Friday, November 07, 2008

In the News: Nov-08

Sadr Followers Reject Security Pact - 7 Nov 2008 at 2:41pm - On Thursday, Washington sent what it said was the final text of a security pact to Iraq?s government. But one influential Shiite group, the Sadrists, still refuse to accept the agreement.

US govt presses NY appeal on detainee photos - 7 Nov 2008 at 2:13pm - NEW YORK -- The U.S. government has asked an appellate court to reconsider its decision ordering the release of 21 pictures of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. diplomats meet North Korean on disarmament - 7 Nov 2008 at 2:18pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. diplomats held substantive talks with a North Korean official about moving forward with the process of North Korea abandoning its nuclear programs, the State Department said on Friday.

U.S. Engages Russia on Arms and Missile Defense - 7 Nov 2008 at 11:33am - Russia received new proposals from the U.S. to reduce nuclear arms and provide greater access to the Bush administration?s planned missile defense system.

Suspected U.S. missiles hit Pakistan - 7 Nov 2008 at 9:20am - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles into a Pakistan border region on Friday killing 13 militants, including five foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of strikes that has infuriated Pakistan.

October job losses worse than feared - 7 Nov 2008 at 8:49am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employers cut payrolls by 240,000 in October, much more severely than expected, while September registered the biggest monthly loss in jobs in nearly seven years, according to a government report on Friday that showed labor markets were sharply deteriorating.

Thought for the day:
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities. -Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)


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