"Police threats to revoke foreign journalists' visas and require advance
permission for newsgathering are disturbing new efforts to restrict
reporting on protests in China," the Committee to Protect Journalists
said on Thursday.
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.