Monday, October 20, 2008

In the News: Oct-20

Zimbabwe power talks grind to halt after Tsvangirai no-show - 20 Oct 2008 at 2:41pm - MBABANE (AFP) - Regional efforts to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis ground to a halt Monday, as opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai refused to attend a southern African summit until he is granted a passport.

Dion to resign after Liberals choose new leader - 20 Oct 2008 at 2:59pm - Stéphane Dion announced Monday he will step down as head of the Liberals after a leadership convention, blaming the party's losses in the federal election mainly on Conservative "propaganda" against his Green Shift carbon tax.

New Doubts Cloud Iraqi Security Pact With U.S. - 20 Oct 2008 at 11:40am - Several of the leading Iraqi political parties appeared to back away from quick approval of the security agreement between Iraq and the United States.

U.S. gives Iraq $13 million to fix looted museum - 20 Oct 2008 at 10:34am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. government has announced a $13 million grant mainly to help refurbish Iraq's National Museum which was looted in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, U.S. officials said Monday.

ACLU, EFF challenge constitutionality of FISA amendments - October 19, 2008 6:15:00 PM - Congress may have voted to grant retroactive immunity to telecoms that helped the NSA eavesdrop, but civil liberties groups are challenging the immunity law in federal court as an affront to the Constitution.

Thought for the day:
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)


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