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Police officer charged in Russian journalist death

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Russian investigators say a police officer has been charged with accidentally shooting a journalist held in custody in the troubled southern province of Ingushetia.

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Peru, Ecuador meet goals to develop border zone

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Peru's foreign minister says Peru and Ecuador have each met a US$1.5 billion investment goal to develop their shared border zone, in compliance with a 1998 peace accord that put to rest a dispute over the region.

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Al-Qaida in Iraq focused on outside attacks

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Al-Qaida in Iraq's leader says in a new audiotape that his group is focused on attacks outside Iraq and seems to claim responsibility for the June 2007 attack on Glasgow International Airport.

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UN chief urges nuclear powers to cut arsenals

Posted: 10/24/2008 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the nuclear powers to start negotiations on eliminating atomic weapons and begin talks to assure non-nuclear nations that they will not be attacked.

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Venezuelan cash suitcase trial in US goes to jury

Posted: 10/24/2008 - After an eight-week trial, a jury in Miami is deciding whether a Venezuelan businessman violated U.S. law in a Latin American political scandal that involved a suitcase full of cash.

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More testimony in NC murder trial of NY soldier

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A military commander says the building where two New York Army National Guard officers were killed was the only structure on the base in Iraq that didn't comply with a safety directive.

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Iceland to receive $2 billion IMF loan

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The Icelandic government has reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a two-year, $2 billion loan as part of an aid package to assist the crisis-hit Nordic country.

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Germany rejects full-body scanners

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Germany says it will not introduce much-criticized new full-body scanners at its airports even if their use is approved by the European Union.

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Mexican energy reform passes Senate

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Mexican Senate has passed a controversial energy reform meant to revitalize the nation's flagging oil industry.

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Israel's Livni: coalition by Sunday or elections

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Israel's Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni has set an ultimatum: Either she will have a new government ready by Sunday or she will call for early elections.

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Closing arguments begin in cash suitcase trial

Posted: 10/23/2008 - U.S. prosecutors say a wealthy businessman was acting under the control of Venezuela's intelligence service to cover up the source of a suitcase stuffed with $800,000 discovered last year in Argentina.

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Peres: Arab peace initiative is an opportunity

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Israeli President Shimon Peres says a long-stalled Arab peace initiative could bring peace to the Middle East and resolve the Palestinian conflict.

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Iran calls for deep OPEC cut

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Iran is calling on OPEC to slash oil production by 2 million barrels a day in an effort to keep prices from falling any lower.

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Pakistani lawmakers push dialogue with militants

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Pakistan's parliament is calling for an urgent review of the government's national security strategy and pushing for dialogue with militants as a means of reducing violence.

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US slaps sanctions on Iran bank

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The Bush administration is imposing financial sanctions on the Export Development Bank of Iran for allegedly providing financial services in support of the country's weapons program.

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