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US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov attend a press conference after the Quartet meetings in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 09 Nov 2008 Israelis, Palestinians Reaffirm Peace Commitment  Audio Clip Available
In Egypt, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says despite efforts, an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will not be reached by the year's end


Iraqi policeman is treated for his wounds after a roadside bomb struck in eastern Baghdad, Iraq 09 Nov 2008 Bomb Attacks Kill 7 in Iraq
In the deadliest attack Sunday, a bomb exploded in a market in the eastern town of Khalis in Diyala province, killing four people


John Podesta speaks at the National Press Club in Washington (File) Obama Administration to Move Quickly on Economy
John Podesta, the director of Mr. Obama's transition team, says the president-elect's first concern is pushing through an economic stimulus plan


China China Approves $586 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan
Plan includes investing in infrastructure, social welfare, transportation networks and housing


Syrian President Bashar Assad addresses the opening session of the transit Arab Parliamentarian Union in Damascus, Syria, 09 Nov 2008 Syria's Assad Criticizes Proposed US-Iraqi Security Pact
President Bashar Assad says the Pact will turn Iraq into a US base for attacking neighboring states


Freed Canadian journalist Mellissa Fung, left, talks with Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan Ron Hoffman at the National Directorate of Security in Kabul, Saturday, 08 Nov. 2008 Abducted Canadian Journalist Freed in Afghanistan
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent Mellissa Fung was abducted last month while reporting in a refugee camp just outside the Afghan capital


photos com submarine 210 eng 13nov04 Nuclear-powered Submarine Accident Kills at least 20
Russian Navy officials say the submarine was in the waters of the Sea of Japan conducting sea trials when the accident occurred


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe looks on during the opening plenary of the Southern African Development Community Extraordinary Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 Nov 2008 Region Meets to Save Zimbabwe Power Sharing Agreement
Key to resolution is agreement on which cabinet posts will be held by President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, and which by Prime-Minister Designate Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change


Nigerian President Umaru YarAdua (file photo) Nigeria's President to Sue Newspaper for Report on His Health
Nigerian presidency statement says Leadership newspaper's report was part of a plot to embarrass President Umaru Yar 'Adua


Supporters of Bali bombers Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Ghufron scuffle with riot police during their funeral in Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, 09 Nov. 2008 Supporters of Executed Bali Bombers Clash with Police in Indonesia
Bodies of the three Amrozi Nurhasyim, Ali Ghufron and Imam Samudra were flown Sunday to their hometowns for burial


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