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Merkel’s Europe – how her men run Brussels

Brussels: In Brussels, Germans have shrugged off their postwar reserve and make no apology for shaping Europe’s future, taking key posts in EU institutions and pushing Berlin’s trade interests with vigor.
As Angela Merkel forms a new coalition government after a third successive election triumph, the conservative chancellor can build on efforts, in place since her [...]

Pak secretly endorsed drone strikes: report

Washington: Pakistan for years secretly approved of US drone attacks on its territory despite public denunciations, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing secret documents.
The purported evidence of Islamabad’s involvement came as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the White House and urged an end to the attacks, which are widely unpopular with the Pakistani public.
Pakistani support [...]

US writes off French ire over NSA surveillance, says ‘all nations’ spy

Washington: Rejecting French outrage over NSA having monitored over 70 million phone calls in the country, the White House said that “all nations” indulged in spying activities.
However US President Barack Obama called up French counterpart Francois Hollande and assured him that the US was reviewing its intelligence gathering practices.
A statement by the White House said, [...]

US sees Syria’s Bashar al-Assad strengthened by rise of Islamist gro

Paris: The rise of Islamist groups fighting Syria’s Western-backed rebels has emboldened the Syrian government and will make it harder to extract concessions from Damascus at any peace talks, a US official said on Monday.
The United States hopes to bring moderate elements of the Syrian opposition together with the government at a peace conference tentatively [...]

Australia’s first female Prime Minister’s ‘murderous rage’ over sexism

Sydney: Australia’s first female premier Julia Gillard has described her “murderous rage” at her sexist treatment but said she would do it all again in her first public appearance since being dumped.
Gillard received a standing ovation from a sellout 2,600-person crowd as she stepped onto the stage of the Sydney Opera House for a candid [...]

UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomes India-Pak talks

New York: UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed the talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan held on the sidelines of the General Assembly here as he stressed the importance of India’s role in South Asia.
Ban met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday and discussed regional developments in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the [...]

Syria rakes up 9/11 attacks, rebels ‘eating human heart’ issue at UN

United Nations: Four months after a macabre video of a Syrian rebel eating a human heart surfaced, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem raked up the issue of ruthless act again while addressing the United Nations.
Seeking to add weight to Assad regime, Syrian Foreign Minister while addressing the UN General Assembly, invoked 9/11 attacks, comparing the [...]

Silvio Berlusconi faces obstacles in bid to topple govt

Rome: Silvio Berlusconi on Monday faced dissent within his People of Freedom Party, complicating his plans to bring down Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s coalition government.
But even if Letta survives a confidence vote on Wednesday the prospects for stability and reform in Italy look more fragile than ever as he will face a larger and stronger [...]

White House sees ‘irony’ in Vladimir Putin’s New York Times column

Washington: Russian President Vladimir Putin proved an important point about “American exceptionalism” when he took a shot at the concept in his column in the New York Times, the White House said on Thursday.
In the opinion piece, Putin lauded a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control and lectured the United States [...]

Car bomb hits near US consulate in Afghanistan, 2 dead

Kabul: Taliban militants attacked the U.S. consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, using a car bomb and guns to battle security forces just outside the compound in the city of Herat. It was not entirely clear whether any attackers managed to breach the facility, but at least two Afghans died, while the U.S. said [...]

12-year-old US girl commits suicide after being bullied online

Lakeland, Florida: A 12-year-old girl committed suicide after she was bullied online by more than a dozen girls and a sheriff said Thursday that he is investigating whether he can file charges under a new Florida state law that covers cyber-bullying.
Sheriff Grady Judd said that Rebecca Ann Sedwick jumped to her death on Monday at [...]

WikiLeaks server, a ‘relic of our time’, sells for $33,000

Stockholm: The server used by pro-transparency organisation WikiLeaks when it released secret documents in 2010 about the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a massive trove of diplomatic cables was sold for $33,000 on Thursday.
Swedish Internet firm Bahnhof, which hosted WikiLeaks at the time, sold the Dell server on online marketplace eBay. http://r.reuters.com/zyv92v
Bahnhof Chief [...]

White steam rising, North Korea restarts Yongbyon nuclear reactor?

Pyongyang: In what may reignite furore over North Korean nukes, a white steam was seen rising from a building near Pyongyang’s Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a US institute report said Thursday.
The BBC cited a report on 38 North website written by US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University according to which the 5 MW reactor of North [...]

UNSC permanent members mull over Russia plan on Syria chemical weapons

Geneva: As the diplomatic heat over Syria crisis intensifies, the five permanent member countries of the United Nations Security Council will on Thursday meet to discuss Russian proposal to handover Syrian chemical stockpile to the international community.
United Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for bilateral talks over Russia plan on [...]

Japan ‘hurt’ by French Fukushima cartoon

Tokyo: Japan is to formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a French weekly newspaper showing sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nuclear plant and linking this to the Olympics, the top government spokesman said on Thursday.
Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games after overcoming concerns [...]

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