Politics

Syria's Assad in Austria end-April - 04/16/2009

VIENNA, - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to pay an official two-day working visit to Austria later this month, the office of Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Wednesday. Assad and his...

Drugs, US guns on the table for Obama in Mexico - 04/13/2009

MEXICO CITY, Sophie Nicholson - US President Barack Obama begins his first trip to Latin America in Mexico on Thursday amid promises to help tackle spiralling drug violence, a first trade dispute,...

Iranian women can stand for president: watchdog - 04/12/2009

TEHRAN- There is no restriction on women standing in this year's presidential election, a spokesman for constitutional watchdog the Guardians Council said, according to a Mehr news agency report on...

Obama's half brother refused British visa - 04/12/2009

LONDON- US President Barack Obama's half brother was refused a visa to enter Britain because he had been accused of a serious crime on a previous visit, it was reported Saturday. Samson Obama was...

Harry Potter author quits MS charity over 'rifts' - 04/10/2009

LONDON - Multi-millionaire Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said Thursday she had quit as patron of a Scottish charity for multiple sclerosis because the organisation is being ripped apart by an...

Land of the free sours on capitalism: US poll - 04/10/2009

WASHINGTON - Bad news for those fearful of "creeping socialism" in the United States -- only 53 percent of Americans now believe capitalism is the better system, according to a new poll Thursday....

Britain swoops on 'major terrorist plot': PM - 04/10/2009

LONDON, Robin Millard - British police moved to stop a "major terrorist plot" by arresting 12 mostly Pakistani suspects linked to Al-Qaeda across northwest England, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said...

Changing the Image of the “ugly American”: Interview with Keith Reinhard - 04/09/2009

Taqrir Washington, Kara Bentley- It’s not just the world view of the American government that has slipped in the past few years; it’s the view of American citizens and businesses too. Keith Reinhard...

Prague swept up by Obamania - 04/06/2009

PRAGUE, Jan Flemr and Jan Marchal- Barack and Michelle Obama received a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of Czechs Sunday as the US president showed his pulling power at the only open-air...

Ambitious Obama seeks nuclear-free world - 04/05/2009

PRAGUE, Stephen Collinson- US President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to lead a quest for a world purged of nuclear weapons, denouncing "fatalism" over proliferation and calling for North Korea to be...
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