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President of Poland signs Lisbon Treaty

Lech Kaczynski, Poland's president, has signed the Lisbon treaty, leaving the Czech Republic the only country yet to ratify the controversial European Union reform plan.

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Flanked by José Manuel Barroso, the head of the European commission, and the Polish president of the European parliament, Jerzy Buzek, Mr Kaczynski put his signature to the treaty in Warsaw.

"The fact that the Irish people changed their minds meant the revival of the treaty, and there are no longer any obstacles to its ratification," said Mr Kaczynski in a short speech, adding that it was a "historic" day for both Poland and the European Union.

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"Dollar's Demise Will Be Felt Worldwide"

If the dollar collapses, it would spell economic disaster not just for the United States, but for the world, says Gerald Celente, director of the Trade Research Institute.

"It is more than just the demise of the dollar - this is going to be felt worldwide. There's a major financial crisis ahead. The United States, the world's superpower, is failing on its most basic level," Celente told RT.



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The demise of the dollar

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Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars.

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

Iran announced late last month that its foreign currency reserves would henceforth be held in euros rather than dollars.

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning - along with China, Russia, Japan and France - to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

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It's Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran Time

The United States and Western "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" crowd -- hysteria running at fever pitch ahead of Thursday's multilateral nuclear talks in Geneva -- could do worse than have a word with Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.

Lula actually talked to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad face-to-face for over an hour on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week. He invited Ahmadinejad to visit Brazil in November. About the meeting, he went straight to the point, "What I wish for Iran is what I always wanted for Brazil -- a peaceful, civilian nuclear program."

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Turkey's Erdogan: Focus on Israeli nukes not Iran nuclear energy program

The Turkish president has condemned Western countries' focus on Iran's nuclear program, stressing that the world should deal with Israel's nuclear weapons instead.

Turkey's "Radikal" newspaper on Sunday reported that Recep Tayyip Erdogan's strong comments against Israel's nuclear program was similar to his "one minute" stance in Davos in January when he walked out of a televised debate with his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres.

Erdogan told reporters in New York that Iran's nuclear program is not aimed at "military ends".

The Turkish president noted that Israel has "nuclear weapons" and has used "phosphorous bombs" against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

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'Military strikes cannot halt Iran's nuclear program'

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Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Ali-Akbar Salehi
The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Iran's defensive readiness is at such a level that Israel will never be able to attack the Islamic Republic's nuclear installations.

Asked about the Israeli threats against Iran's nuclear program, Ali-Akbar Salehi ruled out the possibility of any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

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Obama aide: No UN meeting for Obama, Ahmadinejad

A top adviser to Barack Obama says the president will not meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) at the United Nations next week.

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice says she doesn't expect the two to have "direct engagement."

Obama will be in New York from Monday to Thursday for the gathering of the 192-member U.N. General Assembly.

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As talks near, US threatens Iran over nuclear work

Days ahead of scheduled talks between Iran and the major world powers, the United States moves to make more threats against Iran's nuclear program.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Friday that Iran would face isolation and economic pressure should it continue to defy its nuclear activities.

"There will be accompanying costs for Iran's continued defiance: more isolation and economic pressure, less possibility of progress for the people of Iran," Clinton said.

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Algerian kids falling prey to Jewish 'organ harvest'

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A newspaper article suggests that Algerian children are kidnapped, trafficked to Morocco where they are sold to Israelis or American Jews for the sake of organ harvest
An international Jewish conspiracy to kidnap children and harvest their organs is gathering momentum as another shocking story divulges Israeli plot to harvest organs from Algerian children.

The story, published in the Arabic-language Algerian daily al-Khabar, charges that Interpol, the international police organization, has revealed the existence of 'a Jewish gang' that was 'involved in the abduction of children from Algeria and trafficking of their organs.'

According to the story, bands of Moroccans and Algerians had been roaming the streets of Algerian cities in an attempt to hunt for young children. They then trafficked the kids across the border into neighboring Morocco.

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Intelligence Agencies Say No New Nukes in Iran - Secret updates to White House challenge European and Israeli assessments

The U.S. intelligence community is reporting to the White House that Iran has not restarted its nuclear-weapons development program, two counterproliferation officials tell Newsweek. U.S. agencies had previously said that Tehran halted the program in 2003.

The officials, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said that U.S. intelligence agencies have informed policymakers at the White House and other agencies that the status of Iranian work on development and production of a nuclear bomb has not changed since the formal National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's "Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities" in November 2007. Public portions of that report stated that U.S. intelligence agencies had "high confidence" that, as of early 2003, Iranian military units were pursuing development of a nuclear bomb, but that in the fall of that year Iran "halted its nuclear weapons program." The document said that while U.S. agencies believed the Iranian government "at a minimum is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons," U.S. intelligence as of mid-2007 still had "moderate confidence" that it had not restarted weapons-development efforts.