Politics

Celebrity designer out to conquer his native France - 09/07/2009

PARIS, Claire Rosemberg - Celebrity Hollywood designer Christian Audigier is all over Paris this week, talk-of-the-town in the media, splashed on buses and looking out from giant billboards placed at...

Israel sticks to its guns over settlement boost - 09/07/2009

JERUSALEM, Jean-Luc Renaudie - Israel on Sunday stuck to plans to boost settlement construction before considering a Washington-demanded lull, despite widespread criticism that the move risks...

Britain's Brown vows support for IRA victims - 09/07/2009

BERLIN - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged Sunday to support compensation claims made against Libya by victims of IRA bombings, after reports he declined to press Libya's leader on the...

ISAF denies damning conclusion from air strike report - 09/07/2009

KABUL - The international military in Afghanistan denied reports Sunday that an investigation into an air strike that killed scores in the north of the country had found it was ordered in breach of...

Brazil mulling French war jet buy as Sarkozy visits - 09/07/2009

BRASILIA, Philippe Alfroy - French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Brazil late Sunday for a two-day state visit as Latin America's biggest nation mulled a four-billion-dollar purchase of French...

Thousands protest against Greek right-wing government - 09/06/2009

THESSALONIKI - More than 10,000 people joined demonstrations here Saturday against the country's conservative government, police said, just days after the announcement of new elections. Some 2,500...

Britain's Brown says 'real progress' at G20 meet - 09/06/2009

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown welcomed a pledge by G20 finance ministers Saturday to maintain emergency measures to fight the global economic crisis, saying they had made "real...

Ex-US soldier gets life for Iraqi girl's rape, murder - 09/05/2009

PADUCAH, Donna Groves - A former US soldier will spend his life in prison for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the slaughter of her family, a judge ruled Friday. Steven Dale Green was...

Two dead in Gabon violence: family, witnesses - 09/05/2009

PORT-GENTIL- At least two people were killed and a building owned by French oil giant Total was on fire in Port-Gentil Friday as post-election violence hit Gabon's second city, relatives and...

Amnesty urges Sudan to withdraw charges in 'trouser trial' - 09/05/2009

KHARTOUM - Amnesty International on Friday called on the Sudanese government to withdraw the charges against a woman journalist who risks 40 lashes for wearing trousers. As a court in Khartoum...
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