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EU nod for new Iran sanctions

17 June 2010

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders yesterday adopted a new set of sanctions against Iran in a further effort to stall its disputed nuclear programme. Read More


White House welcomes looser hold on Gaza

17 June 2010

The White House is welcoming Israel's decision to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Read More

Britain to stop aid

17 June 2010

BLANTYRE – More than 100 members of a Christian religious sect have barricaded themselves in an abandoned building in southern Malawi over their refusal to give their children the measles vaccine, a regional health official said yesterday.Members of Seventh Day Apostolic... Read More

Move to reform Aborigine policy

17 June 2010

CANBERRA – Australia plans to reform a policy criticised as racist for restricting how Outback Aborigines spend their welfare cheques by applying it to recipients regardless of ethnicity, the prime minister said yesterday. The policy aims to reduce alcohol and drug... Read More


France floods leave 19 dead

16 June 2010

DRAGUIGNAN, France – At least 19 people were killed in flash floods that hit the back hills of the French Riviera on Wednesday and turned streets into rivers of surging, muddy water, officials said. Read More

Kenyan politicians arrested for hate speeches

16 June 2010

NAIROBI  – Kenyan police yesterday arrested three top politicians for hate speeche. Read More


Bin Laden hunter held in Pakistan

16 June 2010

ISLAMABAD – An American man armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan. Read More

Two killed as small plane crashes

16 June 2010

SYDNEY – Two people were killed after their light plane crashed in a Sydney neighbourhood yesterday, narrowly missing houses and an elementary school. Read More


BP agrees to $20B fund; chairman apologizes

16 June 2010

President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

China seeks police help to combat crime

16 June 2010

BEIJING  – China has ordered police to identify and resolve conflicts before they boil over as part of a "strike hard" campaign aimed at social tensions blamed for a recent wave of violent crime. Read More


Jet-lagged general slumps at hearing

15 June 2010

WASHINGTON – General David Petraeus slumped at the witness table yesterday while testifying at a Senate hearing, and a spokesman said the general was likely dehydrated and jet-lagged from his travels. Read More

Abortion issue rocks Kenya

15 June 2010

NAIROBI – A group of anti-abortion Kenyan churches and Christian groups yesterday blamed Kenya’s government for involvement in two explosions that ripped through a packed rally protesting the country’s proposed constitution.The accusation over Sunday evening’s attack... Read More

Uzbeks flee mobs

15 June 2010

OSH, Kyrgyzstan – About 100 000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border yesterday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left a major city smouldering. With fires raging in the... Read More


BP fund for spill victims

15 June 2010

GULFPORT – The White House said yesterday  BP appeared willing  to set up the kind of victims compensation fund President Barack Obama was demanding, as Obama set out on a three-state tour of the stricken Gulf Coast.Spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters travelling... Read More

Israel approves raid inquiry

15 June 2010

JERUSALEM – Israel’s government yesterday approved an investigation into the deadly raid on a flotilla trying to break the blockade of Gaza, rejecting calls for an international inquiry but allowing the participation of two accomplished foreign observers to try to deflect... Read More

10 police officers killed

15 June 2010

MEXICO CITY – Ten federal police officers were killed yesterday after being attacked by unidentified gunmen near a vocational high school in western Mexico.The officers were returning from a patrol when they came under fire from the gang in the city of Zitacuaro in... Read More


Germans protest budget cuts

14 June 2010

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday urged her squabbling government to fall in line to sell austerity measures, a day after thousands Read More

Sensors set up to track oil spill

14 June 2010

SCHRIEVER - Undersea sensors were being deployed to a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday in an effort to better track the amount of oil gushing into the sea, Read More

Robber did it, says van der Sloot

14 June 2010

LIMA, Peru - Joran van der Sloot told police in Chile that it was an unidentified robber who beat a young woman to death in his hotel room, Read More

Sensors set up to track oil spill

14 June 2010

SCHRIEVER - Undersea sensors were being deployed to a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday in an effort to better track the amount of oil gushing into the sea, t Read More


Flood kills 18

13 June 2010

OUACHITA NATIONAL FOREST - Some people awoke to roaring floodwaters. Others were roused by panicked banging on their cabin doors. Read More


Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?