Global News Journal

Post card from Ukraine

April 24, 2009

This is one in a series of post cards from Reuters reporters across Europe, Middle East and Africa

Vietnamese officers visit U.S. aircraft carrier as China celebrates navy anniversary

April 23, 2009

Vietnamese defence officials flew out to visit the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis near Con Dao island off the Mekong Delta coast on Wednesday, marking a small but meaningful milestone in Vietnam-U.S. relations. It was the first time Communist Vietnamese defence personnel had ever been on a U.S. carrier, according to Vietnamese media. They even got to witness an F/A-18F take off an land.

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Zuma sweeps in

April 23, 2009

It was South Africa’s most exciting election campaign for a long time, enlivened by the split in the African National Congress and the personality of Jacob Zuma, the man who is now pretty much assured of becoming president despite the best efforts of plenty of people within his party as well as the opposition.

Are the Palestinians getting a hearing at the UN racism conference?

April 22, 2009

Although the U.N.’s racism conference in Geneva has been dominated by Middle East politics, Palestinian rights groups say Palestinians have effectively been silenced.On the one hand tough rules by the conference organisers prevented Palestinian NGOs from holding “side events”, they say. On the other hand Monday’s controversial speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, slamming Israel as a “totally racist government” founded “on the pretext of Jewish suffering”, has distracted attention from the issues that actually affect Palestinians.

Post card from Prague

By Michael Winfrey
April 22, 2009

This is one in a series of post cards from Reuters correspondents across Europe, Middle East and Africa, recounting how the financial crisis is playing out in the capitals where they are based.

EU stumbles over UN racism conference

April 21, 2009

The Czech Republic issued a statement on Tuesday condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at a U.N. conference on racism in which he called Israel a “cruel and repressive racist regime”.

Post card from Turkey

April 20, 2009

This is part of a series of post cards from Reuters reporters from across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Post card from Lebanon

April 20, 2009

This is one of a series of post cards by Reuters reporters looking at how the financial crisis is playing out for ordinary people across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In Peru, the first man might be an American

April 20, 2009

The American husband of Peruvian lawmaker Keiko Fujimori has become a citizen of Peru, an aide to the legislator said on Monday as she plans a run for the presidency in 2011.