Former Venezuelan Vice President Testifies on Recent Coup Plot

In a presentation to the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) on Wednesday, former Vice-President José Vicente Rangel detailed the results of his ongoing investigations into plots to assassinate President Hugo Chávez and overthrow the government.

Displaced People: NAFTA's Most Important Product

Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993, the U.S. Congress has debated and passed several new bilateral trade agreements with Peru, Jordan and Chile, as well as the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Global Economic Slowdown to Push 100 Million into Poverty

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, warns in a new report that the gains made in reducing extreme poverty are under threat from the rise in global food and fuel prices and global economic slowdown.

Bolivians Reject Bush Admin.-sponsored Ultra-Right Violence

Bolivians on Wednesday rejected violent protests in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, and announced actions aimed at forcing a dialogue between the government and the opposition.

World Backs Obama

All the countries in a 22-nation BBC survey prefer Barack Obama to John McCain in the upcoming November elections, according to recent analysis by

Russia, Abkhazia, S.Ossetia at Table

Moscow, (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov negotiated today with representatives from Abkhazia and South Ossetia to establish relations on a diplomatic level.

Iraqi Communist Party delegation meets with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

A delegation from the Iraqi Communist Party headed by Hamid Majeed Mousa, the secretary of the party's Central Committee, met with the Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki yesterday, Monday, 8 September 2008, at his head office in Baghdad.

Lula Says Next Brazilian President Could be a Woman

Brazilian president Lula da Silva said he would be choosing his successor in 2010 and anticipated there are great chances that the next president could be a woman, although he did not advance names.

Half a Million Displaced by Fighting in the Philippines

MANILA, 5 September 2008 (IRIN) - Up to 500,000 people are enduring poor health services and unsanitary conditions after fleeing the fighting between the government and Muslim rebels in the south.

Cloning Animals for Food

Cloning has been controversial ever since Scottish scientists announced in 1996 that they had cloned their first mammal, a sheep they named Dolly. While Dolly lived a painful, arthritic life and died prematurely, possibly due to the imperfections of cloning, industry nonetheless began seeking out ways to capitalize on the new technology.

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