Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Morning Update

WaPo profiles HRC with a story that "includes material adapted from a new history of the Clinton presidency, "The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House."

NYTimes runs an article on the ever-increasingly popularity of mikvahs. Kol hakavod to the women on this one.

Iran tested a new missile using solid-fuel technology that matches the more than 2,000-kilometer range of its Shihab-3 rocket. Tehran's rapid progress on its ballistic missile program is a major cause for concern among the international community, particularly Israel, which is already alarmed over Iran's nuclear activities.

In the aftermath of French citizens rejecting the European Union Constitution, Jacques Chirac appointed a new Prime Minister:
Dominique de Villepin will replace Jean-Pierre Raffarin.

Russia, in a real shocker (note sarcasm here) has convicted Russian oil tycoon Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky to 9 years in jail (the charges carried a ten year maximum) and $613M in fines. This trial was a sham; it was a way for Putin to get a man with deep pockets who was funding his political opposition off the street and out of the way.


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