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UN has nothing to add on Syria intel: Kerry

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry says the United Nations cannot tell the world anything about a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the U.S. doesn’t already know and hasn’t already made public. He says President Barack Obama will ensure the U.S. makes decisions on its own timeline, based on its own values and interests. Kerry says UN …

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Japan discomfort with UN chief”s remarks on history

TOKYO:  The Japanese government expressed on Tuesday discomfort with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s rare remarks about Japan’s historical awareness on the previous day. “It’s highly doubtful that a UN Chief made comments based on recognition of Japan’s position,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference. “We will ask through the UN Secretariat what he intended to say …

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Russia warns of military intervention in Syria

MOSCOW:  Russia Sunday called for refraining from unilateral steps vis-a-vis the conflict in Syria in the wake of reported chemical weapons’ attacks in the troubled Arab country. “The threats to use force against Syria will send wrong signs to the Syrian opposition,” foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement, commenting on US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel who reportedly …

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China probes drug maker Sanofi for bribing doctors

BEIJING (AP) Chinese authorities have launched an investigation against French drugmaker Sanofi following a news report that accused the company of bribing hundreds of Chinese doctors in 2007.   An unnamed whistleblower told the Guangzhou-based, state-owned 21st Century Business Herald that the French company had paid 503 doctors a total of $274,000 to prescribe Sanofi products, disguising the payments as …

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Mexico drug kingpin Caro released after 28 years

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A Mexican court on Friday ordered the release of infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero after 28 years in prison for the 1985 kidnap and killing of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent, a brutal murder that marked a low point in U.S.-Mexico relations. The court overturned Caro Quintero s 40-year sentence for the murder of Enrique …

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Kerry to meet Syrian rebel leader at UN

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with the new leader of the Syrian opposition at the UN this week, as US plans to boost military aid to the rebels gain steam.   Kerry will meet newly-elected Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba on Thursday afternoon at the United Nations in New York, on the sidelines of …

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Lottery emails scams-beware!

(Pakistan)These days everytime you open your mail, you may come across emails of congratulates declaring you winners of millions of £/$. The mails will be coming from various corners, using logos of not just companies but the agencies like UNO n FBI etc. Recently there is another such way to lure public to trap,is by showing them allthe process having …

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Italy senator under fire over black minister remarks

ROME, Latium (AFP) – A senator from Italy s anti-immigration Northern League on Sunday came under fire for saying Cecile Kyenge, the country s first black minister, resembles an orangutang. Prime Minister Enrico Letta said the remark by Senator Roberto Calderoli on Saturday was “unacceptable”.  “I love animals… but when I see pictures of Kyenge, I cannot help thinking of similarities with …

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Syrian troops advance against rebels in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Heavy clashes between President Bashar Assad s forces and rebels broke out Sunday on the edge of the Syrian capital, where the government has been pushing its offensive to retake key districts that have been in opposition hands for months. The Syrian military has seized the momentum in the nation s civil war over the past three months, …

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Israeli leader vows to keep weapons from Hezbollah

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel s prime minister insisted Sunday that he will not allow “dangerous weapons” to reach Lebanon s Hezbollah militants, following reports that Israel recently carried out an airstrike in northern Syria against a shipment of advanced missiles. The airstrike in Latakia reportedly targeted Russian Yakhont anti-ship missiles, one of the types of advanced weapons that Israeli officials have previously …

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