akafumi Horie, the former CEO of Internet firm Livedoor Co. who came to symbolize a freewheeling capitalism that clashed with Japan's cozy corporate norms, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of breaking securities law.
German spies hid secret messages in drawings of models wearing the latest fashions in an attempt to outwit Allied censors during World War Two, according to British security service files released.
Taiwan geologists have confirmed the existence of more than 500 billion cubic meters of gas hydrate off the southwest coast, enough to meet the island's gas needs for over 60 years, a government geologist said.
In one film, a man tells Muslims to "go home" or risk being burned alive. He threatens, "I'll cut your head off", and claims to have "comrades" across Britain who have "had enough".
[Commies!] Authorities have detained a Vietnamese-born U.S. citizen who has used the Internet to call for multi-party democracy in the one-party communist state, the man's daughter said.
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said US foreign policy is fueling terrorism and warned a conference of Muslims in Chicago of the dangers of allowing "narrow minded viewpoints and practices" to dominate public policy and discourse
The courtroom provided a telling introduction. I had recently arrived as British ambassador in Uzbekistan's old Silk Road capital of Tashkent, where I was watching the trail of a 22-year old-dissident named Iskander Khuderbegainov.
Police in the UK are keeping watch on "thousands of people" who may be involved in terrorism, Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism says.
Perched in a green and forested aerie in the city's southern hills, the exclusive Valle Arriba Golf Club has long offered a pleasant escape from urban cacophony and congestion. Now, a staunch ally of President Hugo Chavez wants it.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged President Bush to televised debate. In a news conference
The seized cargo, delivered by a C-17 military transport plane, included ejector seats apparently intended for Venezuelan combat jets, explosive charges and about 180 pounds of chicken that did not pass through sanitary inspection,
In the heart of Tehran sits one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, a dome-shaped building where scientists have conducted secret experiments that could help the country build atomic bombs. Provided to the Iranians by the US.
In recent weeks, China has clamped down on a growing web of lawyers and activists seeking to expand freedoms through litigation and Internet-driven campaigns.
A majority of Americans no longer see a link between the war in Iraq and Washington's broader anti-terrorism efforts despite President George W. Bush's insistence the two are intertwined, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released o
Iran's reply to an offer of incentives to halt nuclear work asks world powers to clarify key points including a timeline to implement the package, Iranian experts with diplomatic contacts said. 100 questions Iran posed in a response it has touted
It was always going to be tough for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to hold together her fragile coalition of world powers trying to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon has made that job harder.
Iran's government has urged the judiciary to clamp down on newspapers which spread "lies", but opposition lawmakers said officials should not fear criticism, newspapers reported.
After months of widespread frustration with corruption, the economy and a lack of justice and security, doubts about President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, and by extension the American-led effort to rebuild that nation, have led to a crisis of confi
Saddam Hussein shouted at prosecutors and refused to enter a plea Monday at the opening of his second trial, where he faces charges of genocide and war crimes
Just after noon on Friday, July 21, Adamo Bove -- head of security at Telecom Italia, the country's largest telecommunications frim -- told his wife he had some errands to run as he left their Naples apartment. Hours later, police found his car
Nearly 5 years after Sept. 11 turned Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, into one of Washington’s most indispensable allies, he finds himself squeezed from many directions, leading to one of the most serious political binds of his nearly 7-y
John Prescott has given vent to his private feelings about the Bush presidency, summing up George Bush's adminstration in a single word: CRAP. The Deputy Prime Minister's condemnation of President Bush and his approach to the Middle East
Iranian President Ahmadinejad said Iran would not yield to Western pressure to give up its home-grown nuclear technology. His comments came days before an August 22 deadline Iran set itself to respond to a demand by six world powers that Tehran gi
"Who will defend Lebanon in case of a new Israeli offensive?" Mr. Nasrallah asked, adding that the Lebanese Army and new UN force were "incapable of protecting Lebanon." It is "immoral, incorrect, and inappropriate" to d
A reporter accused of spying for Taiwan was put on trial in China's capital Tuesday, Hong Kong television and a human rights activist said in reporting the latest in a string of espionage cases against people with overseas ties.
Despite the fact that Iran has imposed blogging regulations on its citizens, Iran's hardline president has started blogging, recounting childhood memories, the country's Islamic Revolution and Tehran's war with Iraq in his first entry.
China’s new top official in Tibet has embarked on a fierce campaign to crush loyalty to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among government officials.
MI5 and the police are investigating "dozens and dozens" of possible al-Qa'ida-inspired plots to cause mass murder in Britain, counter-terrorism sources have disclosed.
Bolivia's plan to nationalize its natural gas industry has stalled because the state gas company has neither the money nor the technical expertise to take control.
The Australian government was facing a backbench revolt over plans to introduce draconian new immigration laws. The bill would force migrants who apply for asylum to be processed offshore, most probably on the remote Pacific island of Nauru. The most