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West fears China-Pakistan nuclear allianc

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VIENNA — Western states pressured China at closed-door talks last week to address concerns about its plans to expand a nuclear power plant in Pakistan and provide more information, but were rebuffed, two diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. Beijing’s atomic relations with Islamabad have caused unease in Washington, Delhi and other capitals due to Pakistan’s [...]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Arizona police see immigration law as enforcement headache

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PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called it “a victory for the rule of law.” But for many police chiefs, Monday’sU.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070, the state’s immigration law, looks like a big headache. Arizona may now require officers to ask for proof of legal status of people [...]

June 26th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Violence Escalates on Gaza Border

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TEL AVIV — Despite a pledged cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel, strikes resumed on both sides of the Gaza border on Saturday, killing at least two Palestinian men and a 6-year-old boy in Gaza, and wounding an Israeli man in Sderot, officials said. Signaling the seriousness of the renewed fighting, the chief of the [...]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Syria, Turkey mount joint rescue for downed jet’s pilots

BEIRUT — A day after Syria shot down a Turkish jet, officials from the neighboring countries moved to tamp down tensions Saturday as they mounted a joint rescue operation for two pilots still missing in the eastern Mediterranean. The incident dramatically escalated tensions between two countries whose relations were already severely strained because of Turkey‘stacit support [...]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China astronauts mark first manual space docking

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China completed its first-ever manual docking between a manned spacecraft and an orbiting lab module on Sunday, putting it a step closer in an ambitious campaign to build a space station. The Shenzhou 9 and its three-person crew, including the country’s first woman in Space Liu Yang, separated about 400 metres from [...]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Turkey weighs response after Syria downs Turkish jet

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Turkey promised on Saturday to do “whatever necessary” in response to Syria’s shooting-down of a Turkish fighter, but did not immediately contest an assertion by Damascus that the jet had been in its airspace at the time. The downing of the aircraft, at a point close to the sea borders of both countries, provided a [...]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

18 killed as Kabul hotel standoff ends

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Heavily armed Taliban militants stormed into a lakeside hotel north of Kabul and opened fire on guests inside, killing 18 people mostly civilians before the 12-hour long rampage ended on Friday morning, said Afghan officials.   The brazen attack on a resort where many Afghans go to try to forget about the war was a [...]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Greek coalition ‘may be imminent

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A coalition government could be formed by mid-Wednesday in Greece, the head of the country’s socialist party has said. Evangelos Venizelos, whose PASOK party came third in Sunday’s elections, said the socialists “will support this government sincerely and will participate in it in the most beneficial way in order to make it effective and credible”. [...]

June 20th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Obama: China, Russia not signed on for Assad’s removal

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Russia and China have not agreed to any plan for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad from power but do recognize the danger of an all-out civil war in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday as Assad’s forces bombarded the city of Homs and clashed with rebels. International efforts to halt the violence are deadlocked [...]

June 20th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Chocolate for China’s space woman

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BEIJING: China’s space planners made major changes in the programme for its first woman astronaut in the spacecraft Shenzhou-9. They ensured there was enough chocolate in the spaceship and a curtain to allow the woman astronaut to change. “We also developed a new series of spacesuits for women astronauts,” said Li Tanqiu, deputy chief designer. China’s first [...]

June 20th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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