Politics

UN chief tells Myanmar to deliver on poll pledge - 07/13/2009

UNITED NATIONS, Gerard Aziakou - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday pressed Myanmar to free political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, to ensure "credible and legitimate" polls next year as the...

Italian opposition snubs comic would-be leader - 07/13/2009

ROME - Italy's centre-left opposition turned down a membership request Monday from one of the country's best-loved comics who has declared his intention to lead and reform the struggling party....

PM insists enough British troops in Afghanistan - 07/13/2009

LONDON, Katherine Haddon - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown fended off calls Monday to send more troops and equipment to Afghanistan after the blackest day yet for forces there, with eight...

Michael Jackson's sister La Toya says he was 'killed' - 07/12/2009

LONDON- Michael Jackson was killed by a band of greedy hangers-on, his sister La Toya alleged in interviews with British Sunday newspapers. The King of Pop's sister spoke about her younger...

Children risk their lives in Gaza's blockade-busting tunnels - 07/12/2009

RAFAH, Patrick Moser - Anwar, 15, can't read or write, but says he's good at tunnel work. He needs a new job as Israeli planes bombed his workplace, one of hundreds of smuggling tunnels on Gaza's...

Japan PM's party suffers blow in Tokyo election - 07/12/2009

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso's ruling coalition was beaten in a Tokyo election seen as a crucial test of his popularity ahead of a nationwide vote, officials said early Monday. Defeat...

Supreme court justice fight to open in Congress - 07/12/2009

WASHINGTON, Olivier Knox - Judge Sonia Sotomayor's US Supreme Court confirmation battle opens Monday with her first public grilling by the Senate, which is expected to anoint her as the bench's first...

China raises Xinjiang death toll to 184 - 07/12/2009

URUMQI, Robert J. Saiget - China on Saturday raised the death toll from unrest between Han Chinese and Muslim Uighurs to 184, as riot police and armed soldiers maintained a firm grip on the...

Obama calls on Africans to fight tyranny, corruption - 07/12/2009

ACCRA, Laurent Lozano and Aminu Abubakar - US President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned tyrants who enrich themselves and urged Africans to demand stronger governments as he made a landmark trip...

Cheney ordered CIA to conceal program - 07/12/2009

WASHINGTON- US former vice president Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years, The New York Times reported on its...
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