News for 2010-08-03

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Obama Drops 2009 Pledge to Withdraw Combat Troops from Iraq
WASHINGTON - Seventeen months after President Barack Obama pledged to withdraw all combat brigades from Iraq by Sept. 1, 2010, he quietly abandoned that pledge Monday, admitting implicitly that such combat brigades would remain until the end of 2011. Obama declared in a speech to disabled U.S...
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Green for All CEO: Are We Ready for a Green Economy?
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BP's Plan to 'Disperse' Lawsuits
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Gulf Oil Flow was 12 Times More Than Feds' Original Estimate
WASHINGTON - As BP neared a fix that's expected to kill for good the runaway well that's wreaked economic and environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, the government Monday said that 10 to 12 times the amount of oil had been flowing from the well than it originally thought. New estimates...
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Garbage Islands Threaten China's Three Gorges Dam
BEIJING -- Thousands of tons of garbage washed down by recent torrential rain are threatening to jam the locks of China's massive Three Gorges Dam, and is in places so thick people can stand on it, state media said on Monday. Chen Lei, a senior official at the China Three Gorges Corporation, told...
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Pakistan's President: War with Taliban Being Lost
PARIS -- Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari warned that the international community was losing the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to an interview published on Tuesday. Zardari also criticized those who cast doubt on Pakistan's commitment to fighting militants, before he visits...
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US to Attend Hiroshima Memorial for First Time
HIROSHIMA, Japan - Sixty-five years after a mushroom cloud rose over Hiroshima, the United States will for the first time send an envoy this Friday to commemorate the bombing that rang in the nuclear age. Its World War II allies Britain and France, both declared nuclear powers, will also send their...
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