Monday, March 03, 2008

God so loved the world....

UN Security Council passes more sanctions against Iran
Christian Science Monitor - 36 minutes ago
With Indonesia abstaining. the 14-to-1 vote is the first such resolution on Iran that did not achieve unanimity. By Howard LaFranchi | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor UNITED NATIONS, NY - The United Nations Security Council on Monday ...

Egypt - Palestine
EU pushes for deal to reopen Gaza-Egypt border
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, March 3 (Reuters) - The European Union said on Monday it was pushing for agreement between Cairo, Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reopen Egypt's border crossing with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Russian riot police clash with vote protesters
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Chris Baldwin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian riot police clashed on Monday with opposition protesters who tried to hold an unauthorised rally in Moscow against the election of President Vladimir Putin's protege, Dmitry Medvedev.

Ecuador - Colombia - Venezuela
Venezuela and Colombia Have a Long History of Tension
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By Michael Bowman The presidents of Venezuela and Ecuador have ordered troops to their countries' respective borders with Colombia, after Colombian forces bombed a rebel camp in Ecuador's territory.
Ecuador president vows to take 'stronger measures' against Colombia International Herald Tribune

United Nations - Nepal
10 Killed in UN Chopper Crash in Nepal
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A United Nations helicopter crashed Monday while flying in bad weather in Nepal's mountainous east, killing seven UN staff and three crew, UN officials said.

Crude Oil Prices
Oil trades in record territory, settles at $102.45
Houston Chronicle - 45 minutes ago
Crude oil rose to a record after the dollar dropped to an all-time low against the euro, increasing the appeal of commodities as an alternative investment.

Lord, you are my lover,
the object of my desire,
you are like a stream
flowing through my body,
a sun shining on my face.
Let me be your reflection.

--Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210-1280)

1 comment:

Padre Mickey said...

The government here in Panamá before our present government were the Arnofistas, who's original leader supported Hitler and tried to deport the Afropanameños and Chinese-panamanians back in the 1950's. When they were the government, the paramilitaries from Colombia would come over the border and raid small villages, stealing food and money and everything they could get their hands on. We learned later that much of the arsenal of the police department (we don't have an army; George H.W. Bush demanded that the army be deposed when he invaded in 1989) had ended up in the hands of the paramilitaries. If Panamá had an army, they would probably join Ecuador and Venezuela at our border.

Colombia is one big stinking mess, and I'm not sure how it can be straightened out, but the U.S. is not helping things at all.