President Bush has signed a bill promising nearly 52-billion more dollars in relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has called on the Bush administration to accept Cuba's offer to provide doctors to help in the area hit by Hurricane Katrina.
State media in Egypt say President Hosni Mubarak has been overwhelmingly re-elected in the nation's first contested presidential election.
China has assembled a team of 30 sharpshooters to guard the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko has been meeting with parliamentary leaders in Kiev today (Friday), urging them to help stabilize the country following his dismissal of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and her entire Cabinet.
French President Jacques Chirac has left a military hospital, where he has spent the past week being treated for a blood vessel problem.
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