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  • Inside China: Shake-up stirs party fears

    The unceremonious dismissal March 15 of high-ranking communist official Bo Xilai - the powerful party chief of the world's largest metropolis, Chongqing - is causing major concern over the Communist Party's ability to control the ultimate guarantor of the regime, the 2.28 million-strong People's Liberation Army (PLA).

  • Gen. Norton Schwartz

    Inside the Ring: Beijing coup rumors

    U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring China's Internet say that from March 14 to Wednesday bloggers circulated alarming reports of tanks entering Beijing and shots being fired in the city as part of what is said to have been a high-level political battle among party leaders - and even a possible military coup.

  • Prosecution: Rwandan's 'business' was assassination

    A South African police detective testified that a Rwandan businessman offered police a $1 million bribe to free him after his arrest on suspicion of bankrolling an assassination attempt against an exiled dissident Rwandan general.

  • France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, with Frederic Pechenard, director of the French police, left, arrives to meet soldiers and police officers close to the apartment building where a suspect in the shooting at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school is barricaded in Toulouse, Southern France, Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Prosecutor: French shooter was planning new attack

    After a pre-dawn raid erupted into a firefight, French riot police pressed Wednesday for the surrender of a holed-up gunman who is suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to al Qaeda. A prosecutor said the gunman was planning to kill another soldier imminently.

  • A French SWAT-style police officer arrives Wednesday near the building where the suspect in a series of killings was holed up in Toulouse, France. After a pre-dawn raid erupted into a firefight, French riot police pressed for his surrender. (Associated Press)

    Suspect in 7 killings in Franceholed up in police standoff

    In a tense, daylong standoff, French riot police surrounded a building in southwest France on Wednesday, demanding the surrender of a man they suspect of slaying seven victims in an al Qaeda-linked terrorism spree.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (right) extends her hand to Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul during a press briefing following their meeting at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Clinton calls on Taliban to eschew violence for peace talks

    The Taliban must renounce terrorism and embrace peace talks that include the Afghan government, if the militants want to restart negotiations with the United States, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday.

  • World Briefs: Tax cuts for British wealthy come with limits on deductions

    Britain's finance minister has cut the rate of tax the country's wealthiest citizens will pay, but he insisted the rich will pay more through a raft of measures to prevent tax avoidance and a punitive new charge on expensive property sales.

  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) and Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro (left) applaud as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono strikes a gong to mark the opening of the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    U.N. chief: Syria unrest could have global impact

    The "extremely dangerous" conflict in Syria could have global repercussions, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday as fresh violence erupted and an al-Qaeda-inspired group claimed responsibility for two recent suicide bombings in the capital.

  • Family members of Ahmed Mohammed, 34, who was killed in a car bombing, load his coffin onto a vehicle before burial in Najaf, Iraq, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

    Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq attacks

    Al Qaeda's front group in Iraq claimed Wednesday it was behind a wave of attacks that killed 46 people across the country and said the violence shows how weak government security is heading into next week's Arab League summit in Baghdad.

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