Sunday, October 26, 2008 13:32
Global Recession, C.Banks Poised to Act Central banks are likely to launch new coordinated
emergency action this week to calm the panic sweeping financial markets,
which could be rocked further by data pointing to global recession.
start competing for bailout money
The bailout is now the hottest lobbying game in town. Insurers, automakers
and American subsidiaries of foreign banks all want the Treasury Department
to cut them a piece of the largest government rescue in U.S. history.
considers sending special ops to Afghanistan
Despite recent setbacks, a large-scale influx of conventional forces
is unlikely because of troop commitments in Iraq. But special operations
forces could narrowly target the most violent insurgent bands.
Poll: Obama 49.4%, McCain 44.1%
Republican John McCain continues to gain on Democrat Barack Obama, reducing
Obama’s lead to 5.3 points with just over a week to go before
Election Day, the latest Reuters/C–SPAN/Zogby national daily tracking
airport scanner “nonsense?” Germany will not participate in EU proposals for
airports to use full-body scanner security checks, which have raised
privacy issues, its interior ministry said Friday.
McCain was never tortured in my jail’, says Tran Trong Duyet Tran Trong Duyet, the former prison director who now surrounds
himself with caged birds in a house in Hai Phong, first met Mr McCain
a year after he had been shot down. He recalls a defiant rule-breaker,
the patriotic son of an admiral and a fervent believer in the war. What
he does not recall, however, is a victim of torture or violence.