Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In the News: Apr-22

Army veteran charged with passing secrets to Israel in '80s - 22 Apr 2008 at 12:45pm - NEW YORK -- A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities announced.

U.S. war costs could be under $170 billion: Pentagon - 22 Apr 2008 at 12:49pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's budget chief on Tuesday said she expects the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in fiscal 2009 to be less than the $170 billion estimate given earlier this year by Defense Secretary Robert Gates when pressed by U.S. lawmakers.

Car bomb kills 2 U.S. Marines in Iraq - 22 Apr 2008 at 11:03am - The U.S. military says two American Marines have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Iraq.

Iraq frees detainees to help unburden prisons - 22 Apr 2008 at 10:49am - Mohammed Hussain Ghafur dabbed his watery eyes moments after his two young sons jumped into his waiting arms. In the 20 months ...

Iraq PM chides neighbors for lack of support - 22 Apr 2008 at 8:42am - KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki chided neighboring states on Tuesday for not beefing up ties with Baghdad or writing off Iraq's debts now that Saddam Hussein is gone and Iraq is no longer a threat to the region.

Rice: US warned Carter not to talk to Hamas - 22 Apr 2008 at 8:51am - KUWAIT CITY -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the Bush administration explicitly warned former President Jimmy Carter against meeting with members of Hamas, the Palestinian faction that controls the Gaza Strip and which is regarded by the U.S. as a terror group.

Thought for the day:
Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day. -French Proverb


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