Politics

Raunchy photos threaten Australian politician's vote bid - 03/15/2009

MELBOURNE, March 15, 2009 (AFP) - Far-right Australian politician Pauline Hanson's bid for a state parliament seat was thrown into disarray Sunday when newspapers published raunchy photos of the...

Young bloods vie to be Bollywood's next leading men - 03/14/2009

India's Hindi-language film industry is on the hunt for new male superstars as its current crop matures into middle age, sparking a battle among well-connected young bloods to be their successors....

Chinese foreign minister asks US 'respect' on Tibet - 03/12/2009

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Thursday urged the United States to "respect" Beijing's position on Tibet after a row over human rights in the Himalayan territory. "Tibet is an inalienable...

Obama vows to drive waste from stimulus plan - 03/12/2009

President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to ensure every dollar of his 787 billion dollar stimulus plan is well spent, as he rallied state officials charged with implementing the package....

Kadhafi backs lifting Mauritania sanctions - 03/12/2009

NOUAKCHOTT, (AFP) - African Union chairman Moamer Kadhafi backed lifting AU sanctions imposed on Mauritania's military junta Thursday as he wrapped up a three-day mediation effort. "I have assured...

Israel's ex-president says being lynched in sex case - 03/12/2009

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav said on Thursday he was being lynched by politicians and the media over sex-related charges that forced him to resign in disgrace last year. Flanked by his...

Raul : Women's position in Cuban politics a 'disgrace' - 03/09/2009

President Raul Castro on Sunday called it a "disgrace" that Cuban women's representation in political life was not as significant at the "decision-making" level as it should be. "It is a disgrace...

Hillary Clinton relishes her job, but misses 'daily pleasures' - 03/07/2009

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reflecting on her life in the public spotlight, said Saturday she misses ordinary pleasures but has no regrets about her choice of public service. "It's very...

Over 1,000 join pro-Tibet demo in Londo - 03/07/2009

More than 1,000 people gathered in London on Saturday for a demonstration against Chinese rule in Tibet ahead of next week's 50th anniversary of a failed uprising which prompted the Dalai Lama's...

Vienna, one of the spy capitals of the world - 02/21/2009

Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, Vienna remains a spy haven, swarming with foreign agents who think nothing of killing in broad daylight, while the Austrian authorities turn a blind eye,...