Politics

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...

Prevent Sri Lanka 'bloodbath': Human Rights Watch - 04/21/2009

WASHINGTON- Human Rights Watch warned on Monday that the world had only hours to prevent a potential "bloodbath" in Sri Lanka, but the island's ambassador here pledged to protect civilians. Sri...

Iraq arrests children recruited by Al-Qaeda - 04/20/2009

KIRKUK- Iraqi security forces have arrested four children who were recruited by Al-Qaeda to carry out suicide attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, an army general told AFP on Sunday....

Obama defends boycott of UN racism meeting - 04/20/2009

PORT OF SPAIN- President Barack Obama vowed Sunday to work with UN efforts to battle racism despite his government's boycott of a major UN conference on the problem this week. "Let me first of all...

After handshake, Chavez offers Obama a book - 04/19/2009

PORT OF SPAIN, Laurent Lozano- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a longtime US critic, offered a book with a pointed theme Saturday to President Barack Obama at an Americas summit in Trinidad and...

Lutheran leader collaborated with communist police: commission - 04/18/2009

WARSAW - An investigation by a special commission convened by Poland's minority Protestant Lutheran Church has found that its leader collaborated with the communist-era secret police, a church...

Obama offers talks with Cuba in quest of 'new beginning' - 04/18/2009

PORT OF SPAIN, Marc Burleigh - US President Barack Obama on Friday said he was ready to take up an extraordinary overture from Cuba for talks aimed at breaking the half-decade hostility between...

Austrian far-right party picks new leader - 04/17/2009

VIENNA - The leadership of the far-right Alliance for the Future of Austria has picked Josef Bucher as the new head of the party, whose leader died in a car crash last year, an official said...

Syria's Assad in Austria end-April - 04/16/2009

VIENNA, - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to pay an official two-day working visit to Austria later this month, the office of Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Wednesday. Assad and his...

Drugs, US guns on the table for Obama in Mexico - 04/13/2009

MEXICO CITY, Sophie Nicholson - US President Barack Obama begins his first trip to Latin America in Mexico on Thursday amid promises to help tackle spiralling drug violence, a first trade dispute,...
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