Politics

Rights activist, husband killed in Chechnya - 08/11/2009

GROZNY, Vitor Vilaskas - A Russian NGO chief and her husband were found shot dead in Chechnya Tuesday, their bodies stuffed into a car boot, in the latest killing to shake activists in the...

World rounds on Myanmar after Suu Kyi ruling - 08/11/2009

YANGON, Hla Hla Htay - Worldwide outrage greeted Wednesday Myanmar's decision to extend the house arrest of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, with US President Barack Obama leading calls for her...

US, Israel, Turkey to stage military exercises in Mediterranean - 08/11/2009

JERUSALEM - The United States, Israel and Turkey will launch joint military exercises in the Mediterranean next week, the Israeli army said Tuesday. The navies and air forces of the three...

Human rights activist abducted in Chechnya - 08/10/2009

GROZNY- Armed men abducted the leader of a human rights group and her husband in the troubled Russian republic of Chechnya Monday, leading members of two other groups said. "Today, towards two...

Spain seeks woman in ETA bomb probe - 08/10/2009

PALMA DE MAJORCA - Police in Spain were looking Monday for a woman suspect following a wave of ETA bombings in Majorca where officials downplayed the impact of the attacks on the battered tourism...

Obama slams Honduras critics at North America summit - 08/10/2009

GUADALAJARA, Stephen Collinson- US President Barack Obama Monday accused critics of his response to the coup in Honduras of "hypocrisy" and agreed at a summit with Canada and Mexico to gird for a...

Britain does not rule out torture risk: ministers - 08/10/2009

LONDON - Senior British ministers said Sunday they could not rule out that vital anti-terror information had been obtained through the torture of suspects abroad. Foreign Secretary David Miliband...

What's next for Bill Clinton? - 08/09/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - A familiar question is back on the lips of Washington's movers and shakers -- what is next for Bill Clinton?" Clinton's rescue of two jailed US journalists in North...

Rice denounces Iran 'show trials' - 08/09/2009

WASHINGTON - US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on Sunday condemned what she described as "show trials" for demonstrators in Iran who protested the results of June's disputed presidential...

Clinton nudges oil producer Angola on democracy - 08/09/2009

LUANDA, Shaun Tandon - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday urged Angola's longtime leader to hold elections, standing firm on promoting democracy in the southwest African nation whose...
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