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Obama will ‘likely’ pull 10,000 troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will “likely” withdraw about 10,000 US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, with half coming out this summer and the remainder leaving later in 2011, a senior US defense official said Tuesday. Another 20,000 troops, which formed part of a troop…

Google slams Microsoft for ‘cheating’

WASHINGTON – The world’s biggest Internet search company, Google, is accusing rival Microsoft’s Bing of copying its results, a charge Microsoft denies. “Some Bing results increasingly look like an incomplete, stale version of Google results — a cheap imitation,” said Amit Singhal, one of the company’s search engineers, on Google’s…

Local business groups seek distance from US Chamber of Commerce

Local chambers of commerce across the country are seeking to distance themselves from the US Chamber of Commerce, or are even breaking formal links with the national group, in the wake of controversy over its role in the current election cycle. The Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshire reports that the…

As public sours on war, GOP senator backs Afghan pullout deadline

One influential Republican senator has changed his mind on President Barack Obama’s plan to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in the summer of 2011. After a recent trip to the region, Sen. Lindsey Graham returned to say that he believes some troops could be removed in July 2011. “After this…

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