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AUSTRALIA: Refusing to Resettle Gitmo Inmates

Tue, 01/20/2009 - 11:00

Australia's rejection of Bush administration requests to accept a number of detainees currently held at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, although supported in some quarters, is also being opposed in others.

France should consider taking in Guantanamo prisoners: Kouchner

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 11:00

Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner wants France to consider taking in prisoners from the US Guantanamo detention camp that president-elect Barack Obama plans to shut down, a spokesman said Thursday.

Ministers open to resettling Guantánamo detainees

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 11:00

Barack Obama expected to close camp; innocent detainees unable to return home.

China-U.S. Ties to Get Stronger, Departing American Envoy Says

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:00

The economies of the U.S. and China, together generating 30 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, will become increasingly interdependent in the next 30 years, said America’s longest-serving envoy to China.

What Hillary says on China

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:00

Anybody trying to plumb Hillary Clinton’s thinking on China after the several hours she spent Tuesday at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will surely be disappointed.

China broke Olympic rights pledges: watchdog

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:00

China broke its Olympic promises to improve human rights last year, silencing dissent at home and supporting pariah allies abroad, a prominent watchdog said in its annual report yesterday.

China names 7 new revolutionary martyrs

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:00

China has bestowed the "revolutionary martyr" honor on seven people killed in a wave of violence in the western Muslim region of Xinjiang during a period of tight security for the Beijing Olympics, officials and media reported Thursday.

China's most wanted

Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:00

THE 17 Guantanamo Bay inmates Washington wants to send Australia as it closes down its controversial camp for suspected terrorists are high on China's most-wanted list. They are Uyghurs, members of the nine-million-strong group of Turkic Muslims - some of them sandy-haired and blue-eyed - who live in the arid northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang, which is about the size of Queensland.

Closing Gitmo requires tough judgments on inmates

Wed, 01/14/2009 - 11:00

President-elect Barack Obama's planned review of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, a prelude to closing the detention center, must weigh the threats posed by an extraordinarily diverse group, from die-hard jihadists to innocent men swept up in war.

Xinjiang official vows to keep fighting terrorism

Wed, 01/14/2009 - 11:00

People in China's Xinjiang Ugyur autonomous region should take the fight against terrorism, separatism and religious extremism resolutely because it is going to be a long-term battle, a top regional official said on Jan 7.

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