Shazam! Sunday News Roundup: June 22, 2008

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Top Story – U.N Weapons Inspectors Begin To Investigate Suspect Syrian Site

UN nuclear weapons inspectors hope this weekend to begin solving the mystery of the Syrian building attacked by the Israelis last September and which, according to the CIA, was a nuclear reactor under construction…[click here for more]

Homeland Security News – House Passes New Surveillance Law

The U.S. House Friday easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government’s terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping on phone and computer lines in this country…[click here for more

Business News – Citigroup May Fire 10% of Investment Bankers Worldwide

Citigroup Inc., the bank that’s lost more than any other in the collapse of the U.S. mortgage market, plans to fire as much as 10 percent of the about 65,000 employees worldwide in its investment-banking division…[click here for more]

U.S. Spending News – GAO Questions Air Force Tanker Contract

The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday recommended that the Air Force reopen its contract for aerial refueling tankers, launching a new round in one of the longest-running, most vitriolic fights over a Pentagon purchase…[click here for more]

Weapons News – India, Russia Develop Airborne Supersonic Cruise Missile

The Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture has finished the development of the airborne version of an advanced supersonic missile, the company’s managing director has said…[click here for more]

Technology News – Report Rules Out Subatomic Doomsday Scenario

Europe’s CERN particle-physics lab has issued its long-awaited report on safety issues surrounding the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest and most expensive atom-smasher. Some have feared that when the collider reaches full power, sometime next year, it might create microscopic black holes or other exotic phenomena that could endanger Earth. The new report, like earlier safety studies, rules out the possibility of global danger…[click here for more]


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