Self-identified communist activists have claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion at 9:00 a.m. Thursday which caused only minor damage at the four-star Morosani Posthotel in Davos, Switzerland, a few hundred yards from where company heads, central bankers, and politicians are meeting at the World Economic Forum.

Violent anti-government outbursts in Egypt have prompted the Egyptian government to take drastic actions, including implementing a curfew and cutting cellphone service.

As Pakistan slides further in the direction of Islamic extremism, and anti-Christian violence is on the rise in Iraq and Egypt, Congress may soon consider legislation which may increase the level of American intervention in such conflicts. 

The Internet revolution that engulfed Tunisia two weeks ago has apparently spread to Egypt, as thousands of youths rallied against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's corrupt regime.

In what has been described as “the first sale to Russia of such technology by a NATO country,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Tuesday that France had finalized and signed an agreement with the Russian Federation for the purchase of four Mistral class amphibious assault ships to the Russian Navy.

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