PARIS, Sept 7 (Reuters) - French trade unions mounted a show of strength on Tuesday with strikes backed by street marches over unpopular pension reforms that President Nicolas Sarkozy says he is determined to implement.
Tony Blair yesterday pulled out of a high-profile book signing fearing he would again be targeted by anti-war protesters. Mr Blair's decision follows the furious response he received in Dublin, where demonstrators objecting to his part in the Iraq war ...
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The US commander in Afghanistan has criticized a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, warning the demonstration "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas.
The international community is calling for Iran to reconsider the stoning to death of a woman for adultery. France's foreign minister has said he is willing to "do anything" to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
By the CNN Wire Staff Johannesburg, South Africa -- Schools in South Africa will reopen Tuesday after unions representing more than 1.3 million workers in the country suspended a three-week-old strike that has crippled hospital services, closed schools ...
Reversing a popular decision to shut down 17 aging nuclear power plants by 2025, Germany's coalition government agreed on Sunday to extend their use by up to 14 years, news services here reported on Monday.
CHISINAU, Moldova - A referendum on whether Moldova can choose the next president by a direct popular vote failed due to a low voter turnout, paving the way for possible new early elections, final results showed Monday.
ISLAMABAD, Sept 6 (Reuters) - At least eight policemen were killed and 13 wounded in a suspected suicide attack on a police station in the northwestern Pakistani town of Lakki Marwat on Monday, police said.
COPIAPO, Chile - The effort to rescue 33 trapped miners will cost millions of dollars but Chile will spare no effort to free them, officials said as the trapped workers passed the one-month mark below ground.