Politics

UN pleads for tougher action against sexual violence - 08/08/2009

UNITED NATIONS, Sarah Maslin Nir - UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Security Council members on Friday pleaded for tougher action to end sexual violence in African conflicts and called for the creation of a...

Afghan insurgents try to wait out NATO: analyst - 08/07/2009

WASHINGTON - Taliban insurgents are exploiting popular frustration with the Afghan government and trying to hold out until NATO-led forces leave the country, a top US general's former advisor said on...

Future Obama court picks face uphill battle: experts - 08/07/2009

WASHINGTON, Lucile Maladain - President Barack Obama's first pick for the US Supreme Court copped serious Republican flak, but experts warn the partisan mood in Washington could make things even...

US general's report on Afghan war delayed: Pentagon - 08/06/2009

WASHINGTON, Dan De Luce - A strategy review by the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has been delayed and will not include a formal request for more troops, the Pentagon said on...

Guantanamo Uighurs ready for Palau deal: lawyer - 08/06/2009

WASHINGTON - Several Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo for the past seven years are close to being sent to the remote Pacific archipelago of Palau in late August or early September, a lawyer said...

UN presses Myanmar to free Aung San Suu Kyi - 08/06/2009

UNITED NATIONS- UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday pressed Myanmar's military rulers to free political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, less than a week before the expected verdict in the trial...

Honduran police crackdown on student protests - 08/06/2009

TEGUCIGALPA- Police fired teargas and water cannon at some 3,000 students who amassed in the Honduran capital on Wednesday to protest against the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya last June....

Bill Clinton flies out of NKorea: state media - 08/04/2009

SEOUL- Ex-US president Bill Clinton left North Korea on Wednesday after securing the release of two jailed American journalists, state media reported, without saying whether the reporters were with...

Palestinian killed in Gaza tunnel collapse: medics - 08/04/2009

GAZA CITY- A Palestinian man was killed on Tuesday when a tunnel used to smuggle contraband into the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian border town of Rafah collapsed, medics in the impoverished territory...

Cupcakes for reporter on Obama's birthday - 08/04/2009

WASHINGTON - On his own 48th birthday, US President Barack Obama Tuesday turned the spotlight on a reporter also celebrating her special day, who pitched up at the White House in the year he was...
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