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Violence against Muslims threatening Myanmar reforms: UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Violence against a Muslim minority in Myanmar is feeding a wider anti-Muslim feeling that poses a serious threat to the country’s

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Germany, France demand ‘no-spy’ agreement with U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded on Thursday that the United States strike a “no-spying” agreement with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year, saying alleged

China court upholds life sentence for ousted Bo Xilai

BEIJING (Reuters) – A court in eastern China on Friday upheld a life sentence for ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power,

Pakistan 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 on Wednesday, citing secret documents. The purported evidence of Islamabad’s

Iran lawmaker: No need for more 20% uranium

TEHRAN: A news agency covering Iran’s parliament has quoted a prominent lawmaker saying Tehran doesn’t need any more 20 percent enriched uranium, a key point in negotiations between the Islamic

Germany says U.S. may have monitored Merkel’s phone

BERLIN: The German government has obtained information that the United States may have monitored the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel and she called President Barack Obama on Wednesday to

Obama turns to trusted aide for ‘tech surge’ to fix healthcare website

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser on Tuesday to lead a “tech surge” aimed at repairing the troubled launch of the government website at the

Australians told to flee homes as hot winds fan Sydney fire threat

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians were told to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as dry winds created the conditions for a firestorm in mountainous bushland outside Sydney, where firefighters

Saudi Arabia warns of shift away from U.S. over Syria, Iran

DOHA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Upset at President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia’s ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take

China smog emergency shuts city of 11 million people

BEIJING (REUTERS): Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China ‘s largest cities on Monday, forcing schools to suspended classes, snarling traffic and closing the airport, in the