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December 19, 2008

‘War on Terror’ a Generational Conflict: Bush

CARLISLE ~ The United States’ “war on terror” will continue for many years to come, President George W. Bush said in a speech this week on his national security legacy. – Read More...
December 19, 2008

UK to Pull Out of Iraq

BASRA ~ British forces will wrap up their mission in Iraq by the end of May, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said during a surprise visit to the country on – Read More...
January 2, 2009

Alleged Crook Madoff Given ‘Ethics Lesson’

WASHINGTON ~ Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff, accused of masterminding a massive investment fraud, has been handed an ethics lesson by thieves who stole a statue from his Florida mansion, – Read More...
January 2, 2009

Communist Cuba Celebrates 50 Yrs of Revolution

HAVANA ~ Communist Cuba marked the 50th anniversary of its Revolution on Thursday faced with an uncertain future, its iconic, ailing leader Fidel Castro withdrawn from power and the economy – Read More...
January 2, 2009

Israeli Raid Kills Hamas Leader on Sixth Day of Blitz

GAZA CITY ~ Israel killed a top Hamas commander on Thursday in the biggest blow yet to the Islamist’s leadership as dozens more air strikes on Gaza took the death – Read More...
January 9, 2009

Australia Says Anti-Whaling Ship Allowed to Dock

SYDNEY ~ Militant environmentalists harassing Japan’s whaling fleet in the Antarctic will be allowed to refuel their ship in Australia despite a plea from Tokyo, the government said on Thursday. – Read More...
January 9, 2009

Obama Vows Action with US Deficit Topping $1 Trillion

WASHINGTON ~ The US budget deficit will top a startling US$1 trillion this year, according to new projections this week, threatening to crimp president-elect Barack Obama’s economic recovery plans. Appointing – Read More...
January 9, 2009

Porn Industry, Citing Limp Economy, Seeks Its Own US Bailout

LOS ANGELES ~ Two porn moguls, including Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt, are seeking a US$5-billion bailout from Washington, arguing that the limp US economy has thrown cold water on – Read More...
January 9, 2009

Israel Approves Tougher War on Hamas

GAZA CITY ~ Israel approved an even tougher war on Hamas on Wednesday, warning residents to flee southern Gaza ahead of planned bombing of cross-border tunnels, as the Palestinian death – Read More...
January 16, 2009

Amnesty Urges Singapore to Stop Executions

SINGAPORE ~ Human rights watchdog Amnesty International asked Singapore this week to make public “comprehensive information” about its use of the death penalty and again urged the government to stop – Read More...
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