Politics

Workers find message in an Auschwitz bottle - 04/28/2009

WARSAW- Workers demolishing the wall of a building that once belonged to the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have found a message in a bottle written by prisoners 65 years ago,...

Singer Rihanna wants bling back - 04/27/2009

The Barbados-born singer had intended to wear the items to the Grammy music awards, which she did not attend because of the alleged assault by her R&B star boyfriend. "The investigating officer gave...

US senator backs commission to probe torture - 04/27/2009

WASHINGTON - A senior US lawmaker on Sunday called for a special commission to investigate the US government's alleged torture of terror detainees, amid calls by some that the country bury the...

Bangkok state of emergency to end Friday: Thai PM - 04/24/2009

BANGKOK, Anusak Kongland - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced that he would lift a state of emergency in Bangkok on Friday, saying that his government wanted reconciliation after violent...

Young Palestinians offer keffiyeh to pope - 04/23/2009

VATICAN CITY - A group of young Palestinians offered a black-and-white keffiyeh, the traditional Arab scarf, to Pope Benedict XVI at the end of his general audience in Saint Peter's Square...

Voting winds down in South Africa, with ANC poised for win - 04/23/2009

JOHANNESBURG, Justine Gerardy - Long lines of South Africans voted Wednesday in general elections all but certain to launch the ruling ANC party's popular but controversial leader Jacob Zuma into the...

Pentagon agency at source of harsh interrogation techniques: probe - 04/23/2009

WASHINGTON, Jim Mannion - A little known Pentagon agency that trained US troops to resist torture promoted the use of some of the same interrogation techniques on Al-Qaeda, which were aired and...

Obama dives into Mideast peacemaking - 04/21/2009

WASHINGTON, Lachlan Carmichael - President Barack Obama dived Tuesday into Middle East peacemaking as he invited Arab and Israeli leaders to Washington and called for "good faith" gestures from all...

Teenage Somali pirate to be tried as adult: US judge - 04/21/2009

NEW YORK - A teenage Somali pirate will be tried as an adult, a US federal judge decided Tuesday, rejecting as not credible a claim that the accused was only 15 years old. Judge Andrew Peck...

Rights group tells nations to return to UN racism meet - 04/21/2009

GENEVA - Human Rights Watch urged nations that walked out of the UN racism conference in Geneva to return following the Iranian president's verbal onslaught against Israel on Monday. In a...
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