Sunday, January 4, 2009 11:57
Stop Israeli ‘monstrosity’ in Gaza
UN General Assembly chief Miguel d’Escoto has criticized the Security
Council for its inability to curb Israel’s “monstrosity”
strikes at dissidents
China has launched a tough countrywide crackdown on a new network of
political activists, writers and lawyers who have supported a bold new
manifesto that presses for the end of one-party rule.
Provoked Attacks, Bush Says
President Bush issued a sharp condemnation of Hamas on Friday, accusing
the Palestinian Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip of
provoking Israeli military action with rocket attacks and then increasing
the death toll by hiding among civilian populations.
Debt Expected To Soar This Year
With President-elect Barack Obama and congressional Democrats considering
a massive spending package aimed at pulling the nation out of recession,
the national debt is projected to jump by as much as $2 trillion
this year, an unprecedented increase that could test the world’s
appetite for financing U.S. government spending.