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)