Kwame Trumps Georgian War

These are the top three stories at at 3:00 pm on Friday, generated by reader interest.

Wouldn’t, like, war in the Caucasus be more important than the other two? Or the attempt to impeach Musharraf? Or the news from Iraq?


BBC News

Opening ceremonies wow crowd
Denver Post – 30 minutes ago
By John Henderson Fireworks displays went off throughout the Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Beijing on August 8, 2008. (THE DENVER POST | HELEN H. RICHARDSON) Chinese officers stand at attention outside of the stadium as the fireworks display ended the

Playing China’s numbers game Detroit Free Press
Boston Globe – Washington Post – Christian Science Monitor – Financial Times
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BBC News

Detroit mayor leaves jail, then is charged with fresh felony counts
Los Angeles Times – 1 hour ago
We interrupt the presidential campaign for this breaking news item from Detroit — and the only reason we do so is because it is such a persistently bizarre story.

Detroit Mayor Charged With Assaulting Officer New York Times
CNN – – Detroit Free Press – The Associated Press
all 2,314 news articles »


ANALYSIS-Georgia takes gamble with move on rebels
Reuters – 1 hour ago
By William Schomberg LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Georgia's bid to re-take a rebel region by force is a gamble by its leader that he can still count on Western support as he tries to thwart Russian efforts to regain influence over the ex-Soviet republic.

Georgia makes a power play _ and a big gamble The Associated Press – Xinhua – AFP – Monsters and
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