TENSION NEWSMAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLDENTERTAINMENT‘PRISON BREAK’S’ MILLER PREPARES FOR SEASON 2: Actor looking forward to filming life on the run.
) -- Last Monday, Michael Scofield finally led his brother and several other inmates over the wall on TV’s “Prison Break” and into a tension-filled season finale tonight that will set up next cycle’s plot about life on the run.The tension builds up in 'Poseidon'
) -- More than three decades have passed since ãThe Poseidon Adventure" became a blockbuster. Retitled "Poseidon," it replays the story with some new characters but essentially the same types.'Sopranos' Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery for Basic Cable
) -- The scene, filmed during production of the first season of "The Sopranos," certainly looks familiar. There is Tony Soprano, played by James Gandolfini, swallowing a Prozac and chaser at the bar of the Ba Da Bing! strip club, when a television report reduces him to tears with the news that the acting boss of his crime family has died of cancer.OIL/ECONOMYOil Falls as OPEC Says Output Outpaces Demand; Metals Decline
May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell as officials from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which pumps 40 percent of the world's oil, said demand is lagging behind supply and may drop. Other commodities also declined, led by copper and zinc.Brazil Currency Falls to 6-Week Low on Concern Over U.S. Rates
May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil's currency weakened to a six- week low as concern over quickening inflation and rising interest rates in the U.S. prompted some investors to pull out of Latin America's biggest economy.Business with China not political
(news.enquirer.com) -- Chinese ambassador speaks to Cincinnati business community
Chinese companies will invest more in the United States, but political tension is a barrier to increasing those investments, the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. said today.NATIONAL
Divide Is Sharpening Among Republicans
) -- From immigration policy to energy to emergency spending, House Republican leaders are publicly breaking rank with their counterparts in the Senate, fearing that Senate efforts at compromise are jeopardizing the party's standing with conservative voters.IMMIGRATIONU.S. Authorities Fill in Border Tunnel
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol dumped concrete Monday into a primitive tunnel discovered last week beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, just yards from a busy border crossing linking San Diego with Tijuana, Mexico.AMERICASFlower dispute underlines political tension
SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico It started as a dispute between eight flower vendors and local police over where they could sell their goods. By the next day, it had escalated into a massive raid by 3,000 state and federal police officers that left one dead and 200 arrested.US bans arms sales to Venezuela
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Washington banned all U.S. arms sales to Venezuela on Monday, punishing President Hugo Chavez for his ties with Cuba and Iran and for what it believes is his inaction against guerrillas from neighboring Colombia.IRAQInsurgents Down U.S. Helicopter, Killing 2 Soldiers
BAGHDAD, May 15 (www.washingtonpost.com
) -- Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter south of Iraq's capital Sunday killing two U.S. soldiers, the military announced Monday. Two Marines were also killed in combat Sunday west of Baghdad, U.S. military authorities said.7 GIs Killed Over the Weekend in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter during a raid against al-Qaida militants south of Baghdad and killed two soldiers, bringing the weekend death toll of American service members to seven, the U.S. military said Monday. The military also said American forces killed more...IRANEU to offer civil atomic technology to Iran
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Union is ready to share the most sophisticated civilian nuclear technology with Iran if it agrees to halt uranium enrichment on its soil, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Monday.EU Prepared to Back Civilian Iran Program
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union will support an Iranian nuclear program that cannot be put to military use and will boost political and economic cooperation if Tehran accepts international oversight, a top official said Monday.AFRICAUS and Libya Restored Relations
(news.ert.gr) -- Following 26 years of tension, the US and Libya are restoring diplomatic relations after a decision by the US State Department to remove it from the list of countries supporting terrorism. The decision acknowledged Tripoli on its decision to suspend the production of mass destruction weapons. Meanwhile, Condoleeza Rice announced that the US Embassy will re-operate in Tripoli in the immediate future. The decision was excitedly hailed by the Foreign Ministers of both countries.Nigeria: Tension Over Arrest of Traditional Rulers
Lagos (This Day
) -- There is palpable tension now in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State over the arrest of two prominent traditional rulers of the Nembe Council of Chiefs by security operatives in the state.Tension grips Somali capital as locals fear new fighting
MOGADISHU (AFP) -- Tension gripped the lawless Somali capital as a US-backed warlord alliance denied it had agreed to a truce with Islamic militia to end more than a week of deadly violence.Mogadishu rival sides had agreed to ceasefireFighting between radical Islamic forces and alliance of warlords eases but tension high in Somali capital.
) -- Fighting between radical Islamic forces and a US-backed alliance of warlords eased on Sunday after a week of deadly artillery and rocket battles in the blood-soaked capital that have claimed more than 100 lives.MIDDLE EASTAbbas's officials fear assassination plot
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Mahmoud Abbas's security men are worried about possible plots to assassinate the Palestinian president amidst a power struggle with the militant Islamist movement Hamas, senior Palestinian sources said on Monday.ASIAMakassar violence highlights ethnic tension in city
) -- Peace has returned to Makassar following protests triggered by a housemaid's death at the hands of her Chinese-Indonesian employer, but there's still an uneasy feeling in the air.Officials working on NKorean train trip
SEOUL (AFP) -- A South Korean delegation has left for North Korea to discuss a landmark cross-border train trip by former president Kim Dae-Jung, officials said.Football tension spreads to Turkey’s streetsGalatasaray claimed the premiership Sunday night, pipping Fenerbahce at the post in the final round of the season.
İSTANBUL / GİRESUN - In the wake of Galatasaray’s come from behind win in the Turkish Super League, there were a number of clashes between disappointed Fenerbahce supporters and Galatasaray fans Sunday night.GMA reaches out to foes, eases political tension
) -- PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has invited administration and opposition lawmakers to a meeting in Malacañang today in what Palace watchers viewed as the start of fresh efforts to reach out to her critics and ease the political tension.EUROPEBelgium's Escalating Inter-ethnic Tension Worries OIC
) -- The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has said in a statement that it is concerned about the rising trend of inter-ethnic tensions and hate crimes targeting mainly Muslim immigrants in Europe.Tags: Daily, terrorism, Middle East, Iran, war, IAEA, nuclear, Arab, Islam, Bush, UN, U.N., United Nations, United States, oil, OPEC, economics, gold, Iraq, War, Military, terrorism, Middle East, Operation Iraqi Freedom, coalition, Israel, Africa, Turkey, EU, Latin America, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mogadishu, Nigeria, Jaldhaka, Hamas, border wall, Immigration, Mexico, illegal, Aliens, Prison Break, Poseidon, Film, Entertainment, Sopranos, Republican, China, Korea
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