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US apology for ‘death camp’ remarks insufficient

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BERLIN – US President Barack Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish-American resistance fighter Jan Karski sparked the Eastern European country’s prime minister to call for a more explicit apology and historical correction. The White House expressed regret on Tuesday after Poland took offense at the term. “Fluent in […]

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Quake survivors’ misery as Italy counts the cost

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SAN FELICE SUL PANARO, Italy — Rescue workers ended their search for survivors on Wednesday after a second killer earthquake in northeastern Italy claimed 17 lives and caused millions of euros of damage. As thousands of jittery survivors fearful of further tremors stayed close to camps where they had sought shelter overnight, communities urgently called […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

UK’s top court backs extradition of WikiLeaks boss

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court has endorsed the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, bringing the secret-spilling Internet activist a big step closer to prosecution in a Scandinavian court. But a question mark hung over the decision after Assange’s lawyer made the highly unusual suggestion that she would try to reopen the […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Egypt cabinet to meet as election turns violent

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CAIRO — Egypt’s cabinet is to meet Tuesday after the presidential election turned violent when protesters torched the offices of a runoff candidate from the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. Protesters set fire to the headquarters of former prime minister Ahmad Shafiq, angered after the electoral commission announced he would face an Islamist rival […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

NATO says Al Qaeda’s No. 2 in Afghanistan killed in air strike

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ISLAMABAD — U.S.-led coalition troops battling Afghan Taliban insurgents have killed Al Qaeda’s second-in-command in Afghanistan in an air strike in the country’s eastern province of Kunar, the coalition said Tuesday. Sakhr al-Taifi, a Saudi national, commanded foreign insurgent fighters and frequently moved between Afghanistan and Pakistan, often overseeing the transport of militants into Afghanistan, […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Second major quake rocks north Italy, 8 dead

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At least eight people were killed today when a strong earthquake rocked northeastern Italy, just nine days after another quake in the same region wrought death and destruction. The 5.8 magnitude quake struck about 60 kilometres east of the city of Parma, according to the Geographical Institute of Modena, and sent panicked residents rushing into […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Nepal braces for instability ahead of new election

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal braced Monday for months of political instability and street protests after a midnight deadline passed without agreement on a new constitution, triggering fresh elections. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the country’s political leaders had failed to achieve their goal since their election four years ago and he said a new […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Berlusconi spent $25 million on his bunga bunga parties

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LONDON: Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had 16 million pounds (about $25 million) in cash delivered to his luxury villa to pay girls at his bunga bunga parties, The Sun reported. The staggering stash was revealed during the trial of the 75-year-old politician who refuses to admit to have paid for having sex with a minor. Dozens […]

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

Mali Tuaregs, Islamist rebels agree to merge, create new state

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Mali’s Tuareg rebel National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and Ansar Dine Islamist militants have agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state in the north of the country, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday. The deal between MNLA, which has said it wants an independent secular state in the north, and […]

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

Over 90 killed in Syria massacre, activists say

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BEIRUT: A Syrian artillery barrage killed more than 90 people, including dozens of children, in the worst violence since the start of a UN peace plan to staunch the flow of blood from Syria’s uprising, activists said on Saturday. The bloodied bodies of children, some with their skulls rent by shrapnel, were shown lying in a room […]

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

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