Ukraine President Leonid Kuchma will meet today (Friday) with opposition Viktor Yushchenko in the presence of European envoys to discuss Sunday's disputed presidential election.
U.S. and Iraq government forces have captured scores of suspected insurgents and seized an enormous stockpile of weapons and explosives during anti-insurgent operations in Iraq.
Senior Asian officials met in Laos today (Friday) for a second day on final preparations for next week's Association of Southeast Asia Nations summit.
Two explosions are reported outside the Lao capital, Vientiane, as the country prepares to host a major summit of regional countries.
Malaysia's opposition has criticized Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for threatening to walk out of an upcoming regional summit if the ongoing unrest in soutjern Thailand is discussed.
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