Up to 1 million foreign workers and others trapped in Libya are expected
to need emergency aid because of fighting in the North African nation,
aid officials said Monday as they sought $160 million to deal with the
Libyan warplanes launched multiple airstrikes Monday on opposition
fighters regrouping at an oil port on the Mediterranean coast, the
second day of a harsh government counteroffensive to thwart a rebel
advance toward Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold in the capital Tripoli.
President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday
will announce a plan to open up U.S. highways to Mexican trucks,
removing a longstanding roadblock to improved relations between the
North American allies.
President Barack Obama dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Capitol
Hill on Thursday to begin negotiations between Republican and Democratic
leaders on how much to spend to keep the government running through the
end of the fiscal year in September.
The U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions against Libya marked the
first time that the United States has given its support to the
International Criminal Court and signified a remarkable turnaround,
though it includes a key exemption demanded by the Obama administration.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson appealed to Cuba on Tuesday to release an
American contractor facing a possible 20-year sentence on charges of
trying to undermine the government, saying granting him freedom on
humanitarian grounds could open the door for better relations.