Colombia to restart peace talks with insurgents ELN A former senior official in the government of former President Jose Maria0 0 The International Monetary Fund has proposed Colombia restart talks with two of the country’s deadliest drug traffickers. The Fund’s chief economist said this to journalists in Washington on Friday after talks with President George W. Bush and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Reuters has the complete story. This follows the last major breakthrough on a cease-fire between the Colombian government and the largest rebel faction the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Newt Gingrich on the war in Afghanistan Newt Gingrich told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Wednesday night that he would vote against authorizing the use of force in Iraq. The former House Speaker, who was once one of the Republican candidates for president before switching allegiance to the White House, said that as an American I can’t support the war on terror.
Al Gore is out as US VP The Al Gore campaign will end on Saturday after the former vice president’s staff announced that he would be leaving the ticket after the November election. In a statement issued by his campaign on Wednesday, his wife Tipper Gore said that it was not an easy decision for her husband to make and that “the decision is very difficult, but in the end, my husband decided to go with his instincts”
Israel’s new president: My wife’s a virgin Israeli President-elect Shimon Peres met his wife today. At a festive meal in his official residence, he told her that his new wife would only marry him when she had been chaste for one month. Not only that, but he also had some advice for young women, whom he described as the future of the state: “If you want to get married, don’t have sex until you are 18. And if you want to be a virgin, I don’t want to meet you until you are 18, either.” “It’s a very good advice for young women,” Shimon said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met his former wife today, and in a video message posted on the Netanya municipality web site he pledged to “continue her company and we will continue to be married for a long time, for eternity, as a couple.” “It’s a little early for me to realize that I will never be a grandfather,” he said of his first wife, who passed away at the age of 46 in 2002. “Now, if there is someone who wants to