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Spying Case Left Obama in Dark, U.S. Officials Say

Spying Case Left Obama in Dark, U.S. Officials Say

WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult ...

Prince William describes having his own family as his ‘silver lining’ following tragedy of his mother’s death

Prince William describes having his own family as his ‘silver lining&...

The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry ...

Indonesia vote: Exit polls give Widodo slim lead

Indonesia vote: Exit polls give Widodo slim lead

Exit polls give Jakarta governor Joko Widodo a narrow lead in Indonesia’s presidential election, in a tight ...

Greek public sector workers start 24-hour strike

Greek public sector workers start 24-hour strike

Public sector workers in Greece have begun a 24-hour strike to protest against continuing cuts in government ...

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WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ... Full article
Human Rights
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military on his Facebook page is emblematic of the ... Full article
Families of missing children deal with despair and hope as the country continues to lose generation after generation. Eleven children go missing every hour and seven are never found ...
Migrant families wait to disembark from the Italian military ship “Grecale” as they arrived in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, on July 2, 2014 two days after a rescue ...
Despite hosting the second largest Syrian refugee population, Turkey has received the lowest level of funding compared to other countries hosting Syrian refugees, U.N. agencies have said. The report demonstrates ...
The French law, introduced in 2010, also covers balaclavas and hoods but has been criticised as targeting Muslim women. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters European judges declare that preservation of a ...
Norway
’I condemn the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem on 2 July. There is no excuse for acts of revenge. The circumstances surrounding the murder are still unclear, ... Full article
‘It is important that Norway, together with our European partners, sends a clear signal to the Syrian authorities that the persistent use of violence is unacceptable and must end ...
‘I would like to congratulate Thorbjørn Jagland on his re-election. It reflects the strong support for his reform work in the Council of Europe. In these times of crisis ...
‘Despite the difficult security situation in the Central African Republic, humanitarian actors are making impressive efforts to save lives and help the civilian population. Norway is providing an additional ...
“Norwegians shopping like crazy” analysts titled a recent report that shows that revenue in Norwegian retail increased by 0,5 percent in April, despite an expected decline.  The retail sales ...
Police are prepared to take action against Greenpeace’s ship Esperanza as soon as they receive the legal go ahead, the chief of police in Troms said on Friday. “This ...
Norway’s Football Association said it had banned political messages backing Ukraine or homosexuals during a friendly match against Russia on Saturday in Oslo. “At Ullevaal, it has been decided ...
The languages are much the same and they always give each other shedloads of points at Eurovision. Is there much to separate these Scandi cousins? The Local’s Patrick Reilly ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ... Full article
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world’s only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the ...
There are more than 1,000 drawings inside the Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc A cave in southern France dubbed the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel” has been added to Unesco’s World ...
The Middle East has long had a tradition of ornate gardens, but certain differences are found when comparing Ottoman and Safavid gardens Few people know how ancient the word ...
On a warm summer’s day Helena Bonham Carter is between jobs and between homes, supervising a move between the pair of London houses that she shares with Tim Burton. She is surrounded ...
“Close your eyes and think of the void,” Marina Abramović announces. “The void is also a cinema screen.” There are 160 of us here, along with a small number of the ...
All News
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military ... Full article
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops ...
FIFA rejected Brazil’s request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the ...
TASIKMALAYA Indonesia (Reuters) – The closest and dirtiest presidential race in Indonesia’s young democracy could ...
Asia News
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military on his Facebook page is emblematic of the ... Full article
Torrential rains battered Japan’s Okinawa islands on Wednesday as a weakened but still dangerous typhoon, leaving two dead and threatening widespread flooding as it headed for the nation’s main ...
TOKYO (Reuters) – Hundreds of flights were cancelled in Japan and more than 500,000 people urged to evacuate as a powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to ...
It seemed like a repeat of last year – same venue, same iftaar party and the two warring Khans – Shah Rukh and Salman. Former friends turned-foe-turned friends again – ...
Africa News
Juba (AFP) – South Sudan marks its third anniversary of independence on Wednesday, with civil war raging, the young nation divided ... Full article
DENHAM, England (AP) — South Korea’s I.K. Kim won the Ladies European Masters on Sunday, ...
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — With tears streaming down his face after being kneed in the ...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead ...
Europe News
Attorney General Eric Holder called on European nations Tuesday to deal more aggressively with the threat posed by the thousands of Westerners who have traveled to Syria to join the ... Full article
DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city ...
Tbilisi (AFP) – Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union’s last foreign minister, died Monday aged ...
Washington (AFP) – Plane travelers who can switch on their cellphones or other electronic devices will be able to take them aboard as part ...
Middle-East News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment Israel said may be just ... Full article
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the military said, striking at least ...
Iraq’s most senior Christian leader appealed Saturday for the release of two nuns and three orphans who have been missing for several days in ...
An autopsy showed an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials said Saturday, while Palestinian ...
 Americas News
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally ... Full article
BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States is committed to building ...
The Iowa Senate candidate who called the president “a dictator” in January now says she ...
According to the study’s authors, the findings challenge previous research that found no added benefit ...
 Australia News
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ... Full article
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Australian television producer Reg Grundy has been confirmed as the source of a mysterious donation to a fundraiser linked to the Liberal party before the 2013 federal election. Australian ...
Royal News
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ... Full article
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
  The British government plans to sell a majority of its stake in the Royal Mail through an initial public offering that will be one of the U.K.’s largest ...
Politics
David Cameron, François Hollande and Angela Merkel watch falling poppies during a ceremony marking the centenary of WWI Photo: EPA Concerns about ... Full article
On a Friday night two weeks ago, Democrats in Manchester, New Hampshire, packed a half-size ...
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow ...
Tony Blair has urged western governments to recognise that it needs to take an active role ...
Business News
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ... Full article
The debate about house prices is reignited on Mondayamid claims by Britain’s biggest property website that prices for homes have come “off the boil”. For the first time this year, the ...
Households are bracing themselves for the first rise in borrowing costs since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low more than five years ago. Thursday’s warning from Mark Carney, the ...
George Osborne is to give the Bank of England sweeping new powers to control the size of mortgages amid fears that rapidly rising house pricesrisk becoming a bubble that would threaten Britain’s economic recovery. Measures announced ...
Environment News
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images Ecuador’s government was ... Full article
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presents a “Hands off our Elephants” plaque to UNDP Administrator, ...
Fashion News
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ... Full article
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ... Full article
Interview with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson by Chief In Editor of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar and Matthew Classen Senior Honorary Media Advisor of the Oslo Times. Johan Michael ...
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children dressed in yellow set ...
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military mobilized troops around the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Palestinian militants there fired some 30 rockets at southern Israel over 24 hours, three of ...
Life Style
British prog rock legends Pink Floyd are set to release a new album called “The Endless River” in October, their first ... Full article
Genes linked to both numeracy and literacy may affect brain development and function. Photograph: Christopher ...
Paris (AFP) – In 1992, a pair of scientists had a brainwave: how about inserting ...
CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves ...
News & Reviews
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military ... Full article
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops ...
FIFA rejected Brazil’s request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the ...
TASIKMALAYA Indonesia (Reuters) – The closest and dirtiest presidential race in Indonesia’s young democracy could ...
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NASA’s new spacecraft to sniff carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere reached orbit ...
   
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