Good, Bad, and Ugly

Curbing rocket fire?

December 27, 2010

Kindergarten near-miss highlights Gaza risks

PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/VIOLENCEHamas spurns permanent coexistence with the Jewish state, but its men have tried to curb the rocket fire from Gaza in recent years. Smaller groups continue to carry out attacks.

Be our guests?

December 20, 2010

Snow and ice ground flights in Europe

GERMANY/In Germany, Frankfurt airport operator Fraport said 470 flights had been canceled on Sunday so far and a worsening of weather conditions was expected from noon onwards.

Quit while you’re a head…

December 16, 2010

Embalmed head of France’s King Henri IV found

BRITAIN-KING/HEADCharlier said three “cutting wounds” were also visible, corresponding to the separation of the head from the body by a revolutionary in 1793.

Pearl Harbor?

December 8, 2010

PEARLHARBOR/ANNIVERSARYI have been looking over your site today and cannot find a single article relating to Pearl Harbor day in the U.S.

The wrong church?

December 7, 2010

gbu wrong churchCould you please correct the picture posted with this article?

The picture is of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, which in no way is connected to the story.

Nuclear powered?

December 6, 2010

China says won’t take sides in Korea dispute

KOREA-NORTH/As the nuclear powered USS George Washington headed out of Korean waters back to Japan, oil traders said the US Navy was seeking a medium-range oil tanker to

They bought how much gold?

December 1, 2010

IMF’s gold sales slowed 40 pct in Oct. vs Sept.

INDIANEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 29 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has slowed the rate of selling its gold by 40 percent in October from the previous month, as interest among central banks to own the metal increased as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

Is Obama responsible?

November 30, 2010

Analysis: N. Korea crisis latest blow to Obama’s nuclear agenda

KOREA-NORTH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has set the goal of eventually ridding the world of nuclear arms as a central theme of his presidency, but North Korea’s defiance and other recent setbacks have raised fresh doubts about whether he can turn his vision into reality.

Contact Us?

November 23, 2010

gbu dead link

Your ‘find a reuters office’ link does not work.

I would like to have the contacts of your office in either Baghdad or Amman.

Anthony P.

Sorry, I reported this link problem more than a week ago, so we’re on it. Watch this space: GBU Editor

Scoop of the century?

November 18, 2010

Europe is next test for weakened Obama

INDONESIA-OBAMABorn in Hawaii and raised partly in Indonesia, Obama — who lacks the instinctive European focus of his predecessors — has declared he wants to be America’s first “Pacific president.”