Friday, November 14, 2008

In the News: Nov-14

Indictment drafted in Blackwater shooting in Iraq - 14 Nov 2008 at 11:47am - WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors have drafted an indictment against six Blackwater Worldwide security guards for the deadly shootings of 17 Iraqi civilians last year.

British troops out of Iraq by end of 2009: Iraqi official - 14 Nov 2008 at 11:00am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - All British troops will be out of Iraq by the end of next year and a controversial Iraq-US security pact is likely to be approved by Baghdad this weekend, Iraq's national security adviser said Friday.

Retail sales fall by record 2.8 percent in October - 14 Nov 2008 at 8:52am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales at retailers suffered a record decline in October, government data on Friday showed, as shoppers took fright over falling home prices and a widening credit crunch pushing the economy toward recession.

CIA's Hayden says al-Qaida still greatest threat - 13 Nov 2008 at 3:51pm - WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden is isolated from the day-to-day operations of al-Qaida but the terrorist organization he built is spreading its influence in Africa and the Middle East, CIA director Michael Hayden said Thursday. Al-Qaida remains the single greatest threat to the United States, Hayden said in remarks prepared for delivery at the Atlantic Council.

Thought for the day:
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. -Jawaharlal Nehru


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