January

The murder of Bhutto: Cold War fallout

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan last month has a direct relationship to the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the subject of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” the Hollywood “comedy” in which a corrupt congressman and a wily CIA man win “the Cold War” against the “evil Soviet empire” in Afghanistan.

World notes: Jan. 12, 2008

Nigeria: Russians compete for natural gas Turkey: Women win strike China: Legislation benefits workers Italy: Marchers denounce U.S. base Venezuela: Chavez issues amnesty