized a cross-country caravan of […]

Wikinews Shorts: December 7, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, December 7, 2008. Contents 1 ‘Progress’ seen in US auto bailout deal 2 Ghana to hold elections 3 Archbishop of York says Mugabe must be overthrown 4 Scandal-ridden Congressman loses delayed election Officials say that progress is being made in a deal to bail out three United States […]

2005 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre

Thursday, January 27, 2005 PORTO ALEGRE-RS, Brazil —The fifth World Social Forum (WSF) has kicked off in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. The Forum is back in its original home, Porto Alegre, after last year being held in Mumbai, India. The event was opened January 26, 2005 and it is scheduled to […]

Chili Finger Incident

 Correction — October 10, 2019 The day of the alleged incident, March 22, 2005, was a Tuesday, not a Thursday.  Friday, May 6, 2005 On Thursday the 22nd of March, 2005, Anna Ayala, a woman from Las Vegas, claimed to have found a human finger in her bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant located at […]