President Sarkozy's launches his project Sunday of building a 44-state union in the region.
Detainees are accused of having links to Al Qaeda, but human rights groups fear arbitrary arrests have been made.
Tibet is shouting. But China isn't listening.
At Rome summit, UN calls for $20 billion a year to feed hungry and fund a new ‘green revolution.’
Production dropped this year after reaching a post-Soviet high in October. On Monday, Putin's newly convened cabinet made the issue its first order of business.
Lifting a European ban could help pave the way to resolving other recent trade disputes.
Politicians at home and abroad question the president's strategy, while new climate studies pour in.