|SOP newswire||Cooling Tower destroyed to show good faith - North Korea has followed through with its promise to destroy the cooling tower at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex. Details on Pyongyang`s suspected uranium enrichment program, nuclear proliferation activities or the size of its nuclear arsenal remain unknown.
|SOP newswire||China reopens Tibet to foreign tourists - China halted all tourism in Tibet after the March 14 anti-government protests and subsequent crackdown. |
|SOP newswire||Sarkozy says Jerusalem belongs to all faiths - The French President says Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims. It cannot be held solely by one side, he said.|
|SOP newswire||Two Palestinians killed in West Bank raid - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office called the incident a violation of a cease-fire that took effect last week in and around the Hamas-ruled territory. |
|SOP newswire||Refusal to freeze nuclear program leads to frozen Iranian assets - New EU sanctions on Iran include an asset freeze on the country's biggest bank, Bank Melli. |
|SOP newswire||Sudan facing new EU sanctions - EU leaders say they are "deeply concerned" by what they called Sudan's "lack of cooperation" with the International Criminal Court.
|SOP newswire||Iran takes Nukes over International Incentives - The Iranian envoy to the IAEA said the Islamic Republic will continue its nuclear enrichment program, reiterating the country's claim that it is for peaceful purposes.|
|SOP newswire||Major Oil Producers Meeting Today - On Saturday, Saudi Arabia said it is ready to pump more crude oil, in a bid to stabilize prices. |
|SOP newswire||China hikes fuel price as much as 18% - Robert Broadfoot, of the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, calls Beijing's move a good start.|
|Krzys Wasilewski||Teenagers Terrorize England - With school over for summer, hordes of wild and bored teenagers roam the streets of London and other cities, remorselessly hunting down new victims.|
|SOP newswire||European Union Lifts All Sanctions Against Cuban - European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, has welcomed the unanimous decision.|
|SOP newswire||Bush-Maliki talks going well, they say - The two leaders spoke Thursday in a video conference call.|
|SOP newswire||Shi'ite militias are target of Iraqi crackdown - Over the past days Iraqi security forces have urged fighters in the area to hand over their weapons.|
|Krzys Wasilewski||Breathing Journalism - It was for Nasteh Dahir and other journalists who died on duty that the BBC dedicated a sculpture, unveiled on Monday. The cone-like modern construction made of glass and steel was installed on the top of the famous Broadcasting House building in the heart of London...|
|SOP newswire||US-India Nuclear Deal meeting postponed - The proposed nuclear deal would allow India to trade nuclear fuel and technology.|
|SOP newswire||Hamas agrees to stop fighting in Gaza - Israel has agreed to a cease-fire deal with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, to end fighting in and around the Gaza Strip.
|Garrett Godwin||International Rising Gas Prices is in the Works: What Will Prices Be In 2012 - NEW YORK: Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon just accepted the choice by Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah to set up a meeting of the world`s top oil producers|
|SOP newswire||Condoleezza Rice pops up in Beirut - Security was extremely tight for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice`s first visit to Beirut since the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah.|
|SOP newswire2|| Today Ukraine hosted a high level meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - Today Ukraine hosted a high level meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Kyiv in the context of the Intensified Dialogue, where NATO Ambassadors were welcomed by Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ogryzko and Defence Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov. |
|SOP newswire||Britain sending more troops to Afghanistan - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made the announcement Monday in London at a joint news conference with U.S. President George Bush.
|SOP newswire||Economic stimulus package introduced by Chavez - The South American oil-exporting country's inflation rate is the highest in the region, climbing to 31.4 percent last month.
|SOP newswire||Lebanon turns deaf ear to Israel - The Lebanese government said Wednesday that its disputes with Israel are governed by U.N. Security Council resolutions that are not subject to political negotiations.|
|Krzys Wasilewski||Kiribati: The First Victim of Global Warming? - For 100,000 people who live there, Kiribati is their whole world - the world that may soon disappear.|
|SOP newswire||15 National League for Democracy members freed by Burma - Spokesman for military government, Nyan Win, said Tuesday that all 15 were released Monday night.|
|SOP newswire||Repression running rampant in Iran - Arrests, detention and judicial harassment are common practice. Human rights advocates say journalists, lawyers, students and trade unionists are particularly targeted.
|SOP newswire||South Koreans fearing 'mad cow disease' fight US beef imports - Weeks of street protests opposing a deal to resume U.S. beef imports to South Korea have resulted in one death.|
|SOP newswire||Jimmy Carter claims success in mediation efforts - The center said Columbia and Ecuador have agreed to immediately restore relations, without preconditions, at the lower diplomatic level of "charge d'affaires."
|SOP newswire||Mad Dad calls for boycott of Barnes and Noble - Dad vows: I am fighting this not only for my son, but for every parent and grandparent who joins me in being angry about Barnes and Noble's irresponsible and, I believe, illegal business practice.|
|SOP newswire||Will Chaves soften snitch law? - It requires Venezuelans to act as informants to secret police and community monitoring groups loyal to the president. Anyone who refuses to provide information faces two to six years in prison.|
|SOP newswire||Palestinian Authority cannot pay workers, blames Israel - Under an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, Israeli authorities collect taxes on behalf of the Palestinian government in the West Bank. |