- Making News: Oil Prices Jump over $50 per Barrel
The price of crude oil broke the $50-a-barrel mark today, the highest level since oil began to be traded on the exchange in 1983. The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Ball attributes the escalation to increasing global demand despite, production setbacks caused by recent hurricanes and the unstable political situation in Nigeria.
- Reporters Notebook: Warlords Threaten Integrity of Afghan Election
President Bush says that 10 million Afghans have registered to vote in next month's presidential elections, but a new report says calls those figures overstated. Furthermore, security at polling places will be provided by the people Afghan voters fear most. Brad Adams, who heads the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, has more on the sobering report about the political repression and the continuing power of warlords in Afghanistan.
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