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- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
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Latest War_Conflict Items
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.