China Unrest July 2009The violence continued to escalate in China’s far-west Xinjiang province after protests and riots left more than 150 people dead over the weekend. According to multiple reports, rioters armed with machetes, axes, knives, and clubs clashed with police and government forces in what is being called China’s worst social violence since the notorious government crackdown at Tiananmen Square in 1989.

RussiaPresident Obama brought two things on his trip to Russia this week: thousands of outsourced American jobs and a proposal for more nuclear disarmament.

Zelaya in plane wants to land in HondurasA plane provided by Venezuela's Marxist strongman Hugo Chavez ferried the ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, from Washington to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on July 5, only to find the airport runway blocked by military vehicles.

Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein faked holding weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in fear of militant Shiite Iran, recently declassified conversations between FBI agent George L. Piro and former the Iraqi dictator confirmed.

North Korea missile test

North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on July 2, increasing tensions between Pyongyang and the West that began when North Korea launched its Taepodong-2 long-range missile on April 5, a move President Barack Obama called "provocative" and a "clear violation" of Security Council Resolution 1718.