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July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Another battle in the escalating feud between the United States and the United Nations will be waged this week as Members of Congress consider whether to yank more than $600 million in payments owed to the U.N. Last week, in a move U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice called "an outrage," the U.N. Human Rights Commission ejected the U.S. as a member from the panel, marking the first time the U.S. had failed to win a seat on the human rights body since it was created in 1947.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Angered with the puzzling events surrounding Rep. Gary Condit (D-Cal.) over the disappearance of Chandra Levy, some Modesto residents gathered at the congressman's California office Tuesday calling for his resignation. This comes a few days after Rep. Bob Barr, (R-Ga.) became the first member of Congress to call on Condit to resign for allegedly obstructing the police investigation.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Growing concerns over the detention of American scholars by the Chinese government has captured the attention of Congress, which is taking a closer look at the trend and may increase pressure on Beijing to release Americans in captivity there.The House International Relations Committee begins its examination of the issue Tuesday with hearings on the growing number of Americans being held in China.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - As the International Biotechnology Convention entered its second day in San Diego, Calif., an industrial expert said use of new biotechnologies in manufacturing is safer for the environment than most existing ecological preventive measures.The convention on the use of biological processes to solve problems or make products has drawn participants from health-care, agricultural, environmental and engineering experts from around the world.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of scientists is pitted against the oil companies in a battle over whether the nation's 442,000 school buses should be converted from diesel guzzlers to alternative fuel vehicles Oil companies say there is no proof that alternative fuels are better than reformulated gasoline in terms of reducing emissions or in terms of maintaining consumer confidence.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Environmental think tanks have expressed concern over reports of further global warming from greenhouse gas effects. They also say President George Bush's proposal to abandon the 1997 global warming treaty might further harm the earth's atmosphere.
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The new Bush administration's policy towards China and Russia will further cement an anti-American tie between the two countries, global affairs think tanks have said.The Eisenhower World Affairs Institute says reports of China-Russia mock military exercises are not surprising. The institute says the recent series of security-related developments between the United States, China and Russia may have prompted the two countries to form closer military cooperation.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - With the possible exception of Italy, it is unlikely President George Bush will rally the support of the European Union behind his opposition to the Kyoto protocol, environmental think tanks said. Instead, Bush's European allies will likely receive his statement on global warming negatively, they said.Newly appointed Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi angered his European counterparts recently when he called on them to acknowledge that Kyoto is effectively dead without U.S. support.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Florida-based Protestant missionary group Tuesday called for a quick resolution to the hostage crisis in the Philippines, following reports that rebels in the country have executed one American.Two of the three Americans held captive by the Abu Sayyaf rebels belong to New Tribes Missionaries (NTM). The Muslim rebels claimed Tuesday they had beheaded one of the three American hostages and threatened to kill more of their captives, who they have been holding for the past three weeks.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his first meeting with President George W. Bush since he took over the White House, South African President Thabo Mbeki requested more help for Africa to fight the ravaging AIDS pandemic that threatens the livelihood of most of the citizens on the continent.Mbeki was among world leaders and health dignitaries attending the United Nations Conference on AIDS in New York, which began Monday. Of 45 million citizens, 4.7 million South Africans are living with AIDS, representing 11 percent of the population.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An editorial in an Iranian newspaper Sunday argued that if the Iranian government emulated China's hard-line stance against the United States, economic hardships in the Arabic nation would cease. The editorial, appearing in the Kyhan International daily, urged the Iranian government to sue the U.S. for "illegal" economic sanctions and to mount a battle to reclaim the Iranian assets frozen by the U.S. government. However, international think tanks in Washington said Iran must first show interest in opening a dialogue with the U.S.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A few days after the U.S. Senate approved a bill that aims to impose sanctions against Zimbabwe, a government spokesman from the southern African country said proponents of the bill are racists.Last Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act, which would bar President Robert Mugabe and his cabinet from traveling to America.