Several million dollars in ransom is demanded for the release of 11 Europeans seized in Egypt.
New cable channels offer view of diverse continent through Africans’ eyes.
In the U.S., President Calderón's efforts look successful. But Mexicans say the crackdowns are increasing violence.
The Senate Tuesday voted to extend $17 billion in tax credits for wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, and geothermal power, easing fears that the fledgling alternative energy industry would find itself unable to compete with fossil fuels.
Increasingly brazen attacks jeopardize the delivery of humanitarian aid and inspire calls for tough action.
The Yongbyon reactor could be operational again within a year.
After seizing power in August, the west African country's military government faces its first big security test.
At a rally in Vienna, Ohio, Tuesday, Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said that, if elected, she would lead the nation's energy efforts.
The announcement comes at a time when the US is taking a more aggressive stance toward the rising insurgency along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Washington warns of new sanctions after a UN report says Iran is expanding nuclear enrichment activities.