An East German worker lays some of the first stone blocks of the Berlin Wall, August 1961, shortly after the border between East and West Berlin was sealed. (AP Photo)
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It has come down to Talladega Superspeedway in
the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which has hardly
resembled a title race over the past four weeks.
The preliminary approval of Grupo Mexico's plan to take Asarco
LLC out of bankruptcy is taking a bite out of the Tucson copper
company's financial reports.
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.
JW Marriott resort names new exec chef