Bani Walid was one of the last pro-Moammar Gadhafi bastions to fall to revolutionary forces. It's also the seat of the Warfalla tribe, the largest in Libya. In the wake of Gadhafi's death, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports the tribe is aggrieved and the city is seething.
Drug traffickers are increasingly moving into smaller, weaker nations in Central America, including Belize. The U.S. is providing some help, but Belize desperately lacks the resources to fight drug cartels.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus Saturday in Kabul, killing 13 NATO troops and four Afghans, U.S. and Afghan officials said, in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in more than two months.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told French TV viewers to expect still deeper cuts in public spending as the country struggles to reduce its national debt. Speaking in a rare TV interview after returning from the Eurozone summit in Brussels, Sarkozy said it was a mistake to allow Greece to enter the Eurozone back in 2001 because its economy wasn't ready.
U.S. stocks had one of their best days in weeks Thursday: The Dow jumped nearly 3 percent and prices in Europe went through the roof. The surge came after the announcement that European leaders finally agreed on a comprehensive plan to tackle their debt problems. Does the rally mean investors think the crisis is over?
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