Politics

Medvedev calls Obama, discusses Georgia tensions - 08/04/2009

WASHINGTON - Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev called US President Barack Obama on Tuesday and the two leaders discussed the worsening situation in Georgia and tensions over ex-Soviet states, the...

Clinton asks Iran to ensure return of missing Americans - 08/04/2009

WASHINGTON- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Monday on Iran to ensure the safe return of three missing Americans thought to have been detained by Tehran after straying across the Iraq...

Spain will not negotiate with ETA: Spanish deputy leader - 08/04/2009

SAN JOSE - The Spanish government will not negotiate with ETA following two bomb attacks blamed on the Basque separatist group, Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega said Monday....

US identifies navy pilot shot down in Iraq in 1991: Pentagon - 08/03/2009

WASHINGTON- The remains of a US navy pilot whose fate had been a mystery for years after he was shot down over Iraq during the first Gulf War have been identified, the Pentagon said Sunday. A team...

Iranian reformist denies testimony influenced by drugs - 08/03/2009

TEHRAN- Leading Iranian reformist Mohammad Ali Abtahi on Sunday vehemently denied claims that his dramatic climbdown from his position that the June presidential poll was rigged had been influenced...

Former Philippine leader Aquino dies - 08/01/2009

MANILA, Jason Gutierrez - Former Philippines president Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" revolution toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy to the nation, died Saturday after a...

Pope hails sports in meeting swimming champions - 08/01/2009

CASTEL GANDOLFO- Pope Benedict XVI met Saturday with competitors from the world swimming championships in Rome as he hailed the contributions of sports to everyday life. The pontiff, whose right...

Human chain against Israel move to deport illegal migrants - 08/01/2009

TEL AVIV - Thousands of Israeli and migrant workers, including children, formed a human chain on Saturday in Tel Aviv in protest at Israel's decision to deport families of illegal aliens. AFP...

US signs key UN convention for rights of the disabled - 07/31/2009

UNITED NATIONS - Amid applause and a smattering of hoots, the US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday signed a landmark UN convention promoting and protecting the rights of the world's 650...

Clinton to press on Zimbabwe: official - 07/31/2009

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will push for reforms in Zimbabwe during an upcoming trip to the region and encourage South Africa to press its neighbor, her top Africa aide said...
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