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Iran Accuses US of Role in Election Crisis

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Iran directly accused the United States of meddling in the deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election and broadened its media clampdown Wednesday to include blogs and news Web sites. But protesters took to the streets in growing defiance of the country's Islamic rulers.

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Rights Groups: Reformists Seized in Iran Crackdown

Posted: 06/17/2009 - International human rights organizations said Wednesday that many prominent activists and politicians have been arrested in response to protests over the Iran's disputed election.

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Autopsies Suggest Air France Jet Broke Up in Sky

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Autopsies have revealed fractures in the legs, hips and arms of Air France disaster victims, injuries that - coupled with the large pieces of wreckage pulled from the Atlantic - strongly suggest the plane broke up in the air, experts said Wednesday.

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Iran Accuses US of Meddling After Disputed Vote

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Iran accused the United States on Wednesday of "intolerable" meddling in its internal affairs, alleging for the first time that Washington has fueled a bitter postelection dispute. Opposition supporters marched in huge numbers through Tehran's streets for a third straight day to protest the outcome of the balloting.

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Police Officer Killed in Athens

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Suspected terrorists shot dead an anti-terrorist squad police officer guarding a witness in a trial against a Greek militant group in central Athens early Wednesday, authorities said.

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Prospective Saab owners used to life in fast lane

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Until its surprise move to buy Saab from General Motors, luxury automaker Koenigsegg Automotive AB was known mainly to a privileged few who could afford to spend more than a $1 million on a high-speed, customized sports car.

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French: Search for Flight 447 to continue

Posted: 06/16/2009 - The arduous mid-Atlantic search for the remains of Air France Flight 447 will go on as long as there is hope of finding the plane's black boxes, the French defense minister said Tuesday.

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China backpedals on filtering software order

Posted: 06/16/2009 - China's authoritarian government has backed away from an order to load Internet-filtering software on every new computer after a major outcry by citizens used to the relative freedom of online life.

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Guest's remarks cited in anti-Chavez TV probe

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Venezuela's telecommunications regulator asked prosecutors on Tuesday to determine if an opposition-aligned television network is responsible for a talk show guest's suggestion that foes might kill President Hugo Chavez.

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Attempted Iran media clampdown meets Internet age

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Iran clamped down Tuesday on independent media in an attempt to control images of election protests, but pictures and videos leaked out anyway - showing how difficult it is to shut off the flow of information in the Internet age.

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Russia, China seek greater international clout

Posted: 06/16/2009 - The leaders of four major emerging economies - Russia, China, Brazil and India - apparently failed Tuesday to reach consensus on reducing the dominance of the U.S. dollar despite growing calls for an alternative global reserve currency.

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Poll shows Karzai with big lead as campaign begins

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Oversize posters of President Hamid Karzai blanketed the Afghan capital Tuesday as the two-month presidential campaign began. While Afghans on the street openly complained about Karzai's rule, a new survey showed why he is likely to win a second term: His opponents have almost no support.

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Jews' jewelry from Holocaust donated to memorial

Posted: 06/16/2009 - As a slave laborer in Auschwitz, Meyer Hack was forced to sort through the tattered clothing stripped off inmates before they were sent to the gas chambers. He gathered valuable belongings hidden inside the clothes, stuffed them in a sock, hid them and later spirited them to freedom.

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Argentina reports 3 more swine flu deaths; total 4

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Argentine health authorities on Tuesday confirmed three more swine flu deaths, bringing the nation's total to four as it enters the South American winter flu season.

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Protesters demand Bermuda premier's resignation

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Nearly 1,000 protesters demanded Tuesday that Bermuda's premier resign, saying he should have consulted with high-ranking officials before accepting four released Guantanamo inmates.

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NKorea: US journalists plotted 'smear campaign'

Posted: 06/16/2009 - One video recorder, six tapes, a digital camera and a stone. North Korea laid out its evidence Tuesday against two American journalists sentenced to hard labor for entering the country illegally.

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China tries 2 men accused of being gang bosses

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Scores of police gripping black clubs guarded a courthouse in southern China on Tuesday - the first day of a trial for two alleged gangster bosses, the "Hammerhead" and "Spicy Qin," accused of using violence to build an empire that included everything from underground casinos to cement factories, truck lines and poultry markets.

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Guatemala seizes 9.9 million pseudoephedrine pills

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Guatemalan authorities confiscated nearly 10 million pseudoephedrine pills worth $33 million on Tuesday - the country's biggest seizure of the methamphetamine precursor, police said.

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Attempted Iran Media Clampdown Meets Internet Age

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Iran clamped down Tuesday on independent media in an attempt to control images of election protests, but pictures and videos leaked out anyway - showing how difficult it is to shut off the flow of information in the Internet age.

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Argentina Reports 3 More Swine Flu Deaths; Total 4

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Argentine health authorities on Tuesday confirmed three more swine flu deaths, bringing the nation's total to four as it enters the South American winter flu season.

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