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Greeks agree coalition government without Papandreou

Greek leaders at crisis talks in Athens have agreed to form a new coalition government, the president’s office says. Beleaguered PM George Papandreou will step aside and his successor will be chosen at talks in the morning, the statement said. He and main opposition leader Antonis Samaras attended the talks, hosted by President Karolos Papoulias. The…

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Lady Gaga dominates the MTV EMAs with four awards

Lady Gaga took home four awards from the MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland last night. The eccentric singer – who performed while sitting on a moon sculpture – picked up gongs in four out of the six categories she was nominated for to win Best Female, Best Song and Best Video for ‘Born This Way’ and Biggest Fan, a ...

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‘Carlos the Jackal’ faces new French bomb attack trial

Self-styled international revolutionary “Carlos the Jackal” is to go on trial in Paris over four bomb attacks in the early 1980s that killed 11 people. “Carlos”, a Venezuelan whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is already serving a life sentence in France for the murder of two policemen in 1975. He was captured by French special forces in Sudan ...

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Nicaragua’s president Ortega set to win third term

Former Marxist guerrilla leader Daniel Ortega was on the brink of keeping his job as Nicaragua’s president for five more years, bolstered by solid support from the country’s rural poor. Ortega, 65, has presided over economic growth in Central America’s poorest nation with financial aid from his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and by savvy deals with former foes ...

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Brazil, China and other emerging markets trail US

It sounded like a can’t-miss proposition: Buy the winners, drop the losers. Developing countries from Brazil to China are expanding much faster than aging economies in the U.S. and Europe, where borrowing during the boom years has been a drag on growth. So the smart money bought stocks in emerging markets, expecting that rapid economic expansion there would provide better ...

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Big quake shakes Oklahoma for as much as minute

A cookie jar lies in pieces on the kitchen counter as Jesse Richards descri… SPARKS, Okla. (AP) – Residents in Oklahoma are shaken after the state’s strongest earthquake ever and a big aftershock. Saturday night’s magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was followed early Sunday by a 4.0 aftershock. Sparks resident Jesse ...

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Iran calls UN nuclear weapons claims ‘fabricated’

Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Iran has dismissed a UN watchdog report on Tehran’s nuclear programme, saying that its new intelligence on alleged nuclear weapons work by the regime is ‘fabricated’.  The International Atomic Energy Agency has planned to reveal intelligence in the coming week suggesting Iran made…

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Papandreou wins vote, Greece still faces uncertainty

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a parliamentary confidence vote on Saturday, avoiding snap elections which would have torpedoed Greece’s debt crisis bailout deal and inflamed the euro zone’s economic crisis. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou raises his hand to vote in a confidence vote in the Greek parliament, next to Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos in Athens ...

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Pakistan Court Indicts Seven Over Bhutto Killing

Islamabad. A Pakistani anti-terror court Saturday indicted two police officers and five alleged Taliban militants over the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a prosecutor said. Nobody has been convicted or jailed for Bhutto’s assassination on December 27, 2007, in Rawalpindi, a garrison city near the capital Islamabad, in a gun and suicide attack after she addressed an…

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Two People Burn While Tibet Protests Spread Across the Globe During G20

Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – At the onset of the G20 summit, breaks the alarming news of the 11th self-immolation of a Tibetan since March of this year, in the southwest province of Sichuan. A 35 year old nun, Palden Choetso, of the Gaden Choeling nunnery, chanted ‘Free Tibet’, and “Long Live the Dalai Lama” before setting herself ...

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