Iran began a fresh phase of uranium enrichment this week just as world powers presented it with incentives to halt nuclear fuel work. Iran resumed feeding "UF6" uranium gas into its pilot 164-centrifuge cascade after a pause of several week
The US military is aware of a rash of anti-gay killings in Iraq during the past 8 months and is taking steps to curtail sectarian violence against all Iraqis, including gays, according to a spokesperson for the US-led multinational forces in Iraq.
Iran is one of the world's worst offenders in allowing women to be sold into the sex trade, the United States said in a rebuke that may cloud US efforts to negotiate over Tehran's nuclear program. [Now why would they want to do that?]
President George Bush, President Vicente Fox of Mexico, and Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada unveiled a blueprint for a safer and more prosperous North America when they announced the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) on
The world may be teetering on the edge of a worrisome new phase in the sixty-year-old age of atomic weapons. Will nukes now become must-haves for more nations? Experts say there could be 10 new members of the nuclear club by 2015.
A breakthrough in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program is possible, the republic's president told the UN chief while welcoming unconditional talks with all parties, including the US.
President Ahmadinejad said his government would not
Amid increasing tensions between Tehran and Washington over Iran's nuclear program, the Bush administration is courting the Persian/Arab Gulf monarchies with the same proposal it offered them 15 years ago after the first Gulf War – purchase U.S.
In unusually frank criticism of US policy on Cuba by a top military officer, the outgoing head of the Miami-based Southern Command said he favors a review of policies, including a long-standing ban on contacts between US and Cuban militaries.
The Bush administration is pressing Europe and Japan to impose wide-ranging sanctions designed to stifle the Iranian leadership financially if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve an impasse over the country's nuclear program, according to internal
Oh last week, your probably heard about the May 8 letter from Iran President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad to George W. Bush, which Bush dismissed for not directly addressing the nuclear issue. But most likely, your haven't heard the other May 8 letter
Iran offered in 2003 to accept peace with Israel and cut off material assistance to Palestinian armed groups and to pressure them to halt terrorist attacks within Israel's 1967 borders, according to the secret Iranian proposal to the United State
Less than 18 months after President Bush declared in his 2005 Inaugural Address his unequivocal commitment to the "ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world," tyrants, particularly in the Islamic world, are taking heart.
The White House yesterday ruled out previously authorised direct talks between Tehran and the US ambassador in Baghdad, which were to have focused on the situation in Iraq. The move marks a hardening of the Bush adminstration's position
Iran has followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent letter to President Bush with explicit requests for direct talks on its nuclear program, according to US officials, Iranian analysts and foreign diplomats.
In a move that is raising hackles in Moscow, the US is proposing to install an anti-missle defence system in central Europe to counter any future attack from a nuclear-armed Iran. The plan, for which the Pentagon has requested $56m of exploratory fu
The US, eager to find new sources of oil at the time when petroleum prices are skyrocketing, is increasingly giving up its strategy of promoting democracy. Bush has recently made contradictory moves towards key foreign oil producers, sowing confusion
North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range ballistic missile that could reach parts of the United States, Japanese media reports said, but Japan's government said it did not believe a launch was imminent.
[Must be nice to have nukes.] President Bush's top advisers have recommended dealing with North Korea including beginning negotiations on a peace treaty, even while efforts to dismantle the country's nuclear program are still under way, senio
Risking fines and jail for "trading with the enemy," the New York piano tuner has shipped 237 pianos to Communist-run Cuba since 1995 to replace old Soviet-made pianos damaged by tropical humidity and termites.
More than a decade after US troops withdrew from Somalia following a distastrous military intervention, officials of Somalia's interim government and some US analysts of Africa policy say the US has returned to the African country
More than a decade after US troops withdrew from Somalia following a disastrous military intervention, officials of Somalia's interim government say the US has returned, secretly supporting secular warlords who have been waging fierce battles ag
The US has restored full diplomatic ties with Libya, rewarding the longtime pariah nation for scrapping its weapons of mass destruction programs. The US also signalled incentives for Iran and North Korea if they do the same.
Washington banned all US arms sales to Venezuela, punishing President Hugo Chavez for his ties with Cuba and Iran and for his inaction against guerrillas from neighboring Colombia. Escalate a crisis with the major US oil supplier and come afte
Vietnam and the United States signed an agreement that should enable Hanoi to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), state media reported.
"After hours of tense and tough talks, Vietnam and the US reached an agreement on Vietnam joining WTO
The 18-page document has not yet been made public, but according to leaks, Mr Ahmadinejad spoke of the invasion of Iraq, a US cover-up over the 11 September 2001 attacks, the issue of Israel's right to exist and the role of religion in the world
Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian has decided to avoid the United States on his journey home from a Latin American visit, as officials played down the fall-out of the diplomatic spat between the island and its closest ally.
"The socialism championed by [Bolivia's Morales] and Chavez is an increasing threat to the US and its economic model that has dominated for decades. That's what's at stake here," said Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Af
Dick Cheney can talk the talk. He gets it, he really does. It's just to bad he has to hide out in Lithuania when he speaks the truth. Americans today really need to hear what he has to say, and is doubtfull he'll repeat these words at home
As if rallying fading public support for keeping US troops in a disintegrating Iraq and preparing for a possible military attack on Iran were not enough, some influential hawks are now promoting a confrontational stance against Russia and China
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