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Claudia Parsons

Claudia Parsons

    Clint Eastwood talks to a chair on Romney's big day
    Clint Eastwood talks to a chair on Romney's big day
    Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood brought his star power and trademark gravelly voice to the stage of the convention hall in Tampa on Thursday where...
    World faces slowdown in 2009, hopes pinned on bailouts
    World faces slowdown in 2009, hopes pinned on bailouts
    Another day, another batch of warning signs indicating the world will enter 2009 in the throes of a sharp economic slowdown, with governments...
    'Rent' ends 12-year Broadway run
    'Rent' ends 12-year Broadway run
    Jeanne Hopkins flew all the way from California to line up to put her name in a lottery for a $20 ticket to see one of the last Broadway performances of the hit musical Rent, which closes on Sunday after 12 years....
    Scrappy Safina survives to reach last 16
    Scrappy Safina survives to reach last 16
    Sixth seed Dinara Safina weathered a spirited challenge from Swiss teenager Timea Bacsinszky to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the third round of the US Open...
    Moshing for Jesus at 'Christian Woodstock'
    Moshing for Jesus at 'Christian Woodstock'
    A music festival with heavy metal, punk, hip-hop and pop music might seem like an unusual place to get baptised, but Creation is a festival with...
    UN-backed Western Sahara talks end with no progress
    UN-backed Western Sahara talks end with no progress
    Morocco and Western Sahara's Polisario independence movement ended a fourth round of talks near New York City on Tuesday without narrowing...
    NY Governer Spitzer under pressure to quit over sex case
    NY Governer Spitzer under pressure to quit over sex case
    New York Governor Eliot Spitzer faces pressure to resign on Tuesday as well as questions about whether he will be prosecuted for any crime after a...
    Aid groups warn Darfur UN force set to fail
    Aid groups warn Darfur UN force set to fail
    Aid groups urged the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to set a 30-day deadline for Sudan to stop obstructing the planned January 1...
    Mugabe slams 'Almighty Bush' over human rights
    Mugabe slams 'Almighty Bush' over human rights
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe accused United States President George Bush of "rank hypocrisy" on Wednesday for lecturing him on human rights,...
    Ahmadinejad spars with academics in NY
    Ahmadinejad spars with academics in NY
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with an American university president who called him a "petty and cruel dictator" at a forum on...
    Al-Maliki says Iraq is secure for expanded UN role
    Al-Maliki says Iraq is secure for expanded UN role
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met ministers from world powers and neighbouring countries on Saturday after telling the United Nations...
    You can be a banker to the world's poor
    You can be a banker to the world's poor
    Fuelled by last year's Nobel Prize for a man nicknamed "banker to the poor", microlending to small businesses in the world's poorest countries is...