Politics

World must act together, Obama tells UN - 09/23/2009

UNITED NATIONS, Gerry Aziakou - US President Barack Obama Wednesday delivered a stern message to global leaders to work together to solve the world's most pressing problems in his maiden speech to...

Russia ready to discuss all issues with Japan: Medvedev - 09/23/2009

UNITED NATIONS- Moscow is ready to discuss all outstanding issues with Japan, including territorial disputes, President Dmitry Medvedev told Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Wednesday....

US general to send troop request this week: Pentagon - 09/23/2009

WASHINGTON - The US commander in Afghanistan will submit a request for more troops this week but the Obama administration will not decide on the issue until it completes a review of war strategy, the...

Amnesty says Honduras situation 'alarming' - 09/23/2009

LONDON- Amnesty International expressed alarm Wednesday at escalating tension in Honduras following President Manuel Zelaya's ousting, saying human rights and the rule of law were at "grave risk"....

AU condemns 'atrocious' south Sudan attacks - 09/22/2009

ADDIS ABABA - The African Union on Tuesday voiced grave concern over the "atrocious" attacks which left more than 100 people dead over the weekend in south Sudan's troubled Jonglei state. "The...

French deserve better than their leaders: Iran's Ahmadinejad - 09/22/2009

PARIS, September 22, 2009 (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday the people of France deserve better than their leaders, in response to similar comments by the French president...

Israel welcomes election of new UNESCO head - 09/22/2009

JERUSALEM- Israel on Tuesday welcomed the election of Bulgaria's Irina Bokova as head of the UN culture agency after she defeated an Egyptian rival accused of anti-Semitism. "Israel welcomes the...

China's Ai Weiwei: an artist with politics on his mind - 09/20/2009

BEIJING, Francois Bougon- Ai Weiwei, one of China's most controversial artists, may be the son of a poet who was a cultural icon for a new communist China 60 years ago -- but he has nothing but scorn...

Obama: racism not at root of criticism - 09/20/2009

WASHINGTON, Alex Ogle - US President Barack Obama does not think racism is "the overriding issue" in the fierce debate on health care, but said in interviews to be aired Sunday that tempers were...

UN chief hails release of Myanmar dissidents - 09/19/2009

UNITED NATIONS- UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed Friday the release of a batch of political prisoners in Myanmar but urged the junta to free those still being held, including democracy icon Aung San Suu...
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