has not gone away:
China’s top statistician
China’s still faces the risks of rapidly rising
prices and an overheated economy, the nation’s chief statistician
Iraqi authorities impose curfew in Baghdad
Iraqi authorities have imposed a three-day total
curfew in Baghdad until Sunday in a bid to contain violent clashes
between Shiite militants and security forces, security officials
told AFP late Thursday.
Chavez blames US invasion of Iraq for soaring oil prices
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on
Thursday that the U.S. invasion of Iraq is partly to blame for
rising oil prices.