Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Domine, exaudi nos - 3/19/2008

Liar in Chief Spews Excrement
Bush Says Iraq War is Worth Fighting Despite Cost
Voice of America - 2 hours ago
By VOA News President Bush will defend his decision to topple Saddam Hussein in a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.
Bush to Defend Iraq War in Speech New York Times
Iraq: Five years International Herald Tribune

Tibet - China - United Kingdom
Bomb attack on police in Tibet as China issues wanted list of 12
Times Online - 58 minutes ago
A homemade bomb thrown at a paramilitary police vehicle has killed or injured up to four officers in Lhasa, as Chinese authorities issued a wanted list of 12 Tibetans, including two monks.
Further protests in Nepal as Tibet tension spreads CNN International

Gordon Brown will meet Dalai Lama in London
Times Online - 54 minutes ago
The Prime Minister risked poisoning relations with the Chinese government today by announcing that he will meet the Dalai Lama when he visits the UK later in the year.
Gordon Brown to meet Dalai Lama
Brown promises to meet Dalai Lama BBC News

Le dalaï-lama demande l'aide de la communauté internationale - Il y a 29 minutes
DHARAMSALA (Inde) - Le dalaï-lama, chef spirituel des Tibétains en exil, a appelé mercredi les dirigeants du monde entier à l'aider à résoudre le conflit sur le Tibet par le "dialogue" avec la Chine et à exhorter Pékin à la "retenue" dans sa gestion ...
Tibet: le dalaï lama veut reprendre le dialogue avec Pékin Le Vif/L'Express
"Le dalaï lama ne peut pas imposer sa philosophie" L'Express

China habla de “lucha a vida o muerte” en el Tíbet
Milenio - hace 2 horas
Las protestas contra la ocupación china en el Tíbet se han extendido y provocado numerosas muertes. Pekín.- China recrudeció hoy el tono frente a los tibetanos en el exilio y habló de una “lucha a vida o muerte” con el Dalai Lama y sus seguidores. ...
Parlamento tibetano en exilio traslada protesta a Nueva Delhi El Universal (México)
China asegura que la antorcha olímpica pasará por Tíbet Swissinfo

El Dalai Lama ofrece su renuncia si ayuda a detener la violencia ...
La Opinión de Tenerife - hace 7 horas
REUTERS/EP | BEIJING El Dalai Lama aseguró ayer que está dispuesto a abandonar su cargo cómo líder del Gobierno tibetano en el exilio si esto fuera necesario para poner fin a los disturbios en el Tíbet, después de que el primer ministro chino, ...
Wen Jiabao califica de "hipócrita" al Dalai Lama La Vanguardia
El Dalai Lama se reúne con radicales tibetanos tras amenazar con ...

Dalai Lama urges world help in crisis - 43 minutes ago
THE Dalai Lama has appealed to world leaders for help in resolving the dispute over Tibet through "dialogue" with China, according to a letter released by his office.
Why Tibet must go it alone Melbourne Herald Sun

Tourist video shows riot, flames in Tibetan capital
CNN - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Australian tourist Michael Smith says he was eating lunch in a restaurant in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, on Friday when he heard an explosion and saw smoke.

Fehmida Mirza, candidate for the post of Speaker of the National Assembly from Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party, ouutside the National Assembly in Islamabad, March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed
Pakistan's Parliament Elects First Female Speaker
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By Steve Herman Pakistan has seen its first significant transfer of power since last month's nationwide elections. The speaker of the National Assembly, a backer of President Pervez Musharraf, handed over control of the legislative body to a member of ...
Pakistan swears in female speaker
Woman elected Pakistani speaker BBC News

Neighbours' Kosovo recognition deals blow to Serbia
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Douglas Hamilton Reuters BELGRADE: Serbia's neighbours in Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria dealt a blow to the Serb campaign to overturn Kosovo's month-old independence on Wednesday by announcing they would recognise the new republic.
Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary to recognize Kosovo USA Today
Serbia slams recognition of Kosovo by three neighbours Makfax

UN police return to tense Kosovo Serb stronghold
Reuters - 40 minutes ago
By Matt Robinson and Branislav Krstic MITROVICA, Kosovo, March 19 (Reuters) - UN police in Kosovo returned to the Serb stronghold of north Mitrovica on Wednesday, having pulled out two days ago following deadly Serb riots, but they remained under heavy ...

La police retourne à Mitrovica nord deux jours après des violences
Le Monde - Il y a 2 heures
La police de l'ONU au Kosovo et la police kosovare devaient revenir mercredi dans la journée dans le nord serbe de Kosovska Mitrovica, deux jours après s'en être retirées suite à de violents affrontements, a indiqué un responsable de la police kosovare ...
A Mitrovica, les émeutiers se tirent une balle dans le pied Libération
Kosovo : un leader serbe menace Le Figaro

Fannie, Freddie get OK to buy more mortgages
MarketWatch - 1 hour ago
By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The federal government loosened Wednesday the strict capital requirements on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, allowing them to inject billions of dollars into the sagging mortgage market by buying ...
US Stocks Rise for 2nd Day; Morgan Stanley, Fannie Mae Gain Bloomberg
Fannie, Freddie cleared to pump $200 billion into market Reuters

Canada Dollar Falls on Speculation Central Bank Will Follow Fed
Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
By Haris Anwar March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Canada's dollar declined on speculation the nation's central bank will follow the US in cutting interest rates as the slowdown in the world's largest economy hurts Canadian exports.
BoC, it's your move Globe and Mail
Loonie down as US economic concerns linger Reuters Canada

Arkansas Floods
Two missing, numerous roads closed as Ark. flood waters rage
KUAR - 1 hour ago
AP (2008-03-19) Overnight storms brought widespread flooding to Arkansas, washing out highways and forcing some people from their homes.
Flooding kills four, forces hundreds to evacuate in central US KXLY
Coshocton Co. under flood warning Coshocton Tribune

Cheney Calls Iraq War a 'Major Success
ABC News - 2 hours ago
US Vice President Dick Cheney takes to the stage on March 18, 2008 to deliver remarks to US troops stationed at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Cheney met American soldiers serving in Iraq on Tuesday after urging Arab states to open full diplomatic ties with ...
Iraq War: A colossal failure Seattle Post Intelligencer
Iraq bomb blasts kill 7 ABC Online

Candidates Outline Iraq Plans on War Anniversary
ABC News - 4 hours ago
By JENNIFER PARKER In a presidential election campaign that could turn this Fall into a referendum on the Iraq war, the three '08 candidates seized on the war's fifth anniversary to outline their Iraq plans and to try to draw contrasts with one ...
Out of Iraq Caucus Members Step Up to Defend Clinton FOXNews
Five Years On, Iraq Slips Off the Radar Washington Post

Bush acknowledges debate over Iraq - 1 hour ago
By Damien McElroy President George W Bush has marked the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq by acknowledging an "understandable" debate over the conflict while telling Americans that the country stands on the brink of a great strategic victory.
Five years on, Bush says Iraq war will end in victory Africasia
Iraq five years on Radio Netherlands

Irak va rentrer dans sa 6ème année de guerre
France 2 - Il y a 4 heures
Alors que l'Irak entre jeudi dans sa 6ème année de guerre, le président George W. Bush parle toujours de "victoire" Mais sur place les factions irakiennes peinent à forger une entente politique propre à garantir la fin des violences. ...
La guerre en Irak entre dans sa sixième année
Cinq ans de guerre en Irak : l'impasse Le Monde

International Health

OMS destaca lentitud en combate a la tuberculosis - 17 Mar 2008
La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) llamó hoy a redoblar los esfuerzos en el combate global contra la tuberculosis, tras la divulgación de un informe que confirma una desaceleración en las acciones contra la enfermedad. ...
Se ralentiza el control de la tuberculosis Los Tiempos
SIDA y tuberculosis, un problema creciente Prensa Latina

U. S. Constitution: Second Amendment - Supreme Court
Port d'armes : Washington interroge sa Constitution
Le Figaro - Il y a 9 heures
La Cour suprême pourrait revoir le deuxième amendement sur les armes, remettant ainsi en cause bon nombre de restrictions. La question divise l'opinion et même l'Administration Bush : le droit de «garder et de porter des armes» garanti par le deuxième ...
Etats-Unis: la question du contrôle des armes devant la Cour suprême L'Express
La question des armes à feu devant la Cour suprême américaine Le Point

Latin America
La OEA logra un consenso mínimo entre Ecuador y Colombia
Sí, Se Puede - hace 3 horas
Los cancilleres de la OEA (Organización de Estados Americanos) consiguieron, después de horas de reuniones, un mínimo acuerdo en la resolución del conflicto que ha enfrentado a Colombia y Ecuador. El acuerdo aprobado recoge, aunque con reservas de ...
América • Diplomacia Quito-Bogotá: tablas en la OEA Milenio
Insulza: Reunión de cancilleres cumplió su labor El Universo

For Vocation in Daily Work
Almighty God our heavenly Father, you declare your glory and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

--the BB

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