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Poland to challenge EU partners during presidency

WARSAW: Poland painted itself as a saviour of the European project, while accusing fellow member states of selfishness and short-sightedness, as it began its six-month presidency of the EU. Times have changed since this nation of 38 million people was led by twin brothers Jaroslaw and Lech Kaczynski of the conservative Right and Justice party, a government considered hostile to ...

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Mladic to ‘boycott war crimes hearing’

Ratko Mladic plans to boycott the UN war crimes court on Monday when he is scheduled to enter a plea against charges of genocide during the Bosnian war Ratko Mladic in his first appearance before a UN judge after 16 years on the run. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic plans to boycott the UN war ...

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Colombia rebel head narrowly eludes capture: Santos

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The leader of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group narrowly eluded capture, fleeing hours before the army seized his jungle hideout, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday. Alfonso Cano, leader since 2008 of the Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC), escaped at most 12…

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Black July and Gradual Genocide

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Another festering wound of colonization exploded in July of 1983 when angry mobs attacked, maimed and murdered thousands of Tamil people. While over 3,000 Tamils, including women and children, lay bleeding to death in the streets of Sri Lanka, Sinhalese prisoners conveniently were allowed to kill fifty-two Tamil political prisoners in Colombo’s jail. What ...

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Yingluck to Form Coalition Government in Thailand

By PHISANU PHROMCHANYA BANGKOK—Thailand’s prime minister-elect, Yingluck Shinawatra, said Monday her For Thais Party will form a coalition government with four smaller parties. Thailand could have its first woman prime minister following an election victory for the younger sister of ousted Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Will this mark a turning point for a historically unstable government, and how will investors ...

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A Rebel Offer to Qaddafi: ‘Resign’ and Remain in Libya

AL RUJBAN, Libya — The leader of Libya’s opposition movement said Sunday that rebel leaders had offered Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi the option to leave power and remain in his country, but he said that the offer, which seemed to represent a considerable softening of the rebel position, had not elicited a reply. The opposition leader, Mustapha Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of ...

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Thaksin party wins Thai election by a landslide

BANGKOK: Thailand’s opposition swept to power in a surprise election landslide on Sunday, led by the sister of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a victory for the rural and urban poor red-shirt protesters who clashed with the army last year. Exit polls showed Yingluck Shinawatra’s Puea Thai (For Thais) party winning a clear majority of parliament’s 500 seats, ...

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Divided Thailand votes in crucial election

Thailand votes on Sunday in a closely fought election seen as pivotal to the future of the deeply divided kingdom, after years of political deadlock and often bloody street protests. The poll is the first major electoral test for the government since mass opposition rallies paralysed Bangkok last year, scaring away foreign tourists and sparking a military crackdown that left ...

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Greece crisis: Eurozone backs 12bn euros in aid

Eurozone finance ministers have approved the latest tranche of emergency help for the Greek economy. They are to release about 12bn euros (£10.4bn, $17.4bn) in the next two weeks to help Greece meet payments on its huge debts and avoid bankruptcy. Earlier this week, the Greek…

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Libya’s Neighborhoods Prepare for NATO’s Boots

At ten a.m. Tripoli time on 6/28/11 the Libyan Ministry of Health made available to this observer its compilation entitled “Current Statistics Of Civilian Victims Of Nato Bombardments On Libya, (3/19/11-6/27/11). Before releasing their data, which will be made public this afternoon, it was confirmed by the findings of the Libyan Red Crescent Society and also by civil defense workers ...

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