Thursday, November 15, 2007

In the News - Nov-15

U.K. court OKs extradition of al-Masri - 15 Nov 2007 at 9:59am - Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges of supporting terrorism, a British court ruled Thursday.

U.S. tribal allies in Iraq angry over airstrikes - 15 Nov 2007 at 10:51am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces said they had killed 25 suspected insurgents in operations targeting al Qaeda militants near the capital, but Sunni Arab tribal leaders accused them on Thursday of killing pro-U.S. fighters.

France denies preparing new Afghanistan troop boost - 15 Nov 2007 at 10:34am - PARIS (Reuters) - France on Thursday denied a report that it is setting aside roughly 1,000 troops for possible deployment in Afghanistan, a move that would be a boon to the United States, which wants NATO countries to do more there.

Bush blasts Senate's judicial review - 15 Nov 2007 at 1:38pm - WASHINGTON -- In a blistering rebuke, President Bush on Thursday said the Senate's confirmation review of his judicial nominees has too often become a "search and destroy" mission that ruins a person's reputation.

Gates jawbones Hill on war spending - 15 Nov 2007 at 3:10pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that unless Congress passes funding for the Iraq war within days, he will direct the Army and Marine Corp. to begin developing plans to lay off employees and terminate contracts early next year.

Thought for the day:
An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy. -Benjamin Stolberg


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