Posts Tagged ‘Belgian Prime Minister’

Google, Belgian Prime Minister, Obama, Pentagon, NATO

mei 16, 2013

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Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo is feeling lucky. Belgium’s search for investment has paid off, with internet giant Google GOOG +3.14% expanding its Belgian data center, just outside Mons, where he was mayor until becoming PM. Google said it is investing €300 million in the expansion, and that the facility will be one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world, using around 50% less energy than typical data centers. “Google’s significant investment shows that Belgium is a key business destination, including for new technologies,” said Elio Di Rupo. “Although we’re going through difficult economic times, we keep attracting major investments from international companies.”

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On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

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Belgium Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, center, poses with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, left, and President Barack Obama on arrival for the NATO summit in Chicago, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Google Alert – latest news Syria SANA – 15 mei 2013

Internet, telecoms cut across Syria: SANA
AFP
DAMASCUS — Internet and telecommunications in Syria were down across the country, the state news agency SANA reported on Wednesday, saying a fault with a fibre-optic cable was to blame. “Maintenance and repair work is underway to reestablish the 
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Website of the Syrian News Agency Sana: http://sana.sy/eng/22/index.htm

Syria: Former Belgian Prime Minister involved in arms deliveries

april 6, 2013

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Some days ago, General Selim Idris, Chief of Staff of the so called Free Syrian Army was in the European Parliament, where he was invited by Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian Prime Minister and leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats ‘for Europe’.

Idris said that his army needed the West to supply “weapons and ammunition” so that his forces can “defend themselves.”

He said that, if such support arrived, “The regime will collapse in a month.” He added that Syrians ‘supporting the rebellion’ didn’t understand why the West had an arms embargo.

“There is no real action,” he said.

He was supported by Guy Verhofstadt, who said that there was “a growing consensus in Europe that the Syrian conflict cannot go on interminably.” The Liberal leader also said that arms should be supplied “in order that you can defend yourselves.”

Photo 1: Verhofstadt and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi a few years ago.  Some years later Verhofstadt pleaded in european parliament on a demogogic way to agree with NATO-bombings on Libya.

Photo 2: Verhofstadt and some ‘Syrian rebels’ at the european parliament.

Photo 3: Verhofstadt invited Selim Idris, Chief of Staff of the so called Free Syrian Army, to european parliament.