Monday, April 23 in the news.....
- Russia's largest independent radio news network has been forced by the managers to portray the USA as an enemy. It comes on the back of a new CEO being appointed for the organisation: Michael Moore.
- Taliban guerrillas on Friday gave France one week to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and demanded the release of fighters held by the government to save two kidnapped French aid workers. The French are relieved the demands are easy to meet, as they were worried the Taliban would demand that they keep fighting.
- Thousands of shoppers packed more than two dozen gun shows across the United States on Saturday, as the domestic arms trade kept up a brisk pace after the worst shooting rampage in modern American history. Koreans attending the shows made sure to smile and talk pleasantly.
- A NASA worker took a handgun inside an office building Friday at the Johnson Space Center and fatally shot a hostage before killing himself, police said. A second hostage escaped with minor injuries. NASA tried to emphasise the positives by saying the Johnson Space Center has never lost a man in space.