Wednesday, November 05, 2008

In the News: Nov-05

Four Senate races still undecided - 5 Nov 2008 at 2:47pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With four razor-close U.S. Senate races yet to be decided, Democrats hoped on Wednesday to further expand their majority in the new Congress and act quickly with President-elect Barack Obama on an ambitious agenda.

Obama a shining light for us, too: Canadian reaction - 5 Nov 2008 at 2:12pm - Barack Obama supporters across Canada erupted into cheers early Tuesday when the senator from Illinois was declared the first black president in the U.S.

Air strikes killed about 40 civilians: Afghan president - 5 Nov 2008 at 10:52am - KABUL (AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday around 40 civilians, including women and children, were killed in international air strikes that hit a village in southern Afghanistan.

Russia Warns of New Missile Deployment - 5 Nov 2008 at 9:01am - In a wide-ranging attack on the U.S., Dmitri Medvedev said Moscow might deploy a missile system to counter a perceived threat from a proposed U.S. defense shield.

California set to pass Prop 8 ban on gay marriage - 5 Nov 2008 at 8:13am - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two U.S. states rejected proposals to limit abortion rights while others said no to gay marriage, in a mixed message over contentious social issues as Americans elected their first black president.

U.S. voters hit the polls in record numbers - 5 Nov 2008 at 8:10am - Barack Obama's resounding election victory in the U.S. presidential election was fuelled by Americans going to the polls in record numbers, with 136.6 million votes cast.

Karzai 'demands' Obama end civilian deaths after latest incident - 5 Nov 2008 at 8:07am - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday demanded that President-elect Barack Obama put an end to civilian casualties as villagers ...

World hails Obama's 'brilliant' victory - 5 Nov 2008 at 7:25am - PARIS (AFP) - World leaders hailed Barack Obama's triumph Wednesday in the US presidential election as the start of a new era while calling for the global superpower to change the way it does business.

Report: Drilling on federal lands could be faster - 5 Nov 2008 at 7:22am - WASHINGTON -- The government isn't doing enough to expedite drilling in federal waters and on public lands, according to a report issued Tuesday by congressional investigators.

Iraq: No hasty change in U.S. policy with Obama win - 5 Nov 2008 at 7:10am BAGHDAD (AP) — Many in Iraq said Wednesday they don't expect an immediate shift in U.S. policy toward their country when Barack Obama takes over as the new U.S. president, despite his calls for a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops within 16 months. But top Iraqi officials said they do recognize the new president-elect's perspective on the war in Iraq differs greatly from current U.S. President George W. Bush.

Thought for the day:
Everything you can imagine is real. -Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)


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