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  • Biden: U.S., Europe must be 'honest'

     
    by Mark Silva Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the European Parliament today in Brussels, urged lawmakers to embrace a U.S. Treasury plan for tracking the finances of potential terrrorists -- and reiterated the Obama administration's commitment to...
  • Libyan Plane With 104 On Board Crashes In Tripoli

    Libyan Plane With 104 On Board Crashes In Tripoli
    (AP) -- The Dutch tourism board says 61 of the victims of a plane crash in Libya were from the Netherlands -- more than half of those on board. The Royal Dutch Tourism Board ANWB released the figure on its website. One Dutch child survived Wednesday's...
  • 22 School Children Among Dead in Swiss Bus Crash

    22 School Children Among Dead in Swiss Bus Crash
    SIERRE, Switzerland -- Twenty-two children and six adults died when a bus crashed into the wall of a tunnel in Switzerland, police said. Another 24 children were injured in Tuesday night's wreck, police said. Most of the children were 11 and 12 years...
  • Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near

    Greek PM Seeks Backing For Reforms, Debt Deal Near
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Lucas Papademos sought backing on Sunday from leading Greek party leaders for painful and unpopular reforms that the near-bankrupt country must negotiate now that a long-awaited debt relief deal seems almost secured....
  • China should free dissident Hu Jia

    China threw the world a spectacular party in August, and yet, to the apparent surprise and dismay of Chinese officials, the guests still don't seem all that grateful to their host. On Thursday, the European Parliament awarded its top human-rights prize...
  • ... and why he should stay home

    President Bush's announcement that he will attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics came in the wake of brutal crackdowns in Tibet and during a week when seven peacekeepers were murdered in the Darfur region of Sudan, where China continues to...
  • Ladies in White detained during protest in Havana

     
    Wives and relatives of jailed Cuban dissidents, the Ladies in White, took to the streets again in Havana on Thursday, the fourth such protest in seven days as Cuba's opposition marks the anniversary of a 2003 crackdown on dissidents. A similar march on...
  • 'Obama moment:' Europeans calling

     
    by Andrew Zajac European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek makes an official visit to the United States this week, looking to capitalize on "the 'Obama moment" in meetings with key administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden and...
  • Canadian fisheries minister says seal hunting needs to be better explained to rest of the world

     
    Canada's seal hunting season quietly opened in November along the eastern coast of the country. The attention, and vocal sparring among anti- and pro-hunting interests, doesn't really ramp up until late February or early March, when female harp seals...
  • Spain calls Cuba's refusal to allow entry for politician Luis Yanez unjustifiable

     
    Officials at Spain’s Foreign Ministry want to know why a Spanish politician was refused entry to Cuba and sent home today, calling the move unjustifiable. In a statement, the ministry said Luis Yanez, who represents Spain at the European Parliament, was...
  • Police Slay Teen Gunman Who Killed 15 in Germany

    WINNENDEN, Germany -- A 17-year-old gunman dressed in black opened fire at his former high school in southwestern Germany on Wednesday then fled in a hijacked car, killing at least 15 people before police shot him to death, state officials said.      ...