Voters in natural gas-rich Tarija became the fourth of Bolivia's nine provinces to approve a referendum Sunday demanding greater autonomy in defiance of the country's socialist President Evo Morales.
The Irish government is expected to bow to Franco-German pressure and hold a second referendum to try to rescue the Lisbon treaty that voters rejected this month.
Despite public protests both online and on the streets of Stockholm, the Swedish parliament has voted in favor of a new “wiretapping” law which invades the privacy of its citizens by allowing the government to monitor web traffic and phone calls, wit
BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing will ban more than one million cars from the streets during the Olympics in an effort to curb pollution and ease traffic gridlock, the government confirmed Friday. (because they can)
As part of its action, the EU approved a set of conditions on Cuba in return for sanction-free relations. They include the release of all political prisoners; access for Cubans to the Internet; and a double-track approach for all EU delegations arriv
Despite Irish voters overwhelming rejection of the E.U.-backed Treaty of Lisbon, European Union leaders have given Ireland's Prime Minister four months to draw up a plan to save it.
The families had pursued wrongful death and personal injury claims against the state after an August 2007 report by an independent panel concluded that more timely and more specific information from university officials might have saved lives.
An international smuggling ring that sold bomb-related parts to Libya, Iran and North Korea also managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, that could have been shared secretly with any number of countries or rogue groups.
American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprintes for an advanced nuclear weapon on computers that belonged to the nuclear smuggling network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist
Catching his critics off guard, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on the Marxist rebel army in neighboring Colombia to lay down its arms and release its hostages, declaring that guerrilla armies are now "out of place".
Residents of the Greek Isle of Lesbos sue over what they feel is the hi-jacking of their name by gay groups.
Mexico is demanding the World Court take urgent measures to block executions of Mexican Nationals on US Death Rows. Amazingly, Bush sided with the World Court--a bad precedent indeed.
Boxun News, a Chinese-language Web site, reports that an unnamed expert has claimed that there was a nuclear explosion near the epicenter of the Sichuan earthquake, based on witness reports and the discovery of concrete rubble believed to have come f
Has the future king of England converted to Islam? Pat thinks so--and explains why.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, on a state visit to North Korea in 1993, smuggled in critical data on uranium enrichment -- a route to making a nuclear weapon -- to help facilitate a missile deal with Pyongyang, according to a new boo
The world's last Hindu kingdom became its newest secular republic Wednesday as Nepal's lawmakers, led by former communist insurgents, abolished the monarchy that had reigned over this Himalayan land for 239 years.
A chilling story out of London, about political correctness run amok: a 15-yr-old youth who was charged with a crime for calling Scientology a cult has had his charges dropped.
The follow-up to yesterday's story--cited by Natl Review, InstaPundit and Conservative Grapevine among other--about the 15-year-old London kid busted for calling Scientology a "cult". Ginn checked: the UK courts don't recognize Scie
If there's any doubt that the enforcement of political correctness in the U.K. is turning ordinary citizens into criminals, a 15-yr-old youth was issued a criminal summons after he had written on a sign that Scientology was a cult.
The government remains “confused” over who did it. The alleged perps maintain that the Christians “deserved it.”
Beichuan was a town of 160,000 nestling in one of the world's most beautiful valleys. When rescuers arrived yesterday, they found a scene of unimaginable devastation and despair.
High-ranking officials in Venezuela offered to help Colombian guerrillas obtain surface-to-air missiles meant to change the balance of power in their war with the Colombian government, according to internal rebel documents.
American military and civilian officials have cut off all contact with Ahmad Chalabi, the former favorite of Washington's neoconservatives, [for] "unauthorized" contacts with Iran's government. [not a divorce, just a trial separati
The powers enable officers to stop people and search them without the need to have "reasonable suspicion" that they are engaged in wrong doing.
Iranian-backed Hezbollah's seizure of large swaths of Muslim Beirut in a blow against the U.S.-backed Lebanese government is the latest in a string of setbacks to U.S. allies in the Middle East and the latest bad news for President Bush from a re
surveillance and research without their knowledge or consent Genetic privacy, parent consent and individual self-determination rights are at stake with the U.S. Senate’s recent passage of S. 1858, the ‘Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007
Hungry people swarmed the few open shops and fistfights broke out over food and water in Myanmar's swamped Irrawaddy delta Wednesday as a top U.S. diplomat warned that the death toll from a devastating cyclone could top 100,000.
Official election results released Monday showed a controversial statute that would grant autonomy to this country's richest province had built an overwhelming lead in Sunday's violence-marred referendum and was on its way to victory.
Suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony attended by Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday, unleashing automatic weapons and rocket fire. The attack killed two but the president escaped without injury. (April 27)
Creepy story of an Austrian man charged with locking his daughter in a dungeon underneath their house for 24 years. Then it gets worse.