|Obama Issues Proclamation Designating Today "Military Spouse Day" - President Barack Obama signed and issued a proclamation today designating the day as Military Spouse Day.
|Robert Gates Visits Troops In Afghanistan - During his visit to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates brought encouragement and assurance of support to 10th Mountain Division soldiers.|
|Obama Announces New Set Of Programs To Help Economy - The President announced a new set of programs to help make the task of individuals turning around their own lives a little bit easier. |
|UN: Situation In Sri Lanka Critical - A group of independent United Nations experts called on the Human Rights Council to urgently set up an international inquiry to address the critical situation in Sri Lanka.|
|UN Concered Over Massive Displacement In Pakistan - The UN expressed deep concern over the massive displacement " in north-west Pakistan caused by the widening armed conflict between Government forces and militants.|
|The Crown Of The Statue Of Liberty Once Again Open To The Public - The American public will once again be able to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed after the 9/11 attacks for safety and security reasons.|
|Gates: We Regret Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan -
The US regrets even one innocent civilian death, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Kabul today.
|Robert Gates: Taliban Overreached In Pakistan - The Taliban overreached " in their offensive in Pakistan`s Buner district, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today in Kabul. |
|Number Of People Infected With Swine Flu Tops 2,000 - The number of people infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus has topped 2,000, the UN health agency confirmed today.|
|Mike Mullen: Focus Should Now Be On Afghanistan - U.S. military strategic focus is shifting from Iraq to Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a news conference today.
|UN Calls On Iraq To Stop Use Of Death Penalty - In the wake of this weekend`s executions of a dozen convicted criminals in Iraq, the United Nations urged the Government to stop the use of the death penalty.|
|UN Concerned About Afghan Civilian Casualties - The top UN official in Afghanistan expressed serious concern about reports of civilian casualties and fighting that took place in the country`s western Farah province.|
|Delta II Rocket Launch Successful - Teams from the 30th Space Wing and various agencies successfully launched a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-2 at 1:24 p.m May 5.|
|Gates Praises Efforts To Boost Saudi Military - Gates called the mentorship that U.S. forces are providing the Saudi Arabian military a key factor in maintaining stability in the region.|
|Defense Dept: Shipper Supplied Security Best Defense Against Pirates - Merchant-ship-supplied security is the best short-term defense, a senior Defense Department official told Capitol Hill legislators here today. |
|Gates Seeks Saudi Support In Pakistan - As he heads for Saudi Arabia, Gates said, he will encourage leaders there to exert their influence to help the Pakistani government stand up to extremists.
|UN: Urgent Humanitarian Needs In Sri Lanka - The UN announced the launch of a $50 million appeal to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the rising number of desperate civilians. |
|Obama Wants To Curb Tax Havens For Corporations - Obama's proposals will restore fairness and balance to our tax code.|
|Gates: Taliban Push In Pakistan A Wake-Up Call - The recent push by Taliban forces to take more ground in Pakistan has served as a wake-up call for the government there, Defense Secretary Gates said today. |
|US Journalists Invited To Apply For Scripps Immigration Training Program - This program is designed to improve their immigration reporting skills. This program is sorely needed, too many journalists refer to migrants in unflattering terms like "illegal aliens."|