The failure of international efforts to deter piracy off the coast of Somalia requires urgent action, including creation of new laws, courts and jails, according to a report today to the United Nations Security Council.
As the dinner plates were cleared on a May night in Basel, Switzerland, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his fellow guests settled in for a challenging final course: saving the euro from extinction.
The New York “perp walk” of Dominique Strauss-Kahn , charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid, underscores the differences in U.S. and French norms that are causing misunderstandings between the two countries.
More tests are needed to determine the cause of death for Richard Descoings, the French academic found dead in a New York hotel two days ago, after an autopsy was inconclusive, the medical examiner’s office said.
China and Russia are leading a new effort at the United Nations to curb the threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia and defeat al-Qaeda-linked terrorists fighting to seize control of the Horn of Africa nation.