Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In the News: Oct-29

No role for Taliban chief in Afghan talks: Pentagon - 29 Oct 2008 at 2:28pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Taliban leader Mullah Omar should not be involved in Afghan reconciliation efforts despite a renewed interest in talks with members of the Islamist movement, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Fed cuts key rate by half point to 1 percent - 29 Oct 2008 at 2:48pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by a hefty half-percentage point on Wednesday to prevent a widening credit crisis from tipping the United States into a deep and prolonged recession.

Afghanistan troop buildup could more than double - 29 Oct 2008 at 12:24pm - WASHINGTON -- Military planners now think they may need to send more than double the number of extra troops initially believed needed to help fight the war in Afghanistan.

Thought for the day:
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. -Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)


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