Global News (01/29/09)

Officials: Army suicides at 3-decade high (AP):
WASHINGTON – Suicides among U.S. soldiers rose last year to the highest level in decades, the Army announced Thursday. At least 128 soldiers killed themselves in 2008. But the final count is likely to be considerably higher because 15 more suspicious deaths are still being investigated and could also turn out to be self-inflicted, the Army said.

Army orders recall of body armor (AP)

Erdogan storms out of Davos debate (Financial Times)

Erdogan Clashes With Peres, Storms Out of Davos Panel on Gaza (Bloomberg)

Blockade thwarts postwar building boom in Gaza (Reuters)

Britain faces worst year since 1930s, warns IMF (Guardian)

UK ‘must cut spending or raise taxes,’ say experts (Independent)

The peers who work for their own consultancy firms (Telegraph)

Spanish police arrest six over massive ‘£420m London Stock Exchange fraud’ (Daily Mail)

Iraq bars Blackwater, tarnished by civilian deaths (AP)

Thursday job cuts could exceed 13000 (CNN Money)

Americans receiving jobless benefits hits record (AP)

Jobless claims hit record peak, orders plummet (Reuters)

Home sales fall to record lows (Reuters)

Bitter end for 6700 staff as coffee retailer Starbucks shuts shops (Telegraph)

Starbucks to Cut 6700 Jobs After Earnings Fall 69% (Bloomberg)

Ford reports $5.9B fourth-quarter loss (USA Today)

Ford to draw bank credit of $10.1bn (Financial Times)

Almost 24 million adults with poor numeracy skills, say MPs (Telegraph)

Five years on from Hutton and we STILL haven’t been told the truth about the war based on lies (Daily Mail)

Citigroup will not take possession of new aircraft (AP)

CLIMATE CHANGE: Tropical Forests Fight for Survival (IPS)

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: “Wake Up, World!” – SOS from the Amazon (IPS)

Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: ‘We want to stay with our gran and grandad’ (Daily Mail)

Have we all BIN conned? Recycling’s the new state religion but once again it’s been exposed as a sham (Daily Mail)

£20 broadband charge to fight online music and film piracy (Times)

Icy blast from Siberia set to bring snow and give Britain its coldest winter for 13 years (Daily Mail)

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