In the News: Feb-19
Moscow jury acquits defendants of journalist's killing - 19 Feb 2009 at 10:21am - Three men charged with murder in the killing of journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya were acquitted in a Moscow court Thursday.
U.S. jobless claims hit new all-time high - 19 Feb 2009 at 9:12am - The number of people in the United States getting unemployment benefits hit an all-time high of nearly five million last week, the U.S. government reported Thursday.
Conservative boost gives Netanyahu edge to become Israel PM - 19 Feb 2009 at 10:16am - Far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman endorsed Benjamin Netanyahu for Israeli prime minister on Thursday, all but guaranteeing that Netanyahu will be the country's next leader. The divisive Lieberman emerged as the kingmaker of Israeli politics after the Feb. 10 election produced a deadlock between its two largest parties, and his backing of Netanyahu could be the basis for a hardline government.
Radical cleric awarded compo for 9/11 - 19 Feb 2009 at 6:39am - The European Court of Human Rights awarded 2,800 euros ($3,546) in compensation to radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada for his wrongful detention in Britain following the September 11 attacks.
Thought for the day:
No one can earn a million dollars honestly. -William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)