against North Korea has been gaining a stronger presence in the administration of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi since he accompanied the premier to Pyongyang for landmark talks with the North's leader Kim Jong Il in September.
was left with no other option but to go for the February poll after he failed to restore his parliamentary majority.
Militants have threatened bombings in res-ponse to the expected election of hard-liner
Ariel Sharon, 73, as the country's new PM.
Despite the collapse of the Communist Soviet Union in 1989, "We are still on our feet," Le Kha Phieu, the country's leading hard-liner
and Communist Party chief, reminded the President.
Summary: Tehran's conservative mayor dropped out of Iran's presidential election Monday to back a hard-liner
believed to be close to the country's supreme leader, consolidating the opposition aiming to unseat moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
Sharon's decision to leave Likud sent shock waves through Israel, redrawing the political map, finalising his transformation from hard-liner
to moderate and boosting prospects of progress in peacemaking with the Palestinians.
Calling Sharon a hard-liner
or a warmonger is hardly anti-Semitic, contrary to what Schoenfeld seems to imply--but comparing the head of the Jewish state to Hitler, who sought to exterminate the Jews, is beyond obscenity.
Three blasts went off several blocks from parliament yesterday as hard-liner
Alvaro Uribe entered the building to take the oath of office.
Militants have threatened bombings in response to the expected election of hard-liner
Ariel Sharon, 73, as the country's new Prime Minister.
Hwang, one of North Korea's top Japanese-language experts, faced off with Abe, a leading hard-liner
against North Korea who has blocked Hwang's two attempts to obtain a visa to enter Japan.
But he was soon whipped back into shape by hard-liner
Years later Kennan would characterize Forrestal as "sharp, tense, inquisitive, potentially very much a hard-liner