The European Union and China agreed to curb a surge in imports of Chinese textiles into Europe until the end of 2008, in a bid to defuse an escalating row straining ties between the EU and Beijing.
Supreme court chief Eduardo Rodriguez took office as a caretaker president and vowed to hold early elections, aiming to quell a three-week uprising by impoverished people desperately demanding a share of Bolivia's natural gas wealth.
The United States and South Korea "speak with one voice" on the issue of North Korea, US President George W. Bush said after summit talks aimed at smoothing over differences between the allies.
US President George W. Bush delivered Syria a fresh warning, calling for Damascus to pull its intelligence services out of Lebanon.
A crisis in the European Union sparked by French and Dutch voters' rejections of the EU's constitution worsened when France and Germany ganged up on Britain ahead of a summit next week meant to reorganise the bloc's budget for 2007-2013.
Five US marines have been killed in an explosion in western Iraq, the US military said.