Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Господи помилуй - 4/8/2008

Hearings thrust Iraq back into White House campaigns
CNN - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The emotional debate over the war will once again dominate presidential politics when all three candidates have opportunities to question the top US general in Iraq during congressional hearings Tuesday.
Petraeus Faces Next President The Associated Press
Top US Officials in Iraq to Testify Before Congress Voice of America

Militant Cleric Postpones Big Baghdad Protest
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By STEPHEN FARRELL BAGHDAD - Moktada al-Sadr, the anti-American Shiite cleric in Iraq whose Mahdi Army militia has been engaged in fierce clashes with Iraqi and American troops in Baghdad over the past week, on Tuesday postponed a huge demonstration in ...
Iraqi cleric cancels plans for massive protest march Los Angeles Times
Al-Sadr Threatens to End Cease-Fire The Associated Press

Iraq Hearings Open With Criticism From Democrats
New York Times - 53 minutes ago
By THOM SHANKER WASHINGTON - Congressional hearings to define the future course of American strategy in Iraq opened Tuesday morning with sharp criticism from a senior Democrat that the Bush administration has adopted “a war plan with no exit strategy.
Officials: Petraeus likely to say conditions dictate troop levels CNN
Petraeus Says Iraq Plan Creates `Fragile' Progress (Update3) Bloomberg

Moktada Sadr annule sa manifestation, menace de rompre la trêve

L'Express - Publié depuis 1 heure
L'imam radical chiite irakien Moktada Sadr a fait savoir qu'il n'avait pas l'intention de plier dans l'épreuve de force engagée par le gouvernement de son coreligionnaire Nouri al Maliki contre sa puissante milice, l'Armée du Mahdi. ...
Petraeus: l'offensive de Bassorah pas préparée de manière adéquate Romandie.com
Moqtada Sadr menace de mettre fin à la trêve nouvelobs.com

Petraeus replantea la retirada progresiva de tropas de EEUU de Irak
elmundo.es - hace 1 hora
WASHINGTON.- El jefe militar estadounidense en Irak, general David Petraeus, ha recomendado que después de julio se haga una pausa de 45 días en el proceso de retirada paulatina de tropas que se inició el año pasado, "para evaluar la situación". ...
El embajador de EEUU admite que el avance en Irak es "reversible" AFP
Petraeus defiende los progresos en Irak y critica la 'influencia ... IBLNEWS

Washington elabora un acuerdo para seguir indefinidamente en Irak
Terra España - hace 8 horas
Un borrador de acuerdo de carácter confidencial entre Washington y el Gobierno de Bagdad sienta las bases para una presencia militar indefinida de Estados Unidos en territorio iraquí, según el diario británico 'The Guardian'. ...
La encrucijada de Moqtada Diario de León
El Ejército estadounidense y milicianos chiíes se enfrentan en Bagdad Diari de Tarragona

McCain optimistic about Iraq progress
Guardian - 2 hours ago
This article was first published on guardian.co.uk on Tuesday April 08 2008. It was last updated at 15:02 on April 08 2008. John McCain, the Republican contender for the White House, offered his most optimistic assessment yet of Iraq today during his ...

The graphic on the right is the banner unfurled in many locales in Paris yesterday, including the Eiffel Tower. It is the graphic message of Reporters Without Borders.

Tibet - China - Jeux Olympiques
Olympic Officials May Reconsider Torch Relay
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By GRAHAM BOWLEY The Olympic torch arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday for the latest stage of its worldwide relay as the International Olympic Committee for the first time raised the possibility of cutting short the relay or amending the route after ...
Video: Chaos marks Paris Olympic torch relay - 08 April 2008 AlJazeeraEnglish
Beijing Makes Final Olympic Preparations Despite International ... Voice of America

Cultural Autonomy for Tibet
Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago
By DAVID L. PHILLIPS Given the scrutiny Beijing faces for its handling of the recent uprising in Lhasa, it may come as a surprise that there is a relatively simple solution to the problem: China need only implement existing laws on cultural autonomy.
China orders Tibetans 'reeducated' about Dalai Lama Los Angeles Times
German parliamentarians report shortages in Tibetan monasteries

Beware an angry China
International Herald Tribune - 44 minutes ago
By Philip Bowring HONG KONG: Tibetans have a strong case against Beijing. But mixing it in with the Olympics and Darfur is a red rag to a wounded young bull.
Western media miss the real Tibet story The Age
The Tibet Issue, Cultural Autonomy Needed Enews 2.0

Olympic participation linked to Tibet
Independent Online - 1 hour ago
Cahors, France - President Nicolas Sarkozy made a direct link Tuesday between China starting talks with exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama and the level of French participation in the Olympic opening ceremony.

Zimbabwe High Court Takes up Election Results
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By REUTERS HARARE - Zimbabwe’s High Court ruled on Tuesday it would treat the opposition’s application for the immediate release of last month’s presidential election results urgently and began hearing arguments in the case.
Zimbabwe High Court to Consider Election Petition Urgently Voice of America
Zimbabwe court lets poll case begin International Herald Tribune

Zimbabwe: invasion d'au moins 30 fermes détenues par des Blancs
Romandie.com - Il y a 22 heures
HARARE - Au moins trente fermes détenues par des Blancs ont été envahies par des partisans du président zimbabwéen Robert Mugabe, a indiqué lundi le syndicat des fermiers commerciaux, qui représentent les derniers agriculteurs blancs du pays. ...
Zimbabwe: la justice reporte une décision cruciale, Mugabe fourbit ... Le Point
Zimbabwe: report de la décision de justice sur la publication des ... La Tribune.fr

Arrests over Mugabe votes
Melbourne Herald Sun - 1 hour ago
ZIMBABWEAN police have arrested at least five officials for allegedly under-counting votes cast for President Robert Mugabe in last month's election.
Zimbabwe High Court Takes up Election Results New York Times
Zimbabwe opposition slams 'deafening silence' of Africa AFP

Iran Says It’s Installing New Centrifuges
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By NAZILA FATHI TEHRAN - Iran announced Tuesday that it had started increasing its capacity to enrich uranium - a sensitive process in its nuclear program - despite a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt the program.
Iran Steps Up Defiance of UN With More Centrifuges (Update3) Bloomberg
Defiant Iran expands nuclear operation CNN International

L'Iran s'offre de nouvelles centrifugeuses
L'Express - Il y a 3 heures
'Iran a célébré ce mardi son programme atomique controversé avec une Journée nationale du nucléaire qui devrait voir l'annonce par le président Mahmoud Ahmadinejad de nouveaux progrès dans l'enrichissement d'uranium, marquant son refus de céder aux ...
L'Iran célèbre sa "fête du nucléaire" par de nouvelles centrifugeuses AFP
Les Etats-Unis menacent l'Iran de nouvelles sanctions Romandie.com

Really, Really Bad Idea - European Union
EU approves in-flight mobile calls
VNUNet.com - 42 minutes ago
The European Commission has followed the lead set by Ofcom last month and introduced rules for harmonising the use of mobile phones in aircraft.
Keep In Touch Above Europe, In-flight Use Of Phones Approved eFluxMedia
Flee the Friendly Skies: Mobiles at 3000 Meters PC World

I mean, isn't it bad enough being anywhere near someone shouting into their mobile phone? What if you are strapped in right next to them with nowhere to escape? Forget the flight, I'll walk, thanks.

Kenyan Opposition Party Suspends Talks
The Associated Press - 57 minutes ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's opposition party suspended talks with the government Tuesday and hundreds of angry young opposition backers set fires to protest delays in reaching a power-sharing deal.
Unrest in Kenya as Peace Plan Falters New York Times
Kenya opposition suspends talks Aljazeera.net

Egypt's local elections start
Independent Online - 2 hours ago
Cairo - Voting for Egyptian local councils got underway on Tuesday with only 1 000 of the councils' 52 000 seats being contested between opposition parties and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).
Polls open in Egypt amid tensions BBC News
A trickle of Egyptians vote in local council polls Reuters South Africa

India - Africa - Economy - Environment
India, Africa seek to meet climate challenges together
Hindu - 2 hours ago
New Delhi (PTI): Noting the "lack of demonstrable progress" by developed nations on greenhouse gas reduction commitments, India and Africa on Tuesday sought equitable and fair burden-sharing to meet the challenges that will particularly be severe on ...
African nations seek more investments from India NDTV.com
21st century should belong to Asia-Africa says PM All India Radio

El Ejército colombiano detiene en Bogotá a un cabecilla de las FARC
La Vanguardia - hace 19 horas
Bogotá. (EFE).- El Ejército colombiano detuvo en Bogotá a uno de los cabecillas del frente 26 de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) encargado de negociar armas y conocido como 'Aldinever', informaron hoy fuentes militares. ...
Brasil vuelve a abogar por la liberación de Ingrid Betancourt y ... Terra España
Brasil llama a rápida liberación de Ingrid Betancourt Reuters América Latina

O Thou Who hast rendered Thy Saints more radiant than gold, and has glorified Thy righteous ones, since Thou are good: Being entreated by them, O Christ God, make our life peaceful, since Thou art the Friend of mankind; and let our prayer be set forth as incense, O Thou Who alone dost rest in the Saints.
Tuesday of the Myrrh-Bearers, Pentecostarion

--the BB

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