Wednesday, June 11, 2008

In the News: Jun-11

US defends airstrike that angered Pakistanis - 11 Jun 2008 at 1:57pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is defending a deadly U.S. airstrike at the Afghan-Pakistan border that may have accidentally killed allied fighters.

Oil prices jump 4.0 dollars as US crude reserves tumble - 11 Jun 2008 at 1:17pm - LONDON (AFP) - Oil prices jumped more than 4.0 dollars to above 136 dollars a barrel on Wednesday after news that American crude reserves sank for the fourth week in a row.

Official: Italy, other countries helped in CIA kidnapping - 11 Jun 2008 at 12:45pm - MILAN, Italy (AP) — Italian investigators contacted other European countries to help piece together events surrounding the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the CIA's extraordinary renditions program, the chief investigator testified Wednesday.

Bush doesn't rule out military strike in Iran - 11 Jun 2008 at 12:14pm - MESEBERG, Germany -- President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike against Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq.

Pakistan condemns "cowardly" U.S. attack; 11 dead - 11 Jun 2008 at 8:39am - ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Wednesday an "unprovoked and cowardly" air strike by U.S. forces had killed 11 Pakistani soldiers on its border with Afghanistan and undermined the basis of security cooperation.

Thought for the day:
Life is a struggle, but not a warfare. -John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)


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