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2006-02-28 12:34:09

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Tuesday stood by his support for allowing a Dubai-based company to run terminals at some U.S. ports, as lawmakers raised concerns about a Coast Guard report on security issues. As Congress held another day of hearings on the contested takeover bid, Bush said his position has not changed. "If there was any doubt in my mind or people in my administration's minds that our ports would be less secure or the American people...

2006-02-03 19:22:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats asked President George W. Bush on Friday to publish U.S. intelligence on the nuclear threat posed by North Korea and questioned the president's commitment to dealing with the issue. In a letter to Bush, the lawmakers said the communist state was a greater danger to U.S. security than in 2002 when he described Pyongyang as part of an "axis of evil." Pyongyang has since said it has nuclear weapons. The letter was signed by Senate Majority Leader...

2006-02-02 17:05:55

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not believe Iran has a nuclear weapon but the danger Tehran will acquire one is an "immediate concern," U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. Negroponte also told a Senate committee looking into the range of threats to the United States that al Qaeda was still plotting and preparing for attacks on the United States. "We judge that Tehran probably does not yet have a nuclear weapon and probably has not...

2006-02-02 11:36:55

(Please read in first paragraph ... said on Thursday ... instead of ... said on Tuesday) A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda is still plotting and preparing for attacks on the United States, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. "The organization's core elements still plot and make preparations for terrorist strikes against the homeland and other targets from bases in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area," Negroponte, national director of...

2006-02-02 11:43:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda is still plotting and preparing for attacks on the United States, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. "The organization's core elements still plot and make preparations for terrorist strikes against the homeland and other targets from bases in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area," Negroponte, national director of intelligence, said in prepared testimony to the Senate intelligence committee.

2006-02-02 11:58:51

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not believe Iran has a nuclear weapon but the danger Tehran will acquire one is an "immediate concern," U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. Negroponte, national director of intelligence, also told a Senate committee looking into the range of threats to the United States that al Qaeda is still plotting and preparing for attacks on the United States. "We judge that Tehran probably does not yet have a...

2006-02-02 10:45:00

By David Morgan WASHINGTON -- The United States does not believe Iran has a nuclear weapon at this time but the danger Tehran will acquire them is of major concern, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Thursday. Negroponte, national director of intelligence, also told a Senate committee looking into the range of threats to the United States that al Qaeda is still plotting and preparing for attacks on the United States. "We judge that Tehran probably does not yet have a nuclear...

2006-02-02 10:22:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda is still plotting and preparing for attacks on the United States, U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte said on Tuesday. "The organization's core elements still plot and make preparations for terrorist strikes against the homeland and other targets from bases in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area," Negroponte, national director of intelligence, said in prepared testimony to the Senate intelligence committee.

2006-02-02 08:38:44

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials appear before a Senate panel on Thursday to discuss a range of threats to the United States from al Qaeda to the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's annual worldwide threats hearing will also give U.S. lawmakers their first chance to grill intelligence leaders publicly about President George W. Bush's domestic eavesdropping program at the National Security Agency. The...

2006-01-12 18:00:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Thursday called on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to address allegations he ordered the dismissal of the director of a key Pentagon intelligence agency because he was angry about the official's testimony before Congress. Rumsfeld cut short the tenure of former Army Gen. James Clapper as director of the Bethesda, Maryland-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency late last year, when Clapper was informed he would leave NGA on June 13,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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