Goodmorning, it’s Karnie with you today..
The 700 billion dollar rescue US deal has stalled. The proposal indicates each American taxpayer will pay out 5,300 dollars to rescue the banking system and save the world economy from catastrophe. Is it right for the public to bail out the mistakes of bankers?
The US military says American troops have exchanged fire with Pakistani soldiers after their helicopters (operating in Afghanistan) were shot at by Pakistani forces. The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, said he would not allow Pakistani sovereignty to be violated, even by its friends. There seems to be a a shift in relations between Pakistan and the US which may impact the global fight against terrorism. So with this in mind, is Pakistan the most pressing issue at the moment?
As developed countries struggle to keep their heads above water due to the financial crisis, discussions are still taking place about increasing aid for developing countries. Is this a time to look after your own country instead of taking care of others?
Mark adds :
Should the Nobel prize be used to make political points ? or is that the point of it ?
and why is the far right making inroads into Europe ?