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US, France say support growing for Syria strikes

US, France say support growing for Syria strikes Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that many countries were prepared to take part in US-led military strikes against the Syrian regime for an alleged chemical attack near a Damascus suburb last month.
Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race Sun, 08 Sep, 2013

People in the Russian capital Moscow are voting in the first mayoral election in nearly a decade.
Madrid eliminated from Olympics 2020 venue race

Madrid eliminated from Olympics 2020 venue race Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Madrid has been eliminated in dramatic fashion from the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games after the first round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires.
European Union urges US to await UN report on Syria

European Union urges US to await UN report on Syria Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

European foreign ministers on Saturday endorsed a "clear and strong response" to a chemical weapons attack that strongly points to the Syrian government, but they urged the U.S. to delay possible military action until U.N. inspectors report their findings. 
Hitler's last bodyguard Rochus Misch dies aged 96

Hitler's last bodyguard Rochus Misch dies aged 96 Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The last surviving bodyguard of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has died in Germany at the age of 96. 
G20 leaders vow to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals

G20 leaders vow to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Group of 20 leading economies has decided to force the world's largest multinational companies to pay more taxes.
Cyprus parliament narrowly approves bailout condition

Cyprus parliament narrowly approves bailout condition Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Parliament of Cyprus on Friday approved key legislation bringing its cooperative banks under the direct supervision of the central bank, narrowly avoiding a rejection which would have placed a 10-billion-euro bailout program in jeopardy.

Nordic countries pledge $750 million to the Global Fund Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strongly welcomed a pledge of US$750 million by Nordic countries, a highly significant contribution to defeating these three infectious diseases.
Syria's war overshadows economic battles as Obama, world leaders meet for G20 summit

Syria's war overshadows economic battles as Obama, world leaders meet for G20 summit Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The rift over Syria could overshadow a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg at which global leaders want to forge a united front on growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.
Femen presents documentary on topless movement at Venice

Femen presents documentary on topless movement at Venice Wed, 04 Sep, 2013

A new documentary about the Femen topless activists shown in Venice has revealed that the feminist group was founded by a man.
Vodafone agrees $130bn sales of Verizon Wireless stake

Vodafone agrees $130bn sales of Verizon Wireless stake Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

Vodafone has confirmed it has sold its 45% share in Verizon Wireless to US operator Verizon for $130bn.
Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria

Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

 Russian lawmakers want to travel to Washington to urge the U.S. Congress not to back President Barack Obama's plan for military strikes on Syria, the speaker of the upper house of parliament told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
British broadcaster David Frost dies aged 74

British broadcaster David Frost dies aged 74 Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74. 
World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria

World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Protesters worldwide are taking to the streets — and to social media — to express their varied views on a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Irish writer and poet Seamus Heaney, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, died Friday at the age of 74, his family said.

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