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.'

China, not Cheney, is now big player in Iraq's oil

Attention Dick Cheney: Anyone who thought that by invading Iraq the U.S. would get a lock on Iraq's oil has another think coming. Yesterday, Iraq’s cabinet approved a deal with the China National Petroleum Corporation and BP (British Petroleum) to develop Iraq’s largest oil field. CNPC is China’s biggest oil company.


Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello, world boxing legend, dies at 57

Alexis Arguello, 57, a three-time world champion boxer and national sports legend from Nicaragua, died July 1. Arguello was elected mayor of the country’s capital city of Managua last year from the current governing Sandinista Party. His sudden death is being investigated, but reports say it was a probable suicide.


A grasshopper a day ...

A woman eats a fried grasshopper Monday in Hague, the Netherlands, June 29, 2009. Gerda Verburg, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands presented Monday the Cabinet Note on Sustainable Food. It is the first note of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). A company has been selected as site of the presentation and it will become a leading laboratory for sustainable food in the next few years

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