Sunday, January 01, 2006

2006-01-01 HEADLINE ROUNDUP

CHINA CAUGHT RED HANDED AIDING IRANIAN WMD DEVELOPMENT
Several Chinese companies involved in selling missile goods and chemical-arms materials to Iran have been hit with U.S. sanctions, Bush administration officials said yesterday.











FRENCH SUBURBS STILL SIMMER WITH ISLAMIST RAGE
"The rage in the suburbs is only asleep," said Balastik, a French youth of Mauritanian origin who has been jobless since dropping out of school seven years ago and is dreaming of a career as a rapper with his band...





  • Russia cuts off gas supply to Ukraine
    MOSCOW Russia began cutting off gas to Ukraine in a dispute that could hit deliveries to a wintry Europe on the very day that Moscow debuted as chairman of the Group of Eight industrialised nations.

  • Top Russian and Cuban military huddle in Havana
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban Defense Minister Raul Castro has met in Havana with Russia's second-ranking military officer, official media said on Thursday, in a throwback to the Cold War when Cuba was armed and financed by the Soviet Union.

  • WE'RE BLOWING IT AGAIN - Sunni Disillusion with Iraqi Election Threatens to Fuel Guerilla War
    The decision by the Iraqi Supreme Court to disqualify 90 delegates who were elected to parliament on December 15, most of them Sunni Muslims, because they were once members of the Baath Party, echoes the decision reached in the middle of 2003 by Paul Brem

  • ISRAELI AIR STRIKES IN LEBANON
    Israeli warplanes have bombed what the army says is a Palestinian militant base in Lebanon hours after rocket attacks on two Israeli border towns. They struck at a target south of the capital, Beirut, which was described as a base of the Popular Front

  • BUSH ECONOMY CHURNS THROUGH HOLIDAY SEASON IN STYLE

  • More Genocide Evidence Found In Iraq
    The BBC reports that yet more evidence of Saddam Hussein's genocide against the Shi'a came to light today, as workers attempting to restore water service to Karbala discovered a mass grave containing the remains of men, women, and children. The grave cont