Monday, November 30, 2009

In the News: Nov-30

Wordle: In the News: Nov-30

Obama sets new Afghan strategy - 30 Nov 2009 at 2:58pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday was prepared to announce he will deploy about 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan as part of a new strategy that will stress a U.S. intention to ultimately exit the country.

Sarkozy: French troops to stay in Afghanistan - 30 Nov 2009 at 2:25pm - President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday that French troops will stay in Afghanistan "as long as necessary" to stabilize the country.

Obama gives order to begin new Afghan strategy - 30 Nov 2009 at 1:32pm - U.S. President Barack Obama ordered military officials to begin carrying out his new strategy in Afghanistan, two days before his speech to unveil a plan that includes the deployment of thousands of more troops.

Supreme Court rules to keep detainee abuse photos secret - 30 Nov 2009 at 1:28pm - WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court did all it could Monday to lock up forever some incendiary photos that show U.S. soldiers abusing foreign prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.K. to confirm 500 more troops heading to Afghanistan - 30 Nov 2009 at 12:42pm - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's office says he will confirm that 500 extra U.K. troops are heading to Afghanistan.

0.1% GDP growth signals recession's end - 30 Nov 2009 at 9:34am - The Canadian economy expanded 0.1 per cent in the third quarter, the first quarterly gain since the third quarter of 2008.

Thought for the day:
To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. -Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

Monday, November 02, 2009

In the News: Nov-02

Wordle: In the News: Nov-02

Congress extends benefits to military spouses - 2 Nov 2009 at 3:02pm - WASHINGTON -- Congress is sending to the president a bill that allows military spouses to claim residency in the same state as their wives or husbands.

Court rejects Pa. buffer law on abortion clinics - 2 Nov 2009 at 1:34pm - PITTSBURGH -- A federal appeals court has struck down an ordinance that created two types of buffer zones around medical facilities after a Christian legal group challenged the law on behalf of a nurse who protests abortions.

U.S. court denies Maher Arar's appeal - 2 Nov 2009 at 12:39pm - A U.S. court of appeal on Monday denied Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar the right to sue the United States over his deportation to Syria, where he was tortured.

Karzai wins as Afghan run-off cancelled - 2 Nov 2009 at 7:53am - Afghan President Hamid Karzai was declared the victor of the war-torn country's presidential election as the election commission cancelled a run-off vote after his opponent withdrew.

Diplomat: US engaged in 'civil war' in Afghanistan - 2 Nov 2009 at 7:25am - WASHINGTON -- A Foreign Service officer who resigned in protest over U.S. policy in Afghanistan says America shouldn't be bogged down in "a civil war" in South Asia.

Cheney FBI interview: 72 instances of can't recall - 2 Nov 2009 at 6:34am - WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that "there is a cloud over the vice president." Last week's release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney's answers in the criminal investigation underscores why Fitzgerald felt that way.

Thought for the day:
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. -Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)