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1) BBC News | AMERICAS | US rejects germ warfare plan: The United States has refused to sign up to an international agreement designed to enforce a ban on the use of biological weapons. Washington's representative to the United Nations-sponsored talks in Geneva said the US was unable to support the draft accord - the result of years of debate - because it would not achieve its goals and would hurt American interests.
The message that goes out now is that the world does not care about
biological weapons - the most dangerous kind of all
Biological weapons expert
Donald Mahley said: "In our assessment, the draft protocol would put
national security and confidential business information at risk."