|BRAZIL: Lula in high-stakes battle against rival
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters): Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a month of high-stakes campaigning against an inspired challenger who will try to hammer on corruption scandals to unseat the former metalworker in a run-off vote.
UNITED KINGDOM: Female driving convictions double
(Reuters): Women might historically be safer drivers than men, but when it comes to driving convictions, the gap between the sexes is narrowing. Some 16.8 per cent of men currently have convictions, compared to 9.8 per cent of women...
HUNGARY: PM calls confidence vote
BUDAPEST (Reuters): Hungary's embattled Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany will call a vote of confidence in his government on Friday, a move denounced by the opposition which threatened huge protests if he did not quit.
MIDEAST: Tensions flare despite appeals for calm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP): Gunbattles erupted yesterday between Fatah gunmen and Hamas militiamen in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, killing two people and wounding 14 others a day after a deadly explosion of internal violence paralyzed the Gaza Strip.