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Merkel reads Netanyahu the riot act over settlement plan

Israel has infuriated its most reliable West European ally, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by announcing expansion of a Jewish settlement in Jerusalem in defiance of a US-backed warning to both parties in the Middle East conflict to avoid “provocative actions”. Ms Merkel’s anger, expressed in unequivocal terms in a personal telephone call to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was all ...

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Egyptians protest military leadership

Reporting from Cairo— Thousands of protesters once again gathered in the heart of Cairo on Friday to voice their exasperation with the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces, though their numbers fell far short of the hoped-for “million men.” The military, which has been running the country since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak on Feb.11, has been under heavy ...

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Navy issuing first 1,000 redundancy notices

More than 1,000 Royal Navy staff will learn they are being made redundant later as part of a first round of military job cuts. Of about 1,020 job losses, a third are compulsory. Some 810 sailors applied for redundancy and 670 were accepted. The navy is cutting numbers by 5,000 to 30,000 by 2015, as part of 22,000 armed forces ...

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Huntsman Moves Headquarters to New Hampshire

Jon M. Huntsman Jr. is moving his presidential campaign headquarters to New Hampshire from Florida, aides said Thursday, a decision that underscores that his path to the nomination is wholly dependent on trying to score an upset in the nation’s first primary. The Huntsman campaign has been focusing intensively on New Hampshire for weeks, all but abandoning the three-state strategy ...

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UK ready to veto £40bn EU ‘transaction tax’ plan as row brews over further European integration

Britain has pledged to veto a £40billion ‘transaction tax’ on the City that the EU is planning as a means to make firms repay their debts after receiving huge state support. The UK Treasury said it will ‘resist’ European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso’s plan to impose a transaction tax on share dealing across the EU. The haul would raise ...

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Five LeT militants, three troopers killed in J-K gun battle

Srinagar, Sep 28 (ANI): At least five militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and three security officials, including an army official and two policemen, were killed in a gun battle in the dense forest in Kralpora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara District.  Brigadier A L Chavan of General Staff 15 Corps today said that the battle started on ...

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Planes diverted as Mexico City airport power fails

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An unspecified number of flights have been diverted from Mexico City because a power failure darkened the capital’s international airport. Airport managers say power and flight service is expected to be restored before midnight. Officials say the apparent failure of a transformer threatened to start a fire at the facility. But they stress that passengers and ...

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