A day at the Test match is always a special occasion for cricket fans, and even more so when England are playing Australia and the Ashes are on the line.
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President Obama’s Latin Challenge
Obama Has a Polite Town-Hall Meeting on Health Care
The beginning of the town-hall meeting in Belgrade, Mont., was ominous. As Katie Gibson, the petite woman chosen to introduce President Obama, began, her soft-spoken testimony about losing medical-insurance coverage amid cancer treatment was suddenly overwhelmed by thunderclaps and a heavy downpour of rain and hailstones that reverberated through the cavernous metal airport hangar.
NASA Earth pictures show extent of eclipse
Hamas leader: Obama must do more for peace
Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal on Thursday called on the United States to take a more active role in the Mideast peace process "so that America and the rest of the world can take a break from the headache of the region." “We appreciate the new language Obama used toward Hamas, and it is the first step in the right direction toward launching direct dialogue without any preconditions,” Meshaal said in his address from Damascus, Syria. “We welcome this.” Meshaal — who lives in exile in Syria — is the head of Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory of Gaza
Russia-Belarus Relations Sour over Milk Ban
It had been a while since Russia pulled out the “sanitary regulations” card to ban imports over a spat with one of its neighbors. But on June 6, after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko publicly voiced his fury at Russia’s raising of energy prices, Russia imposed a ban on dairy products from Belarus, sparking a so-called milk war that has seen tensions between the former allies escalate daily
Why Iraq Isn’t Korea
In the early days of the Iraq war, the analogy of choice for the Bush Administration was the post-World War II occupations of Japan and Germany. They had been bitter enemies of the United States; were both destroyed in a merciless world war; and eventually turned into peaceful, democratic allies of the first order. Anyone who said democracy couldn’t come at the barrel of a gun was denying the obvious.
North Korea fires short-range missiles
India’s Bharti, S. Africa’s MTN eye merger
Indian telecom services provider Bharti Airtel Limited and South Africa’s MTN Group Limited have renewed merger talks with the aim of creating an emerging market telecom giant, both companies announced Monday. Such a merger would create an operator with combined revenues of over $20 billion and a combined customer base of over 200 million, according to both companies. In addition to savings, “this opportunity also represents a first of its kind in developing an Indian-African initiative that would serve as a shining example of South-South cooperation,” said Bharti chairman and managing director Sunil Bharti Mittal.