The Daily Tension for Sat. 27 May
A cure for Stress?
(news.independent.co.uk) -- It started as a hi-tech relaxation technique for burnt-out executives. Now everyone from schoolchildren to sports stars are discovering the seemingly miraculous benefits of Heartmath. Jerome Burne investigates
Sex.com: We are a nation addicted to porn. And nearly 11 million of us got our fix on the net last year
(news.independent.co.uk) -- New figures reveal the extent to which Britain has become hooked. And experts say it is doing great damage to relationships between men and women. By Sophie Goodchild and Severin Carrell
Constitutional Squabble May Have Earlier Roots
WASHINGTON, May 27 (NYT) -- Speaker J. Dennis Hastert is moving publicly to put his constitutional showdown with the Justice Department in the past, but many on Capitol Hill believe that the bitter confrontation will resonate in the coming months.
Cheney Addresses Graduates of His Old H.S.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney told graduates of his old high school Saturday to keep their eyes open for unexpected opportunities.
Bush Likens Fighting Radicals to Cold War
Graduating Cadets Are Told the Struggle Will 'End on Your Watch'
WEST POINT, N.Y., May 27 (AP) -- President Bush, likening the war against Islamic radicals to the Cold War threat of communism, told U.S. Military Academy graduates on Saturday that America's safety depends on an aggressive push for democracy, especially in the Middle East.
Minutemen Building Ariz. Border Fence
PALOMINAS, Ariz. (AP) -- Scores of volunteers gathered at a remote ranch Saturday to help a civilian border-patrol group start building a short security fence in hopes of reducing illegal immigration from Mexico. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps plans to install a combination of barbed wire, razor...
US wants Baghdad police to take charge
(www.smh.com.au) -- US troops could hand control of Baghdad to Iraqi police by the end of the year, a senior US military official said, echoing comments from Iraq's new government about its security plans.
Iraqi Athletes Targeted for Wearing Shorts
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were shot to death this week in Baghdad because they were wearing shorts, authorities said Saturday, reporting the latest in a series of recent attacks attributed to Islamic extremists. A U.S. Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter,...
Hamas paramilitaries back on Gaza streets
GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Members of a controversial Hamas paramilitary force were back on the streets of the Gaza Strip, just a day after being withdrawn in a move aimed at ending deadly Palestinian feuding.
Hamas rejects deadline on Israel recognition plan
GAZA (Reuters) -- Hamas on Saturday rejected a deadline set by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to accept a plan that indirectly calls for recognition of Israel, which he has threatened to put to a referendum.
Nigeria: Tension Mounts As Rivers Community Gives Intels Quit Notice
Lagos (This Day) -- Tension is again mounting in the troubled Niger Delta region as the people of Ogu clan in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State has issued a quit notice to a multinational oil company, Intels Logistics Services Limited following what they called the "unsatisfactory activities" of the company in the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone.
Tension and discord before merger
British Documents on the End of Empire
(thestar.com.my) -- THIS volume of official documents on the formation of Malaysia reveals how difficult negotiations in London turned out to be. On May 27, 1961, Tunku Abdul Rahman had announced a proposed federation to bring together Malaya, Singapore and British possessions in Borneo. But once talks began, serious differences arose over various issues.
Azerbaijan may supply gas to Europe, says president
(www.turkishpress.com) -- Azerbaijan may answer Europe's search for alternatives to Russian gas supplies, the central Asian country's President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview published here.
Turkish Cyclists Pedal in Support of Peace for Iran
(www.zaman.com) -- Turkish peace activists from the Global Peace and Justice Commission held a bicycle protest in Istanbul on Saturday against the turning of Iran into another Iraq.
East Timor Violence Raises Civil War Fear
DILI, East Timor (AP) -- Youths with machetes, slingshots and spears rampaged across East Timor's capital Saturday, attacking people, burning houses and deepening a crisis that has sent thousands fleeing in terror despite the deployment of foreign troops. Gangs roamed the streets of Dili for a...
Dozens of Houses Torched in East Timor
DILI, East Timor (AP) -- Women and children ran screaming into the streets as renegade militias set dozens of their homes ablaze in East Timor's capital Saturday, even as foreign troops worked to stem violence that threatens to split the tiny nation apart.
Tags: Daily, terrorism, Middle East, Arab, Islam, Bush, UN, U.N., United Nations, United States, Iraq, War, Military, terrorism, Middle East, Operation Iraqi Freedom, coalition, Israel, Fatah, Hamas, border wall, Immigration, Mexico, illegal, Aliens, Asia, East Timor, Africa, Europe, Malaysia, Nigeria, Cheney, Turkey, Hastert, Congress
Global Tags: Washington DC, News and Politics, News, Politics, Current Events, Current Affairs, Life, Culture, Tension