Israel Strikes Gaza

It didn't take long after Hamas took over Gaza before Israel attacked. They conducted air strikes against suspected rocket launch sites in northern Gaza after a rocket landed in Israel.

Deadline Nears In Seven Wonders Voting

Over 50 million people have voted, but it's not to late for you to join them. The vote is to determine which objects should constitute an updated "Seven Wonders of the World".

Israel To Attack Gaza

Following the take-over of Gaza my Hamas militants, the Israeli government is preparing to send as much as 20,000 troops into Gaza to fight Hamas.

Gore Calls G8 Climate Deal A Disgrace

While praising the effort made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former vice president Al Gore called the watered down "deal" for further climate talks a disgrace.

Peak Oil Coming Soon?

A new report, created by BP, an oil company, released yesterday says that they believe there is enough oil to last 40 years at the current rate of consumption. The independent Oil Depletion Analysis Centre disagrees: They believe we could see peak production very soon.

Catholics Asked Not To Give To Amnesty International

The Vatican has called on all Catholics to cease giving donations to Amnesty International after a recent policy change by the organization.

Google To Make Privacy Concessions

Under pressure from European leaders, Google is looking to change it's privacy policies to limit the amount of time it retains search data.

Democrats Plan More Iraq Hurdles

While admitting that the Democratic party promised more than it could deliver when it said it would end the war, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went on to say that Democrats are working through a series of options to reign in the president on Iraq ahead of the September deadline for a crucial report on the progress of the war.

Oil Forecasts Point To Higher Gas Prices

World demand for oil is rising faster than predicted, and world output is growing slower than predicted. The basic rules of supply and demand say that we're in for higher gas prices, maybe a lot higher.

U.S. Arming Iraqi Insurgents

The U.S. military has acknowledged it's riskiest plan yet to bring peace to Iraq. They are arming Sunni insurgents who promise to use the weapons to fight Al Qaeda elements in Iraq.

Lieberman Calls For Attacks On Iran

Republicrat Joe Lieberman is calling for the U.S. to consider retaliation against Iran for the killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. He believes there is ample evidence of Iranian involvement in the killings and suggests we should retaliate.

Passport Restrictions Eased Temporarily

As the reality sets in that new passport restrictions are seriously inconveniencing travelers this summer, the Bush Administration has temporarily suspended those restrictions. The suspension will last until the end of September and allows Americans to fly to and from Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean without a passport.

Israel and Syria Preparing To Fight?

Both countries appear to be quietly building up troops on both sides of the cease-fire line established in 1967 in the Golan Heights. Syria, for it's part, has moved in rocket units similar to those employed by Hezbollah while Israel has put together a group of ministers, possibly a "war cabinet", to deal with Syrian relations.

CIA Prisons In Eastern Europe

According to high ranking government officials in Poland and Romania, and despite official denials from their governments, the CIA ran detention centers in those countries to hold, interrogate, and torture suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks.

Putin Asks To Be Included In Missile Defense

Russian president Vladimir Putin offered to take back his objections to the U.S. planned missile defense shield provided it protects "all of Europe" and that it be placed in Azerbaijan instead of Poland and the Czech Republic.

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