Friday, June 30, 2006

Supreme Court Blocks Bush’s Guantanamo

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies, was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and Geneva conventions.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

G8 calls for Iran nuclear answer

The G8 countries have called on Iran to give an answer in seven days to the international offer of incentives to halt its disputed nuclear programme.

G8 foreign ministers meeting in Moscow said they were disappointed Iran had yet to respond to the offer.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ugandan rebel denies war crimes

The leader of Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, has insisted he is not guilty of war crimes.

Joseph Kony is wanted by a UN court, but told the BBC his group was not responsible for killings, maimings and abductions in northern Uganda. Mr. Kony was speaking in what he described as his first meeting with a journalist in almost 20 years. Thousands have died in the conflict between rebels and the government, and some two million forced to flee. Most of them live in camps, often in appalling conditions, in attempts to escape attacks by the LRA.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Israeli threat of military action

Israel's prime minister has promised prolonged and extensive military action to free an Israeli soldier missing and presumed held captive in southern Gaza.

"Let it be clear: We will reach everyone, no matter where," Ehud Olmert said in a speech in Jerusalem.” From the news.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Iranians seeking politics-free sport

“The country's three matches have attracted both demonstrations by pro-Israeli groups and the threat of neo-Nazi action.

Questions have also been asked about the ban in Iran on women going to football matches. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was forced to go back on a promise to allow women into stadiums earlier this year following outrage from clergy.”

From the news today.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Charles Taylor leaves for trial

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has left Sierra Leone on a plane ahead of his trial in The Hague. The UN-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone said he was taken by helicopter to Freetown's airport from his prison cell where he has been since his capture.

Mr. Taylor faces 11 war crimes charges after allegedly backing rebels in the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war. “Mr. Taylor is in a very reflective and pensive mood. This is his whole life we're talking about” Jewel Taylor

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Iran's president Ahmadinejad calls for Asian unity

Iran's president has told Central Asian, Russian and Chinese leaders they should co-operate to prevent what he called threats from domineering powers.

Addressing the SCO group of countries, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said it could become a strong institution if it extended ties to the political sphere.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Issue 15 of the original Ovi magazine went online.

Boundaries is the theme and our team of writers have produced a sterling effort covering the subject, plus a few random articles thrown in for good measure.

There are over 50 web pages of new material for you to enjoy for the next month, including the usual favourites, such as U Do I Don’t, Show Bizz and Thanos’ one-man crusade against the clown president of Iran.

Check it all out today:
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bush makes surprise trip to Iraq

US President George W Bush has arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on a surprise visit to meet new Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.

They met in the US embassy in the fortified Green Zone, where Mr Bush is expected to stay for about five hours in his first trip since November 2003.

"Good to see you," Mr Maliki said, who had had only a five-minute notice.

Friday, June 09, 2006

2006 World Cup started in Germany

The 2006 World Cup has got under way in Germany with an extravagant opening ceremony in Munich's Allianz Arena. Pele, a World Cup winner in 1958, 1962 and 1970, carried the trophy onto the pitch, with German supermodel Claudia Schiffer at his side. More than 150 former World Cup winners were on display as the hosts put on a spectacular show.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Iran 'positive' on nuclear offer

“Incentives aimed at persuading Iran to halt sensitive atomic research contain "positive steps" and "ambiguities", its chief nuclear negotiator has said. Ali Larijani spoke after receiving the proposal, agreed by world powers last week, from the EU foreign policy chief.

The proposals have not been made public but the BBC News website has learned that they include light water reactors and permission to buy US plane parts. Tehran says it will consider incentives but refuses to halt enrichment.” From the news.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

For the first time there will be no cartoon but a text. Unfortunately living in the land of the copycat we have to deal with this as well. So it follows an announcement we feel oblige to write and if you read it and you want we will be grateful if you add it in your blog or site. Thank you!

Ovi magazine is so popular that Jone Nikula (former Finnish Idols judge) is using the same name on his forthcoming new free magazine.

Whether Jone was influenced by Thanos Kalamidas and Asa Butcher's Ovi was not mentioned in their Press Release (, but he will certainly become aware of the fact over the next few months.

The original Ovi has been an online magazine for 14 months, has published 14 issues and the name has become synonymous with our style. According to international web measurements, Ovi magazine, the only e-zine from Finland, outranks many Finnish monthly and daily magazines, in Finnish or English. In addition, we have been presenting a weekly radio show under the name 'Ovi Bad Boys' for nearly four months. The show name is announced every week in the Helsinki Sanomat radio programme section and we talk about Ovi magazine, interview guests and promote events for the foreign community.

After all the expense and effort they have done and will do, they will find that they are coming second and advertising another magazine that might not be their style! From our side, the only thing we have to do is remind them that there are European laws protecting copycats and fourteen months of successful history gives us a good advantage.

We will be sending this mail to all the media (including Ovi magazine network of blogs, forums and sites) nationally and internationally to ensure that people know that this free magazine has nothing to do with us.

If Jone Nikula or anybody connected with this Ovi impostor wishes to contact the original Ovi, please email

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P.S. We would like to thank all our readers from the media companies who informed us straight away about this Press Release and we would also like to thank them for their support; it doesn’t matter if they did it anonymously or not. We think you should have informed Mr. Nikula as well, even though we are sure in a country where the Internet is so popular, Mr. Nikula’s associates were definitely informed and knew very well what they were doing.