Politics

Guinea-Bissau votes for new president - 06/28/2009

BISSAU, Malick Rokhy Ba - Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president after a series of assassinations, including that of long-time leader Joao Bernardo Vieira....

Hungary marks fall of Iron Curtain 20 years on - 06/28/2009

BUDAPEST, June 27, 2009 (AFP) - Western and eastern European leaders celebrated in Hungary on Saturday the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain that divided the continent during the Cold...

Saad Hariri: political novice turned prime minister - 06/28/2009

BEIRUT, Rana Moussaoui - Saad Hariri, who was propelled into the heart of Lebanese politics following the assassination of his former prime minister father four years ago, was himself named to the...

UN troubleshooter discusses Ban visit in Myanmar: officials - 06/27/2009

YANGON- UN troubleshooter Ibrahim Gambari wrapped up his visit to military-ruled Myanmar Saturday, paving the way for a visit by UN chief Ban Ki-moon expected to focus on the trial of democracy...

G8 focus on stabilising Afghanistan, Pakistan - 06/27/2009

TRIESTE, Carole Landry - The Group of Eight leading powers turned their attention Saturday to stabilising Afghanistan and Pakistan in talks aimed at shoring up faltering efforts with 40 regional...

UN unity on helping poor nations with financial crisis - 06/27/2009

UNITED NATIONS, Gerard Aziakou - A UN conference ended here Friday with broad consensus on the need to help developing nations cope with the global financial crisis but with the United States voicing...

Obama, Malaysian PM discuss NKorea in phone call - 06/26/2009

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday, and discussed proliferation, North Korea and financial regulation, the White House...

Clinton, Bahrain prince discuss Middle East - 06/26/2009

WASHINGTON- The tense post-election climate in Iran and the Middle East peace process topped talks Friday between US diplomacy chief Hillary Clinton and Bahrain's crown prince, the State Department...

Iranian doctor who claimed to save Neda blames militia - 06/26/2009

LONDON - An Iranian doctor who claims he tried to save Neda Agha-Soltan, whose death during election protests made her an opposition icon, said Thursday she was apparently shot by a member of the...

Leftist LatAm trade group slams 'coup attempt' in Honduras - 06/26/2009

UNITED NATIONS- Countries belonging to the leftist Latin American trade group ALBA condemned here Thursday what they called a coup attempt against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. "We denounce in...
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