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  • 37,244,000 Viewers for Sarah Palin

    09/04/2008 12:15:15 PM PDT · by July 4th · 171 replies · 1,218+ views
    Drudge ^ | 04 Sep 2008 | Drudge
    37,244,000 WATCHED PALIN SPEECH ... [38,379,000 WATCHED OBAMA]... MORE...
  • Looking for footage of McCain and/or Palin

    08/31/2008 4:48:28 PM PDT · by July 4th · 4 replies · 223+ views
    July 4th ^ | 8 Aug 2008 | July 4th
    Dear Freepers, I am working on a McCain/Palin Youtube video, and could use some sources for digital material. The only think I can think of at this point is downloading the high-res Youtube videos of their appearances. It would be great if there were something better than that. Please reply if so, and hopefully this will be some help to others who want to make a vid to support the Republican ticket. Thanks for your help.
  • France says no to mass legalisation of undocumented immigrants

    05/21/2007 5:02:22 PM PDT · by July 4th · 67 replies · 1,766+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2007 | Daily Mail
    France's minister of immigration and national identity, a new ministry created by President Nicolas Sarkozy, has ruled out legalizing undocumented immigrants en masse. The new ministry said today that government policy would be dictated by firmness and pragmatism. "We have to put aside massive legalization. It doesn't work and it penalizes, even immigrants," Brice Hortefeux said on Europe 1 radio. Policy, he said, would be guided by "firmness and humanism" with "lots of pragmatism." He also said he planned to adhere to the policy of deporting illegal immigrants from France. The number of deportees was expected to reach some 25,000...
  • President to speak at 1:45 p.m. (Re: Prisoners in CIA prisons)

    09/06/2006 8:35:48 AM PDT · by July 4th · 997 replies · 42,551+ views
    National Review ^ | 09.06.2006 | National Review
  • Circumcision may stop millions of HIV deaths

    07/10/2006 8:36:10 PM PDT · by July 4th · 66 replies · 1,422+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10 July 2006 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Circumcising men routinely across Africa could prevent millions of deaths from AIDS, World Health Organization researchers and colleagues reported on Monday. They analyzed data from trials that showed men who had been circumcised had a significantly lower risk of infection with the AIDS virus, and calculated that if all men were circumcised over the next 10 years, some two million new infections and around 300,000 deaths could be avoided. Researchers believe circumcision helps cut infection risk because the foreskin is covered in cells the virus seems able to easily infect. The virus may also survive better in...
  • A salute to guns and rights (NRA Convention article, w/ pics)

    05/20/2006 8:00:14 AM PDT · by July 4th · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2006 | Bill Glauber
    She's a nurse who likes target shooting and teaches gun safety classes. He's an engineer and deer hunter. When in Michigan, she'll pack a .357 Smith & Wesson for personal protection, while he sees no need to carry a concealed weapon. "I'm usually with her," Don Burns said, pointing to his wife, Christine. "And she's a better shot." The Burnses, from the Upper Peninsula town of Channing, are your quiet, ordinary, card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association - and proud of it. Friday, the Burnses, and thousands of others like them, trooped through the Midwest Airlines Center as the...
  • New UN rights council includes some rights abusers (China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia)

    05/09/2006 12:03:18 PM PDT · by July 4th · 13 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09 May 2006 | Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations elected 44 of the initial 47 members of its new Human Rights Council in a first round of voting on Tuesday, including five nations named by rights groups as among the world's worst abusers. Russia, China, Cuba, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, identified by New York-based Human Rights Watch as unworthy of membership on the new U.N. body, were among those winning seats. But two others on the group's list, Iran and Azerbaijan failed to win membership in the initial round of voting. Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth said it was inevitable...
  • Eye of the Storm: Algeria bids France 'au revoir' (Tangled web alert)

    04/30/2006 7:11:43 PM PDT · by July 4th · 15 replies · 722+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04.27.2006 | Amir Taheri
    Taking time off from America-bashing, the French elite is directing its anger at a new target: Algeria. The reason is that Algeria, having promised to sign a treaty of friendship and cooperation with France three years ago, has decided that it is no longer interested. The ostensible cause of the Algerian change of mind was a decision by the French parliament last year to rewrite school textbooks to include "studying positive aspects of colonialism" in former French colonies, notably Algeria. The idea so incensed the Algerians that they downgraded contacts with Paris and put the proposed treaty on hold. Moreover,...
  • "Our Immodest Court" (Speech by 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes)

    03/08/2006 7:42:59 PM PST · by July 4th · 6 replies · 741+ views
    Charlie Sykes' Blog ^ | 03/08/06 | Diane Sykes
    [July 4th's Note: I am posting the excerpt of Judge Diane Sykes' speech as it appears on Charlie Sykes' blog. For Diane Sykes' full speech, click here. This speech is about the Wisconsin Supreme Court, but the principles translate perfectly to the national debate of the direction of the judiciary.] Given the implications for public policy and the law, the Wisconsin’s Supreme Court’s shift toward unrestrained judicial activism should have been the subject of extensive media coverage and debate within legal circles. So far that hasn't happened. At least until last night, when Federal Appeals Court Judge Diane Sykes delivered...
  • Settlement Reached in BlackBerry Dispute

    03/03/2006 2:46:00 PM PST · by July 4th · 67 replies · 825+ views
    AP ^ | 3.3.2006 | Peter Svensson
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device, Friday announced it has settled its long-running patent dispute with a small Virginia-based firm, averting a possible court-ordered shutdown of the BlackBerry system. RIM has paid NTP $612.5 million in a "full and final settlement of all claims," the companies said. The settlement ends a period of anxiety for BlackBerry users. At a hearing last week, NTP had asked a federal court in Richmond, Va., for an injunction blocking the continued use of key technologies underpinning BlackBerry's wireless e-mail service. RIM, which is based in...
  • Outbreak of racist taunts plaguing Italian football (Nazis are back...)

    02/04/2006 10:07:37 PM PST · by July 4th · 17 replies · 576+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 4 February 2006 | Tony Barber
    Italy's government and football authorities are on high alert at stadiums this weekend to combat a plague of racism and hooliganism contaminating the nation's favourite sport. At a game last Sunday between Roma and Livorno - two clubs in Serie A, Italy's top league - crowds held aloft anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi banners insulting fans of Livorno and Lazio, Roma's rival club in the Italian capital. One slogan read: "Lazio-Livorno, stessa iniziale, stesso forno" - "Lazio and Livorno, same initial, same oven". Another slogan, in German, read: "Gott mit uns" - "God with us", the inscription on the belt buckles of...
  • France: Sarkozy asks for expulsion of convicted foreigners

    11/09/2005 7:14:42 AM PST · by July 4th · 23 replies · 869+ views
    TF1 ^ | 9 Nov 2005 | TF1
    The Minister of Interior Department asked for Wednesday to the prefects to expel all the foreigners convicted within the framework of thirteen last nights urban violences. Holders of a residence permit including. It is what he announced Wednesday at the French National Assembly. "120 foreigners all, not in irregular situation, were condemned" to have taken part in the last nights of urban riots, indicated the Minister of Interior Department at the time of the meeting of the topical questions. "I asked to the prefects that they be expelled without delay of our own territory, including those which have a residence...
  • Dutch vote "NO" on EU Constitution

    06/01/2005 12:03:46 PM PDT · by July 4th · 295 replies · 10,037+ views
    Zachtei ^ | 01 June 2005
    A massacre. According to the first exit poll, 63 percent of the Dutch voted no. The turnout was very high at 62 percent.
  • Earthquake in Los Angeles

    10/30/2004 9:10:06 AM PDT · by July 4th · 61 replies · 2,720+ views
    30 Oct 2004 | July 4th
    Significant shaking in the Santa Monica and Westwood area.
  • Paris (France) Muslims Perform Tarawih Under Lampposts

    10/22/2004 7:25:28 AM PDT · by July 4th · 57 replies · 1,082+ views
    Islam Online ^ | 21 Oct 2004 | Hadi Yahmid
    PARIS, October 21 (IslamOnline.net) – Teeming with worshipers who come in droves to perform the Tarawih prayers during Ramadan, mosques in Paris carpet the surrounding area to help accommodate them. In the 18th district, worshipers line up the two pavements outside the Fatah Mosque during the prayers, with some Muslims volunteering to organize traffic moving between the two lines lighted by lampposts. There are four other mosques in the area, inhabited by a sizeable number of Moroccan workers. As Muslim worshipers prostrate and kneel down outside the crowded mosque, "stunned" French passers-by stand to watch. A police patrol passes by...
  • Wisconsin: Nader wins ballot challenge, will appear on ballot

    09/21/2004 2:05:33 PM PDT · by July 4th · 44 replies · 1,265+ views
    WisPolitics.com ^ | 21 Sept 2004 | WisPolitics.com
    The State Elections Board ruled that Ralph Nader and running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will appear on the Wisconsin ballot as a presidential ticket. The board met today in Brookfield to vote on a challenge by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The panel voted 5-4 to reject the Dems claim that the Nader campaign failed to list an elector in the 8th Congressional District. The board rejected 6-3 the claim that Nader was ineligible for Wisconsin ballot status because he is listed as an independent here and a member of recognized parties in other states, which they argued is contrary...
  • Police fear serial hammer killer stalks London

    08/21/2004 4:04:05 PM PDT · by July 4th · 21 replies · 1,637+ views
    Netscape/CNN ^ | 21 Aug 2004 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Police are investigating whether a serial hammer killer is targeting women in London after a French woman was bludgeoned to death in circumstances similar to other attacks. Emilie Delagrange, 22, was found with a serious head injury lying near a cricket pitch in the southwest suburb of Twickenham on Thursday night. She died shortly afterwards. The attack bore similarities to three other assaults in the neighbourhood in the past two years, all of which left female victims with severe head injuries. A London police spokeswoman said the Delagrange investigation was being helped by officers from...
  • Airports Can Go Back to Private Screeners (with stupid Democrat quote)

    06/24/2004 11:42:39 AM PDT · by July 4th · 13 replies · 407+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 25 June 2004 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Airports that want to replace government security screeners with privately employed workers can do so by early next summer, the Bush administration told Congress on Thursday. Thomas Blank, assistant administrator at the Transportation Security Administration, told the Senate aviation subcommittee that airports will have three options: remain in the federal system, use a private contractor to hire and train screeners, or run the screening themselves. They can apply for a change in November. Airport groups estimate between 20 and 100 of the 445 commercial airports under TSA supervision will choose to opt out of the current system. Those...
  • UEFA EURO 2004 Official Thread : Portugal, June 12-July 4 (Soccer)

    06/12/2004 5:05:23 PM PDT · by July 4th · 525 replies · 2,092+ views
    Euro 2004 ^ | 12 June 2004 | Euro 2004
    Welcome to the official thread for the UEFA EURO 2004 tournament in Portugal! Included in this first post is a game schedule, and several links to get tournament updates over the internet. Phase 1Matches 12 June Portugal 12:00 PM Greece Spain 2:45 PM Russia 13 June Switzerland 12:00 PM Croatia France 2:45 PM England 14 June Denmark 12:00 PM Italy Sweden 2:45 PM Bulgaria 15 June Germany 12:00 PM Netherlands Czech Republic 2:45 PM Latvia 16 June Greece 12:00 PM Spain Russia 2:45 PM Portugal 17 June England 12:00 PM Switzerland Croatia 2:45 PM France 18 June Bulgaria 12:00 PM...
  • Bald eagles find hibernating bear in their nest

    03/16/2004 2:42:20 PM PST · by July 4th · 31 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 16 March 2004 | Meg Jones
    Somewhere on the sprawling Chippewa Flowage in northern Wisconsin there's a pair of bald eagles that are mad as hell. A furry surprise awaited a pair of bald eagles when they returned to their nest at the top of a 45-foot aspen on the Chippewa Flowage. Bears usually prefer to hibernate in caves, hollow trees or culverts. It's just about time to lay eggs in their huge 4-foot-wide nest at the top of a 45-foot aspen. The nest is made of twigs, grass and moss and took them weeks to build. The only problem - there's a bear slumbering peacefully...
  • Comments From Bremer In Iraq Today (Thurs., Feb. 19)

    02/19/2004 7:18:42 AM PST · by July 4th · 12 replies · 38+ views
    FOX News | 19 Feb 2004 | FOX News
    Two important comments from Paul Bremer today in Iraq: First, he solidly stated that the June 30 transition deadline is still in effect. No change. But perhaps a more interesting comment was this: An Iraqi woman asked a hypothetical question that was apparently about the Presidential election. (Wasn't translated to English). Bremer responded, "But in this case, I don't expect President Bush to lose the election, nor do I expect there to be any change in the American policy. The American people understand the importance of what we have done here - liberating 25 million people from a vicious tyranny,...
  • French Parliament Votes to Ban Headscarves From Schools

    02/10/2004 8:04:06 AM PST · by July 4th · 86 replies · 175+ views
    FOX News | 10 Feb 2004 | FOX News
    France's Assemblée nationale (Parliament) has voted to ban headscarves from schools. Announcer noted that it passed by a wide margin. After all the talk and debate, it's official now.
  • Citibank to issue credit cards in China

    01/06/2004 10:30:43 PM PST · by July 4th · 1 replies · 212+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | Jan 1, 2004 | Reuters
    <p>SHANGHAI, China (Reuters) - Citibank and HSBC Holdings PLC, the world's second-biggest bank by market value, have become the first foreign banks to win approval to issue credit cards in China, state media said Thursday.</p> <p>Bank executives were not immediately available for comment, nor were officials at the China Banking Regulatory Commission.</p>
  • Supreme Court Handing Down Ruling in Campaign Finance Reform (main parts upheld)

    12/10/2003 7:09:03 AM PST · by July 4th · 1,948 replies · 1,207+ views
    FOX News | 10 Dec 2003 | FOX News
    Reports that main portions of McCain-Feingold are now being upheld! People currently wading through a decision of over 300 pages.
  • Don't forget: St. Nicholas' Day is tomorrow (get your shoes out!)

    12/05/2003 6:10:47 PM PST · by July 4th · 9 replies · 986+ views
    Various sources | 5 Dec 2003 | July 4th
    Read more on American celebrations here: St. Nick's Day can be a nice little surprise Like many ancient traditions, the history of St. Nick's is debated. Some say St. Nick's Day is a decidedly German observance. Others say it is Spanish or Dutch. What is known is that St. Nicholas lived in the fourth century. He was a Christian prelate and the patron saint of Russia. Nicholas was a native of Patara, in the ancient district of Lycia in Asia Minor (now Turkey). He became archbishop of the metropolitan church in Myra, Lycia. How he came to be so...
  • Asst. US Attorney Jonathan Luna found dead in Lancaster, PA (murdered)

    12/04/2003 11:53:32 AM PST · by July 4th · 231 replies · 738+ views
    FOX News | 4 Dec 2003 | FOX News
    Prosecutor didn't show up for the 4th day of a trial involving rap artists dealing drugs from their studio.
  • Amazon.com's Customer Recommendations for Michael Jackson's New Album

    12/04/2003 10:30:28 AM PST · by July 4th · 4 replies · 69+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | 4 Dec 2003 | Amazon.com users
    Is there an item you'd recommend instead of or in addition to this one? Let the world know! Enter the item's ASIN (what's an ASIN?) in the box below, select advice type, then click Submit. I recommend: in addition to this productinstead of this product ***Use the buttons below to tell us if these recommendations are inappropriate.*** Top customer recommendations in addition to Number Ones Recommendations 1. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things 5 Is this an appropriate recommendation? 2. Thank Heaven for Little Boys - 6 Piece Gift Set 4 Is this an appropriate recommendation? 3....
  • What happens when you lean too far to the left (Picture!)

    11/06/2003 1:49:50 PM PST · by July 4th · 25 replies · 145+ views
    Yahoo! News Photo Wire ^ | November 5, 2003 | Reuters
  • Man Shot Outside L.A. Court Hearing in Blake Case

    10/31/2003 12:31:44 PM PST · by July 4th · 421 replies · 438+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 31 Oct 2003 | AP - Wash Post
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man was shot on Friday outside a Los Angeles courthouse where a hearing was being held in the murder trial of actor Robert Blake, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
  • Strong Explosion in Central Baghdad

    10/26/2003 9:54:12 PM PST · by July 4th · 232 replies · 518+ views
    FOX News | 26 Oct 2003 | FOX News
    In the area of the Red Cross building.
  • Storm over Italy crucifix ruling [Muslim sues for removal from classroom]

    10/26/2003 7:10:49 AM PST · by July 4th · 29 replies · 177+ views
    BBC News ^ | 26 Oct 2003 | BBC News
    A controversy has erupted in Italy over a court ruling ordering a state kindergarten to remove crucifixes from its classrooms. A judge in the central town of L'Aquila upheld a complaint by an Italian Muslim leader, Adel Smith. The ruling has re-opened a bitter debate about religious symbols. A law dating back to the fascist period requiring crucifixes to be hung in classrooms has never been fully repealed. The BBC's Frances Kennedy in Rome says the case is set to have far-reaching implications. It centres on a nursery and primary school near L'Aquila, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Rome....
  • Military jets intercept private plane during Bush's trip

    10/03/2003 4:13:30 PM PDT · by July 4th · 6 replies · 156+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 3 Oct 2003 | SCOTT WILLIAMS and LARRY SANDLER
    Waukesha - A private plane flying through restricted air space during President Bush's visit to Milwaukee on Friday was diverted to Crites Field after authorities could not identify who was flying the aircraft. The Cessna 172 was at 2,900 feet when it ventured into restricted air space near Kenosha at 10:25 a.m., said Tony Molinaro, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Des Plaines, Ill. At that time, Air Force One was on the ground and Bush was on his way into the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee for a speech. Because the air space was restricted for a 30-mile radius...
  • Bush expresses support for Limbaugh; Enquirer mulls release of audio

    10/02/2003 5:05:31 PM PDT · by July 4th · 69 replies · 181+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 2 Oct 2003 | Drudge Report
    President Bush expressed support of beleaguered radio star Rush Limbaugh in conversations with senior staff on Thursday, a senior administration source told the DRUDGE REPORT. "Rush is a great American," the president said of the host, who has championed the conservative movement for decades... MORE
  • Rockets fired at Baghdad hotel occupied by US troops

    09/26/2003 11:46:46 PM PDT · by July 4th · 20 replies · 229+ views
    BBC News | 27 Sep 2003 | BBC News
    This is only on their ticker at the moment. Don't know if it's just a minor event or if there are casualties.
  • Schwarzenegger Gets Endorsement of Darrell Issa

    09/26/2003 10:23:26 AM PDT · by July 4th · 527 replies · 363+ views
    FOX News | 26 Sep 2003 | FOX News
    On now.
  • Amanpour: CNN practiced self-censorship (afraid of Bush and FOX)

    09/14/2003 11:12:35 PM PDT · by July 4th · 36 replies · 250+ views
    USA Today ^ | 14 Sept 2003 | Peter Johnson
    <p>CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."</p> <p>As criticism of the war and its aftermath intensifies, Amanpour joins a chorus of journalists and pundits who charge that the media largely toed the Bush administration line in covering the war and, by doing so, failed to aggressively question the motives behind the invasion.</p>
  • Euro Swansong (UK Telegraph's euro vote editorial)

    09/14/2003 9:49:22 PM PDT · by July 4th · 1 replies · 107+ views
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Sep 2003 | Opinion Page
    Deep down, even the most fanatical supporters of the euro must now recognise that it isn't going to happen. Their two main contentions - that the euro is inevitable, and that Britain is too small to go it alone - have been blown away by Sweden's "nej". Goran Persson, Sweden's Social Democrat prime minister, launched his campaign in the most propitious circumstances imaginable. When he announced the referendum 10 months ago, opinion polls gave the "yes" side a 15-point lead. The big battalions of Swedish society were quick to rally to his banner. All the political parties except the extreme...
  • NASA Telescope Atop Boeing Delta 2 - Launch Underway

    08/24/2003 10:48:10 PM PDT · by July 4th · 43 replies · 481+ views
    SpaceFlight Now ^ | 25 Aug 2003 | SpaceFlight Now
    0543 GMT (1:43 a.m. EDT)--- T+plus 7 minutes, 50 seconds. SECO 1. The second stage engine has shut down as planned. The Delta 2 rocket with SIRTF has arrived in a preliminary orbit around Earth following launch tonight. The next big step comes 30 minutes from now when the rocket reignites to take the telescope to final orbit. So far, so good!
  • Explosion in Jerusalem

    08/19/2003 11:14:17 AM PDT · by July 4th · 603 replies · 669+ views
    Fox News | 19 Aug 2003 | FOX News
    Per Reuters, there has been an explosion in Jerusalem.
  • Caption This! Special Bastille Day - German edition

    07/14/2003 11:05:00 AM PDT · by July 4th · 27 replies · 209+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 14 Juillet 2003 | Yahoo! News
    German Gen. Holger Kammerhoff, head of the five-nation Eurocorps (standing in the command car at front), leads the traditional Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris Monday, July 14, 2003. (Photo/Michel Euler) AP
  • Nuke component unearthed in Baghdad back yard

    06/25/2003 2:20:52 PM PDT · by July 4th · 415 replies · 2,157+ views
    CNN ^ | 25 June 2003 | From David Ensor
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) --The CIA has in its hands the critical parts of a key piece of Iraqi nuclear technology -- parts needed to develop a bomb program -- that were dug up in a back yard in Baghdad, CNN has learned.</p>
  • Jerry Zucker's Commencement Address at Wisconsin (funny, with tips on life)

    05/20/2003 3:10:13 PM PDT · by July 4th · 8 replies · 728+ views
    University of Wisconsin ^ | May 17, 2003 | Jerry Zucker
    My note: With all of the garbage we hear about the politicization of commencement addresses, this one is absolutely perfect. There were 5 ceremonies at Madison, and he spoke at 4 of them. I got to see one of the "performances" because his movies (Airplane!, KFM) are a personal favorite of mine, and I decided to go. Here's the transcript: University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring Commencement Kohl Center May 17 and 18, 2003 Thank you Chancellor Wiley, distinguished platform party, friends, guests and the very reason for our presence here today — the members of the class of 2003. Before I...
  • HMS Ark Royal returns to hero's welcome (nice pictures!)

    05/17/2003 8:58:55 AM PDT · by July 4th · 14 replies · 371+ views
    BBC News ^ | 17 May 2003 | BBC News
    The Ark Royal has docked in Portsmouth after returning from action in the Gulf. Thousands of people lined the docks to greet the 850 servicemen and women, the combined crew of the aircraft carrier and her escort Type 42 destroyer HMS York. Friends and family waved banners and cheered on the wet and windy dock as they waited for their loved ones' return. The flag ship was greeted by a flotilla of local ships and a flyover by military aircraft as it sailed into Portsmouth. Gary Mills, 46, from Aberdeen, wept as he waved to his 20-year-old daughter Emma, who...
  • Tories find a surprise weapon (Ian Duncan Smith)

    05/15/2003 5:47:28 AM PDT · by July 4th · 4 replies · 153+ views
    BBC News ^ | 15 May 2003 | Nick Assinder
    He may be the quiet man of politics, but Iain Duncan Smith has suddenly found something he can shout about. It is an issue which is causing serious and bitter divisions within the Labour government and one on which the Tories are speaking with one voice. And the astonishing fact is, it's Europe. This is an extraordinary statement and observers now regularly make themselves jump in surprise when they hear themselves uttering it. But, with the exception of a few backbench dissidents, the Tories have put their in-fighting over Europe behind them. At the same time the cabinet is deeply...
  • Ibrahim Ahmad... - Iraqi Armed Forces Chief of Staff Captured

    05/12/2003 8:18:26 AM PDT · by July 4th · 37 replies · 318+ views
    FOX News | 12 May 2003 | FOX News
    Jack of Spades!
  • Explosion [suicide bombing] on waterfront walkway in Tel Aviv

    04/29/2003 3:21:42 PM PDT · by July 4th · 169 replies · 273+ views
    FOX News | 29 April 2003 | FOX News
    More to come...
  • Abu Abbas - Achille Lauro Hijacker - Now in US Custody in Baghdad

    04/15/2003 2:42:48 PM PDT · by July 4th · 224 replies · 339+ views
    FOX News | 15 Apr 2003 | FOX News
    Wow...a great catch. More to come soon.
  • Quebec Elections: Liberals cruising to majority government

    04/14/2003 8:42:40 PM PDT · by July 4th · 29 replies · 663+ views
    CBC News ^ | 14 Apr 2003 | CBC News
    MONTREAL - CBC News predicts a Liberal majority government in Quebec, making Jean Charest the next premier of the province. It is Charest's first victory as leader of the provincial party after stepping down as leader of the federal Progressive Conservatives. The Liberals defeated the ruling Parti Quebecois and Bernard Landry; and Mario Dumont's upstart Action Démocratique du Québec. All three party leaders won their ridings. In his concession speech, Landry thanked party supporters and congratulated Charest. "I have to congratulate very warmly the leader of the Liberal party who has conducted his troops to a very impressive victory...
  • First Known Case of Atypical Pneumonia in Europe Quarantined in Frankfurt (with 155 passengers)

    03/15/2003 8:40:31 AM PST · by July 4th · 55 replies · 1,024+ views
    AP ^ | 15 March 2003 | AP
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - A doctor from Singapore believed infected with a mysterious form of pneumonia that hit parts of Asia was taken off an airplane from New York on Saturday and quarantined in a Frankfurt hospital, German health authorities said. The doctor, believed to be the first person in Europe to be infected with the atypical virus, was flying to Singapore from New York, where he already began to suffer symptoms, Dr. Angela Wirtz, of the Hessen state health office said in a statement. Fearful the virus may be spreading, the Geneva-based international health organization, WHO, issued an emergency...
  • 97 Dead on Air Algerie Jet Crash (737) in Algeria

    03/06/2003 7:47:44 AM PST · by July 4th · 38 replies · 318+ views
    FOX News | 6 Mar 2003 | FOX News
    All on board believed dead.