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Chavez, Ahmadinejad Want 'New World Order'

Venezuelan, Iranian leaders announce 'strategic alliance'

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the visiting Hugo Chavez joined forces yesterday in slamming US “imperialism” and seeking “a new world order,” al-Jazeera reports. “We are united and determined to end the current unjust which dominates the world and replace it with a new world order based on... More »

Pointers for a Good Marriage—or Business Deal

Turn your relationship into a strategic alliance

(Newser) - With visions of June brides dancing in her head, Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter has advice for newlyweds. Her 15 pointers apply equally well to companies executing deals—not mergers, in which "one company disappears," but alliances and partnerships. Some highlights, from the Harvard Business Review... More »

Obama: China No Threat to US

President promises ties to Japan won't suffer

(Newser) - President Obama wrapped up his visit to Japan today with a speech in which he said the US would maintain its relationships with longtime allies in the region—like the host country—while pursuing stronger bonds with China. Indeed, Obama said, an ever-stronger China is not a threat to the... More »

Chrysler, Fiat to Form 'Global Alliance'

Treasury cash proves a motivating incentive for carmaker deal

(Newser) - Chrysler and Fiat have agreed to form a “global alliance” just hours after President Obama exhorted the two automakers to partner, MSNBC reports. Obama had promised $6 billion in loans to help Chrysler link with Fiat, and set a 1-month deadline for doing so. "We are pleased that... More »

EU Threatens Sanctions on Russia

Asian alliance, including China, condemns aggression

(Newser) - The European Union is considering sanctions against the Great Bear over its incursion into Georgia, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said today, as EU leaders head to an emergency summit. And a Russian plea for support from the East was strongly rebuffed by members of an Asian alliance that includes... More »

Going It Alone, Georgians Fume at US Inaction

Pro-Western country expected more than feeble diplomacy

(Newser) - As a haggard group of soldiers clambered into the flatbed truck, vacantly clutching Kalishnikovs, one explained the cause of their despair: “America and the European Union are spitting on us.” It’s an exceedingly popular sentiment in Georgia, the New York Times reports. The fiercely pro-Western nation had... More »

Obama's 'One World' Vision Too 'Radical': Bolton

Ex-ambassador takes exceptions to Democrat's globalism

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s Berlin speech seemed short on content, but actually revealed the senator’s radical globalist thinking, ex-UN ambassador John Bolton writes in the Los Angeles Times. Obama called himself a “citizen of the world,” and said the Berlin Wall fell because “the world stood as... More »

NATO Hires Coke Exec to Boost its Brand

Alliance hopes image makeover will prove to people it still matters

(Newser) - NATO: the Real Thing? The alliance is seeking an image makeover in the face of public apathy and has hired a Coca-Cola executive to help, reports the New York Times. Support for NATO has waned in many of its 26 member nations since the end of the Cold War, and... More »

US Teams With Al-Sadr

Common enemies inspire peculiar alliance

(Newser) - The US military and the man who was once considered the most powerful destabilizing force in Iraq, Moqtada al-Sadr, now have a common enemy: rogue members of Sadr's Mahdi Army. Since Sadr declared a ceasefire three months ago, US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, have been secretly meeting with Sadr's... More »

Key US Ally in Iraq Killed in Bomb Attack

Sheik opposed Al-Qaeda, helped stabilize Anbar province

(Newser) - A key US ally in the fight against Al-Qaeda was killed in a bomb attack today in Ramadi. Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, the most influential of the Sunni leaders helping American and Iraqi forces fight the terror network, met with President Bush 2 weeks ago during his visit to Anbar... More »

No Deal Yet, but Bhutto Vows Return

Pakistan's ex-PM leaves door open for further talks with Musharraf over "restoration of democracy"

(Newser) - She hasn’t reached a power-sharing deal yet and still faces corruption charges, but Benazir Bhutto says she’ll announce the date of her return to Pakistan on September 14. Speaking from London, the two-time prime minister said talks with Pervez Musharraf have been “80% successful,” the BBC... More »

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