Politics

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....

2,000 still detained, hundreds missing in Iran - 06/28/2009

PARIS- More than 2,000 people are still in detention and hundreds more are missing in Iran since a government crackdown on protests over a disputed presidential election, the FIDH human rights group...

Guinea-Bissau votes for new president - 06/28/2009

BISSAU, Malick Rokhy Ba - Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president after a series of assassinations, including that of long-time leader Joao Bernardo Vieira....

Hungary marks fall of Iron Curtain 20 years on - 06/28/2009

BUDAPEST, June 27, 2009 (AFP) - Western and eastern European leaders celebrated in Hungary on Saturday the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain that divided the continent during the Cold...

Saad Hariri: political novice turned prime minister - 06/28/2009

BEIRUT, Rana Moussaoui - Saad Hariri, who was propelled into the heart of Lebanese politics following the assassination of his former prime minister father four years ago, was himself named to the...

UN troubleshooter discusses Ban visit in Myanmar: officials - 06/27/2009

YANGON- UN troubleshooter Ibrahim Gambari wrapped up his visit to military-ruled Myanmar Saturday, paving the way for a visit by UN chief Ban Ki-moon expected to focus on the trial of democracy...

G8 focus on stabilising Afghanistan, Pakistan - 06/27/2009

TRIESTE, Carole Landry - The Group of Eight leading powers turned their attention Saturday to stabilising Afghanistan and Pakistan in talks aimed at shoring up faltering efforts with 40 regional...
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