December

UN chief demands immediate Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and urged Mideast and world leaders to do more to help end the Israeli-Hamas conflict and promote political dialogue.

Iraq, Blackwater and shoes

More than a year after Blackwater USA security guards sprayed a busy Baghdad intersection with bullets, killing 17 Iraqi civilians and wounding others, the U.S. Justice Department finally filed criminal charges against the gunmen on Dec. 8.

Obama will review cluster bomb ban treaty

The Obama administration will review the Bush administration's reasons for refusing to sign an international treaty banning the use of cluster bombs, its spokesperson announced the week.