Judge Chides U.S. on Roadless Forest Protections: A federal judge throws out Bush administration rules on road construction in untouched areas of national forests. The judge reinstated a ban on new roads in so-called roadless areas imposed by President Bill Clinton. But the decision won’t end a long-running environmental controversy.
Chavez Calls Bush ‘Devil,’ Assails U.S. Policies: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez took the podium at the United Nations, where he launched his latest verbal salvo against President Bush and U.S. world influence. Making the sign of the cross, Chavez described Bush as “the devil” and decried Washington’s misuse of its far-reaching power.
U.N. rights envoys condemn Bush plan on interrogation: GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators said on Thursday that legislation proposed by U.S. President George W. Bush for tough interrogations of foreign terrorism suspects would breach the Geneva Conventions.
U.N. says Iraq deadlier than ever: BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United Nations, citing evidence of severe torture, said Iraq had become deadlier than ever, as local Iraqi forces took charge of a southern province from departing Italian soldiers on Thursday.