Thursday, March 20, 2008

News Wrap up

Germans 'feel shame' over Holocaust

Angela Merkel delivered her speech
to the Knesset in German [EPA]
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, has told Israel's parliament that her countrymen are "filled with shame" over the Holocaust of the Jews.

(CNN) -- On three occasions since January, Sen. Barack Obama's passport file was looked at by three different contract workers, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

Sen. Barack Obama's passport file was breached three times since January, the State Department said.

The contractors accessed information in the file in an unauthorized way, he said.

Two contractors were fired and one was disciplined by the contractor's company, McCormack said.



Russia detains men on spy charges
One of the men is believed to work for a joint
British-Russian oil company [AFP]

Russian security services have detained two Russian-American men on charges of industrial espionage.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two spacewalking astronauts pulled out a caulk gun and a high-tech kind of Silly Putty on Thursday night and tested a method for patching shuttle thermal tiles.
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