Politics

Ivory Coast releases French journalist on bail - 05/07/2009

ABIDJAN- A French journalist jailed in Ivory Coast in 2008 for "plotting against the authority of the state" was released on bail on Wednesday. A visibly relieved Jean-Paul Ney left Abidjan's main...

Hillary Clinton meets wife of American missing in Iran - 05/06/2009

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday met the wife of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who went missing in March 2007 on an Iranian island in the Gulf. Clinton "wanted to...

US rejects Syria's call for dialogue with Hamas, Hezbollah - 05/05/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday balked at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's call to open talks with the anti-Israeli groups Hamas and Hezbollah, saying the militants had to renounce...

Canadian ex-hostage calls Nigerian captors 'kind' - 05/04/2009

MONTREAL - A Canadian woman freed last week after being kidnapped in Nigeria described her abductors Sunday as "mostly kind at heart," and said she was well-treated during nearly two weeks of...

Opposition deputy shot dead in Albania - 05/02/2009

TIRANA- An unidentified gunman shot dead an Albanian opposition deputy Saturday, less than two months before parliamentary elections will be held in the Balkan country, a police spokesman told AFP....

Obama to host Afghan, Pakistan summit Wednesday - 05/02/2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will host a summit with his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts on Wednesday, the White House said, amid growing US concern over the deteriorating situation in...

Recession fires worldwide May Day rallies - 05/02/2009

BERLIN, Simon Sturdee - Global Labour Day rallies attended by hundreds of thousands of people angered or worried by recession turned ugly in a host of affected countries Friday. The worst violence...

Former 'enemy combatant' admits helping Al-Qaeda - 05/01/2009

PEORIA - Al-Qaeda sleeper agent Ali al-Marri, who was held by the United States without trial for more than five years as an "enemy combatant," pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to provide...

Obama vows 'unrelenting' efforts on economy, security - 04/30/2009

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged an "unrelenting, unyielding effort" to return to economic prosperity and confront threats including a swine flu outbreak, terror attacks and...

Good start, but keep your promises, Amnesty tells Obama - 04/29/2009

LONDON - President Barack Obama has made a promising start in improving the United States' human rights record in his first 100 days in office, but he must now deliver on his promises, Amnesty...
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