Sunday, January 25, 2009 13:44
trying to whitewash Gitmo disaster’ A former US detainee says he was destroyed
at Guantanamo Bay Prison and that Obama must apologize to torture victims
and their families. On January 22 US President Barack Obama officially
signed executive orders to shut down Gitmo.
U.S. Airstrikes Offer a Concrete Sign of Obama’s Pakistan Policy
Two remote U.S. missile strikes that killed at least 20 people at suspected
terrorist hideouts in northwestern Pakistan yesterday offered the first
tangible sign of President Obama’s commitment to sustained military
pressure on the terrorist groups there, even though Pakistanis broadly
oppose such unilateral U.S. actions.
nuclear smuggling suspect claims CIA link A Swiss man suspected of being involved
in the world’s biggest nuclear smuggling ring claims he supplied
the CIA with information that led to the breakup of the black market
nuclear network led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan.
to Decide Soon Whether to Add to Bailout
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are bracing for a fresh request from President
Obama for another massive round of spending to shore up the nation’s
faltering financial system, which could send the total price for the
bailout soaring toward $1 trillion.
Britain swells amid the recession
PARTS of the United Kingdom have become so heavily dependent on
government spending that the private sector is generating less than
a third of the regional economy, a new analysis has found.
Bank’ Regains Favor As Solution for Toxic Debt
Analysts say both Wall Street and Washington are largely resolved
to creating a government-run entity to buy troubled assets from
banks and other struggling financial institutions. It’s just
a matter of how and when—and some say, the sooner the better.