Jamaica Gleaner International

Published: Monday Thursday | March 26, 2009

UNITED STATES - Obama, NATO chief in talks
WASHINGTON (AP): President Barack Obama says he and the NATO secretary general yesterday discussed increasing alliance effectiveness in the fight against Islamic militants in Afghanistan. Obama said he hopes the talks and the upcoming new US plan for the fight against the Taliban... Read More...

CANADA - CBC to cut 800 jobs
MONTREAL (AP): Canada's national public broadcaster will cut 800 full-time jobs, or about eight per cent of its workforce, in a bid to balance its budget, the president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said yesterday.... Read More...

MEXICO - 'Death Saint' destroyed
Mexico (AP): Officials in Nuevo Laredo have destroyed more than 35 statues dedicated to a 'Death Saint' popular with drug traffickers. The statues, most depicting a robe-covered skeleton resembling the Grim Reaper, lined highways... Read More...

UNITED STATES - Governor says he would veto gay marriage
MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP): Vermont's Republican governor said yesterday for the first time that he will veto a gay-marriage proposal if it passes the state Legislature.Speaking at an afternoon news conference... Read More...