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News in Brief: 20 June 2007

A brief list of news for the day:

New York’s mayor Bloomberg quits Republican party. “The New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is dropping his affiliation with the Republican party, sparking widespread speculation that he intends to run for president.” >> News at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2107248,00.html

US to withhold $200 million of military aid from Egypt. “The Egyptian official response to the decision of the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee to withhold $200 million from military aid to Egypt did not please some opposition forces that believe US aid is used as a pretext for political blackmail by Washington if Cairo resists or delays response to American demands that primarily serve US policies and objectives in the region.” >> News at: http://english.daralhayat.com/opinion/OPED/06-2007/Article-20070618-3e7d9d10-c0a8-10ed-01b1-6996dd3dccb2/story.html

Latvian troops head home. “Nearly all of Latvia’s 125 troops in Iraq have withdrawn from the country, ending the Baltic state’s Iraq deployment.” >> News at: http://www.iraqslogger.com/index.php/post/3259/Latvian_Troops_Head_Home

General strike in Nigeria. “Office blocks are empty in central Lagos, with long queues at petrol stations. Schools and offices are shut in the northern city of Kano.” >> News at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6221028.stm

Rushdie’s knighthood is a reward for abandoning the anti-establishment stance he once espoused. >> News at: http://books.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2105445,00.html

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