Thursday, November 06, 2008

In the News: Nov-06

U.S. delivers "final text" of Iraq troops pact - 6 Nov 2008 at 12:52pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States presented Iraq Thursday with its "final text" of a pact allowing U.S. forces to remain in the country beyond the end of this year, but Iraq said it still wanted more talks.

Bank of England cuts UK interest rates to 3% - 6 Nov 2008 at 7:37am - LONDON (AFP) - The Bank of England on Thursday slashed its key lending rate by a record 1.5 percentage points to 3.0 percent as Britain heads towards recession and faces a sharp drop in inflation.

Air strike kills seven Afghan civilians: officials - 6 Nov 2008 at 8:15am - HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Foreign forces have killed seven civilians in an air strike in northwest Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, a day after the Afghan president said warplanes had killed 40 civilians in the south.

Thought for the day:
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors? -Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)


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