Laurent Lozano

Gambian leader’s new term darkened by politics, economy

Adama Barrow was re-elected on the strength of his pitch as the candidate of continuity, but faces mounting pressure for action, both from home and abroad

Gaza Bronze Age remains disappearing under concrete

Archaeologists and preservation activists in the Gaza Strip have managed to halt the destruction of a Bronze Age site for now

France unites behind massive manhunt for Toulouse killer

France has all but forgotten its presidential election amid a massive manhunt for the serial killer who slew children and a teacher in Toulouse.

On election anniversary, Obama dismisses polls snub

President Barack Obama on Wednesday brushed aside a sharp rebuke at the polls on the first anniversary of his historic election.

US, Iraq hail new era of friendship

Barack Obama pressed plans to remove US troops from Iraq in 2011 in talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday.

Obama wants strong but democratic Russia

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States wanted a strong, prosperous but also democratic Russia.

Obama seeks ‘new beginning’ with Iran

United States President Barack Obama on Friday launched a historic direct appeal to the Iranian people, urging an end to decades of animosity.

Bush eyes busy post-White House life

US President George Bush can see his post-White House life already, and it doesn't involve lazy days soaking up the sun, dressed like a tourist.

Bush, Obama to lunch with former US presidents

President George Bush will talk briefly in private with Barack Obama on Wednesday before a White House lunch with all living former US presidents.

Bush avoids big-name pardons, for now

An award-winning rapper and a Detroit policeman facing cocaine and money laundering charges are among the first to have won a pardon.

Bush sees Middle East peace treaty in a year

United States President George Bush on Thursday predicted the signing of a Middle East peace treaty in a year and called for an end to Israel's four-decade occupation of Palestinian land. Giving an assessment of his talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders over the past two days, he said it was time for both to make ''difficult choices''.

Bush, top brass rethink Iraq strategy

Amid a surge in United States soldier deaths and under increasing pressure to change course in Iraq, President George Bush has met top military commanders to mull possible adjustments to US strategy, the White House said. The meeting came as the country experiences one of the deadliest months for US troops in Iraq since 2003.

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