Jamaica Gleaner International

Published: Monday Wednesday | April 15, 2009

Algerian president confirmed
Algeria (AP):Algeria's highest legal body has confirmed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's landslide re-election victory and rejected 47 appeals by challengers who alleged mass fraud.The chief of the Constitutional Council... Read More...

Thai protesters go home
BANGKOK (AP): They paralysed the capital, shut down a major Asian summit and promised "revolution." And then, with little warning, thousands of Thai protesters packed their bags and went home.A day after the red-shirts... Read More...

Russia disappointed by North Korean boycott
MOSCOW (AP): Russia voiced regret yesterday over North Korea's decision to boycott international talks on its nuclear disarmament and urged Pyongyang to return to the negotiations.North Korea vowed yesterday to restart its nuclear reactor and opt out ... Read More...

US journalist on trial in Iran
Iran (AP): An American journalist jailed in Iran and charged with espionage, stood trial behind closed doors and a verdict is expected within weeks, the country's judiciary spokesman said yesterday.Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old dual American-Iranian... Read More...

Castro criticises Obama administration
HAVANA (AP):Fidel Castro says the Obama administration did not go far enough in softening sanctions, and criticised it for leaving in place the embargo that bars most trade and travel between the two countries.... Read More...