|UNITED STATES - Congress approves war withdrawal plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters):In an unprecedented slap at President George W. Bush's war policy, the U.S. Congress yesterday approved legislation that links withdrawal of combat troops to paying for the war, ensuring a certain veto.
House subpoenas Rice on Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters): United States Democratic lawmakers voted on Wednesday to subpoena Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to testify about administration justifications for the U.S.invasion of Iraq in 2003. On a party-line vote of 21-10, the House of Representatives'...
RUSSIA - Putin hawkish in final state-of-nation address
MOSCOW, (Reuters): Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked U.S. foreign policy and embraced traditional values yesterday in a hawkish speech that laid out a route for his successor to follow when he steps down next year.
Storm sucker punch! - Climate change could sap hurricane strength
MIAMI, Florida (Reuters): Global warming could increase a climate phenomenon known as wind shear that inhibits Atlantic hurricanes, a potentially positive result of climate change, according to new research in April. The study, which was published in Geophysical Research ...
World in meltdown mode - Global warming may stoke the fires of all-out conflict
SINGAPORE (Reuters): Global warming will cause the Himalayan glaciers to melt, leading to mass migration and possibly conflicts over valuable resources such as agricultural land and fresh water, the United Nations Environment Programme chief said.
SAUDI ARABIA - Beauty contest for camels
GUWEI'IYYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters): The legs are long, the eyes are big, the bodies curvaceous.Contestants in this Saudi-style beauty pageant have all the features you might expect anywhere else in the world, but with one crucial...