Politics

Crowds bid sad farewell to Kennedy - 08/28/2009

BOSTON, Marcia Scott Harrison - Crowds flocked Thursday to pay tearful last respects to late Democratic lion Edward Kennedy as his body lay in the oceanside library he built to honor his slain...

US envoy in testy vote meeting with Karzai: source - 08/28/2009

WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai had a testy exchange with the US envoy to the region, Richard Holbrooke, who pressed him after widespread allegations of vote-rigging, an official said...

US aims to 'eliminate' Venezuela government: Castro - 08/28/2009

HAVANA - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused the United States Thursday of seeking to "eliminate" Venezuela's leftist government and amass power in South America through its military deals with...

UN chief Ban condemns Afghan bomb attack - 08/27/2009

UNITED NATIONS- Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, condemned "in the strongest possible terms" on Wednesday a bomb attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan that killed at least 43...

Survivors mark 65th anniversary of end of Lodz ghetto - 08/27/2009

LODZ, Mary Sibierski - Holocaust survivors gathered in Lodz Wednesday to pay homage to 220,000 Jews who perished in the Polish city's ghetto during World War II, 65 years after its liquidation by...

End of an era for US as Ted Kennedy dies at 77 - 08/26/2009

HYANNIS PORT, Sebastian Smith - Edward Kennedy, the last of the storied band of brothers whose triumphs and tragedies dominated a generation of US politics, has died after losing his battle with...

Karzai, chief rival neck and neck in Afghan vote - 08/26/2009

KABUL, Sardar Ahmad - Incumbent Hamid Karzai is running neck and neck with his main rival in the fraud-tainted race for the Afghan presidency, according to the first partial results unveiled...

Video allegedly shows 'executions' in Sri Lanka: report - 08/26/2009

LONDON - The Sri Lankan High Commission denied its army was involved in atrocities against the ethnic Tamil minority after British television aired video Tuesday allegedly showing a soldier executing...

Cheney blasts Obama over CIA probe - 08/26/2009

WASHINGTON - Former US vice president Dick Cheney has questioned President Barack Obama's trustworthiness on national security after the US Justice Department announce a probe into alleged CIA...

Israel chides Norway for celebrating Nazi sympathiser - 08/24/2009

JERUSALEM - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has reproached Norway for commemorating its Nobel Prize winning novelist Knut Hamsun who sympathised with the Nazis, a newspaper reported on...
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