Amid growing opposition, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on Sunday for more time to negotiate a plan that could begin US troop withdrawals in June 2009.
Pakistan weighs asking the IMF for a loan, while continuing to battle militants in Swat and Bajaur in the northwest.
The US spends twice as much on healthcare per capita than other nations but still trails in access to care.
Bush says reforms must improve, not fetter, the free market; Europeans hint at more robust intervention.
Colombia's independent Historic Memory Group hopes that airing the country's grisly past can help end the decades-old war.