Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In the News: Oct-14

Bush to help open national parks to mountain bikes - 14 Oct 2008 at 2:53pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration plans to make it easier for mountain bikers to gain access to national parks and other public lands before the president - an avid cyclist himself - leaves office.
At last, the Bush legacy is within reach?

Afghan defence chief says U.S. success in Iraq pushing militants into his nation - 14 Oct 2008 at 11:16am - The recent successes of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq have pushed sophisticated, highly trained insurgents into Afghanistan, the Afghan defence minister said Tuesday.

Pentagon confident of deal to keep troops in Iraq - 14 Oct 2008 at 12:57pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was confident the U.S. and Iraqi governments would agree to keep U.S. troops in Iraq after December 31, but did not say a deal would necessarily fall under a formal long-term framework.

Syria issues decree to establish diplomatic relations with Lebanon - 14 Oct 2008 at 7:42am - Syria will open an embassy in Beirut for the first time in more than 60 years, and an official with the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that will likely happen before the end of the year.

Former Fed chief says U.S. now in recession - 14 Oct 2008 at 6:57am - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said on Tuesday the U.S. housing sector faced more losses and the economy was in recession even as authorities moved to stabilize the financial system.

Thought for the day:
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. -Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)


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