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26 June 2010 5:07 PM | Tagged: irrigation canals business
The US Marines call their project the “Yellow School for its colour scheme – a zesty lemon that leaps out of Marjah’s drab vista of farmsteads, irrigation canals and scrub.The classrooms are occupied by young men: heavily armed Americans who have turned the compound into a fortress.Gun-emplacements squat on the corrugated iron roofs.A few days ago, shots hit the walls.

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26 June 2010 5:07 PM | Tagged: asian equities business
Asian equities saw the gains inspired by renminbi revaluation fade away over the week as investors took profits after weak US economic data clouded global growth optimism.

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26 June 2010 4:59 PM | Tagged: missile strike
A US missile strike has killed four suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.

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26 June 2010 4:59 PM | Tagged: general mcchrystal
Where did General McChrystal's 'careful touch' go?

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26 June 2010 4:58 PM | Tagged: peter labarbera
I was looking over a study published by the Family Research Council which supposedly proves that there is a significant problem of homosexual misconduct in the military.  FRC announced the study in May and no one really paid attention to it because the organization's bias against the lgbt community is commonly known.But the study does need to be observed, not because it's credible but bec

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26 June 2010 4:58 PM | Tagged: german chancellor angela merkel
– Here are some developments as leaders of the Group of Eight advanced economies and Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies meet in Canada.TOP DEVELOPMENTS * The world's richest economies, loaded with debt after spending their way out of the financial crisis, papered over differences on how to clean up their finances with minimal damage to growth.DEFICIT REDUCTION/STIMULUS TENSIONS * T

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26 June 2010 4:58 PM | Tagged: natural gas provider
Martin Feldman, the U.S District Court judge who issued an injunction against enforcement of Barack Obama's proposed deep-water drilling moratorium this week, was heavily invested in the oil and gas industry last year, according to his 2009 financial disclosure.Feldman's 2008 disclosure showed investments in Transocean — the contract drilling firm that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that

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26 June 2010 4:58 PM | Tagged: world cup soccer
WASHINGTON — Like a hard-fought draw in a World Cup soccer match, consumers won sweeping new protections under a revamp of financial regulation that lawmakers agreed to Friday but large banks dodged the biggest hits that had been coming their way.The sweeping regulatory revamp affects everything from credit cards and mortgages to the structure of large global banks and who regulates the fin