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Change in Chinese position bright spot at climate talks

China’s delegate to the United Nations climate conference in South Africa kicked off the conference on Monday with a surprise announcement: China, he said, might favor carbon curbs – eventually. “China will likely accept a post-2020 target for carbon dioxide emissions in the event that agreement can be reached at Durban,” Xie Zhenhua, deputy director of the National Development and ...

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West’s Afghan resolve tested by economy, crises

BONN (Reuters) – The West wants to use an Afghanistan meeting on Monday to signal enduring support for Kabul as allied troops head home, but economic turmoil in Europe and crises with Pakistan and Iran may prompt doubts about Western resolve. Afghan President Hamid Karzai (L) is welcomed by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the Cologne/Bonn military airport December ...

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Dalai Lama Wins Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Peace and Justice

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. New Delhi, India – In a ceremony held in New Delhi on December 3rd, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama received the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education for his contribution towards universal peace, tolerance and social justice. Presenting a silver shield, a scroll of honour and ...

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US: Edging closer towards war with Iran?

Suddenly the struggle to stop Iran is not about saving Israel from nuclear annihilation. After a decade of scare-mongering about the second coming of Nazi Germany, the Iran hawks are admitting that they have other reasons for wanting to take out Iran, and saving Israeli lives may not be one of them. Suddenly the neo-conservatives have discovered the concept of ...

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Israelis reject Clinton remarks on their democracy

JERUSALEM: Israeli Cabinet ministers on Sunday criticized Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over remarks attributed to her in which she expressed concerns over Israel’s democracy. Clinton made the comments at a closed-door session over the weekend at the Saban Forum, a Mideast policy seminar sponsored by the Brookings Institution think tank….

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Violence continues in Syria with Arab League deadline looming

DAMASCUS – The Arab League on Sunday awaited Syria’s response to a deadline to allow in observers to monitor the country’s unrest, a day after the pan-Arab body slapped sanctions on senior Syrian officials. The new deadline came as 23 people were reported killed on Saturday across Syria, and after the UN Human Rights Council urged tougher action against Damascus, ...

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As vote nears, Russians tiring of Putin and of his competitors

Reporting from Moscow— When Russian leader Vladimir Putin climbed into the martial arts ring in the Olimpiysky Palace in downtown Moscow recently to congratulate a Russian wrestler who had quite convincingly beaten his American opponent, he was greeted by an unfamiliar sound. The crowd, which, given the high ticket price, consisted mostly of wealthy and middle-class Russians, booed, with some ...

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Protesters block trains in Bhopal

Bhopal: Thousands of survivors of the world’s worst industrial accident blocked trains through a central Indian city yesterday to demand more compensation. The protest came on the 27th anniversary of the disaster in Bhopal, where a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked lethal gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people and maimed tens of thousands more. Activist Rachna Dhingra said police ...

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