Politics

Attack on Iran would be 'very destabilizing' -- US military chief - 07/05/2009

WASHINGTON- A US military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "very destabilizing," top US military commander Admiral Mike Mullen said Sunday, warning that any attack could have serious...

Boyko Borisov, hard man set to be Bulgaria's new PM - 07/05/2009

SOFIA, Diana Simeonova - Sofia's tough-guy mayor Boyko Borisov -- a former bodyguard with a black belt in karate -- and his centre-right GERB party won the most votes in the Bulgarian general...

UN chief 'deeply concerned' at NKorea cutting off dialogue - 07/05/2009

GENEVA - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was "deeply concerned" that North Korea had cut off channels of communication and dialogue during its recent escalation in missile launches....

Ousted president's return plan raises fears in Honduras - 07/05/2009

TEGUCIGALPA, Sophie Nicholson - Ousted President Manuel Zelaya has vowed to return to Honduras on Sunday accompanied by a handful of Latin American leaders, stirring up fears of a violent showdown in...

Curious Russia prepares to welcome Obama - 07/05/2009

MOSCOW, Stuart Williams - Russia was Saturday preparing to welcome Barack Obama for the first time as US president, heartened by his description of the country as an equal but also stunned by...

Biden warns of 'hard road ahead' as he visits Iraq - 07/03/2009

BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden on Friday warned Iraqi officials that Washington would politically disengage if sectarian and ethnic strife resumed as he warned of a "hard road ahead". "The...

Croatia appoints first woman as PM - 07/03/2009

ZAGREB, Lajla Veselica - Croatian President Stipe Mesic on Friday named the country's first female prime minister-designate, who is to form a new government after the unexpected resignation of Ivo...

Amnesty criticises new Italian immigration law - 07/03/2009

LONDON- Human rights group Amnesty International spoke out against a tough new Italian law against illegal immigration Friday, warning it could increase discrimination against groups like the Roma....

Ex-Nazi guard Demjanjuk fit for trial in Germany - 07/03/2009

MUNICH, Ralf Isermann - Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, accused of herding 29,000 Jews to the gas chambers, is fit to be tried in what could be Germany's last major Nazi case,...

Lula to call for solidarity with poor nations at G8 - 07/03/2009

BRASILIA - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will call on wealthy nations to moderate their demands on poor countries during next week's G8 summit in Italy, a presidential spokesman said...
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