Thursday, February 21, 2008

In the News: Feb-21

U.S. urges Pakistanis to keep Musharraf, despite election defeat - 21 Feb 2008 at 3:02pm - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _The Bush administration is pressing the opposition leaders who defeated Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to allow the former general to retain his position, a move that Western diplomats and U.S. officials say could trigger the very turmoil the United States seeks to avoid.

Harper unveils new Afghan motion with 2011 end date - 21 Feb 2008 at 2:28pm - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unveiled a new motion with a hard end date of 2011 for Canada's military mission in Afghanistan, a move aimed at bridging the gap between the Conservatives and Liberals.

Wolves to be removed from species list - 21 Feb 2008 at 12:50pm - BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies will be removed from the endangered species list, following a 13-year restoration effort that helped the animal's population soar, federal officials said Thursday.

US cites CIA flight 'mistakes' - 21 Feb 2008 at 10:44am - MONROVIA (AFP) - The White House acknowledged Thursday that "mistakes were made" in not notifying Britain about two so-called "extraordinary rendition" US flights that refuelled on British soil.

Britain says U.S. rendition flights used base - 21 Feb 2008 at 8:37am - LONDON (Reuters) - Two U.S. planes carrying terrorism suspects refueled at a U.S. base on British-ruled Diego Garcia in 2002, Britain said on Thursday, contradicting earlier assurances.

Thought for the day:
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. -Gore Vidal (1925 - )


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