Monday, May 12 in the news....
- Sudan severed ties with Chad Sunday. When told of the diplomatic dispute after his daughter's wedding, President Bush said Saddam was dead and he wasn't prepared to deal with another one, but would like to talk to Chad, as he hadn't seen him since his college kegger days.
- The future of Pakistan's fledgling coalition government hung in the balance Monday after failed talks on how to restore judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf. The talks dissolved when the bombs failed to go off.
- Documents that Colombia says it recovered from a slain guerrilla leader give the clearest indication yet that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to arm and finance insurgents across the border to fight the Colombian government. Chavez denied he funded and armed rebels as part of his own imperialist plan for a future South America, but did say that even if he did it's only bad when the USA does things like that.
- An Austrian man who imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and fathered seven children with her had threatened to kill his victims by pumping gas into the cellar where he was holding them, police said on Thursday. Many Austrians - upon hearing the latest revelations - rolled their eyes and braced for more Hitler jokes.