The last weekend before the summer is over - but as you'll notice from the newspapers - politics in the USA is already is top gear. Britain too is in the middle of a busy period - today's headlines are full of the current woes of the government.
The European Parliament has a plenary session in Brussels this week, whilst Monday sees an extraordinary meeting of the European Council in the same city.
The Republican Convention is due to start tomorrow - though may be modified or postponed in light of Hurricane Gustav.
The website for the convention can be found at http://www.gopconvention2008.com/
The latest on Gustav can be followed at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5day
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