Politics

Obama's Guantanamo plans hit another roadblock - 06/05/2009

WASHINGTON- US lawmakers Thursday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, denying a request for extra funds and restricting the transfer and release...

Democrats rebuff Obama's Israel comments - 06/04/2009

WASHINGTON - On the eve of President Barack Obama's key address to Muslims as part of a Middle East tour, the US leader faced growing pressure from fellow Democrats in Congress over his tough stance...

British government 'meltdown' as another minister quits - 06/04/2009

LONDON, Katherine Haddon - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lost his fourth minister within 24 hours Wednesday as he faced taunts that his government was in meltdown on the eve of polls which...

US says Myanmar is trying Suu Kyi for 'being polite' - 06/04/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States criticized Myanmar Wednesday, saying it had put opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial "for being polite." The critique was delivered by the State Department's...

Civilian deaths jeopardize Afghan war effort: US general - 06/03/2009

WASHINGTON, Dan De Luce - The general chosen to lead US and NATO forces in Afghanistan warned on Tuesday that the war against insurgents could be lost unless civilian casualties were reduced....

Egypt dissidents want Obama to push Arab democracy - 06/03/2009

CAIRO, Samer al-Atrush - US President Barack Obama's choice of Egypt for making a key address to the world's Muslims has come under fire from reformers, dismayed that he has chosen a country with a...

British PM says won't quit as poll predicts Euro election rout - 05/31/2009

LONDON, Katherine Haddon- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted Sunday he would not quit despite a scandal over MPs expenses and dire poll ratings for his ruling Labour Party before crunch...

First president of Guinea-Bissau dies aged 78 - 05/31/2009

BISSAU - Luis Cabral, the first post-independence president of Guinea-Bissau who was later toppled in a military coup, has died of a heart attack in Lisbon, officials announced on Sunday. He was 78....

Chavez interrupts four-day TV talkathon - 05/31/2009

CARACAS - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez on Saturday canceled the broadcast of his promised show, presidential sources told AFP, thus interrupting a four-day marathon of himself talking, singing, and...

Taiwan president visits Guatemala - 05/30/2009

GUATEMALA CITY - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday arrived in Guatemala for a three-day visit in a bid to boost relations in a region where support for Taiwan has reduced in recent years....
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