Articles by Ian James



Chavez Promises Belarus Unlimited Oil

  • 10 December 07
  • The Associated Press
President Hugo Chavez promised to supply the oil needs of Belarus for years to come Saturday, while President Alexander Lukashenko agreed to help Venezuela beef up its military.

Chavez Promises Belarus Unlimited Oil

  • 10 December 07
  • The Associated Press
President Hugo Chavez promised to supply the oil needs of Belarus for years to come Saturday, while President Alexander Lukashenko agreed to help Venezuela beef up its military.

Jet Carrying 160 Crashes in Venezuela

  • 17 August 05
  • The Associated Press
A plane carrying vacationers home to the French Caribbean island of Martinique crashed in western Venezuela with at least 160 people aboard on Tuesday, and officials said it appeared there were no survivors.

Venezuela Talks Cover Social Issues, Terrorism

  • 30 March 05
  • The Associated Press
The leaders of Spain, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela planned wide-ranging talks Tuesday aiming to deepen trade and political alliances, and lay out a common stance on subjects from fighting terrorism to easing poverty.

Haiti Rebuilds Amid Violence

  • 10 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Haiti began trying to rebuild its shattered government, with a seven-member council set to pick a new prime minister Tuesday and the nation's interim president appealing for an end to recent violence.

UN Authorizes Peacekeepers to Haiti

  • 02 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide flew into exile in Africa early Monday as his country descended into chaos amid a bloody rebellion. France and the United States began sending troops to join a multinational security force authorized by the UN Security Council.

Aristide Flees Haiti as Rebels Close In

  • 01 March 04
  • The Associated Press
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and fled Haiti on Sunday, bowing to pressure from a rebellion at home and governments abroad, U.S. and Haitian officials said.

Haiti Rebels Take 2 More Towns

  • 16 February 04
  • The Associated Press
Haitian rebels seeking to topple the president brought in reinforcements from the neighboring Dominican Republic, including a former death squad leader and a former police chief accused of fomenting a coup, witnesses said, as police fled two more northern towns.

Haitian Police Take City as Riots Rage

  • 11 February 04
  • The Associated Press
After sporadic gun battles Monday, police regained control of the important port city of St. Marc, 72 kilometers west of Port-au-Prince, as rebels in nearly a dozen other towns pressed ahead Tuesday with a bloody uprising that has killed at least 42 people, prompting fears of a plot to oust embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Jerusalem Bus Bomb Kills 20, Wounds 100

  • 21 August 03
  • The Associated Press
A suicide bombing killed 20 people and wounded more than 100, including about 40 children, but Israel decided Wednesday to hold off on a major military strike in response.

Russian Legacy Lingers in Cuba