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International News Archive - August 28, 2008

By Gerri Peev political correspondent THE G7 group of leading industrialised nations last night issued a stinging condemnation of Russia's decision to recognise Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Text of report by independent Liberian Star Radio on 27 August [Report by Matthias Daffah: "Ex Rebel Leader Denies Bombardment on Graystone"] The Ex-leader of the disbanded LURD [Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy] rebel movement Sekou Damante Conneh says Charles Taylor's forces launched all the rockets that hit Graystone.

Text of report by Polish newspaper Nasz Dziennik website on 27 August [Commentary by Cezary Michalski: "Kremlin dividing up Georgia"] Russia's recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia does not change the situation on the ground, but it once again changes the political situation.

By JIM HEINTZ By Jim Heintz The Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia Western leaders warned Russia on Wednesday to "change course," hoping to keep a conflict that threatens a key nuclear pact - and could even raise U.S. chicken prices - from blossoming into a new Cold War.

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Two children have died in Iraq from what is suspected to be cholera, which has been blamed for at least 28 other similar infections, sources say.

By BEN PADLEY; GAVIN CORDON RUSSIA was today facing condemnation from Britain and other nations over its recognition of the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Text of report by Latvian newspaper Diena on 28 August [Commentary by Askolds Rodins: "Russia's fence of sticks"] On Tuesday [26 August], Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev signed decrees on the recognition of Abkhazia's and South Ossetia's independent statehood.

Washington, Aug. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Group of Seven major industrial countries on Wednesday condemned Russia's recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as violating Georgia's sovereignty.

THOUSANDS of protesters demanding the Thai prime minister resign defied a court order to leave land outside his office last night. Bangkok Civil Court ruled that the People's Alliance for Democracy had to immediately clear the area. But protest leader Samran Rodpetch declared they would not move.

Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League, said Thursday his party will not re-partner with the Pakistan People's Party to form a coalition government. The Press Trust of India reported that PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari requested Sharif rejoin Pakistan's ruling coalition.

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