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President George W Bush struck out for the United States's industrial heartland this week, seeking to drum up support for the economic measures unveiled in his state of the union address and his campaign for re-election in November. Most commentators said the switch in emphasis was clearly dictated by the Democratic primary contest, which had highlighted healthcare, education and jobs.
George and Laura Bush invited a number of their closest Afghan and Iraqi women friends to a reception at the White House the other day. In his remarks, Bush was nostalgic about his first meeting with the guest of honour: Raja Habib Khuzai, one of three women on the US-appointed Iraqi governing council.
Not many days go by in Baghdad without a claimed sighting of Saddam Hussein, recklessly turning up in close proximity to the American forces, or rallying the faithful in his old haunts, depending on who is spinning the story. The multiplicity of sightings is all the more strange given that there was very little chance of ever seeing Saddam in the flesh while he was in power.
New fuel regulations will force carmakers to produce vehicles that get an average of 11.5kpl -- more than required by the cash-for-clunkers programme
Scientists are urging Canada to end its commercial seal hunt after declining ice cover from climate change sends death rates among seal pups soaring.
Leading scientists have complained that a Wall Street Journal article disputing climate change is akin to "dentists practising cardiology".
An Oceana report says most shark species are heading towards extinction, while many are still being caught and killed.
The international community has "made a mistake" with the intensity of its focus on the global HIV/Aids epidemic and lost ground on family planning.