Politics

Oxfam presses G20 for tax on financial transactions - 09/04/2009

LONDON - British charity Oxfam joined calls for the G20 to adopt a tax on global financial transactions Friday, saying it could raise up to 50 billion dollars to help poor people. In a paper...

Israeli warplanes strike southern Gaza - 09/04/2009

GAZA CITY - Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip early on Friday near the southern city of Khan Yunis, Palestinian and Israeli officials said. The air strike targeted a tunnel under Israel's...

Uighur leader urges China to ensure security - 09/04/2009

WASHINGTON - The exiled leader of northwestern China's Uighur minority called Thursday for Beijing's regional chief to ensure public safety and to step down as fresh protests broke out in the area....

Brown feared Lockerbie bomber's death in jail - 09/01/2009

LONDON, Guy Jackson - A British minister told Libyan officials that Prime Minister Gordon Brown did not want the Lockerbie bomber to die in prison, according to documents released on Tuesday. The...

Case against Karadzic to last nearly 300 hours: prosecution - 09/01/2009

THE HAGUE - Evidence against Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic will take nearly 300 hours to be heard at his trial on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the...

Armenia, Turkey agree plan for establishing ties - 08/31/2009

YEREVAN, Mariam Harutunian - Armenia and Turkey said Monday they had agreed to present their lawmakers with a plan to establish diplomatic ties within six weeks, seeking an end to decades of distrust...

Kennedy successor to be debated next week - 08/31/2009

BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers will meet next week to decide whether to appoint a temporary successor to Edward Kennedy's Senate seat, officials said Monday. As the US Congress geared up for...

Hatoyama: political blue-blood talking about revolution - 08/31/2009

TOKYO, Daniel Rook- Japan's next prime minister Yukio Hatoyama seems, on the face of it, an unlikely revolutionary. The scion of a powerful political dynasty and one of Japan's richest lawmakers,...

Democrats, Republicans rejoin fight after Kennedy farewell - 08/31/2009

WASHINGTON, Jim Mannion - With bipartisan farewells to liberal lion Edward Kennedy still in the air, Democrats and Republicans rejoined the fight Sunday over the health care reform that the late...

Anti-Taliban ops claim high toll in Afghanistan - 08/31/2009

KABUL, Sharif Khoram - As Afghans await results from a fraud-tainted election, major military operations and continued terrorist attacks reflected on Sunday the challenge faced by the next president...
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