Broader changes in White House
US: The likely exit of top aide Rahm Emanuel
gives US President Barack Obama the chance to make broader staff
changes as his Republican rivals look set for a resurgence in
November’s congressional elections.
Karzai urges Hamas:
Join peace talks
AFGHANISTAN: Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Friday used his traditional message marking the Eid Muslim holiday
to call on the leader of the Taliban to stop fighting and join peace
talks to end Afghanistan’s long war.
US, N Zealand to move forward
US: The United States and New Zealand pledged
Thursday to look for ways to cooperate more closely and turn the
page on a 25-year dispute over nuclear weapons.