Wednesday, June 29, 2005

CNN.com - Clinton rides on elder Bush's boat - Jun 27, 2005

CNN.com - Clinton rides on elder Bush's boat - Jun 27, 2005: "Former President Bill Clinton joined his one-time political foe, former President George H.W. Bush, for a boat ride on the Atlantic Ocean."

I guess they really don't have to fight with each other any more ...

Reminds me a little bit about Helmut Kohl visiting Willy Brandt not too long before Willy Brandt passed away.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Germany and the United Nations: A War of Diplomats - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Germany and the United Nations: A War of Diplomats - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News: "a German permanent seat is a worthwhile objective in principle, he considers it too 'politically explosive' to risk yet another confrontation with Washington."
Not too much shared love between the U.S. and Germany ...

Monday, June 20, 2005

Bundeslaender-Ranking: Hamburg ist die Nummer eins - Wirtschaft - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

>Bundesl��nder-Ranking: Hamburg ist die Nummer eins - Wirtschaft - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten: "Die Hansestadt Hamburg hat sich unter allen Bundeslaendern erneut als erfolgreichster Standort behauptet. Laut einer Studie der Bertelsmann-Stiftung schneidet der Stadtstaat besser ab als die Boomregionen im Sueden der Republik."

Hoert, hoert!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Be scared ...

Bloomberg.com: U.S.: "A warning indicated that coastal locations in the warned area should be prepared for flooding, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The first earthquake, measuring a 7.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 6:50 p.m. San Francisco time, centering 90 miles northwest of Eureka, California. A second earthquake measuring a 5.1 hit over land at 7:57 p.m. 92 miles northeast of San Francisco."

Friday, June 10, 2005

Report Details F.B.I.'s Failure on 2 Hijackers - New York Times

Report Details F.B.I.'s Failure on 2 Hijackers - New York Times: "The F.B.I. missed at least five chances in the months before Sept. 11, 2001, to find two hijackers as they prepared for the attacks and settled in San Diego,"

Druckversion - FBI-Ermittlungen vor 9/11: Chronologie des Versagens - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Druckversion - FBI-Ermittlungen vor 9/11: Chronologie des Versagens - Panorama - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten: "Die Auflistung der Verfehlungen ist f�r die US-Beh�rden gelinde gesagt peinlich. Demnach habe ein der CIA zugeteilter FBI-Agent bereits 19 Monate vor den Terror-Anschl�gen auf das New Yorker World Trade Center und weitere Ziele in den USA Meldung �ber die beiden Verd�chtigen machen wollen. Sein Vorgesetzter bei der CIA habe ihn allerdings davon abgehalten. Dieser Vorfall sei nur eine von vielen Chancen gewesen, die Anschl�ge zu verhindern, kritisierte die 'New York Times' heute in einem Aufmacher auf der Seite eins die Arbeit der Beh�rden."

Opinion: Crumbs for Africa - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Opinion: Crumbs for Africa - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News: "The United States currently gives just 0.16 percent of its national income to help poor countries, despite signing a United Nations declaration three years ago in which rich countries agreed to increase their aid to 0.7 percent by 2015. Since then, Britain, France and Germany have all announced plans for how to get to 0.7 percent; America has not. The piddling amount Mr. Bush announced yesterday is not even 0.007 percent."