Politics

Indian politicians keep it in the family - 05/12/2009

NEW DELHI, Rupam Jain Nair - What's in a name? Well, in the world's largest democracy, political power for one. With hundreds of millions of voters and thousands of candidates, India's general...

Pope to visit Jewish, Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem - 05/12/2009

JERUSALEM, Patrick Moser - Pope Benedict XVI is on Tuesday to visit Jewish and Muslim holy sites at the heart of the Middle East conflict, and celebrate mass in the valley where Christians believe...

Mexico to skip China food expo over swine flu - 05/11/2009

WASHINGTON- Mexico said on Sunday it will not attend a global food industry event hosted by China later this month because of the Asian giant's "unacceptable" policies in the wake of the swine flu...

Red carpet but little warmth for pope in Israel - 05/11/2009

JERUSALEM, Yana Dlugy- Israel prepared a red carpet welcome for Pope Benedict XVI on Monday as the pontiff headed to the Jewish state as a "pilgrim" aiming to build inter-faith bridges and plead for...

A 'number of civilians' killed in Afghan clashes: probe - 05/10/2009

KABUL, Bronwen Roberts - A US and Afghan investigation confirmed Saturday that "a number of civilians" were killed in clashes with Taliban this week although President Hamid Karzai charged that up to...

Chavez, in jab at US, suggests Latin America ditch OAS - 05/10/2009

CARACAS- President Hugo Chavez on Saturday warned Venezuela could leave the US-based Organization of American States, and that other Latin nations could ditch it and form a new regional body. On...

British PM under pressure over fresh expenses claims - 05/10/2009

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government was under pressure Sunday as new polls showed his party had lost yet more ground amid a scandal over claims made by lawmakers on expenses....

Obama renews sanctions on Syria for one year - 05/09/2009

WASHINGTON, Lachlan Carmichael - US President Barack Obama, citing continuing concern about Syria's support for militants, has renewed for one year economic sanctions on Damascus imposed by his...

Obama 'hopeful' after Russia talks - 05/08/2009

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "hopeful" of improving relations between the United States and Russia, as he held Oval Office talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

Ivory Coast releases French journalist on bail - 05/07/2009

ABIDJAN- A French journalist jailed in Ivory Coast in 2008 for "plotting against the authority of the state" was released on bail on Wednesday. A visibly relieved Jean-Paul Ney left Abidjan's main...
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