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B. 07-11 Oil price per barrel reached $147.02 New York
2. 08-29 McCain picks woman running mate Ohio
09-14 Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy New York
4. 10-03 House backs $700bn bail-out plan House of Representatives
F. 10-07 Dow Jones hits 5-year low New York
6. 11-04 Barack Obama wins presidential election Washington
7. 11-15 Summit pledge to 'restore growth' Washington
8. 11-18 US car firms ask for $25bn aid U.S. Congress

Summary.     Click for More > World markets continue to slide Bush hails financial rescue plan House backs $700bn bail-out plan Dow Jones hits 5-year low   Barack Obama wins presidential election  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold Summit pledge to 'restore growth' US car firms ask for $25bn aid Illinois governor seized in probe Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an
Iran boats threatened US ships McCain wins Republican nomination Scandal-hit governor resigns   Obama winner of Democratic race   Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected Bush calls for offshore drilling Oil price per barrel reached $147.02  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Phelps wins historic eighth gold   McCain picks woman running mate  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate US takes over key mortgage firms 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
Jan.7   Iran
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Mar.12   New York
Jun.3   U. S. Midwest
Jun.18   Washington
Jul.11   New York
Aug.1   Washington
Aug.16   Beijing
Aug.29   Ohio
Sep.7   Washington
Sep.12   Los Angeles
Sep.14   New York
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis.    The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in t...
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Sep.19   Washington
Oct.3   House of Representatives
Oct.7   New York
Nov.4   Washington
Nov.15   Washington
Nov.18   U.S. Congress
Dec.9   Chicago
Dec.13   New York
Dec.14   Baghdad
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Iran boats threatened US ships   5 speedboats harassed 3 US navy ships, approaching them and radioing a threat to blow them up McCain surges ahead in primaries   McCain wins Republican nomination   John McCain has won the Republican party's nomination to run for president with projected poll wins in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas Scandal-hit governor resigns   Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to... Police entered YFZ compound Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict Oil soars to new record over $135 Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May   Obama winner of Democratic race


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Sudan  Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver
Jan.3  Iowa  Huckabee and Obama take Iowa wins
Jan.7   Iran  
Jan.8  New Hampshire  Clinton wins Democratic primary
Jan.9  Israel  Bush in Israel amid tight security
Jan.18  Iceland  Eccentric chess icon Fischer dies
Jan.19  Nevada  Clinton wins tight Nevada caucus
Jan.22  Manhattan  Heath Ledger found dead
Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Deal reached on US economic plan
Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Bush addresses US economy fears
Jan.30  Southern California  Giuliani quits White House race


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Microsoft  Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
Feb.3  Arizona  Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots
Feb.5  
Feb.6  Tennessee  Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
Feb.12  Southern California  Spielberg boycotts Olympic role
 Washington  Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries
Feb.19  Japan  Marine suspected of rape
Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
Feb.21  Belgrade  US embassy in Belgrade attacked
Feb.22  Iraq  'Surge' produces some results
 Guam  B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Feb.26  Ohio  Democrats meet in crucial debate


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4    
Mar.12   New York  
Mar.18  Washington  Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75


April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3   Texas
Apr.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Route changes mark Olympic torch relay
Apr.15   Washington
Apr.20  Manhattan  Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero
Apr.22  Pennsylvania  Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote'
Apr.30  Somalia  Air raid kills militants


May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.19  Venezuela  U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
May.22   New York
May.25    Historic pictures sent from Mars
May.31  Washington  Democrats reach delegate deal


June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Iraq
Jun.3   U. S. Midwest  
  Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected.    On the final day of primary voting, Obama won the day's other primary, in Montana....
Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial Jun.6   New York Oil price soars as US woes mount Jun.7  Washington  Clinton backs Obama and bows out Jun.11  West Pakistan  U.S.-led troops behind border deaths Jun.12  U.S. Supreme Court  Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jun.18   Washington     Bush calls for offshore drilling  President George W Bush has called on Congress to end a 27-year ban on drilling for oil in coastal waters, to reduce dependence on imports Jun.25   South Korea South Korea lifts ban on US beef

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.8  Czech Republic  US and Czechs sign defence deal Jul.11    Mortgage firms' shares slump   New York   Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
Jul.19   Kabul Obama opens foreign tour Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue Jul.24  Berlin  Obama seeks stronger Europe ties

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Washington     US anthrax 'suspect' found dead   Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger
Aug.6   Guantanamo Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Aug.7  Baghdad  U.S. troops may leave by 2011 Aug.12  Beijing  Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal Aug.15  Washington  Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying' Aug.16   Beijing     Phelps wins historic eighth gold  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m ... Aug.22   Chicago Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice Aug.25  Colorado  Democrats gather to endorse Obama Aug.27  Georgia  U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Aug.28   Colorado Obama launches historic campaign Aug.29   Ohio     McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate.    Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have...
Aug.31  New Orleans  Hundreds of thousands flee coast

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3   Tribal Areas U.S. troops attack in Pakistan  Minnesota  Palin makes convention debut Sep.4  Minnesota  McCain vows to shake up Washington Sep.5   Libya Rice meets with Libya leader Sep.7   Washington   US takes over key mortgage firms  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history Sep.8  New York  Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open Sep.9  Washington  Bush reshuffles war-zone troops Sep.11   Venezuela Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Sep.12   Los Angeles   24 killed, 135 injured in train collision  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight trai... Sep.13   Houston Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast Sep.14   New York   Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.16   New York   World markets continue to slide  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes Sep.17  United Kingdom  Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal  New York  Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling Sep.19   Washington     Bush hails financial rescue plan  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets Sep.21  New York  US banks make shock status switch Sep.22  West Pakistan  Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'  Global  Shares slide amid bail-out fears Sep.26   Southern U.S. McCain and Obama spar in first debate Sep.27  Connecticut  Paul Newman dies at 83 Sep.29  New York  Dow closed down 777 points  House of Representatives  $700 billion bailout package failed

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   California Fossett plane found
Oct.3   House of Representatives   House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector  Nevada  Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts Oct.7   New York     Dow Jones hits 5-year low
  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses   Guantanamo Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  Tennessee  McCain, Obama trade blows on economy Oct.8  London  World's central banks slash interest rates  Western Afghanistan  US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list Oct.29  Philadelphia  Phillies win the World Series

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   Washington     Barack Obama wins presidential election
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.5  Global  World leaders hail Obama triumph Nov.10  Washington  Bush calls meeting with Obama 'friendly' Nov.14  Washington  World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15   Washington     Summit pledge to 'restore growth'
  Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.16  Baghdad  Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal Nov.17  New York  Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000 Nov.18   U.S. Congress   US car firms ask for $25bn aid
  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.20   Global Recession fears hit stock markets Nov.25   Washington US Fed announces $800bn stimulus  Washington  Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Nov.27   Baghdad Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Chicago Clinton named secretary of state
   U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.5  Washington  5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.8  Guantanamo  Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty Dec.9   Chicago     Illinois governor seized in probe  Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator Dec.11    Bank of America cuts 30,000 jobs Dec.13   New York     Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard ... Dec.14   Baghdad     Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush   Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him Dec.19  Washington  Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out   Washington   US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an  Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed a deployment order to move an additional 3,000 troops next year as a part of a combat aviation bri... Dec.21  Zimbabwe  U.S. no longer supports Zimbabwe deal


Iran boats threatened US ships   5 speedboats harassed 3 US navy ships, approaching them and radioing a threat to blow them up Iraqi, American death tolls drop in May Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal U.S. troops attack in Pakistan US to send 3,000 more troops to Afgh-an  Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed a deployment order to move an additional 3,000 troops next year as a part of a combat aviation bri...   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead   Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight trai... Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast Fossett plane found Oil soars to new record over $135 Oil price soars as US woes mount   Bush calls for offshore drilling  President George W Bush has called on Congress to end a 27-year ban on drilling for oil in coastal waters, to reduce dependence on imports South Korea lifts ban on US beef Oil price per barrel reached $147.02




United States, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.7   Iran
Feb.19  Japan  Marine suspected of rape
Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite'
Feb.22  Iraq  'Surge' produces some results
Feb.22  Guam  B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Apr.30  Somalia  Air raid kills militants
May.19  Venezuela  U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
Jun.1   Iraq
Jun.11  West Pakistan  U.S.-led troops behind border deaths
Jul.8  Czech Republic  US and Czechs sign defence deal
Aug.7  Baghdad  U.S. troops may leave by 2011
Aug.14   Poland
Aug.27  Georgia  U.S. ship arrives in Georgia
Sep.3   Tribal Areas
Sep.9  Washington  Bush reshuffles war-zone troops
Sep.22  West Pakistan  Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'
Oct.8  Western Afghanistan  US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians
Nov.16  Baghdad  Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal
Nov.25  Washington  Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief'
Dec.19   Washington




United States, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008
Feb.6  Tennessee  Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
Feb.22  Guam  B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Aug.1   Washington
Aug.31  New Orleans  Hundreds of thousands flee coast
Sep.12   Los Angeles
Sep.13   Houston
Oct.2   California




United States, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.22  Manhattan  Heath Ledger found dead
Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Deal reached on US economic plan
Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Bush addresses US economy fears
Feb.1  Microsoft  Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo
Mar.18  Washington  Federal Reserve slashes rates by 0.75
May.22   New York
Jun.6   New York
Jun.18   Washington
Jun.25   South Korea
Jul.11    Mortgage firms' shares slump
Jul.11   New York
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue
Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms  US financial officials have outlined plans for the government to take over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the largest bail-outs in US history Sep.14   New York Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis
 The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history
Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide  In the first hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was down 41.85, or 0.38%, to 10,875.66. It fell as much as 175 in the opening minutes Sep.17  United Kingdom  Barclays agrees $1.75B Lehman deal Sep.17  New York  Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling Sep.19   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets Sep.21  New York  US banks make shock status switch Sep.22  Global  Shares slide amid bail-out fears Sep.27  Connecticut  Paul Newman dies at 83 Sep.29  New York  Dow closed down 777 points Sep.29  House of Representatives  $700 billion bailout package failed Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Oct.7   New York   Dow Jones hits 5-year low  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses Oct.7  Tennessee  McCain, Obama trade blows on economy Oct.8  London  World's central banks slash interest rates Nov.14  Washington  World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.17  New York  Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000 Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.20   Global Recession fears hit stock markets Nov.25   Washington US Fed announces $800bn stimulus Dec.11    Bank of America cuts 30,000 jobs Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard ... Dec.19  Washington  Bush unveils $17.4bn car bail-out



United States, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.18  Iceland  Eccentric chess icon Fischer dies Feb.3  Arizona  Giants win Super Bowl over Patriots Feb.12  Southern California  Spielberg boycotts Olympic role Apr.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Aug.12  Beijing  Phelps becomes greatest Olympian Aug.16   Beijing   Phelps wins historic eighth gold  23-year-old Michael Phelps won his 8th Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games to beat Spitz's 1972 record of 7, with victory in the 4x100m ... Sep.8  New York  Federer beats Murray for 5th U.S. Open Oct.29  Philadelphia  Phillies win the World Series



United States, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.1  Sudan  Gunman kills U.S. diplomat, driver Feb.19  Japan  Marine suspected of rape Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound
Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial Jun.12  U.S. Supreme Court  Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead   Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged Aug.6   Guantanamo Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Oct.3  Nevada  Jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all counts Oct.7   Guantanamo Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list Dec.1    U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.5  Washington  5 Blackwater guards charged in deaths Dec.8  Guantanamo  Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty Dec.9   Chicago   Illinois governor seized in probe  Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator Dec.13   New York   Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'  Some of the world's wealthiest private and corporate investors are reported to be victims of an alleged fraud by Wall Street broker Bernard ...



United States, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3  Iowa  Huckabee and Obama take Iowa wins Jan.8  New Hampshire  Clinton wins Democratic primary Jan.9  Israel  Bush in Israel amid tight security Jan.19  Nevada  Clinton wins tight Nevada caucus Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Deal reached on US economic plan Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Bush addresses US economy fears Jan.30  Southern California  Giuliani quits White House race Feb.5   McCain surges ahead in primaries
Feb.12  Southern California  Spielberg boycotts Olympic role Feb.12  Washington  Obama, McCain sweep Potomac primaries Feb.20  Hawaii  US missile hits 'toxic satellite' Feb.21  Belgrade  US embassy in Belgrade attacked Feb.26  Ohio  Democrats meet in crucial debate Mar.4     McCain wins Republican nomination   John McCain has won the Republican party's nomination to run for president with projected poll wins in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas Mar.12   New York Scandal-hit governor resigns   Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to... Apr.3   Texas Police entered YFZ compound Apr.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Apr.15   Washington Warm US welcome for Pope Benedict Apr.20  Manhattan  Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero Apr.22  Pennsylvania  Clinton 'wins key Democrat vote' May.25    Historic pictures sent from Mars May.31  Washington  Democrats reach delegate deal Jun.3   U. S. Midwest   Obama winner of Democratic race
  Democratic presidential candidate has earned enough delegates to clinch his party's nomination, US media have projected.    On the final day of primary voting, Obama won the day's other primary, in Montana....
Jun.7  Washington  Clinton backs Obama and bows out Jun.12  U.S. Supreme Court  Major Guantanamo setback for Bush Jul.8  Czech Republic  US and Czechs sign defence deal Jul.19   Kabul Obama opens foreign tour Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue Jul.24  Berlin  Obama seeks stronger Europe ties Aug.5   U.S. Congress Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Aug.14   Poland Poland, U.S. to sign missile shield deal Aug.15  Washington  Bush warns Russia over Georgia 'bullying' Aug.22   Chicago Senator Joe Biden is Obama's choice Aug.25  Colorado  Democrats gather to endorse Obama Aug.27  Georgia  U.S. ship arrives in Georgia Aug.28   Colorado Obama launches historic campaign Aug.29   Ohio   McCain picks woman running mate
  Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate.    Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have...
Sep.3  Minnesota  Palin makes convention debut Sep.4  Minnesota  McCain vows to shake up Washington Sep.5   Libya Rice meets with Libya leader Sep.11   Venezuela Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Sep.19   Washington   Bush hails financial rescue plan  President George W Bush : The US is set to take 'unprecedented measures' to tackle the crisis gripping US financial markets Sep.26   Southern U.S. McCain and Obama spar in first debate Sep.29  House of Representatives  $700 billion bailout package failed Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Oct.7  Tennessee  McCain, Obama trade blows on economy Oct.11   Washington U.S. takes North Korea off terror list Nov.4   Washington   Barack Obama wins presidential election
  As polls closed on the West coast, the senator was projected to receive enough electoral votes to pass the 270-vote threshold
  Obama is projected to win California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia. Democratic Senator says 'change has come to America', after being elected the first black president of the United States
Nov.5  Global  World leaders hail Obama triumph Nov.10  Washington  Bush calls meeting with Obama 'friendly' Nov.14  Washington  World leaders grapple with crisis Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Nov.16  Baghdad  Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.25  Washington  Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief' Nov.27   Baghdad Parliament OKs pact on U.S. troops' future Dec.1   Chicago Clinton named secretary of state Dec.1    U.S. warned India of maritime attack Dec.14   Baghdad   Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush   Bush made a farewell visit, where he met with Iraqi leaders, talked to the media and joked after a man threw shoes at him Dec.21  Zimbabwe  U.S. no longer supports Zimbabwe deal