Politics

Indian court rules gay sex lega - 07/03/2009

NEW DELHI, Elizabeth Roche - A top Indian court issued a landmark ruling Thursday that decriminalised gay sex between consenting adults by declaring a colonial-era ban on homosexuality...

NKorea missile launches another 'provocative' act : US - 07/03/2009

WASHINGTON- The White House said Thursday that North Korea's latest missile launches were the latest in a string of "provocative" acts. But the White House also said that broadly-backed...

Top officer among British soldiers killed in Afghanistan - 07/03/2009

LONDON- One of two British soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan this week was a commanding officer, the first senior official to die on operations since 1991, the Ministry of Defence said...

Sotomayor hearings: No weapons, clothing with profanity - 07/02/2009

WASHINGTON- The US public may attend hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the US Supreme Court -- but not with weapons or clothing bearing profanity, the Senate Judiciary Committee...

US pullback in Iraq 'important milestone': Obama - 07/01/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi towns and cities as an "important milestone," but warned of difficult days of...

Cameroon president names new PM in cabinet shake-up - 06/30/2009

YAOUNDE - Cameroon's President Paul Biya named presidential aide Yang Philemon as his new prime minister to replace Ephraim Inoni, who had held the post since December 2004. Philemon, a...

Clinton declines comment on Ahmadinejad reelection - 06/29/2009

WASHINGTON- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refrained from comment Monday on the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but pointed to a "credibility" gap for Iran's leadership....

'Evil' swindler Madoff jailed for 150 years - 06/29/2009

NEW YORK, Luis Torres de la Llosa and Amandine Ambregni - Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in jail Monday for masterminding an "evil" multi-billion-dollar investment...

Obama says ousted Zelaya remains president of Honduras - 06/29/2009

WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama said Monday the United States believes that ousted leader Manuel Zelaya "remains the president of Honduras" and the coup in his country was a throwback to a "dark...

US Supreme Court delays decision on Uighur case - 06/29/2009

WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court on Monday discreetly delayed until October a decision on whether Chinese Uighurs who are being held at Guantanamo Bay prison can be released in the United States....
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