Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In the News: Oct-21

From London, a Rebuke to U.S. Approach on Terrorism - 21 Oct 2008 at 2:51pm - British officials have criticized the United States for what they described as its overly militaristic approach to fighting terrorism.

Federal officials contributed indirectly to torture of Canadians: report - 21 Oct 2008 at 1:25pm - The actions of Canadian officials contributed indirectly to the torture of three Arab-Canadian men in Syria, a federal inquiry has concluded.

Congress cancels novel satellite program - 21 Oct 2008 at 12:53pm - WASHINGTON -- With a federal budget crunch looming, Congress this month canceled Pentagon plans to buy and launch two commercial imagery satellites to complement its network of classified spy craft, military and space industry officials said.

U.S. drops charges against 5 Gitmo detainees - 21 Oct 2008 at 11:09am - The U.S. military says it is dropping war-crimes charges against five Guantanamo Bay detainees.

U.S. Is Said to Be Urging New Mergers in Banking - 21 Oct 2008 at 8:29am - The Treasury Department reportedly hopes to steer some of the $250 billion rescue to banks willing to buy rivals.

SYRIA: Some Iraqis return; thousands more register for food aid - October 21, 2008 8:41:23 AM - DAMASCUS, 21 October 2008 (IRIN) - Several hundred Iraqis returned home from Syria this week and last, but thousands more continue to register with the UN in Damascus to receive vital food aid, underscoring the hardship faced by the huge refugee community.

Thought for the day:
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. -H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


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