Politics

Clinton nudges oil producer Angola on democracy - 08/09/2009

LUANDA, Shaun Tandon - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday urged Angola's longtime leader to hold elections, standing firm on promoting democracy in the southwest African nation whose...

Mexico drug cartel lawyer killed as Obama arrives for summit - 08/09/2009

MONTERREY - A lawyer known for her work defending suspected drug smugglers was killed in north Mexico on Sunday, after escaping four previous assassination attempts, authorities said. The murder...

Dancing Clinton sees fresh start with SAfrica - 08/08/2009

CAPE TOWN, Shaun Tandon - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Saturday for a broad alliance with South Africa as she basked in a warm welcome in Africa's richest nation from President Jacob...

Security forces deploy for Mexico summit amid drug attacks - 08/08/2009

GUADALAJARA - Hundreds of soldiers and federal police deployed Saturday ahead of a North American leaders summit in western Mexico, which has been the scene of some of the country's most vicious...

Georgia leaders to face 'retribution' for war: Medvedev - 08/08/2009

TSKHINVALI, Amelie Herenstein - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned Saturday that Georgia's leadership would face "retribution" over the war in South Ossetia a year ago and criticised US backing...

French accused in Iran are innocent: families - 08/08/2009

PARIS - Relatives of a French lecturer and an embassy staffer who went on trial in Iran Saturday on charges related to the post-election protests, denounced the charges against them. Both families...

Terror suspects lose extradition case in Britain - 08/08/2009

LONDON - Two alleged leading conspirators of Osama bin Laden on Friday lost their latest battle to escape extradition from Britain over the 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa. Khalid al...

JFK's sister critically ill: hospital - 08/08/2009

BOSTON - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of slain US president John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, is in critical condition at a hospital in Massachusetts, a spokeswoman said Friday....

Obama says US economy saved from 'catastrophe' - 08/08/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - President Barack Obama on Friday seized on a surprise drop in job losses to proclaim his policies had staved off economic catastrophe, seeking new momentum after days...

Gates attends funeral of US corporal killed in Afghanistan - 08/08/2009

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday attended the funeral of an Army corporal who died last month from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, an official said. The unusual gesture,...
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