Morning Brief: Former Bush spokesman lashes out
Top Story Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a book out and it is “suprisingly scathing” about President George W. Bush, his administration, and especially the conduct of the Iraq war. Decision ’08 Barack Obama admits his reference to Auschwitz was a mistake. John McCain called for more cooperation with ...
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a book out and it is “suprisingly scathing” about President George W. Bush, his administration, and especially the conduct of the Iraq war.
Barack Obama admits his reference to Auschwitz was a mistake.
John McCain called for more cooperation with Russia on nuclear disarmament.
The three remaining presidential candidates issued a rare joint statement on Darfur.
As many as 100,000 Muslims live in polygamous families in the United States, according to academic researchers.
Brazil’s new environment minister has his work cut out for him.
The head of Taiwain’s ruling KMT party met with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the start of a historic six-day visit to mainland China.
Western governments expressed dismay at the renewed detention of Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi.
The European Space Agency is toying with the idea of manned space missions.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for a cap on fuel taxes.
Middle East and Africa
Iran’s former nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, has become its speaker of parliament. Although he is a rival of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his opening speech was met with cries of a familiar refrain: “Death to America.”
Ahmadinejad seeks an audience with the pope.
Lebanon’s parliament agreed to retain Fouad Siniora as prime minister, though Hezbollah will now have a veto in his cabinet.
South Africa plans to set up refugee camps to protect foreign migrants.
Nepal will officially abolish its monarchy and become a republic.
Ehud Barak has called a surprise press conference in which the Israeli defense minister is expected to call for PM Ehud Olmert’s resignation.
Indonesia will withdraw from OPEC.
Amnesty International releases its annual human rights report.
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