Friday, June 06, 2008

In the News: Jun-06

Stocks fall sharply on surge in oil, jobs data - 6 Jun 2008 at 3:35pm - NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street plunged Friday on two troubling economic developments: oil prices that surged more than $10 a barrel to a fresh record and a jump in unemployment that was much larger than the market anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 360 points.

US lowers role in UN human rights body - 6 Jun 2008 at 3:31pm - WASHINGTON -- The United States says it is fed up with the United Nations Human Rights Council and will only participate in its debates when absolutely necessary.

Oil surges to new heights after Israeli warning on Iran - 6 Jun 2008 at 3:29pm - NEW YORK (AFP) - Crude oil prices went on a record-setting surge Friday as fears of a new Middle East conflict were fanned by comments from a top Israeli official about Iran.

Former Air Force exec to be named as service chief - 6 Jun 2008 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates is likely to recommend to President Bush that he nominate a former Air Force executive, Michael B. Donley, to the service's top civilian post, a senior defense official said Friday.

Iraq says it wants to restrict movement of U.S. troops - 6 Jun 2008 at 1:53pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Friday it would not grant U.S. troops freedom of movement for military operations in a new agreement being negotiated on extending the presence of American troops on its soil.

Israel to attack Iran unless enrichment stops: minister - 6 Jun 2008 at 1:31pm - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites looks "unavoidable" given the apparent failure of sanctions to deny Tehran technology with bomb-making potential, one of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's deputies said on Friday.

Marine charged with voluntary manslaughter in Iraqi deaths - 6 Jun 2008 at 1:14pm - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A Marine sniper has been charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the shootings deaths of two civilians in Iraq.

Thought for the day:
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. -Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

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