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2011-02-03 11:25:26

One of the most significant socioeconomic changes in the history of humanity took place around 10,000 years ago, when the Near East went from an economy based on hunting and gathering (Mesolithic) to another kind on agriculture (Neolithic). Farmers rapidly entered the Balkan Peninsula and then advanced gradually throughout the rest of Europe. Various theories have been proposed over recent years to explain this process, and now physicists from the University of Girona (UdG) have for the first...

2006-06-10 05:48:42

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election. Ortega, a former president and leader of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista revolution, is seeking to return to power and has clashed in recent months with the U.S. envoy and the country's main right-wing parties. "We see a coordinated action between the United States...

2006-06-08 10:01:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush has dropped tentative plans to visit Ukraine later this month and will instead go to Hungary to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution against Soviet domination. The White House said on Thursday Bush would go to Budapest on June 22 after a meeting with European leaders in Vienna, capital of neighboring Austria. Although the Kiev stop was never officially announced, U.S. officials had discussed it privately. U.S....

2006-03-20 15:00:32

By Olena Horodetska MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko swept back into office on Monday in an election that was condemned by independent observers, ignited new opposition protests and set the United States and Russia at odds. Several thousand people, defying warnings by Lukashenko's state security forces, massed in freezing weather in a central square after an appeal by opposition rival Alexander Milinkevich, who called for a re-run of the vote. "We must...

2005-12-26 16:13:32

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Ernesto Leal, who fought against a freezing of U.S. aid in the early 1990s, died on Monday in a Miami hospital, Nicaragua's government said. Leal, the presidential chief of staff in current President Enrique Bolanos' government, died of pneumonia aged 60. Leal held a minor ministerial post under the Sandinistas who won power in a 1979 revolution but resigned in 1981 when the government took a turn to the left. He...

2005-12-21 18:31:12

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Former Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a Cold War U.S. foe, hailed Bolivia's election of a leftist president and said on Wednesday it was part of a trend that will help him return to power next year. Ortega said the victory of Evo Morales, who was elected on Sunday to become Bolivia's first indigenous president, represented defeat for the United States, which undermined Ortega's Soviet-backed Sandinista government during the 1980s. "The big loser in...

2005-10-11 17:52:43

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega have agreed to postpone controversial constitutional reforms, easing a political crisis that the United States called a "creeping coup." U.S. ally Bolanos has been under pressure from dissidents in his party and leftist Sandinistas to accept reforms that would weaken him by giving Congress jurisdiction to name officials to some influential posts. Bolanos said after a six-hour...

2005-09-09 21:39:18

By Frank Jack Daniel MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A battle for power that could bring down Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos is threatening democracy in the Central American nation, the Organization of American States said on Friday. The Nicaraguan Congress is to vote on Tuesday on whether to strip government officials, including Bolanos, of criminal immunity for alleged electoral campaign funding abuses. If Bolanos loses his immunity, he could be prosecuted. If found guilty,...