Morocco and Western Sahara's Polisario independence movement ended a fourth round of talks near New York City on Tuesday without narrowing differences on Africa's longest-running territorial dispute. Morocco took control of most of Western Sahara in 1975 when colonial power Spain withdrew, prompting a guerrilla war for independence.
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer faces pressure to resign on Tuesday as well as questions about whether he will be prosecuted for any crime after a report linked him to a high-class prostitution ring. A New York Times report said the man who made his name fighting corruption hired a 000-an-hour sex worker
Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat John Edwards abandoned their failing United States presidential bids on Wednesday, narrowing the race to two main candidates on each side before next week's nomination voting in more than 20 states.