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Lech Walesa Condemns Guenter Grass

Nobel peace laureate Lech Walesa has asked German novelist Guenter Grass(photo) to give up his honorary citizenship of the Polish city of Gdansk because of (...)

| August 2006 | 983 views

Afghanistan Update

Afghanistan’s economy is growing like gangbusters. Problem is, more than a quarter century of war and an attempt by the Taliban to isolate the country from (...)

| July 2006 | 878 views

Japan Considers Strike Against N. Korea

By Mari Yamaguchi Japan said Monday it was considering whether a pre-emptive strike on the North’s missile bases would violate its constitution, (...)

| July 2006 | 771 views

Sri Lankan bus blast kills at least 64

The Sri Lankan government bombed Tamil strongholds on Thursday after an explosion tore through a bus killing at least 64 people. The government blamed (...)

| June 2006 | 642 views

Canadian abducted from Nigerian oil rig

The unnamed Canadian, six Britons and an American were abducted when 20 to 30 armed men in speedboats attacked the drilling rig Bulford Dolphin(photo) at (...)

| June 2006 | 669 views

Turkish judge killed in courthouse shooting

An armed man burst into a Turkish courthouse Wednesday morning and opened fire, killing one judge and wounding four others. The gunman(photo) shouted (...)

| May 2006 | 681 views

Vatican excommunicates Chinese Bishops

The Vatican has excommunicated two bishops who were ordained by China’s state-run Catholic church without Rome’s approval. Vatican spokesman Joaquin (...)

| May 2006 | 4294 views

Chad threatens to shut down oil pipeline

Chad is threatening to cut off its flow of oil to the international market in a dispute with the World Bank. Oil minister Mahmat Hassan Nasser said (...)

| April 2006 | 968 views

Golan Heights: Canada Lowers Flag

Canadian Forces(photo) lowered the Maple Leaf on the Golan Heights Friday, ending a 32-year peacekeeping presence in the region. ’Clearly the big mission (...)

| March 2006 | 745 views

Slobo is Dead

Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his cell at the United Nations war crimes tribunal at The Hague. An official in the (...)

| March 2006 | 859 views