Thursday, April 24, 2008

In the News: Apr-24

Warming shifts gardeners' maps - 24 Apr 2008 at 2:37pm - A growing number of meteorologists and horticulturists say that because of the warming climate, the 1990 map doesn't reflect a trend that home gardeners have noticed for more than a decade: a gradual shift northward of growing zones for many plants.

Terms to use and avoid when talking about terrorism - 24 Apr 2008 at 2:17pm - Some do's and don't's from the National Counterterrorism Center.

Senate bill protects government watchdogs - 24 Apr 2008 at 12:36pm - WASHINGTON -- Facing a possible White House veto, the Senate has passed a watered down version of legislation that would protect government watchdogs from political pressure.

US charges NKorea-Syria nuclear link - 24 Apr 2008 at 12:33pm - WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House and the CIA told key lawmakers in secret Thursday that North Korea helped Syria build a nuclear reactor at a site destroyed by an Israeli raid in September, officials said.

UN suspends aid to Gaza for lack of fuel - 24 Apr 2008 at 12:10pm - GAZA CITY (AFP) - The United Nations stopped distributing aid to the Gaza Strip on Thursday after running out of fuel as the Israeli terminal that supplies the besieged Palestinian territory remained shut.

Iraq's Maliki says factions agree to rejoin government - 24 Apr 2008 at 12:06pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Parties that walked out of Iraq's government last year have agreed to rejoin, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Thursday, in what could amount to a long-awaited political breakthrough.

Cuba accuses U.S. of fomenting dissent - 24 Apr 2008 at 11:53am - HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba accused the United States and local dissidents on Thursday of working together to subvert its government, the harshest warning it has issued to its opponents since a political crackdown in 2003.

House speaker calls on Bush to stop stocking oil - 24 Apr 2008 at 11:40am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday called on the White House to temporarily stop sending crude oil into the nation's emergency stockpile.

U.S. arms sales to OPEC at risk over oil: senators - 24 Apr 2008 at 11:36am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate stepped up their attacks on OPEC oil producers on Thursday, threatening to block multibillion-dollar arms sales to suppliers such as Saudi Arabia if they fail to take action to tame record oil prices.

Thought for the day:
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. -Sean O'Casey (1880 - 1964)


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