Moral fiber lacking in halls of Congress

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. – The Fresno Bee There was quite a scene in the Capitol rotunda (last) week: President Bush and many members of Congress honoring the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, with the Congressional Gold Medal. China is terribly upset with the United States over the award. But the honor is certainly warranted; the Dalai Lama is a compelling figure in the global fight for justice. That came on the heels of stories about some members of the House of Representatives scuttling away from earlier support for a nonbinding resolution acknowledging the Armenian genocide. They fear Turkey’s wrath, and want to protect military supply routes to Iraq that run through Turkey. So the president is willing to anger China, a world power, and members of Congress jostle each other to get a photo-op with the Dalai Lama, but they don’t want to risk making Turkey mad over historically established events that cost the lives of 1.5 million Armenians. ? The United States has been willing to condemn past and present genocides, including ? atrocities in Cambodia, Darfur, Ukraine and Bosnia. But not, apparently, in Armenia. ? This has turned into a serious test of the moral fiber of the House. ? How will it fare? last_img read more

LFC fans happy to pass up chance to sign Ter Stegen if this transfer happens

first_img Marc-Andre ter Stegen is said to be on Liverpool’s transfer shortlist 1 The Liverpool hierachy are already looking to next season, with a host of new names linked with a move to Anfield in the hope of getting back into the Champions League at the very least.Among those players rumoured to be on the shortlist is Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who is also on Man City’s radar.BARCELONA SET TO MAKE TER STEGEN AVAILABLE FOR LOANHere, talkSPORT looks at how some Liverpool fans have reacted to this transfer rumour, while here is what was said on Twitter to rumours manager Jurgen Klopp wants to be reunited with Mario Gotze.HOW LIVERPOOL COULD LINE UP NEXT SEASON WITH NEW SIGNINGSlast_img read more