Monday, June 23, 2008

In the News: Jun-23

Appeals court rules for Guantanamo detainee - 23 Jun 2008 at 10:42am - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court, in the first case it reviewed, has overturned the Pentagon's classification of a Guantanamo detainee as an enemy combatant.

U.S. soldier reportedly killed by Iraqi official - 23 Jun 2008 at 10:38am - BAGHDAD, Iraq_One U.S. soldier was killed and five others were wounded today in a bizarre shooting incident near the town of Salman Pak, south of Baghdad, according to U.S. and Iraqi authorities.

Court rejects challenge to Arizona border fence - 23 Jun 2008 at 10:25am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court rejected on Monday a legal challenge by two environmental groups to the U.S. Homeland Security secretary's decision to waive 19 federal laws so a fence could be built on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Senate Aims to Slash Bush's Foreign Aid Program - 23 Jun 2008 at 10:18am - The Senate is looking to cut more than $500 million from the Bush administration's key foreign aid program, the Millennium Challenge Corp. Critics say such deep cuts to the program would be deadly.

EU states agree new sanctions on Iran - 23 Jun 2008 at 9:21am - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states agreed on Monday to impose new sanctions against Iran, including an asset freeze on its biggest bank, over its refusal to meet demands to curb its nuclear program.

White House welcomes Saudi oil output pledge - 23 Jun 2008 at 9:28am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday welcomed Saudi Arabia's pledge to increase oil output and pump more oil if needed, and said record energy prices were hurting the world economy.

Oil Rises as Saudi Pledge Fails to Ease Global Supply Concerns - 23 Jun 2008 at 8:28am - (Bloomberg) -- Oil rose to within $3 of a record on speculation Saudi Arabia's output increase may not raise global supply after an....

White House denies Army's pitch for more brass - 23 Jun 2008 at 8:08am - The Army's march to overhaul its tarnished contracting system has been slowed by an unlikely foe: the White House.

Thought for the day:
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion... or you shall learn nothing. -Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)


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