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Burma's military junta is expected to cement its grip on power Sunday in an election widely considered to be illegitimate.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with China's president in Beijing on Monday amid calls for the leader of the world body to speak publicly against the continuing imprisonment of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.
China is expanding its naval surveillance fleet to better protect its maritime rights, state media reported Thursday amid bitter deep-sea territorial disputes with neighboring nations.
Earlier this year, President Obama drove U.S.-Israeli relations - to use one of President Obama's oft-employed analogies - into a ditch. Arguably, ties between the two countries were never more strained than last spring when Mr. Obama serially insulted the elected leader of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, vilified his country and tried to euchre it into making territorial, political and other ill-advised concessions to Arabs determined as ever to destroy the Jewish state. Unfortunately, what the president has in mind for Israel after the election next week will make his previous treatment of the Jewish state look like the good old days.
On average, 52 species of mammals, birds and amphibians are taking a significant step toward extinction each year, a huge new analysis says.
The final months of George W. Bush's presidency saw an emboldened Democratic Congress set out, as one pundit put it, to "blacken the skies with subpoenas." The party rained enough furious oversight down on the outgoing administration that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bragged to the Public Broadcasting Service about how "many people have resigned from the executive branch because they've gotten a call from Congress to come in and testify."
Iran began loading fuel into the core of its first atomic power plant on Tuesday, moving closer to the start-up of a facility that leaders have touted as defying international efforts to curtail the country's nuclear ambitions.
As he states in the preface to "Talking to the Enemy," Scott Atran seeks to study terrorism - "one of the most compelling faith-related issues of our day" - through the lens of science because this subject "has largely been immune to serious scientific study because of its passion."
The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Ted Turner pledging $80 million to a United Nations foundation to fight childhood polio and measles in Nigeria. Amy DiElsi, a Washington-based spokeswoman for the United Nations Foundation, says Ted Turner has made no such pledge.