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Japan's air force chief sacked

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Japan is dismissing its air force chief for writing an essay that claimed the country was not an "aggressor" in World War II and was trapped into getting involved in the conflict by the United States.

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French minister says jobs mustn't shift abroad

Posted: 10/31/2008 - France's junior minister for employment says a surveillance mechanism will be put into place to make sure only companies in real financial difficulty shed jobs or move abroad.

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Baghdad now has a commuter train

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Commuters in Baghdad now have a way to avoid all the traffic and the checkpoints on the city's streets.

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Iraq wants no extension of US troops past 2011

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A Shiite lawmaker close to the prime minister says Iraq wants to remove language allowing U.S. troops to stay here after 2011 from a proposed security agreement now under negotiation.

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Vatican issues new guidelines for priests

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The Vatican has issued new psychological screening guidelines for seminarians -- the latest effort by the Roman Catholic Church to be more selective about its priesthood candidates following a series of pedophile scandals.

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Bush confident US-Iraq pact will pass

Posted: 10/29/2008 - President Bush says the administration is reviewing changes the Iraqis want in a security pact that would let U.S. troops stay in Iraq after a United Nations mandate expires on Dec. 31. He says he's confident that the agreement will be approved.

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US reviewing Iraqi changes to security pact

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The Bush administration has started reviewing proposed changes the Iraqis want in a security pact that would let U.S. troops stay in Iraq after a U.N. mandate expires on Dec. 31.

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Judge to rule if suspects can be freed from jail

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A judge is considering whether an American student and her former boyfriend can be freed from jail while they await trial in the slaying of a British student in Italy.

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Sri Lankan rebel aircraft attack near Colombo

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Sri Lankan rebels have staged a brazen airstrike on a power station on the outskirts of the island nation's capital, plunging the city into darkness.

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Syria orders US school, cultural center closed

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The Syrian government has ordered that an American school and a U.S. cultural center in Damascus be closed in response to a deadly raid by U.S. helicopters near the Syrian border with Iraq.

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