Syrian Ceasefire Holds
Syrian shelling of Homs stops ahead of visit by 30 UN observers
Food stamp usage spikes in US
The Congressional Budget Office finds an increase in US food stamp usage
China confidence in the Euro zone
China expresses confidence in the Euro zone, while asserting it will participate in plans to boost funding for the International Monetary Fund.
New books express optimism about Africa’s future
The Wall Street Journal reviews two new books which buck historical trends by painting an optimistic view of Africa’s future.
US calls on Sudan to withdraw troops, begin talks
President Obama calls on Sudan to begin peace talks after it withdraws its troops from South Sudan, the BBC reports.