Politics

Obama's stepmum defends British health system - 08/15/2009

LONDON- US President Barack Obama's stepmother staunchly defended Britain's state-funded health care system Saturday as it comes under fire in an acrimonious row about health reform across the...

Obama slams TV over health care "ruckus" - 08/15/2009

BELGRADE, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama on Friday blamed headline-hungry television networks for enflaming an ugly backlash by foes of his top priority effort to offer health care to...

Gaza clashes between Hamas, Islamist radicals kill 13 - 08/15/2009

GAZA CITY, Mai Yaghi - Hamas police stormed a mosque in Gaza on Friday where radicals had declared an Islamist "emirate," sparking clashes that left 13 people dead and injured at least 100,...

Canadian Guantanamo detainee is 'war on terror' emblem - 08/15/2009

OTTAWA - Omar Khadr, a Canadian held at Guantanamo who was just 15 years old when he was captured in 2002 for allegedly killing a US soldier, has become an emblem of alleged "war on terror" rights...

Rajoelina claims Madagascar transition leadership - 08/15/2009

ANTANANARIVO - Madagascar's Andry Rajoelina, who rose to power in a March coup, on Friday claimed undisputed leadership of the multilateral transition process agreed to in Maputo earlier this month....

Merkel calls on Russian leader to respect human rights - 08/13/2009

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to ensure human rights were respected in comments Thursday on the eve of their summit on the Black Sea. "I want...

Gates says US troop increase possible in Afghanistan - 08/13/2009

WASHINGTON, Dan De Luce - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday left open the possibility of sending more US troops to Afghanistan but warned of stretched military resources and the risk of a...

Merkel's cleavage spices up German election campaign - 08/13/2009

BERLIN, Richard Carter - With seven weeks to go until German elections, billboards of Chancellor Angela Merkel sporting a very revealing low-cut dress have pepped up a campaign that has so far...

Top UN council hesitant on Myanmar condemnation - 08/13/2009

UNITED NATIONS, Gerard Aziakou - A divided UN Security Council on Wednesday scrapped a meeting that western diplomats hoped would sharply criticize Myanmar for the extended detention of democracy...

Iran MPs warn Ahmadinejad on cabinet choices - 08/11/2009

TEHRAN, Jay Deshmukh - Iranian MPs warned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday about the make-up of his new cabinet, the latest sign of the acute political turmoil gripping the nation since his...
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