TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said
Friday that a U.S.-brokered pact will restore him to power in about
a week, ending Honduras' isolation four months after soldiers flew
the leftist leader into exile in his pajamas.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government accused the
United States of applying an "interventionist and destabilizing
policy" Thursday after the U.S. ambassador criticized a ruling
allowing leftist President Daniel Ortega to seek re-election.
BRUSSELS — There are already more than 100,000 international
troops in Afghanistan working with 200,000 Afghan security forces
and police. It adds up to a 12-1 numerical advantage over Taliban
rebels, but it hasn't led to anything close to victory.
An Air National Guard program that brings foreign and
out-of-state fighter jets to Tucson for combat training will be
under a microscope in coming months as consultants review its
impact on city neighborhoods.
BEIJING — A $7 billion mining deal between Guinea's repressive
military regime and a little-known Chinese company underscores
China's full-throttle rush into Africa and its willingness to deal
with brutal and corrupt governments.
BEIRUT — Lebanese chefs prepared a massive plate of hummus
weighing more than 2 tons Saturday that broke a world record
organizers said was previously held by Israel — a bid to reaffirm
proprietorship over the popular Middle Eastern dip.