Friday, October 17, 2008

In the News: Oct-17

Supreme Court Ruling a Setback for Ohio G.O.P. - 17 Oct 2008 at 2:36pm - The ruling overturned a lower court?s order requiring state officials in Ohio to supply information that would have made it easier to challenge prospective voters.

3 Nations Win Security Council Seats - 17 Oct 2008 at 12:24pm - Turkey, Austria and Japan won nonpermanent seats on the United Nations Security Council on Friday, defeating Iceland and Iran in elections in the General Assembly.

Turkey: Military bombed bases in Iraq - 17 Oct 2008 at 12:24pm - Turkey's military says its warplanes have bombed the main rebel Kurdish bases inside northern Iraq.

Bush announces visa waiver for 7 countries - 17 Oct 2008 at 11:25am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush, trying to eliminate a major source of contention with allied nations, has announced the United States is rescinding visa requirements for citizens of six European countries and South Korea.

U.S. new home construction tumbles in September - 17 Oct 2008 at 11:18am - The U.S. Commerce Department reported that new construction fell by 6.3 per cent for the month, much worse than the drop of 1.6 per cent that had been projected by economists.

Thought for the day:
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive. -John Sladek


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