Politics

Mideast Quartet to meet in New York: Erakat - 09/10/2009

RAMALLAH - The Middle East diplomatic Quartet will meet in New York in two weeks time, the chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erakat announced on Wednesday. The Quartet -- the European Union,...

Britain hails hero soldier killed in Afghanistan - 09/10/2009

LONDON - Britain hailed the courage Wednesday of a British soldier killed in a raid to free a New York Times reporter held by the Taliban in Afghanistan, while lamenting the death of his Afghan...

Berlusconi confesses his love for 'beautiful women' - 09/09/2009

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi professed his love for "beautiful women" on Wednesday as he pointed to his high popularity rating to brush aside a new sex scandal. Berlusconi said...

Brazil to weigh extradition of Italian ex-militant Battisti - 09/09/2009

RIO DE JANEIRO, Claire de Oliveira - Brazil's supreme court will on Wednesday start weighing an extradition demand for Cesare Battisti, a fugitive Italian ex-militant wanted in his homeland for...

Iceland receives massive questionnaire for EU bid - 09/09/2009

REYKJAVIK- Iceland's government reached on Tuesday a new stage in its bid to join the European Union as it received a membership questionnaire from the bloc's enlargement commissioner. "Receiving...

Obama to clear up 'confusion' in health speech - 09/09/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama Wednesday aims to clear up "confusion" and answer the "big questions" on his embattled healthcare reform plan in a crucial address to...

Nephew of Ted Kennedy rules out Senate run - 09/08/2009

NEW YORK - Joseph Kennedy, the nephew of the late Edward Kennedy, announced Monday he will not seek to fill his uncle's vacant Senate seat. The statement, two weeks after Kennedy's death, made it...

Castro slams Philips for helping US 'harm' Cuba, Venezuela - 09/08/2009

HAVANA, Carlos Batista - Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro on Monday slammed Dutch multinational Philips as a "traitor" for not delivering spare parts for medical equipment due to the US economic...

US satisfied with Pakistan's nuclear security: Gates - 09/08/2009

WASHINGTON- The United States is satisfied with the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview aired Monday, calling the arrangements in place...

Merkel urges real progress in Afghanistan by 2014 - 09/08/2009

BERLIN, September 7, 2009 (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on coalition forces stationed in Afghanistan to speed up their mission in the country to achieve real progress by 2014. "We...
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