News Headlines - 18 January 2011

▽US officials privately say WikiLeaks damage limited - Reuters
Internal U.S. government reviews have determined that a mass leak of diplomatic cables caused only limited damage to U.S. interests abroad, despite the Obama administration's public statements to the contrary.

▽Twice convicted ex-CIA spy gets 8 more years - The Associated Press
U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown sentenced Harold "Jim" Nicholson on Tuesday in Portland federal court on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Five other charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
Nicholson admitted to using his son, Nathaniel, to collect a "pension" from Russian agents while serving time in federal prison in Oregon.

▽Apple's bright view outshines Jobs' plight - Reuters
Apple Inc issued a dazzling forecast as sales of the iPad and iPhone boomed over the holidays, reassuring investors that visionary CEO Steve Jobs' medical leave will have no impact on growth.

▽Blair-Bush notes will remain secret - The Press Association
The head of the civil service has refused to allow the official inquiry into the Iraq War to publish notes sent by Tony Blair to former US president George Bush.

▽Tunisia's new National Unity government in tatters - BBC
Several ministers resigned on Tuesday and the streets of Tunis erupted again, with protesters angry at what they see as the survival of the old regime under a new guise.







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