Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the News: Oct-15

Deficit Hits $455 Billion, Highest Percent Since '04 - 15 Oct 2008 at 11:44am - The federal budget deficit rose to $455 billion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 as financial market strains slowed economic growth while spending rose the most since 1990.

Toxic Pellets Found in Russian Rights Lawyer?s Car - 15 Oct 2008 at 10:16am - The lawyer was taken ill days before pre-trial hearings into the murder of one of her clients, Anna Politkovskaya.

Iraq says pact to allow U.S. troops until 2011 - 15 Oct 2008 at 10:23am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A draft agreement with the United States requires U.S. troops to leave Iraq by the end of 2011 unless asked to stay, and gives Iraq the right to try them for felonies committed while off duty, Iraq said on Wednesday.

Harper secures strengthened minority government - 15 Oct 2008 at 6:33am - Canadians were waking up Wednesday to news the country had elected its third consecutive minority government, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives returning to Ottawa with a strengthened mandate.

Thought for the day:
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. -Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)


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