Politics

Cheney ordered CIA to conceal program - 07/12/2009

WASHINGTON- US former vice president Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years, The New York Times reported on its...

White House economic advisor :Worst yet to come - 07/12/2009

NEW YORK- When it comes to the economic crisis, the worst is yet to come, top White House economic advisor Lawrence Summers said Saturday. "I don't think the worst is over," Summers told the...

Life sentence in anti-Semitic murder case that shocked France - 07/11/2009

PARIS- A French court sentenced the leader of a Paris gang called "The Barbarians" to life in prison on Friday for an anti-Semitic murder that shocked France with its brutality. With the verdict,...

Clinton hopes NKorea grants amnesty to US reporters - 07/11/2009

WASHINGTON- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday she hopes North Korea grants amnesty to two jailed US reporters after indicating they have expressed "great remorse for this incident."...

Thousands flee China's restive Urumqi - 07/11/2009

URUMQI, Robert J. Saiget - Thousands of people Friday tried to flee Urumqi in China's Xinjiang region after deadly ethnic unrest with many mosques ordered shut for the Muslim day of prayer. The...

Obama arrives in Ghana to red carpet welcome - 07/11/2009

ACCRA - Barack Obama arrived in Ghana on Friday on his first trip to sub-Saharan African since taking office to a red carpet welcome with thousands lining the streets to catch a glimpse of America's...

Love in a time of swine flu: no kisses for Argentines - 07/10/2009

BUENOS AIRES- Swine flu fears have already forced Argentines to give up sharing mate, the national drink usually enjoyed with friends, and now they're being told to keep their distance from others...

British far-right MEP says EU should sink immigrant boats - 07/09/2009

LONDON - The leader of the far-right British National Party, recently elected to the European Parliament, said Wednesday that the EU should sink boats carrying African immigrants trying to reach the...

Uighur group estimates China death toll at up to 800 - 07/09/2009

BERLIN - Between 600 and 800 people died in violence in the Chinese city of Urumqi between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese, the vice-president of the Uighur World Congress told AFP Wednesday. Asgar...

G8 rifts emerge as economic danger signs spied - 07/09/2009

L'AQUILA, Mathieu Gorse - The world's most powerful leaders warned Wednesday the global economy is still in peril, at a summit marred by Russia's renunciation of climate change targets and splits...
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