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Martinique Poet Aime Cesaire Dies At 94

Posted: 04/17/2008 - Aime Cesaire, an anti-colonialist poet and politician who was honored throughout the French-speaking world and was an early proponent of black pride, has died at 94.

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UN To Step Up Food Aid For Haiti Following Riots Over Prices

Posted: 04/17/2008 - United Nations programs will distribute 8,000 tons of food and other help for Haitians in coming days as part of efforts to confront unrest over rising prices that set off recent rioting, officials said Thursday.

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Pakistan's Sharif seeks parliament seat

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A spokesman for Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Sharif will run for parliament in June. Election officials barred Sharif from contesting legislative elections in February over a prior conviction.

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Bush's Long-Awaited Call For Curbing Gases Falls Flat Abroad

Posted: 04/17/2008 - President Bush has finally set a target date for reining in U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases but the plan is falling flat in the international arena, where critics have long accused him of not moving quickly enough on tackling global warming.

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NATO Promises Iraq More Army Training, Equipment

Posted: 04/17/2008 - NATO said Thursday that it will expand its mission to train and equip the Iraqi army, which is struggling with problems that include weak leadership, rundown infrastructure and low troop morale.

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Survivors say ship sailed through rough, broken ice

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A fishing boat that sunk in the Bering Sea last month had sailed through rough, broken pack ice on recent voyages, concerning crew members and leading to a yelling match involving the ship's captain, survivors said at a federal hearing.

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Cancer Patients Try Untested Drugs In Britain

Posted: 04/17/2008 - When Jill Bracey Cowley was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer eight years ago, doctors told her she had two years to live. So she decided to take a gamble and try new drugs that hadn't yet been approved.

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Romanian Fined For Allegedly Making 6,442 Profane Calls

Posted: 04/17/2008 - A Romanian man has been fined for making 6,442 profane phone calls to an emergency number, police said Thursday. The 24-year-old man, who lives in a village in southern Romania, was identified in February and fined $223 in April after a checkup showed he was mentally sound, said Daniela Salaoru, police spokeswoman for Ialomita county police.

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Carter Meets Hamas Delegation In Cairo

Posted: 04/17/2008 - Former President Carter met a Hamas delegation from Gaza Thursday, part of a series of talks with the Islamic militant group that has drawn sharp criticism from U.S. and Israeli officials.

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Britain's Brown calls for action on global economy

Updated: 05/12/2008 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called Wednesday for international action to stabilize the global economy and predicted closer relations between the United States and Europe as divisions over the Iraq war come to an end.

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