HONDURAS: Growing social unrest a week after coup

TEGUCIGALPA, Jul 6 (IPS) - The provisional government that took power in Honduras a week ago closed the airport to all traffic Monday after clashes between the military and supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya left at least two people dead and 11 injured Sunday.


Moving to a no-nukes world? Obama, Medvedev agree on nuclear weapons cuts

In a turn away from years of stalemate and heightened tensions between the U.S. and Russia over nuclear weapons, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed Monday to reduce U.S. and Russian stockpiles of nuclear warheads to as few as 1,500 each, lower than any existing arms control agreement.


Common sense on swine flu

The swine flu virus is now unstoppable, according to the experts. We're no longer in the prevention phase - treatment is now the name of the game.


Showdown in Honduras

In a day full of dramatic events, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya attempted to return to home to Tegucigalpa, Honduras capital, July 5. However, his plane was not allowed to land.

Fighting in Mogadishu intensifies

Shelling between Somali rebels and government forces near the presidential palace have killed at least 12 people. Rebels who want to install an Islamic state in the east African country and the transitional government blamed each other for instigating the violence.

Army fires on demonstrators in Honduras

Unconfirmed reports from bloggers and on Twitter claim the armed forces have fired on crowds demanding the return of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya’s plane is reported to have been diverted from landing and was directed El Salvador, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Cuba-US: Frosty relations no bar to communication

Cuba and the United States are poised to resume talks on migration issues any time now, although the five Cuban agents imprisoned in the U.S. remain 'a formidable obstacle' to normalising bilateral relations, according to Cuban parliament president Ricardo Alarcón.

Biden in Iraq to press 'work needed to get our troops back

Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq yesterday for meetings with Iraqi leaders and U.S. commanders. His visit comes just after most U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq’s cities and towns June 30, step one in a U.S.-Iraq pact that will have all American troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011.

Honduras coup protesters on day 6

Tegucigalpa, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Resistance Front of Honduras continues demonstrating for the sixth consecutive day against the military coup and for the return of President Manuel Zelaya.

Israel 'committed war crimes in Gaza'

Amnesty has accused the Israeli military of 'reckless conduct, disregard for civilian lives and a consistent failure to distinguish between military targets and civilians.'

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