China on Tuesday accused "Tibet independence forces" of planning to use suicide squads to trigger bloody attacks the lastest in a string of accusations that have taken aim at supporters of the Dalai Lama. Full Story
12 killed in Kurdish-Turkish clashesPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 6:52am
Clashes between Turkish troops and Kurdish rebels have left nine rebels and three soldiers dead in the country's southeast, the military announced on Tuesday. The clashes took place on Monday in the southeastern province of Sirnak, bordering Iraq, the military said in a statement. Five soldiers were also wounded in the clashes, it said. Full Story
Two UN workers kidnapped in SomaliaPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:14am
Somali gunmen have kidnapped two UN aid workers, including a Briton, in the south of the country, a local government official said today. Full Story
FBI: Eco-Terrorism Remains No. 1 Domestic Terror ThreatPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:20am
For nearly seven years, the nation has turned its terror focus on Al Qaeda and the hunt for Usama bin Laden. But there is a domestic terror threat that federal officials still consider priority No. 1 eco-terrorism. Full Story
Elaborate security measures for ZA Bhuttos death anniversaryPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:26am
More than 15 walkthrough gates in addition to scanners and jammers would be installed round the Mazar of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the stage where the function for his 29th death anniversary will be held on April 4 and the Bomb Disposable Squad will give clearance of the stage and the Mazar, officials said. Full Story
Police 'arrest Taleban commander'Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:31am
Afghan police say they have arrested a Taleban commander, Mullah Naqibullah, in the southern province of Helmand. Chief of police in Helmand, Mohd Husain Andewal, said the rebel leader was injured and arrested after insurgents attacked the police in Lashkar Gah. Full Story
Malaysian opposition forms pact after poll gainsPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:41am
Malaysia's three opposition parties announced Tuesday a strategic alliance after humbling the ruling coalition with unprecedented gains in last month's elections. Full Story
Nepal police halt Tibet protestPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:12am
Nepalese police have arrested more than 100 Tibetan exiles and Buddhist monks who were trying to storm an office of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. The protesters were beaten back from the fortified compound by police armed with bamboo batons. Full Story
World food prices soar as Asia consumes morePosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:20am
Food prices are soaring, a wealthier Asia is demanding better food and farmers cannot keep up. In short, the world faces a food crisis and in some places it is already boiling over. Full Story
Hamas and Fatah supporters clash at Gaza universityPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:49am
Hamas police and supporters on Monday beat a number of professors and students of Al Azhar University, the last bastion of Fatah in Gaza, wounding several, witnesses said. Hamas denied it had acted improperly and said the police restored order.The students and staff were protesting a rally that Hamas insisted on holding inside the university campus in memory of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of the militant Islamic group who was killed in an Israeli air strike in March 2004. Full Story
Barak warns Hezbollah not to 'test' IsraelPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:50am
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday warned the Lebanese Hezbollah militia not to "test" Israel along its heavily-guarded northern border. "The soldiers of the Israeli army are watching everything that occurs near the frontier with Lebanon and I would not advise anyone to test Israel, which is the strongest country in the region," Barak told public radio. Full Story
Iraqi PM: Basra operation a 'success'Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:51am
Iraq's prime minister says the military operation to clear the southern city of Basra of Shiite militia violence has been a "success." Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in a statement Tuesday that his office will recruit 10,000 more police and army forces and will move to enhance public services in Iraq's second-largest city. Full Story
Lebanon's top Shiite cleric bans public attacks in IraqPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:52am
Lebanon's top Shiite Muslim cleric issued a religious edict yesterday banning attacks on public utilities in Iraq, mainly the oil industry, urging Iraqis to solve their problems through dialogue. Iraqi-born Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, who enjoys some influence among Iraq's Shiites, said in a statement that Iraqis should work for stability in their country otherwise they will be helping the "occupation ... that wants to dominate Iraqis and stay longer in Iraq in order to serve its dangerous project in the region. Full Story
Brown rejects cap on immigrationPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10:53am
Gordon Brown says immigration is good for the UK and has rejected suggestions that an annual limit is needed. The PM was responding to a report by a House of Lords committee saying record immigration had had "little or no" impact on people's economic well-being. Mr Brown says the concerns raised are already being tackled by a new points based system that will only allow highly skilled workers into the UK. Full Story
Finnish FM loses job over textsPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10:55am
Finland has appointed a new foreign minister to replace Ilkka Kanerva, who was involved in a scandal over text messages sent to an erotic dancer. Mr Kanerva sent 200 allegedly explicit messages to the dancer, and later made misleading statements about them. Full Story
Greek fury over swastika posterPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 11:03am
Greece has warned Macedonia that its hopes of joining Nato could be damaged by a poster which has appeared in the Macedonian capital Skopje. The poster, advertising a private art exhibition, features the Greek flag with the cross replaced by a swastika. Full Story
Police handling of Omagh reviewedPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 11:05am
A review of the police's handling of the Omagh bomb case is being led by the man who investigated Special Branch's role in the aftermath of the atrocity. Sir Dan Crompton will deliver an interim verbal report to the Policing Board on Thursday, with a final written report due by the end of next month. Full Story
Brown: 'I won't boycott Olympics'Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 11:51am
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he does not plan to boycott August's Olympic opening ceremonies in Beijing or the torch relay in London this weekend. "I think we've got to bear in mind that although there's a huge amount of controversy now surrounding the Olympics because of what's been happening in Tibet, the Dalai Lama himself has made it clear he doesn't want there to be a boycott of the Olympics," Brown told reporters at his monthly news conference. Full Story
Masked gunmen steal 4 million in Denmark robberyPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 11:55am
Masked robbers armed with automatic weapons stole about 30 million kroner (4 million; US$6.3 million) Tuesday from a cash depot in suburban Copenhagen and left explosives in their wake to avoid pursuit, police said. If the amount is confirmed, it would be Denmark's second biggest heist in recent decades. Full Story
British coroner assails Mohammed al-FayedPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12:02pm
After six months of sensational testimony, the coroner at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, used his summing-up before the inquest jury Monday to contemptuously dismiss the conspiracy theories linking her death in a Paris car crash to a plot by her former father-in-law, the Duke of Edinburgh, and to rebuke the man who has alleged there was a death plot, Harrod's department store owner, Mohammed al-Fayed. Full Story
Brown defends terror limit plansPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12:07pm
Gordon Brown has said proposed changes to anti-terrorism laws will not mean a "blanket extension to 42 days" on the pre-charge limit for holding suspects. The PM said the proposal before MPs was different to previous plans, and would require Parliament's approval. Full Story
France could send 'hundreds' more troops to AfghanistanPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12:23pm
France may contribute "several hundred" more troops to reinforce the fight against the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies in Afghanistan, the prime minister told parliament Tuesday. Full Story
Spain's central bank predicts sharp economic downturnPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 1:01pm
The Bank of Spain said Tuesday it expects economic growth to slow sharply this year and next due to international financial turmoil, and the country's once buoyant housing market to suffer a sharp correction. In a report for the Spanish finance ministry, the central bank brought its forecasts into line with those of private-sector economists: it lowered its 2008 gross domestic product growth forecast to 2.4 percent from 3.1 percent, and said it expects GDP to grow 2.1 percent in 2009. Spanish GDP grew by 3.8 percent in 2007. Full Story
Time is right for Europe to play a greater role in defense, French official saysPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 4:00pm
As France jockeys to rejoin the command structure of NATO, a senior French official said Tuesday that, for the first time, conditions were right for Europe to become a more serious player in defense. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the European affairs minister, said that the United States was more open than ever to a French push for a European Union defense capacity separate from NATO and that previously reluctant former communist EU members in the east were also coming around to the idea. Full Story
EU jobless rate stays stable at 7.1 percentPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 4:02pm
The EU's statistical agency Eurostat says unemployment in the 15 countries that use the euro stayed stable at 7.1 percent in February. The rate announced by the EU on Tuesday remains unchanged from January. The Netherlands has recorded the lowest jobless rate with 2.7 percent. German unemployment was at 7.4 percent, and France was at 7.8 percent. Full Story
French football fans assailed over 'hateful' bannerPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 4:12pm
French police on Monday were trying to track down a group of Paris football fans who sparked outrage when they unfurled a banner during a match calling the visiting team "paedophiles" and "inbreds". President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was attending the match when the 25-metre banner was unfolded in the stands, condemned what he termed "inadmissible behaviour" by football fans. Full Story
Basque ETA says killed Spanish councilor in MarchPosted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 4:33pm
The Basque separatist group ETA said on Tuesday it shot dead a former Socialist councilor just before last month's election, confirming widely held suspicions that the armed group was responsible. In a statement published in the Basque newspaper Gara, ETA said it had killed Isaias Carrasco outside his house in the northern town of Mondragon on March 7, two days before an election won by the incumbent Socialists. Full Story
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WHAT A DISGRACE.
Interesting...look at the votes...
TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND READ THIS LETTER. THESE ARE STRONG, POWERFUL AND COURAGEOUS WORDS COMING FROM A RETIRED COLONEL. AND READ WHAT LINCOLN HAD TO SAY AT THE END.
33 Senators Voted Against English as America 's Official Language on June 6, 2007. On Wed. 6 June 2007 23:35:23 - 0500 Colonel Harry Riley , USA , Ret. wrote:
Your vote against an amendment to the immigration Bill 1348......to make English America's official language is astounding.
On D-Day, no less, when we honor those that sacrificed in order to secure the bedrock, character and principles of America , I can only surmise your vote reflects a loyalty to illegal aliens.
I don't much care where you come from. What your religion is. Whether you're black, white, or some other color......male or female......Democrat, Republican or Independent....... But I do care when you are a United States Senator representing Citizens of America ......and vote against English as the official language of the United States .
Your vote reflects Betrayal. Political Surrender.
Violates Your Pledge of Allegiance. Dishonors historical principle. Rejects Patriotism. Borders on traitorous action and, in my opinion, makes you unfit to serve as a United States Senator........
Impeachment.......Recall........Or other appropriate action is warranted or worse.
Four of you voting against English as America 's Official Language are Presidential Candidates: Senator Biden, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd, and Senator Obama.
Four Senators vying to lead America, but won't or don't have the courage to cast a vote in favor of "English" as America's Official Language when 91% of American Citizens want English officially designated as our language.
This is the second time in the last several months this list of Senators have disgraced themselves as "policital hacks"...... Unworthy as Senators and certainly unqualified to serve as President of the United States
If America is as angry as I am, you will realize a backlash so stunning it will literally "rock you out of your panties"......... and preferably totally out of t he United States Senate.
The entire immigration bill is a farce.... your action only confirms this really isn't about America ....it is about self-serving politics......despicable at best. It has been said:
"Never Argue with an Idiot....
They'll drag you down to their level!"
The following Senators voted against making English the official language of America :
Biden (D-DE) Wants to be President?
Clinton (D-NY) Wants to be President? (GOD FORBID! )
Dodd (D-MN) wants to be president
Domenici (R-NM) A coward. Protecting his senate seat
Feingold (D-WIN) Not unusual for him
Kerry (D-MA) wanted to be president
Lieberman (D-CT) Disappointment here.....
Obama (D-IL) Wants to be President? GOD FORBID!
Reid (D-NV) Senate Majority Leader (Dinghy Harry)
Sa Lazar (D-CO)
"congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale, and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled or hanged!!!
President Abraham Lincoln