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Venezuela To Host Russia Navy Exercise In Caribbean

Several Russian ships and 1,000 soldiers will take part in joint naval maneuvers with Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea later this year, exercises likely to increase diplomatic tensions with Washington, a pro-government newspaper has reported.


'Caucasus crisis prelude to war on Iran'

Prominent anti-war activist Michel Chossudovsky says the Caucasus conflict is a prelude to a joint attack by the US and Israel on Iran.


Nicaragua recognizes South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Nicaragua is taking final steps to officially recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia, in line with the president's decision, a deputy foreign minister said.


Morales says he supports Iran not US

Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is visiting Iran, said he announces without any fear and concern that he supports Iran not the US.


Home video catches alleged UFOs in Haiti

A video has surfaced on the website LiveLeak.com that shows what appears to be more than a dozen Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in a Haitian neighborhood.


Chavez: Castro Battling For His Life

Cuba's government treats Mr. Castro's health as a state secret.


Michigan Energy Policy Provides Model for President; States Lead Way to End Country's 'Addiction to Oil'

Several states are pursuing more aggressive policies than the federal government to reduce oil consumption. Renewable Fuel Standards (RFSs) require a minimum share of homegrown vehicle fuels such as ethanol.


Hurricane leaves a wide trail of damage in several US states on the Gulf of Mexico.


Katrina made landfall at Grand Isle, on Louisiana coast, just before sunrise.


Hurricane lashing long stretch of southern US coast from Louisiana through Mississippi and Alabama and into western Florida.


Hurricane Katrina continues to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico before a second strike on the U.S. mainland, after killing seven people in southern Florida.


Jetliner crash-lands in Peru

A Peruvian jetliner carrying between 94 and 100 people crashed near Pucallpa, Peru on Tuesday at 21:20 UTC.


Bush Calls for Expansion of Democracy and Free Trade in Americas

Mr. Bush tells OAS foreign ministers that democracy is on the march in Central Asia and the Middle East, and all efforts should be made to strengthen democratic governments in the Americas.


US First Lady Besieged by Protests in Jerusalem

Anti-American sentiment has been running high since Newsweek magazine reported that US soldiers had desecrated the Koran.


Cuban dissidents hold rare public meeting

Although Cuban President Fidel Castro had expelled and refused entry to several European observers before the meeting started, police did not crack down on the peaceful protests by nearly 200 people.