Maid denies ‘consensual sex’ with IMF chief
The woman who says she was sexually assaulted by
Dominique Strauss-Kahn will strongly deny to jurors any assertions
that she willingly had sex with the IMF chief, her attorney said
‘US held secret talks with Taliban’
A US media report suggests that Washington has
held several rounds of direct talks and is trying to reach a
settlement with Taliban militants in Afghanistan. The Washington
Post said in a report on Tuesday that the plan was initiated several
months ago to work out a settlement.
Army dogs wage war on illegal Palestinian workers
Palestinians desperate for work in Israel will
go to extremes to sneak past the West Bank barrier, but now they
face a new hurdle — army attack dogs sent to sniff them out.
US seeks lead in crafting Asia free trade vision
The United States is looking to forge a new
vision on free trade that boosts its role in Asia while assuaging
public concerns as officials from the Pacific Rim prepare to meet at
a mountain resort. Trade representatives from the 21-member
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum gather Wednesday in Big Sky,
Montana - near sprawling Yellowstone National Park - to help lay out
an agenda for a wide-ranging trade pact.