When the Egyptian government blocked Internet access and mobile texting capabilities in an attempts to thwart protesters’ ability to organize, Kosta Grammatis had new ammunition to pitch his big idea: what if there was a satellite service for Internet and phone affordable for the average Egyptian that could not be shut off?
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Under Air Cover: Can the Rebels Get Their Act Together?
Iranian leader decries Obama’s missile defense plan
NATO chief suggests Russian missile defense partnership
Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalized
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, is in critical but stable condition in a Massachusetts hospital with her family at her side, her family said Friday. Members of her family flew in to Cape Cod Hospital to be with the 88-year-old, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the husband of her daughter, Maria Shriver, a source told CNN.
HSBC sees pre-tax profits drop by half
Banking group HSBC has seen its pre-tax profits slump by 51 percent for the first six months of 2009, tumbling to $5 billion compared to $10.2 billion for the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, total operating income for the half-year fell six percent to $40.2 billion, from $42.9 billion a year ago.
New NATO chief warns of Afghan ‘terror Grand Central’
NATO will stay in Afghanistan "for as long as it takes," the military alliance’s new leader said in Brussels, Belgium, Monday. “We will support the Afghan people for as long as it takes — let me repeat that, for as long as it takes,” said Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Danish prime minister who became secretary general on August 1