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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reportedly on a personal visit to the U.S., prompting calls from an international human rights group that he be investigated for his alleged role in torture and war crimes.
Patrick J. Michaels' Tuesday column on NASA laboratory head James E. Hansen's anti-democracy rant about how the Chinese dictatorship can better fight climate change was revealing about the mindset of green fanatics in the United States ("China-style dictatorship of climatologists," Commentary). It also exposed Mr. Hansen's ignorance about actual Chinese policy. Beijing will pursue energy efficiency where it makes sense, but it has never accepted global warming as a constraint on economic growth.
The U.N. health agency says world leaders will discuss efforts to clamp down on junk food marketing to children when they meet in New York on Sept 19-20.
The warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998, says the U.N. weather agency, providing further evidence Thursday that the planet is slowly but surely heating up.
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Qatar have left Lebanon and suspended efforts to resolve the country's deepening political crisis, according to a statement released Thursday.
Last Saturday evening, the weeklong referendum on self-determination for southern Sudan ended. Polling stations closed, ballot boxes were sealed and over the coming weeks, the vote will be tallied. The result, which is expected in mid-February, seems certain to split Africa's largest country and create the world's newest nation.
Palestinians on Tuesday raised their flag over the PLO diplomatic mission in Washington for the first time, as Palestinians push for international recognition that complicates the Obama administration's efforts to restart stalled Mideast peace talks.
A group of election observers led by former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that they found southern Sudan's recent referendum on independence from the north to have been credible.