NATO OKs military upgrades to aid members of alliance

...been more change than I can remember ever in a single two-year period, at least in the 34 years that I have been an observer on the defense scene."___Associated Press writer Lolita Baldor in Brussels contributed to this report.
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My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...Arctic Council deliberations; some of them closer to the equator than they are the North Pole. Non-Arctic actors have sought observer status, which is open to non-Arctic states. At present, 12 of the 32 observers in the Arctic Council are non-Arctic...
Rainy Day Reads: Words I do not know

...mid 19th century. (Credit Christopher Braun)An azimuth is one part of how the direction of a celestial object from the observer is measured. Expressed as the angular distance between direct north or direct south and where the object lines up with the...
Council revamps observer program

...Council approved sweeping changes to its observer program at its October meeting to now...vessels longer than 40 feet. The new observer regime, set to be funded with a fleet-wide...beginning in 2013, will shift control of observer deployment from boat owners to the federal...
Volunteer weather observer recognized after 30 years

A longtime weather observer was recognized this month for more...surface temperatures for the Cooperative Observer Program's Auke Bay site from 1979...effort." Although Wing became primary observer of the local site in 1979, he also...
NOAA observer fined for sexual harassment

KODIAK - A NOAA Fisheries groundfish observer has been fined $1,000 after admitting...created a hostile work environment for another observer. Benjamin Michlig also can't work as a NOAA observer for 10 years. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported...
Kodiak fisherman sentenced for threatening an observer

...Management Act by threatening a fisheries observer, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said...On that day, Scott saw the fisheries observer assigned to his vessel attempting to...officers, Scott stated that if he saw the observer in town, not acting in her official...
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N. Korean diplomats cause chaos at UN event on rights

...Defectors stood up and shouted in Korean as Power and others called for calm and a U.N. security team assembled. An observer who speaks Korean said the shouts included "Shut up!" ''Free North Korea!" ''Down with Kim Jong Un!" and "Even...
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Vatican recognizes Palestine in treaty unhelpful to that end," the ADL's Abraham Foxman said.The 2012 U.N. vote recognized Palestine as a non-member observer state, made up of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.The Palestinians...
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Kodiak seeks federal funds for fisheries observer plan

...funding to help pay for a costly fisheries observer program. Kodiak city manager Linda Freed...bulk of the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program. "Everywhere else in the country...nearly $27 million in federal funds. The observer program is a comprehensive, industry-funded...


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