Monday, September 22, 2008

In the News: Sep-22

Palin Will Meet With Foreign Leaders - 22 Sep 2008 at 2:13pm - The sessions are part of an effort to demonstrate that Sarah Palin is prepared to operate in the arenas of foreign policy and national security despite criticism of her level of experience.

'Prudent' Liberal platform merges economy, environment: Dion - 22 Sep 2008 at 2:30pm - Liberal Leader St phane Dion on Monday released his party's campaign platform, which includes the Green Shift plan, a pledge to reduce the tax on income trusts and a proposed $3-billion-a-year contingency fund to protect Canada from global economic uncertainty.

Military frees Afghan journalist held 11 months - 22 Sep 2008 at 1:38pm - An Afghan journalist detained for 11 months at the main U.S. military base at Bagram alleged on Monday that his captors kicked him, forced him to stand barefoot in the snow and didn't allow him to sleep for days. Jawed Ahmad, who was working for CTV, a Canadian television network, was handed over to Afghan authorities Sunday, said Capt. Christian Patterson, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition.

Afghans want military force at Pakistan border - 22 Sep 2008 at 1:36pm - WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan wants to set up a joint military force that would have the power to operate on both sides of the border with Pakistan, where militants have found safe haven.

Senate Democrats want pay limits, equity in bailout - 22 Sep 2008 at 12:30pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats issued a counterproposal to the Treasury Department's $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan on Monday that would give the government a stake in firms unloading assets under the plan, and limit the pay of corporate executives involved.

Iraq to begin paying Sunni volunteers next month - 22 Sep 2008 at 12:09pm - WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi government will begin paying the salaries of about 54,000 of the mostly Sunni fighters in Baghdad Province who joined the fight against al-Qaida, the No. 2 U.S. commander there said Monday.

Gates: Record spending for National Guard - 22 Sep 2008 at 11:09am - BALTIMORE -- Funding for the National Guard has reached a record level amid the largest mobilization of America's citizen soldiers since World War II, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday.

IRAQ: Cholera cases reach 172, health ministry says - September 22, 2008 3:27:00 PM - BAGHDAD, 21 September 2008 (IRIN) - A cholera outbreak is continuing to spread in central and southern Iraq with 65 new cases registered over the past week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 172, a health ministry spokesman said on 20 September.

Iraqis Protest Civilian Deaths - 19 Sep 2008 at 3:29pm - Iraqis protested the deaths of at least seven people during an American air strike in northern Iraq, in the town where Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003.

Thought for the day:
It's only when the tide goes out that you discover who's been swimming naked. -Warren Buffett (1930 - )


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