Monday, June 02, 2008

In the News: Jun-02

U.S. stands by July target for Iraq security deal - 2 Jun 2008 at 3:16pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official said on Monday that the United States still hopes to reach a new security agreement with Iraq by July, even though Iraqi officials say negotiations are at an early stage.

Olmert under fire over settlements ahead of US visit - 2 Jun 2008 at 2:57pm - JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faced a chorus of international criticism over his government's plans to expand Jewish settlements in Arab east Jerusalem on Monday as he prepared for a US visit.

White House has "serious concerns" about climate bill - 2 Jun 2008 at 10:27am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to control climate change that the Senate will consider this week could cut U.S. economic growth by as much as 7 percent in 2050 and raise gasoline prices by as much as 53 cents a gallon by 2030, a White House official said on Monday.

U.S. kills 2, captures 31 suspects in Iraq - 2 Jun 2008 at 9:31am - U.S. troops killed two suspects, captured 31 others and destroyed bomb-making materials over the past two days in raids targeting ...

Juveniles languish for months in US-run prisons in Iraq - June 02, 2008 02:57:02 PM - BAGHDAD, 2 June 2008 (IRIN) - The traffic light turned to red and as cars stopped at one of Baghdad's central intersections, Haider Jassim Mohammed emerged with tissue boxes, urging drivers to buy one. Seconds later, a roadside bomb targeted a US military convoy nearby and Mohammed was arrested.

Thought for the day:
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. -Juan Ramon Jiminez


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