European football: Santa Cruz to Rovers

Saturday, July 28, 2007 Paraguayan footballer Roque Santa Cruz has left Bayern Munich for Blackburn Rovers. Roque Santa Cruz signed a four year deal. Roque Santa Cruz became expendable after major signings by Bayern Munich. Santa Cruz became 5th choice striker after Luca Toni, Miroslav Klose, Lucas Podolski and Jan Schlaudraff. Blackburn Rovers beat Manchester […]

Afghan women’s rights official shot dead

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Safia Ahmed-jan, the director of the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs for the Khandahar province and an advocate of women’s rights and a strong critic of the Taliban‘s repression of those rights, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside her home in Khandahar city in southern Afghanistan on Monday. Safia Ama-jan, […]

Putin blasts US foreign policy

Saturday, February 10, 2007 Russian President Vladimir Putin heavily criticized the United States in a speech at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy Saturday for what he called its “almost uncontained” use of force in the world. Putin also criticized US plans for missile defense systems and NATO’s expansion. Putin said that nations are […]

Toxic chemical spills in the Ohio River

Thursday, March 1, 2007 At least 10,300 gallons of a toxic chemical, Cumene, also called isopropyl benzene, which is generally used in paint thinner, fuels, and rubber, spilled from a barge after it hit a wall of an underwater moveable dam in the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky, according to the United States Coast […]

Australian government to tackle banks on mortgages

Sunday, January 13, 2008 In response to higher than expected mortgage rate increases last week, Australian treasurer Wayne Swan flagged changes to banking regulations to increase competition between lenders on home mortgages. Swan announced yesterday he had sought a Treasury report on the banking sector ahead of talks over the next fortnight on reforms to […]

U.S. drones enter Libya conflict

Saturday, April 23, 2011 The first attacks carried out by United States Predator drones in Libya reportedly occurred today, as the Pentagon confirmed a strike carried out by the U.S. Air Force but declined to give further details. According to Pentagon spokesperson Darryn James, a captain in the U.S. Navy, the attack happened sometime Saturday, […]