|'We will exhaust diplomacy before striking northern Iraq'
SIRNAK, Turkey (Reuters):Turkey said yesterday it would exhaust diplomatic channels before launching any military strike into northern Iraq to root out Kurdish rebels, who killed at least a dozen Turkish soldiers in fighting over the weekend....
Mozambique's Chissano wins Africa leadership prize
LONDON (Reuters): Mozambique's former President Joaquim Chissano, who stood aside after leading his country to peace and democracy after years of civil war, won the first Mo Ibrahim Prize for African leadership yesterday. The $5-million prize - the world's largest individual...
Chávez slams Church leaders as immoral
CARACAS (Reuters): Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez slammed the nation's Roman Catholic Church leadership as "morally unacceptable", late on Sunday for criticising his proposal to rewrite the constitution to scrap term limits.