Wednesday, December 24, 2008

In the News: Dec-24

U.S. recession deepens, countries boost spending - 24 Dec 2008 at 1:16pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States fell deeper into recession, data showed on Wednesday, as the number of people filing for jobless benefits hit a 26-year high last week and consumers cut spending for the fifth consecutive month.

Canadian political turmoil over, Harper secure, U.S. ambassador says - 24 Dec 2008 at 10:14am - Canada's political infighting is over and Prime Minister Stephen Harper is probably safe for now, the outgoing U.S. ambassador says in an interview before leaving his post next month.

Afghan and U.S. Officials Plan to Recruit Local Militias - 24 Dec 2008 at 8:02am - American commanders and Afghan leaders hope to imitate Iraq?s successful experiment, but there are fears it could push the country into a deeper bloodletting.

Thought for the day:
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition. -Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)


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