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China Invites Kim Jong Il To Visit

Posted: 10/30/2009 - China has invited reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to visit at his convenience, state media in both countries reported.

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Athletics Officials Criticized Over Semenya Gender Case

Posted: 10/30/2009 - The London 2012 Olympics chief and the African National Congress are criticizing athletics officials over their handling of South African runner Caster Semenya, whose female gender was publicly questioned last month.

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Obama Meets Joint Chiefs To Discuss Afghanistan, Pakistan

Posted: 10/30/2009 - President Barack Obama huddled with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top military advisers at the White House on Friday as the administration continued its sweeping review of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

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African Women Look To Themselves For Change

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Grammy-winning, internationally known singer Angelique Kidjo joined human rights activists Friday to demand courts martial for troops who publicly gang raped women in the streets of the West African country of Guinea last month.

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U.S. Pushes For Answers Over Iran Nuclear Counter-Offer

Posted: 10/30/2009 - The apparent Iranian refusal of a nuclear proposal centers on Iran not wanting to send its uranium to Russia, as stated in a document agreed on earlier this month at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

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Source: Afghan Election Talks Break Down

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his election opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, have broken down, a Western source close to the Afghan leadership told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Friday.

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2 U.N. Staffers Killed By Taliban Were Working On Runoff

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Two of the five United Nations personnel killed this week in an attack by Taliban gunmen were helping the Afghan government plan for the November 7 runoff election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said Friday.

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Obama Meets Joint Chiefs To Discuss Afghanistan, Pakistan

Posted: 10/30/2009 - President Barack Obama huddled with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top military advisers at the White House on Friday as the administration continued its sweeping review of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

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France's Chirac To Face Corruption Trial

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Former French President Jacques Chirac must stand trial on corruption charges, marking the first time a former French president is being brought to court.

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Source: Afghan Election Talks Break Down

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his election opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, have broken down, a Western source close to the Afghan leadership told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Friday.

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Pirates Move Yacht Couple To Hijacked Ship

Posted: 10/30/2009 - A British couple kidnapped by pirates off Somalia has been moved to a hijacked Spanish ship that pirates have stocked with more supplies and armed men, a pirate source said Friday.

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Senior U.S. Diplomats To Travel To Myanmar

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Two senior U.S. diplomats will travel to Myanmar as part of dialogue with the country's military junta, the State Department said Friday.

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Colombia, U.S. Sign Agreement On Use Of Bases

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Colombia and the United States signed an agreement Friday that allows U.S. personnel to be stationed at seven military bases in the South American nation.

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