Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In the News: Jul-15

GAO blasts Radio, TV Marti over contract award - 15 Jul 2008 at 2:25pm - The investigating branch of the U.S. Congress has accused the federal agency that oversees radio and television broadcasts to Cuba of awarding more than $1 million in contracts to two Miami broadcast outlets without following normal contract-bidding procedures.

Dems claim vets possibly shortchanged money owed - 15 Jul 2008 at 12:01pm - WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of veterans may not have been paid money owed them by the government because of hasty efforts to clear a massive backlog of claims, House Democrats said Tuesday.

US ambivalent on Sudan genocide charge - 15 Jul 2008 at 11:56am - WASHINGTON -- For years, the Bush administration has taken a strong stance denouncing atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region and labeling them genocide. Yet it offered only an ambivalent response when the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court filed genocide charges against Sudan's president.

US: Delay unwarranted in 1st Guantanamo trial - 15 Jul 2008 at 11:26am - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration says a civilian judge has no authority to delay the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.

Lawyers in YouTube lawsuit reach privacy deal - 15 Jul 2008 at 11:04am - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Defendants and plaintiffs in two related copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube have reached a deal to protect the privacy of millions of YouTube watchers during evidence discovery, a spokesman for Google Inc said on Monday.

U.S. official begins tour aimed at discouraging Iran business - 15 Jul 2008 at 10:58am - A U.S. official began a European tour on Tuesday aimed at lobbying American allies against doing business with Iran, which Washington accuses of bankrolling terrorism. The U.S. Treasury Department's Stuart Levey met with officials at Italy's central bank, foreign ministry and treasury ministry. He was scheduled to fly to Spain later in the day, then to travel to France.

Harper's office stands firm on Khadr position - 15 Jul 2008 at 9:59am - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office has weighed in on the release of videotapes showing Toronto-born Omar Khadr being interrogated by Canadian agents at Guantanamo Bay in February 2003, saying the federal government will not change its position on the case.

Thought for the day:
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. -William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)


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