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A combative Vladimir Putin tells Mike Wallace he should question his own country's democratic ways before looking for problems with Russia's. The Russian president also says the U.S. shouldn't try to export its democracy, as it is trying to do in Iraq, in an exclusive interview to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday May 8 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
President George W. Bush does not back calls by US congressmen to link Russia's membership in the G8 group of industrialized nations to democratic reform, the US ambassador to Moscow said ahead of major commemorations of the end of World War II.
When President Bush brings his whistle-stop tour to Moscow today, he will find himself on a collision course with Russian President Vladimir Putin and speaking to a populace that increasingly views democracy as a dud.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned calls by Baltic nations for atonement for five decades of Soviet occupation yesterday and defiantly hailed the Red Army as the liberator, not the oppressor, of Eastern Europe.
As the United Nations continues a review of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty's mission to stem the spread of nuclear weapons, President Bush meets with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow tomorrow to discuss, among other things, what more can be done to speed a lagging effort to disable existing Russian nukes.
U.S. officials are working feverishly to decipher numbers and apparent codes in a notebook retrieved from suspected al Qaeda leader Abu Faraj al-Libbi, ABC News has learned.
THE capture of a supposed Al-Qaeda kingpin by Pakistani agents last week was hailed by President George W Bush as ?a critical victory in the war on terror?. According to European intelligence experts, however, Abu Faraj al-Libbi was not the terrorists? third in command, as claimed, but a middle-ranker derided by one source as ?among the flotsam and jetsam? of the organisation.
Intelligence officials who have been questioning Abu Faraj al-Libbi, the senior al-Qa'eda suspect arrested last week, have cast doubt over claims by the Pakistani prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, that the interrogation is "proceeding well".
Coalition forces killed six terrorists in raids targeting the terror network of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi near the Syrian border on Sunday, the U.S. military said.
The last reliable sighting of Iraq's most wanted man was six months ago, in Haqlaniyah, where townspeople reported he was preaching in a mosque.
Troops on the ground can now directly download images from an unmanned RQ-4 Global Hawk reconnaissance jet.
In the months that have passed since Iraq's much-hyped democratic elections, one word keeps creeping into my mind as I assess the tragic events unfolding in Mesopotamia today: Vietnam.
The Bush administration is closely examining several satellite pictures of North Korea to see if there are indeed preparations for a nuclear weapons test, The New York Times is reporting citing American and foreign officials who have been briefed on the photos.
The United States said on Saturday it had a "robust" ability to deter North Korea in the face of worries that the reclusive state might be planning to test a nuclear weapon.
Syria's finance minister expressed regret on Saturday that President Bush had decided to extend Washington's sanctions on Syria for another year, the official Syrian news agency reported.
Syria is free of any activities of the al-Qaida terror network and the Afghan Taliban movement, Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan said Saturday.
Iraq's parliament approved ministers for six contested government posts on Sunday, ending months of stalemate that hampered efforts to tackle an escalating insurgency
Iraq's new Shiite majority government announced Saturday that it had overcome weeks of wrangling and would present nominees for six vacant appointments, including Sunni Arabs to the top posts of deputy prime minister and defense minister, for parliamentary approval on Sunday.
At a checkpoint on a bridge into this volatile Sunni Muslim city, an Iraqi platoon frisked a row of men and rummaged through their cars and trucks for explosives. The men scowled silently, making the soldiers uneasy.
As President Bush seeks to promote democracy around the globe, he paused Sunday to pay homage to the ``terrible price'' paid by World War II soldiers who never came home but helped win the fight against tyranny.
Sixty years after the end of the Second World War in Europe, British people are still obsessed with Nazism, and ignorant about Germany, said the German ambassador to London, Thomas Matussek.
US employers added a surprisingly large 274,000 jobs in April and payrolls grew in each of the two prior months more than first estimated, the Labor Department said on Friday in a report that eased fears about economic growth.
Women activists said Saturday they are fed up with unending debate on a bill to let them run in municipal elections and want full rights to run for office and vote in Parliamentary elections in two years.
What's a mother worth? The obvious answer, as a gazillion Mother's Day cards will say in one way or another Sunday, is that ? as in the MasterCard ad ? she's priceless.
Mothers across the country like being mothers, but they also tend to feel underappreciated and less valued by society, according to a study on motherhood being released Monday.
The old adage that "a mother's work is never done" remains as true now as ever. Today's stay-at-home Moms are learning what their predecessors always knew -- they'd be making a lot of money doing their job outside the home.
Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that the media can spread peace but also foment violence, and he called on journalists to exercise responsibility to ensure objective reports that respect human dignity and the common good.
Bloggers like to demonize the MSM (that's Mainstream Media), but it is increasingly hard to think of the largest news blogs as being outside the mainstream. Bloggers have been showing up at national political conventions, at the World Economic Forum at Davos and on the cover of Business Week. Establishment warhorses like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. are signing on to write for Arianna Huffington's blog collective. And Garrett Graff, of FishbowlDC, broke through the cyberceiling recently and acquired the ultimate inside-the-Beltway media credential: a White House press pass.