Politics

Lutheran leader collaborated with communist police: commission - 04/18/2009

WARSAW - An investigation by a special commission convened by Poland's minority Protestant Lutheran Church has found that its leader collaborated with the communist-era secret police, a church...

Obama offers talks with Cuba in quest of 'new beginning' - 04/18/2009

PORT OF SPAIN, Marc Burleigh - US President Barack Obama on Friday said he was ready to take up an extraordinary overture from Cuba for talks aimed at breaking the half-decade hostility between...

Austrian far-right party picks new leader - 04/17/2009

VIENNA - The leadership of the far-right Alliance for the Future of Austria has picked Josef Bucher as the new head of the party, whose leader died in a car crash last year, an official said...

Syria's Assad in Austria end-April - 04/16/2009

VIENNA, - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to pay an official two-day working visit to Austria later this month, the office of Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Wednesday. Assad and his...

Drugs, US guns on the table for Obama in Mexico - 04/13/2009

MEXICO CITY, Sophie Nicholson - US President Barack Obama begins his first trip to Latin America in Mexico on Thursday amid promises to help tackle spiralling drug violence, a first trade dispute,...

Iranian women can stand for president: watchdog - 04/12/2009

TEHRAN- There is no restriction on women standing in this year's presidential election, a spokesman for constitutional watchdog the Guardians Council said, according to a Mehr news agency report on...

Obama's half brother refused British visa - 04/12/2009

LONDON- US President Barack Obama's half brother was refused a visa to enter Britain because he had been accused of a serious crime on a previous visit, it was reported Saturday. Samson Obama was...

Harry Potter author quits MS charity over 'rifts' - 04/10/2009

LONDON - Multi-millionaire Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said Thursday she had quit as patron of a Scottish charity for multiple sclerosis because the organisation is being ripped apart by an...

Land of the free sours on capitalism: US poll - 04/10/2009

WASHINGTON - Bad news for those fearful of "creeping socialism" in the United States -- only 53 percent of Americans now believe capitalism is the better system, according to a new poll Thursday....

Britain swoops on 'major terrorist plot': PM - 04/10/2009

LONDON, Robin Millard - British police moved to stop a "major terrorist plot" by arresting 12 mostly Pakistani suspects linked to Al-Qaeda across northwest England, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said...
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