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2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Matthew D. LaPlante, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 26--A Utah National Guard officer who wrote a letter to family members describing Barack Obama's visit to troops in Afghanistan in unflattering terms now says some of the information he put out was incorrect -- but not before the message went viral, circulating in thousands of e-mails and dozens of blogs. Capt. Jeffrey Porter, of the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, wrote in his e-mail that Obama "blew off" soldiers waiting to...

2008-07-25 18:00:28

PARIS _ Sen. Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy staged a joint press conference in Paris Friday that was more like a romantic comedy, with Sarkozy's enthusiasm for the Democratic presidential candidate starkly evident amid many amusing moments. The two men see eye to eye on most pressing global problems, Obama said, reiterating points he has stressed earlier this week that Iran should freeze its nuclear program and the West must win the war in Afghanistan. But it was the...

2008-07-23 18:00:38

ALTERNATIVE Airlines, the innovative flight only on-line booking site, is celebrating Gordon Brown's first meeting with Dmitri Medvedev, the new Russian President, by launching some exceptionally low fares to over 12 major Russian cities including Moscow and St Petersburg. With return flights to Moscow from London starting at pounds 189 including taxes (with Swiss via Zurich) and many of Russia's leading cities served over either Moscow, Kalinigrad or Vienna, Alternative Airlines is now...

2008-07-23 15:00:00

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to work for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations "starting from the minute I'm sworn into office." In a news conference before departing for Israel, he said any U.S. involvement in peace talks must recognize not only Israel's security concerns but also the economic hardships facing Palestinians. He said he would continue to regard Israel as a valued ally....

2008-07-20 00:00:16

By The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI apologized Saturday to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as "evil" and a grave betrayal of trust."I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy and religious in this country," Benedict said during an address at a Mass in Australia."I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured," the...

2008-07-19 18:00:16

Text of report by state-owned Libyan TV on 19 July President of the Republic of Sudan Umar Hasan al-Bashir hold a telephone conversation this afternoon with the brother leader of the revolution [Col Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi]. President Al-Bashir informed the brother leader about the real reasons behind the International Criminal Court's indictment against him. He said the Sudanese people had opposed this ruling which contradicts the African Union [AU] resolutions. President Al-Bashir...

2008-07-19 09:00:11

The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia Pope Benedict XVI apologized today to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as "evil" and a grave betrayal of trust. "I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy ... in this country," Benedict said during an address at a Mass in Australia. "I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured," the pope said. "I...

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2008-07-19 09:00:00

By Rohan Sullivan Pope Benedict XVI said today he was "deeply sorry' for the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy in Australia, describing the offenses as evil and a grave betrayal of trust. "I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy and religious in this country," Benedict said during an address at a Mass in Sydney. "I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured. I...

2008-07-19 09:00:02

Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan Saturday, beginning a trip to assess the U.S. war effort there. Sen. Obama, D-Ill., touched down in Kabul at noon Saturday local time, his campaign told reporters. They said he hoped to meet with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai as well as get briefings from U.S. military leaders, The New York Times reported. Obama was scheduled to fly on to Iraq at some point during the weekend. The details of...

2008-07-19 06:00:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, July 19 Kyodo - Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is considering meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao separately when he visits Beijing on Aug. 8 to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, government sources said Saturday. The two countries are now arranging the schedules, they said. After arriving in Beijing on Aug. 8, Fukuda will fly back to Japan to attend an anniversary ceremony of...


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