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Palestinian-Israeli negotiators to meet

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet for the first time in more than a year in Jordan on Tuesday to discuss stalled peace talks, the Jordanian foreign ministry said on Sunday. “Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Tuesday will host a meeting including the Quartet as well as Israeli and Palestinian officials,” ministry spokesman Mohammad Kayed said. “The minister will also ...

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Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having “serious reservations” about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. The bill also applies penalties against Iran’s central bank in an effort to hamper Tehran’s ability to fund its nuclear enrichment program. The Obama administration is looking to soften the impact ...

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Ethiopian troops invade key central Somalia town

Mogadishu, Somalia — Ethiopian troops poured into a strategic town in central Somalia on Saturday, seizing it from the al-Shabab militant group and opening a new axis of conflict in the country. The loss of Beledweyne, a trading hub near the Ethiopian border, leaves the…

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China prepares for lift-off with mission to land on the Moon

Its ambitions reflect those of the US more than 40 decades ago, and have similar goals. Just as the US space programme came at a time of major economic expansion, so China’s drive comes as it grows in economic power and global influence. Details of the programme include building space labs and manned spaceships, launching high-tech satellites and space freighters ...

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Myanmar sets April date for by-elections

Myanmar has set April 1 as the date for parliamentary by-elections, which will see pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party return to mainstream politics for the first time in two decades. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has said that it will run for each of the 48 seats being contested in the by-election. The government announced the ...

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U.S., Saudi Arabia agree to $30 billion F-15 fighter sale

December 29, 2011 — Updated 1834 GMT (0234 HKT) The U.S. plans to sell nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 jets to Saudi Arabia. Washington (CNN) — The U.S. government has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to sell nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 combat jets, according to a…

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Two aid workers shot dead in Somalia

Two international aid workers have been shot and killed in the Somali capital, a police and medical officials said. The workers were employees of the aid group Doctors Without Borders (known by its French acronym, MSF), and were shot by a disgruntled former employee of the same organisation during an incident on Thursday. Ahmed Ali, a security guard for the ...

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Recession ‘to return’ to Europe, say economists

The vast majority of leading economists polled by the BBC believe recession will return to Europe next year. One fifth said the eurozone would not exist in its current 17-member form, while the majority put the possibility of a eurozone break-up at 30%-40%. The poll also found that most…

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Jamaica’s opposition party wins big in elections

Jamaica’s opposition capitalized on discontent over the economy to return to power Thursday, as voters gave the country’s first female leader a second chance to govern the island. Supporters of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, 66, shimmied and shouted in the capital, Kingston, as they heard that the center-right government of Prime Minister Andrew Holness had been defeated and ...

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Monti calls for united response to eurozone crisis

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has called for a ‘united response’ to the eurozone debt crisis, as he announced plans to get Italy out of recession. He added that despite the two recent successful Italian bond auctions, he didn’t “think that the phase of financial…

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