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November 14, 2008

NZ Election Victor Closer to Bringing Maori into Govt

WELLINGTON ~ New Zealand Prime Minister-elect John Key moved a step closer on Wednesday to bringing a party representing the indigenous Maori population into his government. Key met the leaders – Read More...
November 14, 2008

Tibet Movement Confronts Calls for Change

DHARAMSHALA ~ More than 500 leading Tibetan exiles will gather in India next week for a rare meeting that could radically alter the course of their decades-old struggle with Chinese – Read More...
November 14, 2008

China Says No Progress in Talks with Dalai Envoys

BEIJING ~ China said this week that talks with envoys of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, had failed to make progress, and insisted it would not compromise on – Read More...
November 14, 2008

World Leaders Plead for Religious Tolerance

UNITED NATIONS ~ World leaders pleaded on Wednesday for religious tolerance at a UN conference sponsored by Saudi Arabia, but displayed their own rifts on the sensitive issue. The meeting – Read More...
November 14, 2008

‘Building a Government’: Obama to Unleash Transition Teams

WASHINGTON ~ US president-elect Barack Obama is sending evaluators to study the sprawling US bureaucracy to help him determine how best to meet his administration’s goals when he takes office – Read More...
November 21, 2008

Obama Vows to Engage World on Climate Change

LOS ANGELES ~ US president-elect Barack Obama vowed this week he would “engage vigorously” in global climate change talks and that denial was no longer an acceptable response to global – Read More...
November 21, 2008

Tibetan Exiles Review Tactics against Chinese Rule

DHARAMSHALA ~ Tibetan exiles worked this week to hammer out a new strategy for their fight against Chinese rule, as Beijing warned that embracing a pro-independence policy was “doomed” to – Read More...
November 21, 2008

International Space Station Turns 10

WASHINGTON ~ The International Space Station, one of the most ambitious space projects ever and a key launching board for exploration of the solar system, including Mars and beyond, turned – Read More...
November 21, 2008

Obama’s Popularity Threatens Qaeda Credibility: Analysts

WASHINGTON ~ Al-Qaeda’s first message to Barack Obama two weeks after his election to the US presidency shows a “panicked response” to his popularity, counterterrorism experts said Wednesday. In an – Read More...
November 28, 2008

Analysis : Angry China Flexing Muscle with Europe over Tibet

BEIJING ~ China’s unprecedented decision to cancel a summit with the European Union over Tibet shows an increasing willingness for Beijing to flex its ever-strengthening global muscle, analysts said on – Read More...
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