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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.
Indonesian supreme court upholds British Grandma's death sentence

Indonesian supreme court upholds British Grandma's death sentence Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Indonesia's highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Friday.
EU and eurozone jobless rate remain steady

EU and eurozone jobless rate remain steady Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The unemployment rate for the eurozone stood at 12.1 percent in July, the same as the previous month and also the highest since such statistics were first publicised in 1995, European Union (EU) statistics office said Friday.
UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria

UK PM Cameron loses vote on military action over Syria Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost his parliamentary vote calling for military action over Syria "in principle".
Britain takes draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council

Britain takes draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

Britain says it plans to introduce a U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday that condemns the alleged chemical attack by Syrian forces and authorizes "necessary measures to protect civilians."
Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate

Stocks slide, oil up as Syria tensions escalate Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Fears of an escalating conflict in Syria rippled across financial markets on Tuesday, sinking stocks, lifting gold and pushing the price of oil to the highest in a year and a half. 
Gunmen assassinate top security official in Russia's Caucasus

Gunmen assassinate top security official in Russia's Caucasus Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Unidentified gunmen have killed a top security official in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.
German report says US spied on UN

German report says US spied on UN Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The German magazine Der Spiegel says the U.S. National Security Agency secretly monitored the U.N.'s internal video conferencing system by decrypting it last year.
Armstrong reaches settlement with British newspaper

Armstrong reaches settlement with British newspaper Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Britain's Sunday Times said on Sunday it had settled with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after it was forced to pay damages over a report which suggested he had used banned substances.
British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound'

British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

London police said the detention of the Brazilian partner of a journalist who broke news on U.S. surveillance programs was “legally and procedurally sound,” as Brazil called it unjustified. 
Protests after Britain detains partner of Snowden journalist

Protests after Britain detains partner of Snowden journalist Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

British authorities came under pressure on Monday to explain why anti-terrorism powers were used to detain for nine hours the partner of a journalist who has written articles about U.S. and British surveillance programs based on leaks from Edward Snowden.
Al-Qaeda reportedly targeting European high-speed rail network

Al-Qaeda reportedly targeting European high-speed rail network Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A report by the German mass circulation daily Bild on Monday said that al-Qaeda leaders have been plotting attacks on high-speed rail networks across Europe.
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