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Berlusconi wins confidence vote, but still weak

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a vote of confidence on Friday, giving his struggling center-right government a new, but probably short, lease of life. Berlusconi, who said before the vote that the country would be thrown into economic and social catastrophe if his government collapsed now, won the vote…

UN calls rights situation in Iraq ‘fragile’

A UN report released on Monday said the human rights situation in Iraq is still “fragile,” citing issues including economic and political stagnation, continued violence and attacks on minorities. “The human rights situation throughout Iraq remains fragile as the country slowly transitions from a conflict to post-conflict country that faces…

Obama visits violence-plagued El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR – President Barack Obama arrived in El Salvador Tuesday for the final leg of a Latin America tour he hopes will turn the page on troubled ties in the past and build a new era of partnership. The three-nation trip — which has been overshadowed by the Arab…

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