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UN Security Council welcomes continued cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait

Print 1 December 2012 &#150 The United Nations Security Council welcomes the continued cooperation of the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait, the 15-member said today in a press statement today. In addition, it welcomed &#8220Iraq's continued commitment to full implementation of its outstanding obligations under the relevant Chapter VII Security Council resolutions, and called on both States to continue to ...

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Turkey requests Nato missile defences amid Syria chemical weapons fears

A Dutch Patriot missile installation. The Dutch and German parliaments are expected to approve the deployment of Patriot systems in Turkey this week. Photograph: Robert Vos/EPA Turkey asked for Nato Patriot missile defences to be deployed on its territory after receiving intelligence that the Syrian government was contemplating the use of missiles, possibly with chemical warheads, Turkish officials have told ...

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Kansas City Police: Chiefs player killed girlfriend, then self

Video: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager after first thanking them for everything they had done for him, police said. Authorities did not immediately release a possible motive for the murder-suicide, which stunned ...

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Merkel Does Not Rule Out Future Greek Debt ‘Haircut’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that Greece’s creditors may look at writing down more of its debt but not before the current bailout program has run its course. Last Tuesday euro zone finance ministers and the IMFÂ approved a package of measures including interest rate reductions and an extension of repayment periods aimed at cutting Greece’s public debt ...

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US Senate Passes New Sanctions on Iran

The U.S. Senate approved a new round of economic sanctions against Iran Friday, ignoring warnings by the White House that the additional measures could prove counter-productive to the goal of persuading Iran to curb its nuclear programme. The 94-0 vote, which was immediately praised by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), marked a rebuff to President Barack Obama ...

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Palestinians warn: back UN statehood bid or risk boosting Hamas

Failure to support limited recognition would undermine Abbas and validate armed resistance to Israel for many, officials warn Confronted with a Palestinian application to go to the international court, Hillary Clinton reportedly said: ‘Don’t you even go there.’ Photograph: Reuters The Palestinian leadership is warning Europe and the US that failure to support its bid for statehood at the United ...

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Palestinians predict historic UN vote on statehood

| November 27, 2012 | Updated: November 27, 2012 12:09pm Comments (0) E-mail Print Tweet Page 1 of 1 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. observer is predicting that “a historic event” will take place on Thursday when a great majority of countries in the United Nations are expected to approve a resolution recognizing the existence of the state ...

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UN condemns genital mutilation

New York – The United Nations General Assembly on Monday passed its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation, which opponents say more than 140-million women worldwide have had to endure. Though outlawed in most nations, the measure represents the first…

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Bangladesh factory fire ‘troubles’ Walmart

US retailer Walmart says it is troubled that a supplier subcontracted work without authorisation to a factory hit by a lethal fire in Bangladesh. Walmart said it was cutting ties with the supplier. The fire at the Tazreen Fashions plant outside the capital, Dhaka, killed more than 100 people…

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