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Top News Stories 2008-06-24 06:56:44

Front Page: Attack Threatens Cease-fire, Clinton Back to Work, Germany Sending More Troops

  • Attack Threatens Cease-fire: Two Palestinian rockets struck southern Israel moments ago, prompting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office says the week-old cease-fire has been broken. The first rockets fired since the truce hit an open area leaving no injuries. As of yet, there has been no word as to how Israel will react, nor any claims of responsibility. The attack occurred hours after Israeli troops killed two Palestinians in a West Bank raid. Though the West Bank is not formally included in the Gaza truce, the Israeli raid could be perceived as violating the spirit of the cease-fire.
  • Clinton Back to Work: US Senator Hillary Clinton is heading back to work today, a return to congressional politics for the first time since conceding to Obama nearly three weeks ago. Her return to the chamber today comes before her first joint appearances with White House contender Barack Obama, expected later this week. On Sunday, Clinton told a high-school graduating class in New York that meeting thousands of people across the nation during her primary campaign had been an "extraordinary experience."
  • Germany Sending More Troops: Germany is preparing to send 1,000 more soldiers to serve with the NATO-led peace-keeping force in Afghanistan. The US urged Germany to send more troops in February, and NATO allies have pushed for a boost in deployment to southern Afghanistan, the heart of the Taliban insurgency. Most of Germany's 3,500 troops are already based in northern Afghanistan and around the capital, Kabul. The UN has just announced that the Taliban made an about $100 million in 2007 from Afghan farmers growing poppy for the opium trade, producing about 8,000 tons of opium.
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KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Glad to help, Citizen! I posted some pics yesterday and will post some more today. I missed ya'll while I was gone! They had to fight to keep me out of the internet cafe at night. And dangit, every time one of you mentions Edwards I get all blushy and flustered!
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
KrisSugar, your avatar gives me a mini-vacation just looking at it :) And yes, she's lucky to still be a Senator. John Edwards gave up his seat to run for VP last time, right? I always felt bad for him for doing that.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
very true, Stephley. She really doesn't have too bad of a gig right now! It's still quite an honor to be a Senator.
stephley stephley 9 years
Hillary's bank account will refill fairly fast, with lucrative speaking engagements and a book about the campaign - she can vacation all she wants and not think about work, unless the people of New York complain.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
well sometimes things just don't work out, you know.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
It's true. The other job she was looking for was the presidency.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
i would LOVE to take a year off to look for another job! :) if this is true, I hope she finds whatever she's looking for.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Regarding Hillary: I heard one of the late night talk show host talking about her recent vacation. He said "She took a year off to go looking for another job, and now she is taking time off because she was tired from looking for another job. Can you imagine if we went to our boss and said 'Hey boss, I'm looking for another job, and it's gotten me very tired. Can you please just send my check to this address?'"
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