Monday, September 29, 2008

In the News: Sep-29

House rejects bailout plan - 29 Sep 2008 at 3:11pm - NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives rejected a $700 billion bailout plan for the financial industry in a shock vote that sent global markets sliding as the world credit crisis claimed more banks.

Prosecutor appointed to probe attorney firings - 29 Sep 2008 at 11:36am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday appointed a prosecutor to examine potential criminal charges in the Justice Department's firings of nine federal prosecutors after an inquiry found evidence several of the dismissals were politically motivated.

Olmert Says Israel Should Pull Out of West Bank - 29 Sep 2008 at 9:28am - In an unusually frank interview, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert discarded longstanding Israeli defense doctrine.

IRAQ: Number of cholera cases nearly doubles - September 29, 2008 2:57:00 PM - BAGHDAD, 28 September 2008 (IRIN) - More than 300 confirmed cholera cases have been registered in central and southern Iraq since an outbreak began on 20 August, with almost 50 percent of the cases occurring in the past week, the health ministry's cholera unit has said.

IRAQ: Plane-load of Iraqis due to be repatriated this week - September 29, 2008 2:57:00 PM - AMMAN, 29 September 2008 (IRIN) - The Iraqi embassy in Amman is organising the repatriation by plane of dozens of Iraqi families who wish to return home, despite warnings from UN agencies about the security situation.

No Charges Expected in Dismissal of Attorneys - 29 Sep 2008 at 6:54am - A Justice Department investigation stops short of recommending criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.

Thought for the day:
Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. -Benjamin Cardozo (1870 - 1938)


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