August 23, 2019

Rick Perry to seek Republican 2012 presidential nomination

Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to join the race to become the Republican presidential nominee for the 2012 election. Mr Perry is expected to announce his candidacy in Iowa on Saturday. A spokesman said Mr Perry would make his intentions "very clear". Rick is doing the Iowa thing as eight … [Read more...]

NASA chooses manned deep-space ship design

Nasa has confirmed that it will use a space vehicle based on the Orion capsule design to send astronauts on deep space missions. The Orion was ship being built to restart America moon missions. The project was cancelled by President Obama last year, but NASA says that the financial investment in … [Read more...]

Street protests in Yemen blocked by police

Unrest continues to simmer in Yemen with hundreds of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace getting blocked by lines of police. President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been making concessions in recent weeks in an attempt to stave off a peoples revolution similar to Egypt's and … [Read more...]

Obama labels WikiLeaks “deplorable”

US President Barack Obama has called WikiLeaks action in publishing US State Department documents "deplorable" during a phone call to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. The contents of the call were leaked to the media by the White House. As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in custody … [Read more...]

Leaking Gulf of Mexico BP oil well “effectively dead”

The leaking BP oil well that spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for months following the April 11 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig has been finally sealed. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who is the top federal official overseeing the clean-up said that the well was … [Read more...]

Americans who think Obama is a Muslim are on the rise

The number of Americans who think US President Barack Obama is a Muslim are on the rise according to a research poll. The Pew Research poll shows that 18% of Americans now believe that President Obama is a Muslim. This is up from 11% a little over a year ago. The polling was done just before … [Read more...]

Boost for BP as Obama Swims in Gulf of Mexico

President Barack Obama went swimming off the coast of Florida and declared the Gulf area's beaches "open for business," trying to show by example that a region hit by the BP oil spill was safe for tourists to enjoy. It was a cunning PR boost for BP to get the President of the United States to do … [Read more...]

Obama supports ‘ground zero’ mosque in New York

US President Barack Obama has joined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in defending plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. The 13-storey Islamic community centre and mosque would be located about two blocks from the former World Trade Center site. President Obama … [Read more...]

Obama confirms US troop withdrawl from Iraq

US President Barack Obama has confirmed the end of all combat operations in Iraq by 31 August. I hope they have told the militants because it would be a bit embarrassing if the US forces stopped fighting but the insurgents kept going. Of the 65,000 US troops currently stationed in Iraq, 50,000 … [Read more...]