May 25, 2007

International Digest

Myanmar's military government has extended Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest for what's likely to be another six months to a year. Suu Kyi's pro-democracy political party won the country's national elections in 1990, but were never allowed to take power.

Tensions between South Africa's history and steps towards modernization are highlighted in a pair of stories about mass wage strikes by public sector union workers and traditional virginity testing.

A fast-disappearing Thai village highlights the climate change-accelerated erosion of the Thai coast.

The risks of war in Iraq were well known to top U.S. government analysts and widely circulated within the administration beforehand.

Colombian rebels have reached out to France's President Sarkozy to intervene with their government to negotiate hostage releases and demilitarize parts of the country.

Turkey's president has vetoed direct elections for president, a position in the Turkish government currently voted for by members of parliament.

Iraqi forces aided by the British have killed a senior leader of Moqtada al Sadr's Mahdi militia.

The European governments may abandon their tough talk on climate change to appease the Bush administration.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez steps up economic nationalization.

The debate about genocide in Darfur certainly seems to revolve more around oil than any humanitarian concerns.

China's irresponsible financial policies have been fueling economic bubble conditions.

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