Thursday, April 10, 2008

Señor, ten piedad - 4/10/2008

Iraq - (and Iran?)
Bush halts Iraq troop cuts but shortens tours
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday he would suspend US troop withdrawals from Iraq this summer but cut the length of tours of duty, as he defended his war policy that will leave any resolution of the ...
Petraeus Testimony Met With Skepticism U.S. News & World Report
Iraq’s Military Seen as Lagging New York Times

Sadr City clashes hit Iraqi civilians hard
Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours ago
US and Iraqi forces have been battling Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army there since March 25. By Sam Dagher | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Baghdad - A mini Koran and a toy cellphone was lying next to a bandaged Batoul Ahmed, ...
US Airstrikes in Iraq Target Militants The Associated Press
Air raid kills more in Baghdad

Bush calls Iran one of two greatest threats to America
Times Online - 1 hour ago
President Bush warned Iran today that if it did not stop arming and training Shia militia in Iraq then "America will act to protect our interests and our troops".
Bush Offers No Sign of Large Iraq Troop Withdrawals New York Times
Bush Embraces Pause in Troop Cutbacks The Associated Press

Bush calls Iran one of two greatest threats to America
Times Online - 1 hour ago
President Bush warned Iran today that if it did not stop arming and training Shia militia in Iraq then "America will act to protect our interests and our troops".

Zimbabwe Rivals May Come Face to Face
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By CELIA W. DUGGER and GRAHAM BOWLEY JOHANNESBURG - President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his rival, the opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai, will attend an emergency weekend meeting of southern Africa’s heads of state to address the political ...
Time to Intervene in Zimbabwe Washington Post
Mugabe to attend emergency talks BBC News

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not contest run-off - 2 hours ago
Zimbabwe's opposition leader will boycott any presidential election run-off with Robert Mugabe, his party said today. A Movement for Democrat Change spokesman said Morgan Tsvangirai would not run again as he believed he had scored an outright victory ...

Zimbabwe Opposition Says No to Runoff
The Associated Press - 55 minutes ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The opposition party said Thursday it will not participate in a presidential runoff, while spokesmen for President Robert Mugabe and his chief rival said both will attend an emergency summit of southern African leaders this ...

Tibet - China - Jeux Olympiques
Dalai Lama stops in Japan on way to US
United Press International - 1 hour ago
TOKYO, April 10 (UPI) -- The Dalai Lama stopped in Tokyo Thursday en route to the United States but Japanese leaders said there were no talks set up with the exiled Tibetan leader.
Dalai Lama heads to US amid Tibetan turmoil ABC Online
EU parliament condemns Chinese "brutal repression" in Tibet Monsters and

Olympic Torch Heads to Buenos Aires as Pressure Grows (Update5)
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Mark Deen and Bill Faries April 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Olympic torch continues its protest-dogged global journey in Buenos Aires today as pressure mounts on world leaders to boycott the Beijing games opening ceremony over China's alleged human rights ...
Washington diary: China's crisis BBC News
Dalai Lama heads to US amid Tibetan turmoil ABC Online

Le dalaï lama soutient Pékin en tant que ville olympique
La - Il y a 5 heures
Le dalaï lama a déclaré jeudi soutenir Pékin en tant que ville olympique, ajoutant toutefois que personne n'a le droit de bâillonner les manifestants qui réclament la liberté au Tibet. "Nous ne sommes pas contre les Chinois. Nous avons soutenu les Jeux ...
Le dalaï lama soutient les JO Le Parisien
Le dalaï-lama répète son soutien aux JO, dénonce la violence L'Express

Insta Parlamento Europeo a boicotear los JO
El Financiero (México) - hace 36 minutos
Bruselas, 10 de abril.- El Parlamento Europeo (PE) instó hoy a los líderes de la Unión Europea (UE) a boicotear la ceremonia de apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing, si China se niega a dialogar con el Dalai Lama sobre la situación en el Tíbet. ...
Dalai Lama: Las Olimpíadas de Beijing deben seguir adelante Voice of America
China insta al COI a dejar de lado la política AFP

Dalai Lama: No one can tell Tibetan protesters 'to shut up'
Hindu - 5 hours ago
NARITA, Japan (AP): The Dalai Lama said Thursday he is willing to support China's hosting of the Olympic Games this summer, but said Beijing cannot suppress protests in Tibet with violence or tell those calling for more freedom in his homeland ``to ...

El embajador chino en España contra el Dalai Lama
TeleCinco - hace 2 horas
Qiu Xiaoqi ha acusado al Dalai Lama de "tratar de sacar al Tibet del territorio chino". El embajador de la República de China en España, Qiu Xiaoqi, ha dicho este jueves en una entrevista que el Dalai Lama es un "monje político y separatista". ...

Nepal vote called success despite 2 deaths
United Press International - 2 hours ago
KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 10 (UPI) -- International observers hailed Nepal's elections Thursday as a success despite violence that left two people dead.
Nepal turns out in force for historic poll Times Online
Bloodshed in Nepal ahead of landmark election ABC Online

Dix millions de Népalais ont élu une assemblée pour abolir la ...
AFP - Il y a 2 heures
KATMANDOU (AFP) — Dix millions de Népalais ont élu jeudi une assemblée constituante censée abolir la monarchie et proclamer la République, avec l'espoir de consolider la paix signée il ya un an et demi avec la guérilla maoïste. ...
Les Népalais votent et espèrent le retour de la paix
Les Népalais aux urnes pour abolir la monarchie Le Monde

Polling in Nepal ends peacefully - 1 hour ago
These polls are expected to end the 240-year-old Hindu monarchy and bring the Maoists into the democratic system. The polling was largely peaceful but clear results are not expected for at least another three weeks.

Egypt - Palestine - Israel
Egypt beefs up Gaza border force
BBC News - 2 hours ago
The Egyptians fear another breach of the frontier by Palestinians trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. A senior member of Hamas, which controls Gaza, threatened on Tuesday to repeat a breach of the border with Egypt earlier this year.
Gaza cut off from fuel after attack Reuters
Israel closes Gaza fuel supply after raid United Press International

Israël menace le Hamas de représailles
AFP - Il y a 5 heures
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israël a menacé jeudi de frapper le Hamas au lendemain d'une opération commando à partir de la bande de Gaza qui a tué deux Israéliens, tout en refusant de priver complètement de carburant ce territoire. ...
Flambée de violences à Gaza après une attaque palestinienne Le Monde
Israël prive Gaza de carburant

Haïti: trois Casques bleus du Sri-Lanka blessés par balles mercredi - Publié depuis 1 heure
PORT-AU-PRINCE - Trois Casques bleus du Sri-Lanka ont été blessés par balles mercredi par des inconnus dans la banlieue de Port-au-Prince, secouée depuis le début de la semaine par des émeutes de la faim, a appris jeudi l'AFP de sources onusiennes. ...
Haïti: pressions pour changer l'exécutif, calme précaire à Port-au ... AFP
Les manifestations de la faim continuent en Haïti. Cinq morts et ...

Ugandan Rebels Delay Peace Deal
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and ALEXIS OKEOWO LAMU, Kenya - Joseph Kony, the brutal, phantom-like leader of an insurgency in Uganda, on Thursday delayed by at least one day a ceremony to sign a peace agreement that could end one of Africa’s longest and most ...
Kony delays Uganda peace deal The Times
Uganda: Government to Focus On Rebuilding the North

Gillani warns 'dictatorship' is threatening democracy
Hindu - 2 hours ago
ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan's new government hit the end of its political honeymoon Thursday after a burst of deadly violence in its biggest city and a split in the ruling coalition over how to erase the legacy of President Pervez Musharraf.
Tension in Karachi after violence BBC News
Musharraf Urges Lawyers to Stop 'Spreading Anarchy' Voice of America

The Light unapproachable, Christ God, shone forth from the tomb in His comeliness and appeared unto us. Hades is held captive; Satan hath been brought to nought. Lo, the ends of the world rejoice; creation now danceth, and the Church of Christ doth keep the feast with songs and hymns as she celebrateth the memory of the modest myrrh-bearing women, whilst observing noble Joseph's festival.
--Thursday of the Myrrh-Bearers, Pentecostarion

--the BB

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