Daily Revolt

April 06, 2007

Afghan President: I met with Taliban

Afghan president: I met with Taliban:
President Hamid Karzai acknowledged for the first time Friday he has met with Taliban militants in attempts to bring peace to Afghanistan, which is struggling to quell a rising insurgency.

Suicide chlorine bomb in Iraq kills 27:
A suspected al-Qaida in Iraq suicide bomber smashed a truck loaded with TNT and toxic chlorine gas into a police checkpoint in Ramadi on Friday, killing at least 27 people the ninth such attack since the group's first known use of a chemical weapon in January.

Freed Britons say `confessions' coerced:
British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters.

Pope leads Good Friday procession in Rome's Colosseum:
Pope Benedict XVI led a torchlit procession at Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday, the most sombre day of the Christian calendar commemorating Christ's crucifixion, as tens of thousands of pilgrims looked on.

Giuliani Defends Italian Heritage After 'Godfather' Mimickry:
Rudy Giuliani's campaign is emphasizing his ethnic pride after the White House hopeful earned criticism this week for his recent impersonation of Don Corleone in 'The Godfather' while on the campaign trail.

Piracy Move on China Seen as Near:
The Bush administration appears close to filing a formal trade complaint against China over pirated copies of films, music and software.

All Clear After Fire At Nuke Power Plant:
An electrical fault and fire in a transformer yard forced the automatic shutdown Friday of the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant, officials said. Elliot Brenner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission told CBS News that the fire is out and there...

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