Politics

British PM's party falls further in opinion polls - 08/24/2009

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's governing Labour party has fallen further behind the main opposition in opinion polls with a general election less than a year away, a survey out...

US Senators assail CIA probe - 08/24/2009

WASHINGTON - Senior US Republican senators on Monday denounced US Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a prosecutor to probe claims CIA interrogators abused terror suspects "We are...

Al-Qaeda 'very capable' of more attacks: US military chief - 08/24/2009

WASHINGTON, Daphne Benoit - Al-Qaeda remains "very capable" of attacking the United States, the top US military officer said Sunday as he tried to boost waning US support for the conflict in...

Ingush leader fires deputy prime minister - 08/24/2009

MOSCOW- Ingushetia's newly returned president, back at work after surviving an assassination attempt two months ago, has sacked three senior officials from the Russian region, his spokesman said...

Obama seeks shelter from storm on vacation - 08/24/2009

OAK BLUFFS, Stephen Collinson - President Barack Obama flew into the millionaire's playground of Martha's Vineyard Sunday, seeking respite from a gathering political storm on his first vacation since...

Bases agreement gives US military free rein in Colombia - 08/24/2009

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday charged that the controversial new US deal to use Colombian military bases means US troops can move anywhere within the South American country....

Vietnam My Lai survivor welcomes Calley apology - 08/23/2009

HANOI- A survivor of mass killings by American troops in the Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968 said Saturday he welcomed the public apology made by a former officer convicted for his role in the...

London, Edinburgh under fire over Lockerbie release - 08/23/2009

LONDON, Robin Millard - Scotland rejected scathing criticism Saturday from the FBI over the Lockerbie bomber's release, as the British government came under pressure to explain its role. In a...

Hunger-striking Gabon presidential hopeful hospitalised - 08/23/2009

LIBREVILLE - A hunger-striking candidate in Gabon's presidential election was admitted to hospital Saturday after his condition had dramatically deteriorated after eight days' fasting, his supporters...

Investigators condemn Honduras deaths, disappearances - 08/23/2009

TEGUCIGALPA - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has condemned the death of four people killed in demonstrations following the June 28 coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya....
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