Politics

Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to South Korea's Kim Dae-jung - 08/19/2009

UNITED NATIONS - UN chief Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to fellow South Korean and former president Kim Dae-jung, who died Tuesday at the age of 85. "The Secretary General pays tribute to Kim...

French woman weeps for justice at Khmer Rouge trial - 08/18/2009

PHNOM PENH - A French woman wept Monday as she told a UN-backed war crimes court how her Cambodian husband was tricked into returning from overseas to die in the Khmer Rouge regime's main prison....

In US, Egypt leader puts onus on Israel - 08/18/2009

WASHINGTON, Shaun Tandon - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Monday put the onus on Israel to break a deadlock with Arab nations as he held talks with a US administration under pressure to launch a...

Obama: end of the world no time for a snack - 08/18/2009

PHOENIX - US President Barack Obama, taking aim at costly military programs of debatable value, said Monday he really did not need a new presidential helicopter with an Armageddon-proof kitchen....

Obama 'pleased' with release of US man in Myanma - 08/18/2009

WASHINGTON - The White House on Monday welcomed the release of an American detained in Myanmar, but called on the country to release all its political prisoners, including democracy icon Aung San Suu...

Arab and Kurdish leaders trade barbs over Iraq unrest - 08/17/2009

MOSUL, Mujahid Mohammed - Arab and Kurdish politicians in northern Iraq traded accusations of responsibility on Sunday over a series of bloody bombings that have rocked the region in recent days....

Obamas marvel at Grand Canyon - 08/16/2009

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - US president and city slicker Barack Obama plunged into the American wilderness Sunday, gazing out with his two young daughters at the awesome void of the Grand Canyon....

Iran releases French researcher on bail - 08/16/2009

PARIS - Iranian authorities released a young French academic who was accused of spying on bail on Sunday, the French presidency announced, after she spent six weeks in Tehran's notorious Evin jail....

Chiding Obama, Chavez warns Venezuelans to prepare for war - 08/16/2009

CARACAS - President Hugo Chavez Sunday bridled at US plans to use military bases in Colombia, asserting that Venezuela was the top US target in the region and that Venezuelans should prepare for...

US senator secures American's release with Myanmar visit - 08/16/2009

YANGON, Hla Hla Htay - US Senator Jim Webb met Myanmar military ruler Than Shwe and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday after securing the release of a US citizen jailed for visiting Suu Kyi's...
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