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Forgiveness sought for Holocaust-denying bishop

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The head of an ultraconservative society is asking for forgiveness from Pope Benedict XVI for the claims by one of his bishops that no Jews were gassed in World War II.

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Vatican highlights pope's Holocaust condemnations

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Vatican is highlighting Pope Benedict XVI's record of condemning the Holocaust and anti-Semitism amid an outcry that he rehabilitated a bishop who claims that no Jews were gassed during World War II.

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UK tribunal orders Iraq minutes released

Posted: 01/27/2009 - A British information tribunal has ordered the government to release the minutes of 2003 Cabinet discussions on the invasion of Iraq.

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Britain unveils auto industry help package

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Britain's business secretary has unveiled a package of measures to help the country's ailing auto industry get through the recession.

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Congo park reports 10 gorillas born in 16 months

Posted: 01/26/2009 - The Congolese Wildlife Authority says the gorilla population has grown in an eastern Congo park that is home to some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas.

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EU probes Lufthansa Brussels Airlines deal

Posted: 01/26/2009 - The European Union is investigating whether the proposed takeover of Brussels Airlines by Germany's Lufthansa AG impedes fair and open competition in the airline sector.

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Report: Harry's ex announced split on Facebook

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Britain's News of the World tabloid says Chelsy Davy announced the end of her relationship with Prince Harry by changing her status on Facebook to: "Relationship: Not in One."

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Reports: Russia planning Abkhazia naval base

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Russian news agencies report that Moscow is planning to build a naval base in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region and could start construction this year.

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NATO chief urges engagement with Iran

Posted: 01/26/2009 - NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says the alliance must engage with Iran to secure regional support for the escalating war in Afghanistan.

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2 Tamils plead guilty in NY terror-smuggling trial

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Two men have pleaded guilty in New York City to charges they and two other men tried to supply missiles and assault weapons to militants involved in the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka.

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Mideast envoy leaving Monday on visit to region

Posted: 01/26/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending his special Mideast envoy to the region for talks aimed at keeping alive a fragile Gaza cease-fire with Israel and reviving Mideast negotiations.

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Work resumes at border tunnels

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Smugglers are back at work in Gaza's tunnels, days after Israel called a halt to its bombing campaign.

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Sources: US searched suspected arms-smuggling ship

Posted: 01/22/2009 - U.S. defense officials say the military intercepted and searched an Iranian-owned ship that officials feared was carrying arms to Hamas. It's unclear whether those suspicions were founded.

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Rally to mark Roe v. Wade anniversary

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Abortion opponents are preparing for a rally on the National Mall before marching to the Supreme Court to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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Russia allows devaluation

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Russia's Central Bank says it will widen the ruble's trading range to allow an effective 10 percent devaluation of the national currency.

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Estonia to end military mission in Iraq

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Estonia says it will end its nearly six-year military mission in Iraq after it failed to agree with the Iraqi government on terms for its troop deployment.

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British unfamiliar with Pakistani suspect in London bombings

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Pakistani security officials say they've arrested a man believed to be connected to the 2005 London transit bombings. But British police and intelligence officials say he's not on their list of suspects.

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