Politics

US says Myanmar is trying Suu Kyi for 'being polite' - 06/04/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States criticized Myanmar Wednesday, saying it had put opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial "for being polite." The critique was delivered by the State Department's...

Civilian deaths jeopardize Afghan war effort: US general - 06/03/2009

WASHINGTON, Dan De Luce - The general chosen to lead US and NATO forces in Afghanistan warned on Tuesday that the war against insurgents could be lost unless civilian casualties were reduced....

Egypt dissidents want Obama to push Arab democracy - 06/03/2009

CAIRO, Samer al-Atrush - US President Barack Obama's choice of Egypt for making a key address to the world's Muslims has come under fire from reformers, dismayed that he has chosen a country with a...

British PM says won't quit as poll predicts Euro election rout - 05/31/2009

LONDON, Katherine Haddon- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted Sunday he would not quit despite a scandal over MPs expenses and dire poll ratings for his ruling Labour Party before crunch...

First president of Guinea-Bissau dies aged 78 - 05/31/2009

BISSAU - Luis Cabral, the first post-independence president of Guinea-Bissau who was later toppled in a military coup, has died of a heart attack in Lisbon, officials announced on Sunday. He was 78....

Chavez interrupts four-day TV talkathon - 05/31/2009

CARACAS - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez on Saturday canceled the broadcast of his promised show, presidential sources told AFP, thus interrupting a four-day marathon of himself talking, singing, and...

Taiwan president visits Guatemala - 05/30/2009

GUATEMALA CITY - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday arrived in Guatemala for a three-day visit in a bid to boost relations in a region where support for Taiwan has reduced in recent years....

White House condems 'terrorist attacks' in Iran - 05/30/2009

WASHINGTON- The White House Friday condemned "terrorist attacks" in Iran, following a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque and an assault by gunmen on a provincial campaign office of President Mahmoud...

Key powers weigh possible sanctions against NKorea - 05/29/2009

UNITED NATIONS- Ambassadors of seven key powers exchanged views Thursday on possible, tougher UN sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test and agreed to continue the bargaining in...

Obama meets Abbas, ups pressure on Israel - 05/29/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama Thursday renewed pressure on Israel but rejected a timetable for his peace drive, noting domestic pressures heaped on Israeli Prime Minister...
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