Politics

Voting winds down in South Africa, with ANC poised for win - 04/23/2009

JOHANNESBURG, Justine Gerardy - Long lines of South Africans voted Wednesday in general elections all but certain to launch the ruling ANC party's popular but controversial leader Jacob Zuma into the...

Pentagon agency at source of harsh interrogation techniques: probe - 04/23/2009

WASHINGTON, Jim Mannion - A little known Pentagon agency that trained US troops to resist torture promoted the use of some of the same interrogation techniques on Al-Qaeda, which were aired and...

Obama dives into Mideast peacemaking - 04/21/2009

WASHINGTON, Lachlan Carmichael - President Barack Obama dived Tuesday into Middle East peacemaking as he invited Arab and Israeli leaders to Washington and called for "good faith" gestures from all...

Teenage Somali pirate to be tried as adult: US judge - 04/21/2009

NEW YORK - A teenage Somali pirate will be tried as an adult, a US federal judge decided Tuesday, rejecting as not credible a claim that the accused was only 15 years old. Judge Andrew Peck...

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...
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