Canadian election rivals tout anti-separatism

2011-04-18 13:20:17

Hitting the campaign trails on Sunday ahead of the May 2 federal election, both leaders of Canada's two largest parties claimed to be best-positioned to fight Quebec separatism, which appears to be gaining strength after more than a decade of relative quiet.

Japanese govt under fire over disaster plan

2011-04-18 13:17:25

A blueprint for ending radiation leaks and stabilizing reactors at Japan's crippled nuclear plant drew a lackluster response Monday.

Australian gov support slumps to 15-yrs low

2011-04-18 10:32:51

Support for federal Labor has hit a 15-year low as it tries to head off a business revolt over the carbon tax.

Most Japan voters OK on tax hike, want new PM

2011-04-18 09:55:42

About 70 percent of Japanese voters would approve of a tax hike to help massive rebuilding after last month's earthquake and tsunami.

59% opposes carbon tax in Australia:poll

2011-04-18 09:31:22

Australian voters are growing increasingly hostile to the government's plan to tax carbon emissions, with almost two-thirds opposed to the scheme.

Egyptian antiquities chief sentenced to a year in jail

2011-04-18 09:28:44

Egypt's State Minister for Antiquities Zahi Hawass on Sunday was sentenced to one year in jail, but it will be suspended until the appeal ruling.

Fighting in key city in west Libya kills 17

2011-04-18 09:25:21

Libyan rebels fought Gadhafi's forces Sunday in close-quarters battles in the city center of Misrata, the last major rebel foothold in western Libya.

Tornadoes pummel southern US, 43 dead

2011-04-18 09:16:26

Three days of violent storms and tornadoes across the southern US killed at least 43 people, wrecked hundreds of buildings and downed power lines.

Japan to fix leakage in 9 months

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Chairman of TEPCO said on Sunday it aims to reduce radiation leaks within three months and achieve a "cold shutdown" within six to nine months.

Libyan rebels push toward Brega while govt forces bombard Misrata

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Libyan rebels pushed toward the strategic oil port of Brega while government forces pounded besieged Misrata to the west with rockets and mortars.

Jonathan takes early lead in Nigeria vote

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Nigeria counted votes on Sunday after a crucial presidential election in Africa's most populous country.

Raul Castro backs 10-year maximum term for top positions

2011-04-18 08:04:44

Cuban President Raul Castro said on Saturday that he backed political term limits of 10 years for top leadership positions in the country.