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Envoys Convey Message From Kim Jong Il to S. Korea

President Lee Myung-bak and three North Korean officials discussed inter-Korean cooperation during the half-hour meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul

Iraqi Official: Baghdad Bombings a Possible Inside Job

Iraq's foreign minister said Saturday that those who carried out bombings that targeted government buildings in the Iraqi capital received help to pull off the attacks, possibly from Iraqi security forces.

Fury Over Images of Qaddafi Hugging Lockerbie Bomber

Images of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi embracing the Lockerbie bomber when he arrived in Tripoli are sparking fresh international outrage after the convicted terrorist enjoyed a hero's welcome in his native country.

Britain Under Pressure Amid Lockerbie Release

Britain's leaders faced new pressure Saturday to explain any role they might have had in the release of the Lockerbie bomber after Libya's leader Muammar al-Qaddafi credited senior officials and members of the royal family for influencing the decisio

Taliban Cut Off Fingers of 2 Afghan Voters

Taliban militants cut off the ink-stained fingers of two Afghan voters in the militant south during the presidential election, the country's top election monitoring group said Saturday.

Lockerbie Bomber to Obama: 'It's Just Three Months'

Is he the evil perpetrator of the deadliest terrorist attack in British history, or a sick old man, a loving father and grandfather, who has suffered a terrible miscarriage of justice?

Russia Defends Soviet Pact With Nazis 70 Years Later

Most of the world now condemns the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, but Russia has mounted a new defense of the 1939 treaty as it seeks to restore some of its now-lost sphere of influence

Travel Icon Says He'll Avoid Arizona Due to Gun Laws

Travel icon Arthur Frommer says he won't be spending his tourism dollars at the Grand Canyon, or anywhere else in Arizona, because the state's laws allow people he described as 'thugs' and 'extremists' to openly carry firearms.

Advocates Say Kids at Risk After Sex Offender Ruling

A Massachusetts victims' rights group says 'every kid' in the state is in danger following a court ruling that sex offenders convicted before 2006 cannot be automatically forced to a GPS monitoring device.

Judge: Runaway Christian Convert to Stay in Florida for Now

A 17-year-old runaway who claims she fled her family's home in Ohio because she feared becoming the victim of an "honor killing" by her Muslim father will stay in Florida — temporarily — a judge ruled Friday.