Ex-Ecuador Leader Begins New Life in Brazil

Ecuador's former president began his life in exile in Brazil on Sunday, ending a four-day drama that began when protesters accusing him of abuse of power drove him from office and forced him to take refuge in the Brazilian ambassador's residence.

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Hu Jintao Tightens Party's Grip on Power

Chinese president is emerging as an unyielding leader determined to preserve the Communist Party's monopoly on power and willing to impose new limits on speech and other civil liberties to do it.

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Koizumi, Hu Meet to Address Tensions

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 23 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao urged Japan to translate its remorse over wartime atrocities into "actual action" during a much-anticipated meeting here Saturday that both sides said they hoped would ease dangerously heightened tensions between the two countries.

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U.N. Chief's Record Comes Under Fire

UNITED NATIONS -- In eight years as U.N. secretary general, Kofi Annan has come as close to superstardom as a diplomat can get -- lauded on the cover of Time, sharing the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the organization he leads and becoming known as the "secular pope" for his advocacy for peace and the poor.

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Hospital Services Performed Overseas

A movement toward greater use of telemedicine is widening the spectrum of care doctors can provide from afar and enabling more outsourcing of services overseas.-The Washington Post

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Iraqi Legislator Slain, Underscoring Danger

BAGHDAD, April 27 -- After one attempt on her life, Lamia Abed Khadouri Sakri went underground, moving out of the home she shared with a brother who was crippled in the attack, colleagues say.

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Chavez Ends Venezuela Military Cooperation with US

By Pascal Fletcher CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela is ending militaryoperations and exchanges with the United States, President HugoChavez said on Sunday, and he ordered out U.S. instructors hesaid were trying to foment unrest in the barracks against him.

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Iraqi Unit Brings Calm To a Rebel Stronghold

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi platoon slips in darkness down a path from an abandoned rail yard to a cemetery in Haifa, a Baghdad district long notorious for insurgent ambushes.

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Insurgent Violence Escalates in Iraq

Ambushes and kidnappings targeting Iraqis and foreigners have surged this month while the new government is caught up in power struggles over cabinet positions.

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Iraq Has Government, Next Leader Declares

BAGHDAD, April 27 -- Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim Jafari ended three months of political paralysis Wednesday by announcing he had formed a government and would ask the newly elected National Assembly to approve it.

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30 Years Later, Immigrants Shed Vietnam War's Burden

Thirty is now the median age of the 1.2 million people of Vietnamese heritage living in the United States. Thirty is young enough to be haunted by Vietnam, old enough to have created new lives.

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Italy Opens Its Own Probe of Agent's Slaying in Iraq

ROME, April 27 -- Dissatisfied with the results of a joint investigation with the United States, Italy on Wednesday began its own probe into the March 4 killing of one of its intelligence agents by U.S. troops in Baghdad.

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Venezuela Military Cooperation with U.S. Stopped

By Pascal Fletcher CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela is ending militaryoperations and exchanges with the United States, President HugoChavez said on Sunday, and he ordered out U.S. instructors hesaid were trying to foment unrest in the barracks against him.

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Italian Premier Faces Uproar Over U.S. Probe of Iraq Slaying

ROME, April 26 -- Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fended off opposition attacks Tuesday over reports that the U.S. military had absolved its soldiers of any blame in killing an Italian intelligence agent who had just rescued a hostage in Iraq.

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Chavez Ends Venezuela Military Cooperation with US

By Pascal Fletcher CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela is ending militaryoperations and exchanges with the United States, President HugoChavez said on Sunday, and he ordered out U.S. instructors hesaid were trying to foment unrest in the barracks against him.

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In a Jail in Cuba Beat the Heart of a Poet

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Among the old leather volumes in the library of Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost is a black plastic binder full of rumpled letters he wrote, sent from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Ousted Ecuadorean Leader Flees to Asylum in Brazil

By Patrick Markey QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ousted Ecuadorean PresidentLucio Gutierrez and his family fled Quito for asylum in Brazilon Sunday four days after street protests against hisincreasingly unpopular government forced him from office.

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