Following up on three news stories,
The first news story is about the UN: The NYT says U.N. Staff Union Chides U.N. Management, or depending on whether you ask Fox, U.N. Staff: ‘No Confidence’ in Top Leaders. Either way, “Union members said the vote wasn’t directed at Secretary-General Kofi Annan, but at the management of several top officials. In fact, the head of the labor organization said members actually did have confidence in Annan himself.”
The second’s about Arafat: Palestinians to get Arafat’s medical chart: “French Defence ministry spokesman Jean-Francois Bureau said on Thursday Arafat’s wife, Suha, daughter, Zahwa, and al-Kidwa [Arafat’s nephew, who is also a Palestinian diplomat] would be allowed by French privacy laws to request the records.”
The third concerns the Spanish racist catcalls at a soccer game: Spain’s FA Apologises To English Counterparts “for the racist chanting that disfigured last Wednesday’s friendly international between the two countries.
In a letter, the Spanish FA also apologised for similar incidents during Tuesday’s Under-21 international.” David Dein, the vice-chairman of Arsenal, the English team, “believes FIFA should force Spain to play their next international behind closed doors as punishment for the racist abuse by their fans towards England players on Wednesday.”
In the no-news department, Bill Clinton lied again.