Politics

Embattled Berlusconi says he's never paid for sex - 06/23/2009

ROME, June 23, 2009 (AFP) - Embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday he has never paid a woman for sex, the subject of an embarrassing investigation under way in southern...

White House posts Farsi translation of Obama - 06/23/2009

WASHINGTON- The White House posted a video on its website on Tuesday featuring a simultaneous translation into Farsi of US President Barack Obama's comments on Iran. The White House website,...

Obama fires toughest criticism towards Tehran - 06/23/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - President Barack Obama Tuesday staked out his toughest stance yet on Iran, expressing outrage over a government crackdown and a "heartbreaking" video of a woman...

Palestinian PM wants state in two years - 06/22/2009

ABU DIS - Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on Monday called on Palestinians to target the creation of their own state in two years, without waiting for an end to the Israeli occupation. "I...

EU rejects Iran interference claims as 'unacceptable' - 06/22/2009

BRUSSELS - The European Union on Monday rejected Iran's claims of EU interference in presidential elections there as "baseless and unacceptable." "The EU considers the accusations made by various...

Greenland celebrates era of self-rule - 06/21/2009

NUUK, Slim Allegui - Inuit choirs gathered around the port of Greenland's capital sang traditional songs Sunday to welcome a new era of self rule after 300 years under Danish authority. The...

Pope talks of joblessness and 'duty' toward refugees - 06/21/2009

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, June 21, 2009 (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday reminded Western countries of their "duty" to welcome refugees, and urged the unemployed not to be discouraged in the current...

Iran lashes out at West, media over unrest - 06/21/2009

TEHRAN - Iran accused Britain and the United States on Sunday of meddling in its affairs and tightened the screws on foreign news coverage of the election protests and street clashes shaking the...

'They brutally attacked us': Iran protester - 06/21/2009

TEHRAN- Bruised and battered, a Tehran protester said Saturday that police and hardline Basij militiamen waged a "brutal" crackdown on demonstrators who marched in defiance of warnings against...

Pro-Iran protests held in US cities - 06/21/2009

WASHINGTON- Green-clad protesters amassed in Los Angeles, New York and at the gates of the White House in Washington on Saturday, an echo of the mass uprisings that continues to convulse Iran....
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