- GOP hopes taking shutdown off the table with budget deal will pay dividends
- Chinese Death Star: The moon cited as the perfect launch pad for ballistic missiles
- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
Poland warned not to block deal
BRUSSELS — The European Commission warned Poland yesterday that it could lose money and support if it blocks a deal to reform European Union institutions at a summit this week, but Warsaw vowed to fight on.
Poland has demanded a change in the voting reform designed to ease decision-making in the enlarged union, saying the new system would give big states, especially Germany, too much power at Warsaw’s expense.
A compromise is considered vital to saving the beleaguered drive for a new EU constitution, which has been stalled for two years, but much of the pre-summit talk has shown little sign of moderation.
Taliban seizes southern district
KANDAHAR — Days of fierce fighting with NATO and Afghan forces left fundamentalist Taliban militants in control of one southern Afghan district and battling to take over another yesterday, officials said.
Supporters mark Suu Kyi’s birthday
RANGOON — Burmese opposition leader and democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi spent another birthday under house arrest yesterday as her supporters released doves and balloons to accompany prayers for her release.
To mark her 62nd birthday, about 300 supporters gathered at the dilapidated headquarters of Mrs. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), which won an election landslide victory in 1990 only to be denied power by the military junta.
The NLD reiterated its demand for the unconditional release of Mrs. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as well as the other 1,100 political prisoners thought to be imprisoned in Burma.
- Obama's Afghanistan experts stumped on U.S. death toll, war costs during hearing
- NAPOLITANO: A conspiracy so vast
- House pushes through two-year Ryan-Murray budget deal
- Comma on!: Twitter erupts over Obama-Castro 'marriage'
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- Obama takes 'selfie' at Mandela's funeral service
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- CARSON: Why did the founders give us the Second Amendment?
- VEGAS RULES: Harry Reid pushed feds to change ruling for casino's big-money foreigners
- All-out war breaks out in GOP over budget pact
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