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Guantanamo 'a Source of Frustration' for White House
WASHINGTON-Momentum to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, long a stain on America's international reputation, appears to be building among the most senior members of George W. Bush's inner circle. The White House issued a statement last night denying a decision on closing the internment camp on...
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Imperial Presidency Declared Null and Void
Bush May Ignore The 4th Circuit's Stinging Rebuke of His War Paradigm. But His Policies are Losing The Cloak of Legality.
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Is It Anti-Americanism or Just Anti-Bushism?
Australia - "In Papua New Guinea," a woman said to my wife when we were in that country recently, "we used to look up to the United States, see it as our father, our model. Now we are afraid of the United States. What has happened is very sad."As Americans who have been living abroad for the past...
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US Torpedoes Hopes For G8 Climate Deal
The United States on Wednesday rejected a German bid for a binding pact on slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a summit of the world's richest nations. Dashing faint hopes for a decisive accord, the chairman of the White House-run US Council on Environmental Quality, Jim Connaughton, said all...
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U.S. Health Care Is Bad For Your Health
One of the most contentious issues of the U.S. presidential campaign will be how to fix what many agree is a malfunctional health-care system. Adding fuel to the fire is a study published last month detailing the shortcomings of U.S. health care when compared to the systems of other developed...
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Disarmament Latin America: Cluster Bomb-Free Region?
LIMA - Peru's proposal to make Latin America the world's first cluster munitions-free region received broad support from the countries that took part in this week's intergovernmental conference on a future global treaty against the weapons in Lima, said local authorities.The Wednesday through...
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Battle for Biofuels Drives World Food Prices Higher
America's thirst for environmentally friendly biofuels is driving up food prices around the world as farmers scramble to devote more land to corn. With the oil price back above $70 a barrel, biofuel looks increasingly attractive, and as more corn is grown to fill fuel tanks, the prices of other...
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Hans Blix Wins Sydney Peace Prize
SYDNEY, Australia - Swedish diplomat Hans Blix, chairman of the UN Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, has been awarded the 2007 Sydney Peace Prize. The Sydney Peace Foundation, which announced the award on Monday morning, said Dr Blix was the unanimous choice of the prize jury. The citation...
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Indigenous Leaders Bring Eco-Sense to UN
UNITED NATIONS - If one is serious about addressing the climate change crisis, it might be wise to listen to those who have close and intimate knowledge of the lands and waters. "Mother Earth is crying," says Carrie Dann, an elder of the Western Shoshone indigenous people of the United States. "She...
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Economics, Not Arms, to Shape U.S.-China Relationship
While all eyes are on Iraq, the United States is quietly promoting a new arms race in Asia. Example number one of this new arms push is a campaign to pressure the parliament of Taiwan to approve the purchase of $10 billion in U.S. armaments. After Taiwan's elected representatives recently turned...
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