Police in Zimbabwe detained a group of American and British diplomats today, and then released them after five hours. The diplomats had been looking into the political situation in Zimbabwe and speaking to activists from the opposition party.
“Turkey's Constitutional Court struck down a law to ease curbs on the Islamic-style headscarf, a blow to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before a decision by the judges on whether to ban his party for promoting religion,” Bloomberg.com writes.
The Associated Press reports that "A strong aftershock struck China's quake-battered Sichuan province Thursday, as rising water levels in a lake caused by landslides in the massive May 12 temblor forced evacuations from downstream areas."
The Pentagon has forced Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary Michael W. Wynne to resign following the discussion of a “report on the Air Force's problems handling nuclear weapons,” according to USA Today. The ousters come after of a year of tense relations between Air Force leadership and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
A federal jury Wednesday convicted developer Antoin "Tony" Rezko of corruption charges for trading on his clout as a top adviser to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The verdict will have broad implications for Blagojevich, and could also prove a political liability for Barack Obama, who once counted Rezko as a friend and fundraiser.
Sources say Hillary Clinton will pull out of the presidential race Saturday, and endorse Barack Obama. The Clinton campaign issued a statement Wednesday night that did not officially confirm her decision but said Clinton would hold an event in Washington "to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity."