Politics

US to seek 60-day delay in alleged 9/11 plotters trial - 09/17/2009

WASHINGTON - The US administration will seek a 60-day delay in the trial of five alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks as it weighs whether to try them before civilian or military courts....

Clinton pledges to boost Bangladesh trade - 09/17/2009

WASHINGTON- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Tuesday to work to boost US trade with Bangladesh, calling the nation a model as a democratic and secular-minded Muslim-majority nation....

Karzai will respect fraud probe but hopes to win: spokesman - 09/16/2009

KABUL- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai hopes to win another five years in office but will wait for the results of investigations into electoral fraud, his campaign spokesman said Wednesday....

US concerned about Ugandan violence - 09/16/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States said Tuesday it was concerned about violence in Uganda and was in touch with local authorities to ensure the safety of Americans and monitor the crisis. "We are...

Most US doctors back public health option: poll - 09/15/2009

SAN FRANCISCO - Most US doctors approve of a "public option" to supplement private health care insurance in the United States, as proposed by President Barack Obama, a poll showed Monday. A total...

South Africa's complaint hotline scores 40 calls a minute - 09/15/2009

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday launched a toll-free complaints hotline for disgruntled citizens which lodged more than 7,000 calls in just three hours. "This equates...

Obama heckler refuses to apologize in the House - 09/14/2009

WASHINGTON- The lawmaker who shouted "You lie!" at President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress said Sunday that moves to censure him were politically motivated and vowed not to make a further...

Belgian farmers dump milk in protest over falling prices - 09/14/2009

BRUSSELS- Belgian farmers dumped 150,000 liters of milk into fields Sunday as anger mounted over falling prices, with one Belgian official lashing out at the European Commission's "autism" over the...

Iran frees Mousavi’s aide, human rights lawyer: report - 09/14/2009

TEHRAN - Iran has freed a close aide to opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and a prominent lawyer who belongs to Nobel prize winner Shirin Ebadi’s rights group, the ILNA news agency reported on...

Zimbabwe PM warns Mugabe against unity deal violations - 09/14/2009

BULAWAYO, Godfrey Marawanyika - Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday accused President Robert Mugabe of violating their power-sharing deal, as thousands rallied to mark his party's...
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