World News Briefs -- April 16, 2010 (Evening Edition)

Experts Seek Clues to How Long Eruption Will Go On -- New York Times

The volcanic eruption that has disrupted air travel in Europe for two days shows no signs of abating, an Icelandic geophysicist said Friday.

“It is quite variable, it goes up and down a bit,” Pall Einarsson of the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, said in a telephone interview. “But on the whole the vigor of the eruption seems very little changed.”

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Yemen rebels fire on military plane, breaching truce.

Iran bars reformist leader from Japan conference.

Clinton presses Israel do more to start peace talks.

Hamas executes two accused of aiding Israel.


New Kyrgyz leader: "The Russian press showed us the truth".

U.N. report: Benazir Bhutto's assassination was preventable.

South Korea raises sunken naval ship. SKorea says external explosion likely sank ship.

Kyrgyz leaders tighten grip after Bakiyev exit. Kyrgyzstan extends US lease on Manas air base.

Red Shirt leaders flee as Thai forces raid hotel. Protest leaders elude capture by Thai commandos.


Zambia hit by worst cholera outbreak in years.

Polling process of Sudan elections ends, ballot count to begin. Sudan Election: Indicted ruler al-Bashir likely to win.

Besigye anger at lack of Uganda election reform.

Zimbabwe searches for a new hangman for executions.


Europe struggles with Muslim dress code.

Greece moves towards loan package.

President of Norway running country from his iPad.

British candidates try an American-style TV debate. Nick Clegg's TV debate performance 'changed election dynamic', says Ashdown.

Polish funeral plans at risk from volcano cloud.

Russia seeks ways to keep its children.

Pope breaks silence on abuse, urges repentance.


Gates calls for ratification of Colombia free trade agreement.

Bill Clinton, George Bush urge Congress to give Haiti trade preferences.

Fireball in sky: meteor in Wisconsin rattles homes, nerves.

Arizona's tough new law against illegal immigrants.

Cuban academic says corruption island's big threat.


Bloomberg to Holder: Time to make a decision on 9/11 trials.

White House, CIA lawyers angry at tape destruction.

Defeat al Qaeda by removing its "cool" image.

Australian government probes mosque's Al-Qaeda link.


U.S. accuses Goldman Sachs of fraud in mortgage deal.

Stocks, oil drop as dollar gains after SEC sues Goldman Sachs.

VAT: The next big U.S. tax increase?

With 106 million users, Twitter tries to grow up.

BRICs call for emerging nations to have more say.

Forbes list sees Russian billionaire numbers double.

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