DHARAMSALA, India — China vowed yesterday to bring the Olympic torch through the heart of Tibet en route to the Summer Games in Beijing, again defying calls for dialogue by Tibetan exiles, the United States and much of the world.
NEW YORK (AP) — Foreign diplomats get great parking spots, but their home countries can't escape the U.S. tax man.
China yesterday scrambled to contain the global fallout from days of bloody clashes in Tibet, as protests around the globe put the spotlight on Beijing's human rights record just months before it hosts the Olympic Games.
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — In the 1980s, Al Franken was cracking jokes on "Saturday Night Live" while Mike Ciresi, his chief rival for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate this year, was serving as general counsel to the government of India in a landmark lawsuit over a catastrophic industrial accident.
AGRA, India — French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited one of the world's greatest monuments to love yesterday, pacing the elegant white marble hallways of the 17th-century Taj Mahal with a group of top advisers.
Summer of discontent
World markets plummeted yesterday on worries about the U.S. economy, with gigantic losses ranging from 4 percent in Tokyo to 7.5 percent in Bombay and Madrid and delivering the biggest stock losses since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
BEIJING (Agence France-Presse) — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here yesterday for talks with China's leaders as the two most populous nations look to turn their combined clout into a major force in global affairs.