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  • Obama Reportedly Cancels ‘Surprise’ Jimmy Kimmel Appearance This Week

    07/21/2014 5:09:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    mediaite ^ | 7/21/14 | Matt Wilstein
    President Barack Obama has talked politics with David Letterman and slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon, but he has yet to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. TMZ claimed that was about to change this week when they reported that Obama would appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s show this Wednesday during an already-scheduled trip to Los Angeles. The site quoted “ABC network sources” who said Obama would travel to the El Capitan theatre on Hollywood Boulevard to tape a segment with Kimmel that would be at least partly “serious.” Sources at the LAPD reportedly confirmed the news to TMZ, saying the...
  • CNN Cancels 'Piers Morgan Live' (Good Riddance)

    02/23/2014 7:10:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 23, 2014 | NB Staff
    Saying that the British journalist's show had "run its course," CNN president Jeff Zucker told the New York Times earlier today that he was pulling the plug on Piers Morgan's eponymous primetime news program (h/t Politico's Dylan Byers). The staunchly leftist anti-gun Brit is, of course, a frequent target of our criticism and he's still on our radar whether or not he remains with the network. You can read our archive of Morgan's bias by clicking here. Feel free to share your thoughts on the demise of the former tabloid editor's low-rated program in the comments section.
  • New York Cancels Court Date Against James O’Keefe, Project Veritas

    02/14/2014 1:23:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Prroject Veritas ^ | 2/3/14 | James O’Keefe
    Following our announcement that Governor Cuomo and the New York Labor Department were unfairly targeting James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, the subpoena court date to show up with a three years of financial records has been cancelled. Last Monday morning staff at the NY Department of Labor called Project Veritas to inform us that the court date had been cancelled and provided no more information. No rescheduling has been requested. Could this be a result of the media blowback at Governor Cuomo given his recent statement that conservatives don’t belong in New York? It’s hard to ignore headlines such as...
  • Obama Cancels 'You Can Keep Your Plan' Promise: 'Just Shop Around'

    10/30/2013 6:04:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    In a speech at Boston's Faneuil Hall on Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama discarded his now-infamous broken promise: "If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance." Instead, he offered a new promise: "You will be getting a better deal," the president told health insurance consumers. He blamed insurance companies, not Obamacare, for the canceled policies: Now, if you had one of these substandard plans before the Affordable Care Act became law, and you really like that plan, you were able to keep it. That's what I said when I was running for office. That was part...
  • First lady cancels Bay Area fundraisers

    10/08/2013 3:36:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Carla Marinucci
    With the partial shutdown of the federal government dragging on, first lady Michelle Obama has canceled a fundraising trip to California that was scheduled for this weekend, Democratic Party officials said Tuesday. Obama was supposed to have visited Los Angeles on Friday and then headed to the Bay Area .. ... Democratic insiders said there was queasiness at the prospect of the first lady raising millions from wealthy donors and campaigning for Democratic causes while thousands of federal employees are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown. Because the events were political fundraisers and not public appearances, most of Obama's...
  • President Obama Cancels Congressional Picnic

    09/11/2013 7:09:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Caucus ^ | 9/11/13 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    He wooed Senate Republicans on a budget deal, tried to sweet-talk lawmakers from both parties to back him on a military strike against Syria, and is now hoping to reach an agreement that would keep the government from shutting down or defaulting on its debt. But when it comes to Congressional outreach, President Obama will only go so far. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill received a blast e-mail on Wednesday evening that was curt and blunt: Good evening, The 2013 Congressional Picnic has been cancelled. The president and Mrs. Obama look forward to welcoming members of Congress
  • Egypt: Coptic church cancels Sunday mass for 1st time in 1,600 years

    08/19/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8/19/13 | Michal Shmulovich
    Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Mass for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services. "We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Degla, just south of Minya, told the al-Masry al-Youm daily. He said supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi destroyed the monastery, which includes three churches, one of which is an archaeological site. “One of the extremists wrote on the...
  • Obama and Putin: Mr. Flexibility Cancels Meeting with Russian Leader

    08/07/2013 7:54:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-7-13 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    If that infamous fly that usually lands on Obama’s face in the East Room were to make its way to a wall in Putin’s office, there’s a good chance Mr. Fly would get quite an earful. Imagine Vladimir Putin’s private reaction to a US president canceling plans to meet with him during his visit to Moscow next month. Like the rest of us, Vladimir is finding out what Americans – from Supreme Court Justices to governors of red states to conservatives and Tea Party members – already know: If you differ with Barack Obama, he doesn’t take it well. Lest...
  • Couple cancels news conference about Zimmerman

    07/24/2013 10:31:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 142 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/24/2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A husband and wife canceled a news conference in which they had planned to talk about how George Zimmerman assisted them after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway. Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to speak Wednesday afternoon at the Orlando law office of Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara.
  • IRS Cancels Order for Spying Equipment

    06/12/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/12/13 | Elizabeth Harrington
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS Home » News IRS Cancels Order for Spying Equipment June 12, 2013 - 1:56 PM By Elizabeth Harrington Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington RSS Follow Elizabeth Harrington on Twitter 10 25 (CNSNews.com) - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has cancelled its purchase order for surveillance equipment, which had included coffee trays with hidden cameras and cameras that could be hidden in plants. The IRS issued the cancellation on Wednesday at 11:49 a.m. CNSNews.com published an initial story about the IRS's purchase order on Monday afternoon--and that story was linked on The Drudge Report. As...
  • NBC Cancels Everything

    05/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 104 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/10/13 | Richard Lawson
    Today in show business news: NBC is cleaning house while CBS is adding more clutter, including a Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar show. Yes, you read that right. More cancellation news from the Peacock as the network gets ready to present its new schedule to advertisers at next week's upfront presentation in New York. Yesterday it was Whitney and 1600 Penn, today it's Matthew Perry's freshman sitcom Go On and Brian Williams's weekly news magazine Rock Center. They are really cleaning house as they do yet another yearly overhaul, hoping that this is the one that works. This leaves The New...
  • Report: Army Cancels Hybrid Airship Project [Updated]

    02/17/2013 10:33:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 2/17/13 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Once seen as the future of surveillance, the Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle has been terminated, InsideDefense.com reports. Is the military airship revival drawing to a close? UPDATE, 6:30pm Thursday: The Army confirmed that the LEMV airship project has been canceled. Here's the statement an Army spokesman emailed us: "The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV), a hybrid air vehicle, is a technology demonstration project administered by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. This project was initially designed to support operational needs in Afghanistan in Spring 2012; it will not provide a capability in the timeframe required. Due to technical and...
  • Clinton cancels Middle East trip because of ill health

    12/10/2012 11:50:10 PM PST · by PeaceBeWithYou · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-10-12 | Mohammad Arshad/Christopher Wilson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her trip to Morocco this week for a meeting on the future of Syria's opposition because of a stomach virus, the State Department said on Monday. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will travel to the meeting in her place.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O’Donnell Talk Show

    03/16/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30

    03/16/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30 Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood – 13 mins ago On Friday evening, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that "The Rosie Show" will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20. The final episode will air, Friday, March 30. PLAY IT NOW: Who Is Rosie O’Donnell’s New Celebrity Crush? "I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," Rosie said in a statement. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I...
  • President cancels today's events

    08/09/2011 6:05:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 285 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/9/11 | Amanda Carpenter / Jamie Dupree
    Just out from multiple sources (no news articles yet):
  • RNC Chair Steele cancels San Diego appearance (food poisoning)

    07/30/2010 7:00:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 2+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/30/10 | Michele Clock
    SAN DIEGO — Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele canceled a highly anticipated appearance before a group of journalists scheduled for Friday afternoon in downtown San Diego. Steele could not make the talk because of a case of food poisoning, according to the National Association of Black Journalists. NABJ officials said they learned Friday morning that Steele fell ill while traveling to the event. They quoted a statement from the RNC that said Steele “is disappointed to miss the opportunity to take part in this valuable dialogue and looks forward to engaging with NABJ in the very near future.” The...
  • Lincoln cancels Goldman fundraiser as firm turns toxic

    04/21/2010 4:53:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 305+ views
    politico ^ | 4/21/10 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & JAKE SHERMAN
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln, under fire for keeping a $4,500 contribution from Goldman Sachs’s political action committee, has canceled a fundraising lunch with Goldman executives that was scheduled for Monday and would have netted many times that amount for the Arkansas Senator’s reelection campaign. The cancelled fundraiser, which was to have been held at Goldman’s Lower Manhattan headquarters, is emblematic of the investment bank’s swift fall from well-connected fundraising powerhouse to political pariah – a fate sealed Friday when the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the firm with defrauding investors
  • Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea (NoKo, no sale)

    12/06/2009 3:33:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 833+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/06/09
    Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea Jeans confiscated because of 'working conditions in North Korea'. -AFP Sun, Dec 06, 2009 AFP STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - A Swedish department store on Saturday cancelled what was to be the sale of the "first ever" brand of jeans made in North Korea, the Swedish company behind the communist-made dark denims said. "Apparently PUB has censored our exhibition/store by shutting it down and 'confiscating' the jeans because of the 'working conditions in North Korea'," Jakob Ohlsson of company Noko Jeans told AFP in an email. "At first i thought it was...
  • Al Gore Cancels $1,200 Per Handshake Event In Copenhagen

    12/03/2009 5:05:20 PM PST · by Justaham · 60 replies · 3,179+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 12-3-09 | Noel Sheppard
    Al Gore apparently has canceled a high-priced speaking engagement during the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen. As NewsBusters reported Tuesday, the Nobel Laureate was slated to lecture about his new book "Our Choice" where attendees could pay over $1,200 a ticket for the right to meet the Global Warmingist-in-Chief and have their picture taken with him. According to Danish newspaper Berlingske, this has been canceled due to "unforeseen changes" to Gore's schedule (rough translation follows, h/t Marc Morano):
  • Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar

    07/02/2009 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 976+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | Mike Allen
    Washington Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where, for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors.
  • Clinton cancels Moscow visit: US official

    07/01/2009 1:08:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,123+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/1/09 | ap
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has cancelled plans to visit Moscow with President Barack Obama and will send someone in her place, a State Department official said Wednesday.
  • Reports: Ahmadinejad has cold, cancels business (for four days)

    01/21/2009 2:23:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 535+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/09 | AP
    CAIRO, Egypt – Iran's president has canceled all official business for four days because of a cold, Iranian media reported Wednesday, raising questions about the hard-line leader's health a few months after he said he was suffering from exhaustion.
  • California cancels PR contract for moth spraying

    03/17/2008 9:26:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 787+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/17/08 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    California officials on Monday said they have canceled a no-bid contract to promote the safety of aerial spraying for an invasive moth, acting after The Associated Press reported on the deal last week. E-mails obtained by the AP revealed that a senior state contracting official questioned the arrangement with a prominent public relations firm that has ties to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The official said it was difficult to justify a public affairs campaign related to moth spraying as an emergency. Classifying it as an emergency allowed the contract to be exempted from normal contracting rules that are designed to limit...
  • Senate chaplain cancels appearance (at a Christian evangelical conference)

    02/01/2007 7:16:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 456+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/07 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - Senate Chaplain Barry Black has canceled his scheduled appearance at a Christian evangelical conference after he was pictured with columnist Ann Coulter and other prominent conservatives in a brochure promoting the event. Black told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev., he wouldn't be addressing next month's Reclaiming America for Christ Conference because his appearance wouldn't uphold the Senate chaplain's "historic tradition of being nonpolitical, nonpartisan, nonsectarian," Meg Saunders, a spokeswoman for the chaplain, said Thursday. Saunders said Black, a Seventh-day Adventist and a former Navy chaplain, had received "a very generic invitation" in the...
  • Russia Cancels Joint Exercises With US

    09/05/2006 7:40:17 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 667+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-6-2006 | Mike Eckel
    Russia Cancels Joint Exercises With U.S. Wednesday September 6, 2006 3:01 AM By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) - Russia said Tuesday it was pulling out of joint military exercises with the United States scheduled for later this month because of unspecified problems with U.S. personnel. A Defense Ministry statement announcing the decision to cancel the Torgau-2006 exercises suggested it was connected to a dispute between NATO and countries participating in the NATO ``Partnership for Peace'' program. ``We are aware of media reports and will work through appropriate channels to determine the status of future military exercises,'' Lt....
  • N. Korea cancels propaganda performance

    07/29/2006 7:25:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 357+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/06 | Kwang-Tae Kim - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has canceled a massive propaganda event because of floods that devastated the country this month, a North Korean diplomat said Saturday. The event known as the "mass games" features thousands of synchronized gymnasts and performers in a stadium where the stands are turned into a giant animated mosaic by children flipping pages of multicolored books. Han Song Ryol, deputy chief of North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York, told The Associated Press by telephone that the event, which had been set for next month, "has been canceled due to flood damages."...
  • Commission inspector cancels talk after meeting disrupted

    02/25/2006 2:51:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 801+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News
    A national inspector for Mexico's National Human Rights Commission cancelled a Tucson talk after opponents of illegal immigration demanded either a translator or that he discuss his topic in English. Mauricio Farah walked out of a packed room Friday at the University Services Annex after some people objected to the scheduled topic, "Migration, Shared Responsibility," being delivered in Spanish only. When the demands went unmet, the group became disruptive, accusing Farah and other Mexican officials of being disrespectful for speaking Spanish at a public meeting. The session then escalated into a war of words between those who wanted Farah to...
  • Allah Cancels Virgins for Martyrs Program

    12/02/2005 6:56:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 1,086+ views
    Brainsnap ^ | 12/2/05 | Nikolai Stephens
    Islamic Heaven officials have announced a major policy shift which could significantly impact upon proclaimed jihads across the world. The Virgins for Martyrs program, a central tenet of jihadist philosophy for more than a thousand years, has been cancelled. “Allah has made the decision. We won’t be housing any more suicidal jihadists,” Islamic Heaven spokeswoman, Sukai Sanchez told the media. “So the virgins are no longer needed.” This dramatic shift in policy is not unexpected. Just last year Brainsnap reported that Islamic Heaven officials were finding it difficult to recruit the necessary virgins to satisfy the increasing number of suicide...
  • Queen Elizabeth II cancels 3 engagements

    06/20/2005 9:30:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 816+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/20/05 | AP - London
    LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has canceled three engagements after catching a cold, Buckingham Palace announced Monday. The engagements included a visit to the elite Sandhurst military academy near London, where the 79-year-old monarch's grandson Prince Harry is a cadet officer. The queen developed a sore throat over the weekend and has a "heavy" cold, a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said. She withdrew from a reception late Monday to mark the centenary of the charity Friends of the Elderly at St. James' Palace in central London. She also canceled a Tuesday visit to Sandhurst to watch officer cadets on...
  • Powell Cancels Trip To Olympics

    08/28/2004 8:25:32 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 508+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-28-2004
    Powell cancels trip to Olympics Riot police kept protesters away from the US embassy US Secretary of State Colin Powell has cancelled plans to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games this weekend, citing a busy work schedule. A state department spokesman said Mr Powell had called off the visit due to the "press of business in Washington". The announcement came only hours after clashes erupted in Athens as protesters rallied to condemn the planned visit. Marchers shouted angry slogans against the Bush administration and its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The BBC's Richard Galpin writes from Athens that...
  • Kerry Cancels Boston Speech, Honors Picket Line

    06/26/2004 7:02:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 297+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 6/26/04 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Kerry Cancels Speech, Honors Picket Line Saturday June 26, 2004 10:46 PM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry may cancel plans to speak to the U.S. Conference of Mayors rather than cross a police officers' picket line. Kerry spokesman David Wade told reporters Saturday afternoon that Kerry would not give his scheduled Monday morning speech because of protests at the conference. Later, Wade said the campaign was monitoring the situation and still hadn't decided whether he would speak. ``He's never crossed picket lines in his time in public life,'' Wade said. Boston...
  • Gunships Level Minaret As US Cancels Assault

    04/26/2004 6:17:40 PM PDT · by blam · 123 replies · 393+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-27-2004 | David Rennie
    Gunships level minaret as US cancels assault By David Rennie in Washington and Toby Harnden in Baghdad (Filed: 27/04/2004) An American assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah was postponed yesterday after local commanders said bloody urban warfare could provoke retaliation across the country and protests throughout the Muslim world. The commanders, citing progress in political negotiations on Saturday night, agreed to extend the threadbare "ceasefire" for at least two more days despite residents' failure to surrender heavy weapons as demanded. US army vehicles wrecked by an explosion in Baghdad But yesterday morning a fierce battle left marines "fighting like...
  • CA: Governor again cancels fund-raiser

    12/09/2003 9:57:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 134+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/9/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger canceled a Sacramento fund-raiser for the second time Monday in a move that critics believe was prompted by their plans to protest the event.</p> <p>Spokeswoman Margita Thompson said the governor postponed the fund-raiser at the Sheraton Grand, which was to be hosted by Stockton developer Alex Spanos, because of ongoing budget talks with lawmakers.</p>
  • US Cancels Handover Of Najaf To Polish Troops

    09/01/2003 2:22:39 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 231+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-2-2003 | Daniel Howden
    US cancels handover of Najaf to Polish troops By Daniel Howden in Warsaw 02 September 2003 US forces have cancelled a planned withdrawal from the troubled Iraqi city of Najaf on the eve of its handover to Polish commanders. Defence ministry sources in Warsaw confirmed that the city, 100 miles south of Baghdad, will remain under US command in the aftermath of the car bomb attack on Friday that left more than 100 dead. America's decision not to hand over Najaf to Polish control will widen the split in public opinion about the war in one of America's staunchest European...
  • Saddam cancels exile mission, fearing aide's arrest

    01/18/2003 6:19:40 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 3 replies · 223+ views
    The World Tribune.com ^ | 18 Jan, 2003 | WorldTribune Staff
    CAIRO — Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has canceled the trip of his top aide to discuss possible exile after learning the U.S. wanted the aide arrested. However the U.S. State Dept. spokesman Thursday encouraged efforts to convince the Iraqi leader to seek safe haven in another country, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in contact with Saddam. The envoy, Ali Hassan Majid, was to have arrived in Cairo on Saturday. Majid was expected to relay a message from Saddam to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak concerning what diplomatic sources termed "personal issues." Arab diplomatic sources said the Iraqi president shelved plans...
  • Malaysia State 'Cancels' Xmas As Muslims Fast

    11/18/2002 3:13:25 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies · 404+ views
    IOL ^ | 11-18-2002
    Malaysia state 'cancels' Xmas as Muslims fast November 18 2002 at 12:42PM Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's southernmost state of Johor has ordered its shopping malls to remove all Christmas decorations to give priority to the Muslim celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr next month, a newspaper reported on Monday. State tourism chairperson Chua Soi Lek slammed shopping mall proprietors for adopting "Western cultures" and said they were overly enthusiastic about Christmas promotions. "The Johor government is disappointed with a group of shopping complex proprietors who are influenced by Western cultures and neglect the promotion of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations," Chua told the Star newspaper. He...
  • Mexico's Fox Cancels Texas Trip

    08/15/2002 6:41:03 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 360+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-15-2002
    Thursday, 15 August, 2002, 03:05 GMT 04:05 UKMexico's Fox cancels Texas trip The case drew widespread appeals for clemency Mexican President Vicente Fox has cancelled a forthcoming trip to Texas and a meeting with US President George W Bush in protest at the state's execution of a Mexican national. "This decision is an unequivocal sign of our rejection of the execution," a spokesman for Mr Fox said.>p> Suarez was 19 when he killed the undercover police officer Javier Suarez Medina, 33, died by lethal injection on Wednesday, after spending 13 years on death row for the murder of a Dallas...