Bush on farewell visit to Iraq dodges flying shoes

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi reporter called President George W. Bush a “dog” and threw his shoes at him on Sunday, sullying a farewell visit to Baghdad meant to mark greater security in Iraq after years of bloodshed.

Hamas leaders say will not extend Gaza truce

GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas leaders said on Sunday they did not expect to extend a six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip when it expires this week, although it remained unclear whether this would mean an immediate surge in violence.

Macquarie bids for Citi Australian unit: report

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Macquarie Group Ltd , Australia’s top investment bank, has bid for Citigroup’s Australian retail stockbroking and wealth management unit, the Australian Financial Review said in an unsourced report on Monday.

No word on auto bailout "for a while"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The White House said on Sunday it did not expect any announcement on a U.S. auto industry rescue plan before President George W. Bush returns to the United States from Iraq, leaving their fate in limbo.