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Entries by Hanna Ingber Win from 05/2009

3 US Troops Killed In Iraq: Military

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

BAGHDAD — The U.S. death toll for April rose to 18, the military said Friday, making it the deadliest in seven months for American forces in Ira...

Swine Flu: Mexico's Epidemiology Boss Faults WHO

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

The swine flu outbreak that has alarmed the world for a week now appears less ominous, with the virus showing little staying power in the hardest-hit ...

Carol Ann Duffy: UK's First Openly Gay Poet Laureate

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

LONDON — The centuries-old post of British poet laureate, bard to kings and queens, has been held by William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson an...

Karst Tates, Dutch Parade Attacker, Dies Of Injuries

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

AMSTERDAM — The man who drove his car into a crowd of parade spectators and killed six people died of his injuries Friday, leaving unresolved th...

Swine Flu: Egypt's Plan To Kill Pigs Ridiculed

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's government was hoping to look strong and proactive in the swine flu scare with its decision to slaughter all the country's pigs,...

Russia Faces Rising Unemployment, Spurring Fears Of Social Unrest

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

Workers at Russia's Molot arms plant haven't seen their salaries in nearly six months. Unable to meet payroll, management has resorted to passing out ...

John Demjanjuk, Alleged Nazi, Cleared For Deportation By US Court

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

CLEVELAND — A federal appeals court opened the way again Friday for the Justice Department to deport alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanju...

Roosevelt Aided European Jews, Claims New Book

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's legacy has been slid back under the microscope recently as his efforts to pull the country out of the Great Depression are...

Swine Flu Mysteries

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

Government officials, public health experts and business leaders have faced a lot of questions about swine flu this week, and three words keep popping...

Angela Merkel Lingerie Ad Shocks Germany

Posted 05.01.2009 | World

The AFP reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears in a lingerie ad wearing nothing more than a purple matching bra and panties set. AFP re...

Global Viewpoint Network Interviews Arianna On The Role Of New Media

Posted 05.03.2009 | World

Global Viewpoint Network editor Nathan Gardels interviewed Arianna on how new media is changing the face of journalism. When asked if we have reached ...

Washington Has Created A Myth Of 'Talibanistan': Pepe Escobar

Posted 05.03.2009 | World

Apocalypse Now. Run for cover. The turbans are coming. This is the state of Pakistan today, according to the current hysteria disseminated by the Bara...

Nepal's Prime Minister Resigns

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned Monday following a confrontation with the president over the dismissal of t...

Berlusconi: Wife Must Publicly Apologize For Divorce Threat

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

ROME — A peeved Premier Silvio Berlusconi has demanded a public apology from his wife, who announced she was seeking a divorce from the billiona...

Roxana Saberi Hospitalized In Iran Due To Hunger Strike: Journalist Group

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

CAIRO — The American journalist on a hunger strike for two weeks to protest her imprisonment in Iran was briefly hospitalized after she intensif...

Pakistan-Taliban Fighting Threatens Fragile Peace Deal

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

PESHAWAR — A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a vehicle carrying paramilitary forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, kill...

Bush-Era 'Terrorist' Definition Causes U.S. Allies To Lose Asylum Bids

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

WASHINGTON -- Forced to flee his homeland because he supported America's ideals, Tsegu Bahta thought he'd be embraced by the country he emulated and r...

Zuma To Toughen Zimbabwe Stance

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

Jacob Zuma will inherit a still-simmering crisis in neighbouring Zimbabwe, where analysts said he's unlikely to tread as softly as his predecessor Tha...

European Economy To Shrink 4 Percent This Year, Predicts European Commission

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

EU economies will contract by 4% this year, the European Commission has forecast, in a massive revision from its earlier prediction....

Mexico Lowers Flu Alert Level

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico announced a return to "normalcy" on Monday, preparing to reopen businesses and schools even as the virus sickened more than...

Follow HuffPost World On Facebook, Twitter!

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

No, this isn't your typical news alert, but we thought you'd want to know: HuffPost is now breaking the latest world news and opinion on Facebook and ...

Yemen Faces Increasing Violence, Raising Fears Of Instability

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A separatist movement in southern Yemen has gained political momentum and grown more violent recently, with a series of demonstrati...

Violence In The Streets Of Karachi

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

By Rani Singh Pakistan's major port city, Karachi, saw serious fighting last week. Ethnic tensions, car jackings, drugs and mafia gun running are n...

Mother Of Samantha Orobator, British Woman Facing Death In Laos, Pleads For Her Release

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

The Daily Telegraph reports that the mother of Samantha Orobator, a pregnant British woman who faces the death penalty in Laos for allegedly smuggling...

Dubai Crash: Mother Convicted Of Manslaughter For Losing Unborn Baby

Posted 05.04.2009 | World

A mother who lost her unborn baby in a Dubai road crash has been convicted of manslaughter and ordered to pay blood money, in the first such ruling in...