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Chavez Day Marked by Parade Clashes Diplomatic Spat (Venezuela)

Chavez Day Marked by Parade Clashes Diplomatic Spat (Venezuela)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:26

Venezuela marked the anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency. [caption id="attachment_35978" align="alignright" width="444"] Hugo Chavez Anniversary[/caption]...

India and Pakistan Ramp up Aid as they Jostle for Influence in Kabul

India and Pakistan Ramp up Aid as they Jostle for Influence in Kabul

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:44

India's most important message for Afghanistan is that it is not leaving, and it is backing that message with the biggest aid package it has ever given another country. [caption id="attachment_35951" align="alignright" width="263"] Kabul[/caption] Indian diplomats insist the message ...

How US and Europe can Punish Russia in Ukraine Conflict

How US and Europe can Punish Russia in Ukraine Conflict

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:38

The United States has a number of economic weapons to punish Russia for its military intervention in Ukraine, ranging from asset freezes to kicking Moscow out of the exclusive G8 group of countries, and President Barack Obama is focusing first on measures that would not require congressional action. [caption ...

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China to Declare War on Pollution (Premier Li Keqiang)

China to Declare War on Pollution (Premier Li Keqiang)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:26

China is to "declare war" on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed measures to tackle what has become a hot-button social issue. [caption id="attachment_35941" align="alignright" width="276"]...

Ukraine Mobilises After Putin Declaration of War

Ukraine Mobilises After Putin Declaration of War

Monday, March 3, 2014 11:26

Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. [caption id="attachment_35906" align="alignnone" width="562"] ...

China Turbulent Xinjiang Weighs Anti-Terror Laws for the First Time

China Turbulent Xinjiang Weighs Anti-Terror Laws for the First Time

Friday, February 28, 2014 9:58

China's restive far western region of Xinjiang is considering drafting anti-terror laws for the first time, following a string of deadly incidents, a state-run newspaper said on Friday. [caption id="attachment_35867" align="alignnone" width="580"] China[/caption] Authorities are keen to clamp down on unrest ...

Indian Soldier Shoots dead five Colleagues Before Killing Himself (Kashmir)

Indian Soldier Shoots dead five Colleagues Before Killing Himself (Kashmir)

Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:35

[caption id="attachment_35839" align="alignright" width="338"] Indian Soldiers[/caption] An Indian soldier in Occupied Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues before shooting himself dead, news reported Thursday. Media reports said the incident took place inside a military camp in Indian-held ...

Google Ordered to Remove Anti-Islamic Film from YouTube

Google Ordered to Remove Anti-Islamic Film from YouTube

Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:17

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. [caption id="attachment_35830" align="alignnone" width="576"] Google[/caption] By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th ...

Barack Obama Warns Karzai of full Troop Withdrawal

Barack Obama Warns Karzai of full Troop Withdrawal

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:51

President Barack Obama told his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Tuesday he is now planning a full US troop withdrawal, but did not rule out agreeing a post-2014 mission with the next Kabul government. [caption id="attachment_35816" align="alignright" width="384"]...

Egypt Government Resigns Ahead of Presidential Poll

Egypt Government Resigns Ahead of Presidential Poll

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:24

Egypt’s military-installed government resigned en masse Monday in a surprise move ahead of a presidential poll likely to bring defence minister and army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power. [caption id="attachment_35794" align="alignright" width="372"] Egypt[/caption] A limited reshuffle to allow ...