The World's Katy Clark reports that the Bush Administration has made slow progress when it comes to Africom -- a US military command for Africa that's aimed at promoting development and security on the continent
Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.
Arab diplomats are in Lebanon trying to help bring about a compromise between Lebanon's government and Hezbollah, and as The World's Matthew Bell reports, they also hope to tamp down regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he hopes relations between his nation and Washington will improve after George W. Bush leaves office, but, as The World's Lorne Matalon reports, that won't be easy.
Russia continues to defend its actions in the former Soviet state of Georgia. Meanwhile international condemnation mounted over Russia's recognition of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.