Politics

US 'deeply' regrets deaths in China Uighur riots - 07/06/2009

WASHINGTON - The United States "deeply" regrets that some 140 people have been killed in ethnic violence in China's restive Xinjiang region, a State Department spokesman said Monday. "We deeply...

French woman detained on spy charges in Iran: ministry - 07/06/2009

PARIS - A French woman was detained in Iran last week on spying charges, France's foreign ministry said Monday, demanding her release. "France firmly condemns the July 1 arrest and detention by...

Georgia sovereignty, integrity 'must be respected': Obama - 07/06/2009

MOSCOW- Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity "must be respected," US President Barack Obama stated Monday during a joint Kremlin press conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev....

Germany's biggest bank hired detectives to spy on staff: report - 07/05/2009

BERLIN - Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, hired detectives to spy on its employees including a member of its supervisory board, managers and a shareholder, German magazine Der Spiegel...

Attack on Iran would be 'very destabilizing' -- US military chief - 07/05/2009

WASHINGTON- A US military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "very destabilizing," top US military commander Admiral Mike Mullen said Sunday, warning that any attack could have serious...

Boyko Borisov, hard man set to be Bulgaria's new PM - 07/05/2009

SOFIA, Diana Simeonova - Sofia's tough-guy mayor Boyko Borisov -- a former bodyguard with a black belt in karate -- and his centre-right GERB party won the most votes in the Bulgarian general...

UN chief 'deeply concerned' at NKorea cutting off dialogue - 07/05/2009

GENEVA - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was "deeply concerned" that North Korea had cut off channels of communication and dialogue during its recent escalation in missile launches....

Ousted president's return plan raises fears in Honduras - 07/05/2009

TEGUCIGALPA, Sophie Nicholson - Ousted President Manuel Zelaya has vowed to return to Honduras on Sunday accompanied by a handful of Latin American leaders, stirring up fears of a violent showdown in...

Curious Russia prepares to welcome Obama - 07/05/2009

MOSCOW, Stuart Williams - Russia was Saturday preparing to welcome Barack Obama for the first time as US president, heartened by his description of the country as an equal but also stunned by...

Biden warns of 'hard road ahead' as he visits Iraq - 07/03/2009

BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden on Friday warned Iraqi officials that Washington would politically disengage if sectarian and ethnic strife resumed as he warned of a "hard road ahead". "The...
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