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  • WikiLeaks chief faces new arrest warrant

    Sweden said thursday it would issue a fresh arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as new revelations from his website’s expose of US diplomatic cables saw Russiabranded a “mafia state”. While the elusive whistleblower laid low, his British lawyer insisted police knew his whereabouts and it emerged that an initial warrant was defective. The United States meanwhile named […]

    Britain gave US ‘exception’ on cluster bombs: WikiLeaks

    Britain offered the United States a deal to keep stocks of cluster bombs on its territory despite London signing up to an international ban on the weapons, a US cable leaked by WikiLeaks said thursday. The diplomatic note dated May 2009 also reveals the two powers agreed to keep the deal quiet to avoid “complicating” […]

    UN atomic watchdog chief ‘concerned’ over North Korea

    UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano expressed “great concern” thursday over reports that North Korea has built a state-of-the-art uranium enrichment facility. “It was with great concern that I learned of recent reports about a new uranium enrichment facility, as well as the construction of a new light water reactor, in the DPRK” or Democratic […]

    SL President calls off scheduled address to Oxford Union today

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa thursday called off his scheduled address to the Oxford Union after organisers feared that pro-LTTE activists might disrupt the lecture. Sri Lankan Tamils and pro-LTTE activists, residing in the UK, had planned to hold demonstration against the visiting President alleging that the Sri Lankan troops had indulged in human rights […]

    Asia cannot afford destruction by terror: Malaysian PM

    Emergence of India and China as “economic juggernauts” has changed the way the world viewed Asia and the region cannot afford any disruption or destruction caused by extremism or terror, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said thursday. He urged political parties across Asia to join Malaysia’s call for a global movement of moderates and […]

    US, Japan and SKorea to meet to discuss on NKorea

    Foreign ministers of the United States, South Korea and Japan will meet next Monday in Washington to discuss the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula and their impact on regional security, the US State Department in Washington said. It will be the first trilateral meeting between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, South Korean Foreign […]

    Bitter cold kills 8, slams air traffic in Europe

    Heavy snow and subzero temperatures swept across Europe, killing at least eight homeless people in Poland, closing major airports in Britain and Switzerland and causing hundreds of highway accidents. Gatwick, London’s second largest airport, and Geneva, a major hub for low-cost carrier Easyjet, were forced to shut down today as staff struggled to clear runways […]

    Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea: USGS

    A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no immediate threat of a tsunami. The quake struck at a depth of 32 kilometres (20 miles), 37 kilometres northeast of Kandrian in the New Britain region, USGS said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, which monitors […]

    Egypt’s Brotherhood pulls out of election

    Egypt’s top two opposition movements on Thursday pulled out of parliamentary elections, citing widespread fraud, after they were all but shut out in a first round of voting. The move by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, the strongest opposition force in the country, and the smaller, secular liberal Wafd party is a blow to this top […]

    Albania to Donate Weapons to Afghanistan

    Albania’s government will give 30, 000 Kalashnikov automatic weapons and 50 million bullets to Afghanistan for its national police in an effort to contribute in the fight against terror, the authorities said on Wednesday. Albania has already contributed to the U.S.-led offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan by sending 44 combat troops in July, its […]