Last Week in the Rest of the World

Last weeks news that you may have missed…

Sunday

As Tensions Rise, U.S. and Moscow Falter on Trade

STRELNA, Russia, Sunday, July 16 — President Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin announced that they had failed to come to an agreement on Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization, and aides said the deal, which had been expected as early as this weekend, was not likely for months.

Monday

Indonesia quake toll passes 100
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A major earthquake off the coast of Java and a tsunami that followed has killed at least 155 people, according to Red Cross officials.

Tuesday

U.N.: Heavy fighting in Colombia forces thousands of civilians to flee

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Intense fighting between the army and leftist guerrillas in western Colombia has forced thousands of civilians from their homes and trapped several Indian communities who are unable to reach safety, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Wednesday

Europeans Agree on Plan to Send Money to Palestinians

GAZA, July 19 — The European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, pledged Wednesday to start international donor funds flowing to cash-starved Palestinian hospitals as early as Aug. 1, part of a broader relief package that will provide the Palestinian Authority with about $130 million over three months.

Thursday

Ethiopian Troops Enter Somali Government Base

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 20 (Reuters) — Ethiopian soldiers entered the Somali town of Baidoa on Thursday, witnesses said, a day after an Islamist militia advanced within 22 miles of the government’s temporary base there.

Friday

Charles Taylor appears in court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Liberian President Charles Taylor appeared in a Hague courtroom Friday for a hearing aimed at paving the way for his war crimes trial.

Saturday

Mexico’s Losing Leftist Defiantly Awaits Election Ruling

MEXICO CITY, July 22 — As he fights his loss in court, the leftist candidate in Mexico’s July 2 election says he has been the victim of a broad conspiracy among the incumbent, election officials, other party leaders and business tycoons to rob him of the presidency.

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