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Italian Camorra leader Raffaele Amato is arrested in Marbella, Spain.


U.S. President Barack Obama urges Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday pressed a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict but failed to win a commitment from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to back Palestinian statehood.


Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is accused of quoting the Bible while briefing then-President George W. Bush.

European Commission

The European Commission's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is evacuated because of a fire.

The headquarters of the EU Commission in Brussels was evacuated today because of a fire.


Somalia requests international assistance to establish an anti-piracy coast guard.


Chad admits that its military has performed three incursions into Sudan.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government declares an end to its civil war with the Tamil Tigers.

National League for Democracy

National League for Democracy General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi's trial for violating house arrest begins in Burma.

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Dalia Grybauskaitė is elected as the first female President of Lithuania.