International News Archive - August 16, 2008
A missile defense shield system the United States hopes to deploy in Eastern Europe is like "a dead cat," a Russian diplomat says. Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's ambassador to NATO, says Poland and the Czech Republic, which have agreed to host elements of a U.S.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf could face impeachment if he does not resign within two days, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday.
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