Mohsen Tasalloti, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's third nominee for the post of oil minister, has been forced to deny rumors he has U.S. residency after some lawmakers said they may veto him if true.
Asia-Pacific nations said that cutting farm subsidies was the key to salvaging next month's global trade talks, setting up a showdown with Europe over its state support for farmers.
Tight security and anti-war protesters will greet US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld when he arrives in Australia Thursday for talks on increasing military cooperation.
British finance minister Gordon Brown should be elected unopposed when Prime Minister Tony Blair eventually steps down, a senior cabinet minister was reported as saying.
President Bush called on China to grant its people broader religious and political freedoms and urged Beijing to live up to pledges to resolve trade disputes with Washington.
Three Chinese immigrants were charged with "acting as agents" for Beijing over an alleged plot to steal secret US Navy silent propulsion technology and smuggle it to China, prosecutors said.
In a new poll released today, North Korean President Kim Jong-Il scored an approval rating of 100%, the same number he has garnered every year since seizing power in 1994.
Mexico recalled its ambassador from Venezuela on Monday after Caracas said it would withdraw its top diplomat instead of apologizing after President Hugo Chavez warned Mexican leader Vicente Fox: "Don't mess with me, sir, because you'll
The French cabinet has approved a three-month extension of emergency police powers to subdue the wave of suburban unrest that has swept the country, as President Jacques Chirac prepared to give his first address to the nation since the start of the
The government has warned Americans that they could face a security threat in clubs, restaurants and schools in southern China.
Germany's chancellor designate Angela Merkel promised to restore Germany's place among Europe's leading countries, amid growing public outrage over her plans to increase taxes.
A former finance minister and Harvard graduate claimed victory Thursday in Liberia's presidential election, a win that, if certified, would make her the first elected female leader ever in Africa.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers who killed 20 people in restaurants on Indonesia's Bali last month made videos in which they condemned the United States and said they were ready to die, the national police chief said on Friday.
The defeat of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the House of Commons yesterday was a great blow. The vote, by 49 Labour MPs, against the government’s proposed anti-terrorism law was, above all, a symbolic act. The British press has unanimously describe
France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities including Paris but in a 14th night of violence youths clashed with police in a southwestern city and four cars were burned.
Syria said it was questioning six Syrian officials who had been summoned to Beirut by U.N. investigators probing the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, effectively prevents them from going to Lebanon for questioning by the U.N
An angry Mugabe on Tuesday told the U.S. ambassador, Christopher Dell, to "go to hell" after the envoy blamed the southern African country's economic and political crisis on mismanagement and corrupt rule.
The European Union opened the door to Macedonia as a candidate state, hailing the ex-Yugoslav state as a "European success story" four years after it drew back from the brink of civil war.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad was forced to withdraw his nominee for oil minister as he lacked any experience ... Ahmadinejad, who was visibly angered.
France's storm of rioting eased Wednesday, with car burnings falling nearly by half, police said. But looters and vandals defied a state of emergency with attacks on superstores, a newspaper warehouse and a subway station.
The French Cabinet on Tuesday authorized local officials to impose curfews under a state of emergency law to halt the 12 day old riots. Police will be able to conduct raids if they suspect weapons are being stockpiled.
Australian police said they foiled a "large-scale terrorist attack" and charged a radical Islamic cleric with leading a terrorist group after arresting 16 suspects in pre-dawn raids.
The cruise liner that was attacked by pirates docked safely after changing its course to escape. Passengers described their horror as pirates in speedboats chased their luxury cruise liner at sea, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles —
Police said Monday several officers were hurt, some by shots, and 1,400 vehicles were torched across the country overnight, with the unrest spreading to the provinces.
A U.S. cruise ship which escaped an attack by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean was declared safe by security officials on Monday following reports an unexploded grenade was on board.
"I plan a temporary stay in Chile as part of a return to Peru to keep a promise with a large part of the people of Peru that has called me to participate as a candidate for the presidency of Peru in the 2006 election," Fujimori said.
France will impose curfews "wherever it is necessary" and call up 1,500 police reservists to stop rioting, as civil unrest erupted for a 12th night with youths setting fire to an empty bus and attacking police in Toulouse.
Some residents demanded that the army be deployed, or that citizens rise up and form militias. At the school gate, the mayor tried to calm tempers. "We are not going to start militias," Mayor Alain Outreman said.
Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing reiterated Beijing's opposition to the "discriminatory" ban on China and urged the European Union (EU) to immediately lift it.
Gunfire echoed sporadically around Addis Ababa for a fourth day on Friday as reports emerged that unrest had spread beyond the capital, a development likely to deepen international concern for Ethiopia's stability.