President Hamid Karzai backed away from threats to reject an election runoff Monday in a move diplomats say breathes life into efforts to find a legitimate leader for Afghanistan.
Extra $7.5 billion in US aid will go for Pakistan's economic support, not new military help.
With little agreement at the Bangkok UN climate meeting of 180 nations, the agenda for the crucial December Copenhagen conference is still up for heated debate.
Some Pakistanis, especially in the military, say the conditions violate their country's sovereignty and interfere with the civil-military power balance.
Forty-six percent of voters still prefer a Democratic candidate, compared with 44 who'd go for a Republican, Gallup says. But the Dems' margin was bigger in July.
The military ouster of Honduras's president, Manuel Zelaya, has led to a deep divide between Democrats and Republicans.
Congress should pass Resolution 151 to speak out on behalf of arrested dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Topping the G-20 'to do' list is to settle on any additional economic stimulus – and whether to rein in banker bonuses. Global warming is on the table, too.