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Stock brokers go about their business at the stock exchange in the central German city of Frankfurt, 10 Nov 2008 Recession Hits Germany
Officials in largest European economy blame shrinking exports for contraction; analysts say world's developed nations face prolonged downturn

World Leaders Washington Finance Summit Seeks Ways to Combat Economic Slowdown  Video clip available
Summit is first-ever gathering of leaders from 20 industrialized and developing nations

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (file photo) Obama Taps Bipartisan Team for Washington Summit
Officials say former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Democrat, and former Republican Congressman Jim Leach will represent president-elect at gathering

U.S. Defense Sec. Robert Gates at a press conference during informal NATO-Ukraine consultations,  Tallinn, 13 Nov 2008 Gates Criticizes Latest Russian Missile Threats
US defense secretary calls Russia's threats to deploy missiles in Kaliningrad 'provocative and misguided'

Pakistani police officer looks at bullet hole in windshield of Iranian diplomat's car after attack in Peshawar, 13 Nov 2008 Iranian Diplomat Kidnapped in Northwestern Pakistan
Officials say attack happened in Peshawar, Iranian consul's guard was killed in attack

U.S. soldiers walk by a vehicle damaged in a suicide attack in Batti Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, 13 Nov 2008 Afghanistan Suicide Bombing Targets US Military Convoy
10 civilians, one US soldier killed in Nangarhar province attack

South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan speaks during National Press Club forum in Seoul, 13 Nov 2008 South Korea Seeks Talks as North Takes Dramatic Self-Isolation Steps  Audio Clip Available
Seoul says US will contact North soon to discuss latest snag in efforts to get rid of nuclear weapons

Palestinian refugees wait to receive their monthly supplies of flour at a United Nations food aid distribution center, in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Wednesday, 12 Nov. 2008. Israeli Blockade Creates Food Shortages in Gaza
Move is response to Palestinian rocket attacks; UN official condemns attacks but says cutting off food supplies is collective punishment

Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian raises handcuffs as he is led away from prosecutor's office in Taipei, 11 Nov 2008 Jailed Ex-Taiwanese President on Hunger Strike
Attorney Cheng Wen-long says former president staging his hunger strike to call attention to 'death' of justice in Taiwan

George W. Bush makes a statement in Rose Garden of White House, 14 Jul 2008 Bush Receives Humanitarian Award for Africa Aid Efforts  Audio Clip Available
US President is latest recipient of the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Award

The crew of space shuttle Endeavour have spent hours studying the plan for a busy 15 days in space Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Remains on Track  Audio Clip Available
Endeavour's seven astronauts will be bringing extra bedrooms, another bathroom and a kitchenette to increase the living space aboard the International Space Station

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