Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Short List - May 26, 2011

  • In Serbia they are reporting that Ratko Mladic, the most wanted war criminal in Europe, has been arrested.

  • The G-8 gathers for two days in Normandy to discuss aid to the burgeoning Arab democracies and who should replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been charged with sexual assault and it awaiting trial, as head of the IMF.

  • The Pakistani government has told the U.S. remove half of the military trainers stationed in Pakistan(NYT).  This decision was relayed to the Pentagon three days after the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, and is seen as another hit to U.S.-Pakistani relations.

  • Senate Republicans mostly held together to support Rep. Ryan's budget plan, which would end Medicare as American's understand the program.  The measure was defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate.  Meanwhile, former President Clinton and Rep. Ryan were caught on tape discussing Ryan's plan and Clinton's fear that NY-26 will give Democrats an excuse to do nothing.

  • The Obama administration will send the head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to the American Enterprise Institute today to announce changes to regulations aimed at helping business save money and reducing redundancy.

  • Riot police have broken up(NYT) an opposition protest in Tblisi, Georgia over night.

  • The Syrian opposition is planning another protest(NYT) for Friday and has called on the Syrian army to join them.

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