Zimbabwe presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangiria said Sunday he's pulling out of Friday's national elections, fearing the toll of escalating violence.
"A free and fair election is impossible," Tsvangirai told CNN, saying the political violence in the election run-up had to be stopped. He accused Mugabe's supporters of political slayings, election rigging and targeting members of his Movement for Democratic Change party for arrests.
Mugabe never planned to cede power, never has, never will.
Europe is a little worried about Obama.
European officials are increasingly concerned that Sen. Barack Obama's campaign pledge to begin direct talks with Iran on its nuclear program without preconditions could potentially rupture U.S. relations with key European allies early in a potential Obama administration.
Unilateralism you can believe in?
UN on Kosovo.
For 16 months, Russia and the West have been a bit eyeball-to-eyeball in the United Nations Security Council over the status of Kosovo. But to borrow Dean Rusk's famous phrase during the 1963 Cuban missile crisis, it appears that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has just blinked.
Mr. Ban's concession on Friday appeared to brush aside Russia's objections and clear the way to end the nine-year "UNMIK" mission in Kosovo. Last week, Pristina authorities inked a milestone constitution, following a February declaration of independence.
Serbia still protests, no surprise here.
Just another Sunday.