Politics

Iraqi Kurds flock to polls amid tensions with Baghdad - 07/25/2009

SULAIMANIYAH, Shwan Mohammed - Iraq's Kurds cast their votes Saturday in presidential and legislative polls expected to confirm the grip on power of regional leaders locked in dispute with Baghdad...

British PM's party suffers new poll blow - 07/25/2009

NORWICH, Ben Stansall - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Party on Friday suffered yet another embarrassing by-election defeat in the first poll triggered by a recent scandal over...

Second Guantanamo inmate to be tried in US - 07/25/2009

WASHINGTON- The US administration is to transfer a second inmate from the Guantanamo Bay prison for trial in a US federal court, legal documents said Friday. Mohammed Jawad, who was arrested as a...

US mayors, rabbis in wave of corruption arrests - 07/23/2009

NEW YORK, Sebastian Smith - US law enforcement agents on Thursday arrested dozens of politicians and rabbis in an anti-corruption sweep alleging money laundering, extortion, bribery and even...

NKorea 'vulgar' to choose missiles over food: US - 07/23/2009

WASHINGTON- The State Department hit back Thursday at North Korea's denunciation of Hillary Clinton as "by no means intelligent" and her remarks on denuclearization as "vulgar," saying those terms...

SAfrica's Zuma condemns protest violence - 07/23/2009

BALFOUR, Alexandra Lesieur - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday condemned violent anti-poverty protests that swept South Africa this week, but vowed to listen to public grievances over poor service...

Bulgarian MPs with former spy links banned from key posts - 07/23/2009

SOFIA - The Bulgarian parliament voted on Wednesday to ban deputies with former links to the communist-era secret services from key posts in the legislature. Under the new regulations, anyone who...

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...
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