Posts Tagged ‘president’
President Nicolas Sarkozy inaugurated at the mosque a memorial to Muslim soldiers who died fighting for France. (Reuters) President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Paris’s main mosque Wednesday, a week after a row over halal meat led France’s Muslims and Jews to complain they were being used as pawns in the presidential election. Sarkozy met the mosque’s..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Gay rights campaigners expressed concern about the ban on the films President Dilma Rousseff has suspended the distribution and production of sex education films for schools in Brazil. President Rousseff believes the footage is not suitable for youngsters. The education packs contain gay and lesbian video scenes and are supposed to combat homophobia. However,..
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara speaks during a ceremony to commemorate those who had died during his power struggle with former leader Laurent Gbagbo at the presidential palace in Abidjan May 12, 2011. Ouattara pledged on Thursday to punish those who committed crimes during the power struggle, as he decreed three days of national..
Christian Wulff, center, is attacked with eggs during his visit to Wiesbaden, western Germany German President Christian Wulff shrugged off an egg attack by a lone assailant on Thursday, saying it was the price of having the common touch. Mr Wulff, at 51 the country’s youngest-ever head of state, had just arrived in the..
Ouattara forces walk through the damaged dining room of the deposed president Laurent Gbagbo. MORE than 500 BM-21 missiles were found stacked in wooden crates in the basement of Ivory Coast’s Presidential Palace, where foreign leaders came only weeks ago to mediate a peaceful end to the country’s political crisis. The extent of former president..
US President Barack Obama expressed "deep regret" to his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai for the deaths of nine civilians killed in a coalition air strike, officials said Thursday. Karzai says those who died were young children out collecting firewood and has warned that international troops in Afghanistan face "huge problems" if the "daily killing of..
By Scott Wilson President Hosni Mubarak’s decision to step down Friday after three decades in power presents the Obama administration with a political vacuum where a stalwart ally once stood, shaking up the Middle East in ways that present as much peril as promise for U.S. interests in the region. Tempering the jubilation in Cairo’s..
Russia will send more weapons to its islands in north Pacific, President Dmitry Medvedev announced Wednesday—a mere two days after Japan again demanded that Russia return several islands it has held since the end of World War II. The disagreement over the southern Kuril islands, known in Japan as the Northern Territories, has long been..
In a damning assessment, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been described by British officials as "highly corrupt" and a "numbskull". The assessment of Zardari was made by officials and military leaders in the months after his election as president in September 2008, The Daily Telegraph reported citing documents leaked by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. Sir..
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not seek to extend his presidency when his current term expires in 2013, according to reports. Mr Saleh, who has been in power for three decades, also pledged that he would not pass on power to his son. He spoke to parliament ahead of a rally in..
Thousands of cheering Hamas supporters in Gaza burned effigies of President Mahmoud Abbas and his aides Wednesday, as Al-Jazeera TV alleged that leaked documents show the Palestinian leader colluded with Israel and the US against Gaza. The protests came in response to reports by the Arab satellite station about documents from a decade of Israeli-..
When then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) won the White House in 2008, it was widely regarded as a landslide victory over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Two years later, though, many analysts and observers have forgotten the breadth of Obama’s victory in the wake of the devastating and across-the-board (not to mention down-the-ballot) losses the Democratic Party..