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Global Public Favors Stronger United Nations
UNITED NATIONS - According to the results of a groundbreaking 18-nation poll released Wednesday, people around the world favor dramatic steps to strengthen the United Nations, including giving it the power to have its own standing peacekeeping force, to regulate the international arms trade and to...
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War on Terrorism going Badly, US Admits
THE US State Department yesterday urged that "non-military" strategies be used to fight terrorism as it admitted that more than 20,000 people died in terrorist attacks last year, up 40 per cent on 2005. The big rise in deaths, injuries and terrorist incidents was almost entirely due to...
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Sex and Foreign Aid
The Lessons Learned From a High-Level Administration Official's Resignation In The 'D.C. Madam' Scandal.
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Australia, U.S. Behave Tyrannically, Says Ex-PM
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's government and close ally the United States behaved in a tyrannical way and for "evil purpose" by jailing militants at Guantanamo Bay, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser said on Monday.Fraser, a conservative and mentor to current Prime Minister John...
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Shareholder Bill Targets Excessive Compensation for Executives
WASHINGTON - The House voted Friday to give shareholders at public corporations a voice in executive pay packages that typically equal 500 times the salaries of workers at those companies.The shareholder vote under the bill would be advisory only. But Democratic backers of this provision said that...
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Latest US Solution to Iraq's Civil War: A Three-Mile Wall
BAGHDAD -- A wall U.S. troops are building around a Sunni enclave in Baghdad came under increasing criticism on Saturday, with residents calling it "collective punishment" and a local leader saying construction began without the neighborhood council's approval.The U.S. military says the wall in...
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When "Good Politics" Gets Lethal:
Harry Reid Takes a Dive on Gun Control
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World Opposed to U.S. as Global Cop
WASHINGTON - The world public rejects the U.S. role as a world leader, but still wants the United States to do its share in multilateral efforts and does not support a U.S. withdrawal from international affairs, says a poll released Wednesday.The survey respondents see the United States as an...
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Call to End Wolfowitz's Reign Goes Global
WASHINGTON - The calls for embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to step down have gone global, coming from newspapers, officials, activists and even Internet bloggers from across the world.Wolfowitz, who took over as the 10th president of the World Bank in June 2005, has admitted to...
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Massacre Renews Call for 'Common-Sense' Gun Policy
WASHINGTON - The massacre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, which left at least 33 dead and 29 injured in the worst school shooting in U.S. history, has led gun control advocates in Congress and elsewhere to call for immediate reforms to current gun control legislation.The...
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