Politics

US Senate urges review of NKorea terrorism blacklist status - 07/23/2009

WASHINGTON- The US Senate on Wednesday called North Korea a "threat" to its neighbors and pushed for a formal review to see whether Washington should return the secretive regime to a US terrorism...

Spanish minister makes historic Gibraltar trip - 07/21/2009

GIBRALTAR, Joe Garcia - Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos on Tuesday made the first visit to Gibraltar by a member of the Madrid government since the rocky outcrop was captured by...

UN experts offer help to solve Chechnya rights murder - 07/21/2009

GENEVA - UN human rights experts offered Tuesday to help Russia investigate the murder of activist Natalya Estemirova and criticised a failure to solve a string of killings in the country. "We...

Alleged Berlusconi-call girl sex chatter on website - 07/20/2009

ROME, Gina Doggett - A purported exchange between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a call girl aired Monday on the website of a left-leaning weekly, drawing angry denunciation from the...

US lawmakers press Obama on Iran - 07/20/2009

WASHINGTON- US lawmakers on Monday stepped up pressure on President Barack Obama to ready tough new economic sanctions on Iran in the event Tehran fails to freeze its suspect nuclear program by late...

Gandhi trust awards Aung San Suu Kyi peace prize - 07/20/2009

DURBAN- The Mahatma Gandhi prize was on Monday handed over to a representative of Myanmar's imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi, an AFP correspondent said. The Durban-based committee behind the...

Violinist Perlman inspiring the next generation - 07/19/2009

NEW YORK, Aline Reynolds - Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, whose mastery has enraptured millions around the world, believes one of his proudest achievements is imparting his knowledge and love of...

Honduras talks hit wall over ousted leader's call to return - 07/19/2009

SAN JOSE, Ana Fernandez - A three-week crisis in Honduras looked poised to worsen Sunday as mediated talks in Costa Rica's capital hit a wall over ousted President Manuel Zelaya's demand to return...

Mauritanians vote for president under military rule - 07/18/2009

NOUAKCHOTT, Hademine Ould Sadi - Polls closed Saturday in Mauritanian presidential elections nearly a year after the overthrow of the country's first elected president, with the coup leader...

Ex-defence minister joins Britain's Afghan resource row - 07/18/2009

LONDON - Britain's recently-resigned defence secretary added his voice Saturday to calls for more support for troops in Afghanistan, as mounting casualties there pile the pressure on Prime Minister...
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