In the News: Jan-08
Rising temperatures could create global food crisis by end of century: scient... - 8 Jan 2009 at 2:26pm - Higher global temperatures forecast for the rest of this century will lead to major disruptions in the world food supply unless farmers can adapt to the changing climate, U.S. researchers say.
Panel Urges Easing of Rules on High-Tech Exports - 8 Jan 2009 at 2:43pm - An expert panel said on Thursday that as president Barack Obama should change regulations on high-tech exports and on immigration by scientists and engineers.
UN halts aid to Gaza, citing Israeli attacks on staff - 8 Jan 2009 at 1:49pm - A United Nations aid agency is halting all deliveries to the besieged Gaza Strip because of Israeli attacks on UN staff and installations, its director said Thursday.
Congress asks judge to keep Bush records at WH - 8 Jan 2009 at 10:26am - WASHINGTON -- The new Congress has asked a federal judge to force the Bush administration to keep some of its disputed records at the White House instead of turning them over immediately to the National Archives.
Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel amid Gaza offensive - 8 Jan 2009 at 8:24am - NAHARIYA, Israel (Reuters) - Several rockets fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Thursday, slightly wounding two people, police and medics said, in an attack seen as linked to Israel's war on Hamas Islamists in the Gaza Strip.
Report: US had unrealistic goals in Afghanistan - 8 Jan 2009 at 7:25am - WASHINGTON -- The United States and its partners have shortchanged Afghanistan by focusing on short-term goals pursued without a cohesive strategy or a clear understanding of the way the poor, decentralized country works, an independent study concludes.
Thought for the day:
Either war is obsolete or men are. -R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)