Sunday, June 15, 2008

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Mugabe vows MDC will ‘never rule Zimbabwe’
Financial Times - 1 hour ago
By William Wallis in London Robert Mugabe has vowed that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change will “never rule Zimbabwe” in a weekend speech that followed a pledge to arm war veterans and send them to fight in the event of an MDC victory.
Runoff election won't end Zimbabwe's crisis The Associated Press
Mugabe says ready to hand power to a party faithful Reuters

Israel - Palestine
Rice says Israeli settlement building hurting talks
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Arshad Mohammed RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday Israel's continued settlement building was harming peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Remarks With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas US Department of State
Rice criticizes Israel on West Bank settlements The Associated Press

Afghanistan - Pakistan
President Karzai in terror warning
Times Online - 1 hour ago
President Karzai threatened yesterday to send troops into Pakistan to prevent cross-border attacks by the Taleban, giving a personal warning to Baitullah Mehsud, the self-proclaimed leader of the Pakistani Taleban, that he would be hunted down for ...
Video: Karzai Threatens to Send Forces Into Pakistan AssociatedPress
Karzai Threatens to Send Soldiers Into Pakistan New York Times

Iowans fight back against deadly floodwaters
Reuters - 56 minutes ago
By Frank Polich IOWA CITY, Iowa, June 15 (Reuters) - Officials moved paintings, books and documents out of harm's way on Sunday as record flooding in parts of the US Midwest partly submerged the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.
Video: More Rain Forecast for Flood Weary Iowa AssociatedPress
Floodwaters start to recede in Cedar Rapids CNN

War Powers Why This Court Keeps Rebuking This President
New York Times - 18 hours ago
By JONATHAN MAHLER “The most important thing we do is not doing,” Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said of the Supreme Court’s abiding humility, its overwhelming preference to allow the people, through their elected representatives, to govern themselves.
Critics Study Possible Limits to Habeas Corpus Ruling Washington Post

Nuclear Smuggling
Nuclear ring reportedly had weapon design
The Associated Press - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - An international smuggling ring may have secretly shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with Iran, North Korea and other rogue countries, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
Smuggling Ring Suspected of Sharing Nuclear Info
Report: Smuggling Network Had Blueprint for Advanced Nuclear Weapon FOXNews

Iraqi Forces Mass Outside Southern City of Amara
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and ALISSA J. RUBIN BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Army continued to mass troops outside the southern city of Amara on Sunday and Iraq’s prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, offered a three-day amnesty and weapons buyback program to militants ...
Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections The Associated Press
Sadr's Launches his Election Campaign TIME

Lord, deliver us from searching for our ultimate security in any created thing, in any theory, system, or organization, sacred or secular. Show yourself to us, our light, our refuge, our salvation, so that we may recognize you in all things and worship you always in spirit and in truth. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Gerard W. Hughes

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