In the News: May-01
U.S. says troops will not face trial over Iraq raid - 1 May 2009 at 10:51am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers will not appear in Iraqi courts to answer any charges relating to a raid this week that killed two people in Iraq and triggered condemnation from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the U.S. military has said.
Pentagon uses Facebook, Twitter to spread message - 1 May 2009 at 7:37am - FORT MONROE, Va. -- You don't often hear a three-star general using the word "friend" as a verb.
Military: 3 American troops killed in Iraq - 1 May 2009 at 6:56am - Three U.S. troops have been killed in fighting west of Baghdad, the military said Friday, making April the deadliest month for ...
UN asks Israel to freeze Arab home demolitions - 1 May 2009 at 6:28am - A U.N. agency has asked Israel to freeze demolitions of Arab homes in east Jerusalem, citing a housing crisis in the part of ...
Former 'enemy combatant' pleads guilty in Illinois - 1 May 2009 at 5:20am - PEORIA, Ill. -- A man whose case sparked a furious legal debate over whether the government can hold terrorism suspects indefinitely entered a surprise guilty plea, admitting to training in al-Qaida camps and coming to the nation's heartland a day before Sept. 11.
Thought for the day:
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. -Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)