Politics

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...

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...
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