Politics

Israel halts Palestinian prison visits over demo fears - 08/24/2009

JERUSALEM - Prison authorities in Israel said on Monday they would not allow visits to Palestinians in two jails where demonstrations are planned to mark the continued detention of an Israeli soldier...

US welcomes Korea dialogue but seeks more - 08/24/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday welcomed fresh dialogue between North and South Korea but stood firm that it wanted Pyongyang not just to make overtures but to negotiate to end its nuclear...

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...
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