Suicide bombers struck across the street from Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone, killing up to 16 people - the deadliest attack in a wave of bombings and shootings that threatened to shatter confidence in Iraq's new government.
In all, about 60 people died in more than a dozen bombings, shootings and ambushes - mostly in the Baghdad area, police reported. The dead included 10 Shiite Muslims slain by gunmen who fired on their bus as it left the capital for a funeral in southern Iraq, police said.
More than 1,607 Iraqis have been killed and nearly 2,500 wounded since al-Maliki's government took office May 20, The Associated Press estimated.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a possibility of a real revolution that may happen in world economy in the coming years to put an end to the monopoly of large Western banks