Politics

British PM says won't quit as poll predicts Euro election rout - 05/31/2009

LONDON, Katherine Haddon- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted Sunday he would not quit despite a scandal over MPs expenses and dire poll ratings for his ruling Labour Party before crunch...

First president of Guinea-Bissau dies aged 78 - 05/31/2009

BISSAU - Luis Cabral, the first post-independence president of Guinea-Bissau who was later toppled in a military coup, has died of a heart attack in Lisbon, officials announced on Sunday. He was 78....

Chavez interrupts four-day TV talkathon - 05/31/2009

CARACAS - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez on Saturday canceled the broadcast of his promised show, presidential sources told AFP, thus interrupting a four-day marathon of himself talking, singing, and...

Taiwan president visits Guatemala - 05/30/2009

GUATEMALA CITY - Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday arrived in Guatemala for a three-day visit in a bid to boost relations in a region where support for Taiwan has reduced in recent years....

White House condems 'terrorist attacks' in Iran - 05/30/2009

WASHINGTON- The White House Friday condemned "terrorist attacks" in Iran, following a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque and an assault by gunmen on a provincial campaign office of President Mahmoud...

Key powers weigh possible sanctions against NKorea - 05/29/2009

UNITED NATIONS- Ambassadors of seven key powers exchanged views Thursday on possible, tougher UN sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test and agreed to continue the bargaining in...

Obama meets Abbas, ups pressure on Israel - 05/29/2009

WASHINGTON, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama Thursday renewed pressure on Israel but rejected a timetable for his peace drive, noting domestic pressures heaped on Israeli Prime Minister...

Georgia's opposition divided over tactics - 05/28/2009

TBILISI, Irakli Metreveli- Georgia's opposition leaders on Thursday appeared deeply divided over future tactics, thus minimising prospects of quickly forcing heavyweight President Mikheil...

Obama has made US safer : top security advisor - 05/28/2009

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national security advisor James Jones Wednesday rejected ex-vice president Dick Cheney's claim that dismantling Bush-era anti-terror policies had made Americans...

World's ills trigger record billion-dollar Red Cross outlay - 05/27/2009

GENEVA - A lethal cocktail of war, natural disasters and economic volatility led the international Red Cross to paint a picture of rising global instability Wednesday as it announced record annual...
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