Al Gore backs Obama for president
Former Vice President Al Gore endorsed Democratic
presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday, urging Americans to
reject what he called the Bush administration's legacy of
"incompetence, negligence and failure."
Prince William made Knight of the Garter
Prince William has been made a Royal Knight of
the Garter,joining the most senior British order of chivalry. He was
officially appointed by the Queen at a service at St George's Chapel
in Windsor Castle.
French defence to counter terror
The main threat facing France is that of
terrorism and the country's defence system needs to reflect that,
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said. He was presenting a major
overhaul of the military which includes cutting more than 50,000
defence jobs and boosting intelligence resources.