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Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Tom Gilham, attached to Commander, Task Force 73, goes over triage procedures with Royal Thai Navy during the simulated medical evacuation

Lt. Mike Morley US NAVY 18.05.2011
CARAT 2011 Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Tom Gilham, attached to Commander, Task Force 73, goes over triage procedures with Royal Thai Navy during the simulated medical evacuation

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Tom Gilham, attached to Commander, Task Force 73, goes over triage procedures with Royal Thai Navy during the simulated medical evacuation

Mexico president says future of democracy at stake

Mark Stevenson Associated Press Writer 30.06.2009

Airlines replace monitors after Air France crash

Greg Keller Associated Press Writer 15.06.2009
Supporters of 10 mayors and other officials arrested last week in the western state of Michoacan for alleged ties to drug traffickers, demand their release during a protest in Mexico City, Wednesday, June 3. The operation was Mexico's latest sweep to root out corruption among police and government officials a major impediment to President Felipe Calderon's battle against drug cartels. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday the future of Mexican democracy is at stake in the government's fight against official corruption and organized crime, and he criticized politicians who he said want to return to the era when gangs were tolerated.

Air France pilot and spokesman of the Air France pilots section at the SNPL union, Eric Derivry, left, and President of the Air France pilots section of the SNPL union, Louis Jobard, hold a press conference at a hotel near Roissy airport, north of Paris, Tuesday June 9. Air France has told pilots that all planes taking off from Paris will have at least two new Pitot tubes. Investigators have been focusing on the possibility that external speed monitors, called Pitot tubes, iced over and gave dangerously false readings to the plane's computers in a thunderstorm. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Airlines moved quickly Tuesday to replace speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on Air France Flight 447 and possibly leading the plane to break up over the Atlantic Ocean.

Cuba sounds summer energy alarm, plans blackouts

Andrea Rodriguez Associated Press Writer 31.05.2009

Mexico detains ten mayors for alleged drug ties

E. Eduardo Castillo Associated Press Writer 31.05.2009
Residents play on a beach in Cojimar, Cuba, Saturday, May 23. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cubans are in for an especially hot summer under an energy saving plan that could shut off air conditioners at work and require Saturday-morning blackouts at home, according to an unpublished government directive obtained by The Associated Press.

Javier Ortiz, known as "El Arqui," stands with nine other suspects during a news conference at Mexico's federal police headquarters in Mexico City, Tuesday, May 26. Ortiz, an alleged member of the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia Michoacán a, and nine others were detained during two police operations in the states of Michoacán and Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Federal forces detained 10 mayors and 18 other officials Tuesday for allegedly protecting one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels in an unprecedented anti-corruption sweep in the Pacific coast state of Michoacán.

Obama offers olive branch to Bolivia

Frank Bajak Associated Press Writer 21.04.2009
Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, left, greets President Barack Obama at the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Sunday, April 19, 2009.(AP Photo/Presidential, Ariel Gutierrez)

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad Bolivia's leftist president was headed to the airport Sunday when Barack Obama gave him what he requested the day before: public repudiation of an alleged attempt on his life.

United States Senate lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyber attacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time.

WASHINGTON, USA In the land of freedom, key United States Senate lawmakers are pushing to dramatically escalate U.S. defenses against cyber-attacks, crafting proposals that would empower the government to set and enforce security standards for private industry for the first time.

Begorra! Irish PM trips over White House speech

Staff Writer Associated Press Writer 21.03.2009
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen speaks as President Barack Obama listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington as he hosts a St. Patrick's Day reception, Tuesday, March 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON, USA Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.

Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti, via Associated Press The letter was hand-delivered to President Dmitri A. Medvedev, above, three weeks ago

WASHINGTON, USA — President Obama sent a secret letter to Russia’s president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons, American officials said Monday.



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