Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In the News: Dec-23

U.S. rebuffs China call for 17 Guantanamo suspects - 23 Dec 2008 at 12:25pm - BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it wants 17 Muslim Chinese terror suspects returned if the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is closed by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

Court reinstates clean air rule during EPA fix - 23 Dec 2008 at 12:46pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court is reinstating one of President George W. Bush's clean air regulations while the Environmental Protection Agency makes court-mandated changes.

Iraq parliament backs British troop deal - 23 Dec 2008 at 11:46am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi parliament speaker Mahmud Mashhadani said on Tuesday that he will resign, ending a political crisis that had thrown into doubt arrangements for a British troop presence into next year.

US economy shrinks as IMF warns of Great Depression - 23 Dec 2008 at 9:39am - LONDON (AFP) - The US economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the third quarter, official data showed on Tuesday as Britain edged ever closer to a recession and the IMF's top economist warned of a second Great Depression.

Thought for the day:
He who will not economize will have to agonize. -Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)


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