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The Central Bank of Nicaragua introduces new 10 and 20 Córdoba banknotes.


Sudan accuses Chad of launching two air raids on its territory.

Sudan Friday accused its neighbor Chad of launching two bombing raids on its territory, describing the attacks as "an act of war."


Demonstrators demand the resignation of Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom.

Suicide bombing

A suicide attack kills three people in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

United States

U.S. President Barack Obama will resume military tribunals for detainees at Guantánamo Bay.


The Eurozone's 16 national economies contract by 2.5% throughout the first fiscal quarter of 2009.

Shahid Malik

Shahid Malik resigns as the United Kingdom's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice.


Sixty-five indigenous peoples declare an insurgency against Peru's government.

United States

The United States releases Lakhdar Boumediene from Guantánamo Bay Naval Base's detention center.

General Motors

General Motors will terminate 1,100 dealerships in the United States by October 2010.

Automaker Not Renewing Franchises; Company Says Bankruptcy Possible Without Bond Deal