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  • Pair are guilty of Bush memo leak

    05/09/2007 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies · 2,134+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/9/07 | BBC
    A civil servant and an MP's researcher have been found guilty of leaking a secret memo about talks between George Bush and Tony Blair. David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, has been found guilty of two offences under the Official Secrets Act. MP's researcher Leo O'Connor was found guilty of one Official Secrets offence. It recorded Oval Office talks between Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair about Iraq in 2004, the Old Bailey was told. Sentencing was adjourned for reports........
  • Leaked Bush memo 'aimed at Kerry' (British civil servant leaked Oval Office talks)

    04/30/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies · 2,831+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/30/07 | BBC
    A civil servant who leaked a secret memo about George W. Bush wanted it to be seen by US presidential candidate John Kerry, the Old Bailey heard. David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, is said to have passed a highly sensitive document detailing talks between Mr. Bush and Tony Blair to Leo O'Connor. Mr. Keogh told jurors the contents of the memo had preyed on his mind. Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor, 44, also of Northampton, deny three charges under the Official Secrets Act. Mr. Keogh had been asked to copy out the memo for distribution to high-ranking UK officials. The...
  • Sudan accepts Blair's five-point peace plan

    10/06/2004 7:24:33 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 211+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/07/04 | Patrick Wintour
    Sudan accepts Blair's five-point peace plan After two hours of talks and a warning on sanctions, Khartoum agrees to give African Union troops freedom of movement in Darfur Patrick Wintour in Khartoum Thursday October 7, 2004 The Guardian Sudan bowed to a five-point plan tabled by Tony Blair during talks in Khartoum yesterday, which included accepting the free movement of 3,500 African Union troops as ceasefire monitors in Darfur province. Mr Blair also urged Sudan to return its troops to barracks and accept a deadline of December 31 for an agreement on devolution for the south of the country. He...
  • Chemical expert testifies in Jordan trial (Zarqawi's attempted use of Chemical Weapons)

    06/22/2005 9:55:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 1,591+ views
    AP ^ | Jun. 22, 2005 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan - Islamic militants planned to detonate an explosion that would have sent a cloud of toxic chemicals across Jordan, causing death, blindness and sickness, a chemical expert testified in a military court Wednesday. Col. Najeh al-Azam was giving evidence in the trial of 13 men who are alleged to have planned what would have been the world's first chemical attack by the al-Qaida terror group. The accused include al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab Al-Zarqawi, and three other fugitives who are being tried in absentia. Jordanian security services foiled the plot in April last year. Jordanian officials say that...
  • The ayatollah & I

    12/28/2004 4:58:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies · 796+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-27-04 | SHARON SHENHAV
    'Muslim women don't have a problem with the fact that their husbands have a few other wives," declared the Iranian ayatollah with great conviction. Sitting across the conference table from him, in the magnificent 17th-century Villa Serbelloni on Lake Como in Italy, I disagreed. My conversations over the years with Muslim women colleagues had given me a quite different picture. "I would suggest that you don't really know how women feel since you're a man. I'm a woman, and I can tell you that women do not want to be one of several wives." While ordinarily this kind of challenge...