Politics

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...

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in India - 07/18/2009

MUMBAI - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in India Friday for a three-day visit aimed at deepening strategic ties with a country viewed as a global player on trade, arms control and...

Obama to hold press conference on July 22: WHouse - 07/18/2009

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will hold a prime-time press conference on July 22 at 9:00 pm (0100 GMT July 23), the White House said Friday in a post to the micro-blogging website Twitter....

Pressure mounts on Brazilian senate chief - 07/18/2009

BRASILIA - The head of Brazil's senate, a key ally of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was under mounting pressure Friday to resign over multiplying corruption allegations. Jose...

Sarkozy, UN chief talk climate change in New York - 07/18/2009

NEW YORK - French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with UN chief Ban Ki-moon for a working lunch Friday, ahead of a concert here this weekend honoring South Africa's Nelson Mandela at which the French...

Ban Ki-moon slams killing of UN official in Pakistan - 07/17/2009

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday slammed the killing of a local UN official in a refugee camp near the Pakistani city of Peshawar. "The secretary general was shocked...
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