President Barack Obama met Monday with his war cabinet for what could be the last time before he decides whether to dispatch more US troops to Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were present.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Brazil on Monday as part of a tour to countries who support Tehran's diplomatic vision. Demonstrators from gay, religious and anti-racism rights groups gathered in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday in protest.
About 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to protest a Monday visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A range of gay, Jewish, Christian, anti-racism and other activists joined forces for the protest.
At an extraordinary weekend session, the US Senate voted to hold a full debate on a healthcare reform bill, with 60 votes in favour and all but one of the 40 Republicans in the chamber voting against it.
The US Senate will vote Saturday on whether to open formal deliberations on President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform initiative amid reports that the Democrats have secured the 60 votes needed to open the debate.
In an apparent bid to boost the legitimacy of the Nov. 29 election, Hondura’s de facto leader Roberto Micheletti announced Thursday that he would step down and hand over government to his cabinet during the elections.
Venezuelan soldiers dynamited two small pedestrian bridges crossing the border between their country and Colombia, amid a tense diplomatic stand-off between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (pictured) and his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe.