People are not getting much work done in parts of Europe. Tuesday night there were violent protests in Spain. And in Greece Wednesday, a nationwide strike to protest government austerity measures closed businesses and schools.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his eighth appearance before the U.N. General Assembly to elaborate on his vision of a new world order and criticize what he calls the world's "hegemonic" and "expansionist" powers.
The nation's new conservative-led coalition is facing its first large-scale protests since taking office. Workers are outraged about spending cuts to social programs. But Greece won't get more bailout funds without the cuts.
Sources tell the newspaper that the CIA alerts Pakistan in advance about "broad areas" that may be targeted. The other government's silence in response is interpreted as an effective OK, according to those officials.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly. But this trip is different than past visits. He's a lame duck president and comes to New York at a time when Israel is frequently raising the possibility of a military strike on Iran.
A report by the non-governmental organization Global Witness says more than 60 percent of the West African nation's rainforests have been granted to logging companies in the past six years. The group has found evidence of fraud and misconduct within Liberia's logging sector.
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