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US administration 'divided' over Afghanistan, says book

Others | 23 September 2010
President Barack Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan believes the current strategy cannot work, according to a new book... More

Key Obama economy adviser to quit

Others | 23 September 2010
President Barack Obama's top economics advisor, Larry Summers, is to leave the administration at the end of the year... More

China-Japan fight goes deeper than islands

Others | 23 September 2010
(CNN) -- The husk of a dead volcano protruding from the East China Sea has become the battleground between the two mightiest economies in Asia... More

UN chief: Don't waver from anti-poverty goals

Others | 22 September 2010
United Nations (CNN) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exhorted member nations Monday not to waver from efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals they set for themselves a decade ago with a deadline of 2015... More

EU offers 1.3b dollars for Millennium Goals

Others | 22 September 2010
UNITED NATIONS- The European Union has offered one billion euros (1.3 billion dollars) to reinforce efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at a UN summit... More

Abbas says won't negotiate 'for single day' if freeze ends

Others | 22 September 2010
NEW YORK: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he will not take part in US-backed peace talks "for a single day" if Israel does not extend a freeze on settlement building at the month's end... More

India MPs meet Kashmir separatist

Others | 21 September 2010
A separatist leader in Indian-administered Kashmir has met five members of an all-party delegation of Indian politicians from Delhi... More

Australia warns of 'high risk of terrorism' at India games

Others | 21 September 2010
New Delhi, India (CNN) -- Australia warned its citizens Monday that next month's Commonwealth Games in India carry a "high risk of terrorism.".. More

UN millennium goals 'can be met'

Others | 21 September 2010
The Millennium Development Goals can still be met if enough work is done, the UN secretary general has said... More

Eta calls for mediation in conflict with Spain

Others | 20 September 2010
The outlawed Basque separatist group Eta has appealed for international mediation to resolve its conflict with the Spanish government... More

'Tourists shot' near Delhi mosque

Others | 20 September 2010
Two foreign tourists have been injured after gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a bus in the Indian capital, Delhi, police say... More

Trapped miners celebrate independence

Others | 20 September 2010
Copiapo, Chile (CNN) -- Half a mile underground, the hollow echo of the Chilean national anthem rings out. And slowly, the red, white and blue Chilean flag is hoisted up a makeshift metal flagpole... More

Pope meets with clergy abuse victims as thousands protest

Others | 19 September 2010
London, England (CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI met with five clergy abuse victims while on his official visit to the United Kingdom, the Catholic Communications Network said Saturday, the same day the pope expressed his "deep sorrow" for the scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church... More

Afghans brave Taliban to vote in parliamentary election

Others | 19 September 2010
Afghans have voted in a key parliamentary election, with turnout estimated at about 40%, although there have been a number of Taliban attacks... More

'One more test' needed on BP well to declare it sealed

Others | 19 September 2010
Crews working to seal BP's damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico have to carry out one more pressure test before declaring the well permanently sealed, officials have said... More

Tea Party favorites win GOP primaries in Delaware, New York

Others | 16 September 2010
(CNN) -- Tea Party favorites won two primary elections over more mainstream Republicans on Tuesday, demonstrating again the clout of the conservative political movement on the political right... More

European Commission blasts France's deportation of Roma

Pope Shenouda III | 16 September 2010
(CNN) -- France's deportation of more than 8,000 ethnic Roma, commonly referred to as gypsies, "is a disgrace" that could trigger legal action, a senior European Commission official said Tuesday... More

Japan moves to combat rising yen

Others | 16 September 2010
Japan's leading shares have risen by almost 3% after authorities intervened in the currency markets to weaken the value of the yen against the dollar... More

U.S. preparing massive arms deal for Saudi Arabia, defense official says

Others | 15 September 2010
Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration is preparing to notify Congress of plans to sell $60 billion of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S. defense official... More

French senate to vote on burqa ban

Others | 15 September 2010
Paris, France (CNN) -- The French senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women... More

New information emerges on post-9/11 hunt for bin Laden

Others | 15 September 2010
(CNN) -- Western intelligence agencies were able to form a detailed picture of Osama bin Laden's movements in the years after 9/11, and came closer to capturing or killing him than has so far been acknowledged, a former European intelligence official has disclosed... More