Despite the settlement, the oil firm denies complicity in the former military government's execution of antidrilling activists in the mid-1990s. Activists say the case is 'an important first step' toward justice in the region.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Wednesday with the Millenium Challenge Corporation to decide whether to cancel US aid in response to the leftist leader's alleged attempts to steal elections.
The leftist militants have launched 'plan rebirth' following a year of withering setbacks.
But only 200 officers in the south have been trained so far in a US-led program to stem trafficking in and out of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration is pushing back against increased US pressure to halt the growth of Jewish communities in the West Bank.
Clues to Flight 447's failure may lie in Airbus tail section found Monday. Some airlines are starting to replace the instruments, known as Pitot tubes.