Pakistan gets $7.6 b IMF loan
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has won final approval for a
$7.6 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help the
front line state in the campaign against Islamist terrorism stave
off possible economic meltdown.
Obama nominated technocrat Geithner as Treasury Chief
US - Timothy Geithner, who was Monday nominated
president-elect Barack Obamaís Treasury chief, brings international
experience, the insight of a Washington insider and markets
technocrat to the key post at a time of acute, global economic
Bush insists vision of Palestinian state lives
US - U.S. President George W. Bush declared in
farewell talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday
that the vision of a Palestinian state remained alive, despite
failure to achieve their goal of a peace deal this year.