U.S. to remove all troops from Iraq by year-end

October 21, 2011 by

The administration announced Friday that all U.S. combat forces will be out of Iraq by year-end, leaving in place a security contingent of several hundred troops to protect U.S. embassy personal. “As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” President Obama announced.

European Union Biodiesel Production Slumps in 2011

October 21, 2011 by

Greening the European Union has suffered a setback. The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 million tons. The European Biodiesel Board reported that biodiesel generation in Europe in 2010 grew by 5.5 percent over 2009 production figures, while in 2009 the European Union’s biodiesel industry grew by 17 percent.

Obama Claims Vindication

October 21, 2011 by

The death of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi was hailed here Thursday by both the administration of President Barack Obama and some of his Republican foes as the latest in a series of victories for U.S. foreign policy. In a brief televised appearance in the White House Rose Garden, Obama himself called Gaddafi’s demise “a momentous day in the history of Libya” and, somewhat uncharacteristically, extolled U.S. leadership in the multinational effort to oust him.