French President Nicolas Sarkozy signed various business deals with his Mexican counterpart during his first presidential visit to Mexico. The two leaders also took up the case of Florence Cassez, a French woman jailed in Mexico on kidnap charges.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) is visiting Mexico on a mission to boost trade with the country and to discuss the case of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who is languishing in a Mexican jail on kidnap charges.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting Mexico on a mission to boost trade with the Central American country. He will also plead the case of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez (pictured) who is languishing in a Mexican jail on kidnap charges.
Protests over the cost of living have spread from the French Caribbean to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing youths near the island's capital Saint-Denis on Thursday.
The US-led UN Command, which supervises the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, began the first talks in more than six years with North Korean officials. The new negotiations are reportedly aimed at easing tensions and building trust.
Madagascar opposition leader Andry Rajoelina announced on Wednesday he was no longer taking part in negotiations to end weeks of protests, saying "the nation was not a priority" for President Ravalomanana, who failed to show up for talks.
Rivaling Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas will hold reconciliation talks in Cairo on Wednesday, a step seen as crucial in lifting the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced.
A spokesperson for rebels loyal to Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda claims his forces have taken new territory, one day after their leader said he wanted peace talks during a meeting with the UN peace envoy for the DR Congo.
Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda met with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo and has agreed to the establishment of a three-way body to monitor a ceasefire, a UN special envoy said as fresh fighting erupted on Sunday.