Home » International News (page 2091)

International News

Have I peaked yet? Serena not satisfied with number 16

PARIS: Serena Williams’s love affair with winning tennis tournaments, and Paris, began 14 years ago and the American’s passion for both remains intense after winning the French Open on Saturday. The 31-year-old claimed the first of her 52 singles titles in the Paris indoor tournament in 1999 and has since gone on to become one of the greatest players of ...

Read More »

U.N. say Mali still precarious, future peacekeepers need equipment

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Armed groups in Mali continue to pose a serious security threat to the entire region while African troops forming the core of a U.N. peacekeeping mission deploying next month are not yet properly equipped, the U.N. chief said in a new report. France launched a massive military campaign in January which broke al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters’ ...

Read More »

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

A slide depicting the top-secret PRISM program. The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called Prism, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content ...

Read More »

Turkey PM rules out early elections as protesters clash with police

Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of protesters defying government calls for an end to demonstrations. Earlier Turkey’s prime minister ruled out the prospect of calling early elections. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Saturday, in a show of defiance against the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s call ...

Read More »

2 Koreas talk in border village after tensions

FOSTER KLUG Associated Press= SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Government delegates from North and South Korea began preparatory talks Sunday at a “truce village” on their heavily armed border aimed at setting ground-rules for a higher-level discussion on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects. The meeting at Panmunjom, where the truce ending the 1950-53 Korean War was signed, is ...

Read More »

At London Hunger Summit, Global Leaders Make $4 Billion Pledge

LONDON — The British government says that some $4 billion in new funding has been secured to help fight hunger and malnutrition. Britain’s Department for International Development says that the signing of nutrition pact in London will improve the lives of 500 million pregnant women and small children. The government said in a statement issued Saturday that a grand total ...

Read More »

Three Americans killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

Tweet London, June 8 (IANS) Two US soldiers and an American civilian were killed Saturday in a possible “insider attack” in Afghanistan, BBC reported. The NATO-led force said a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on the Americans in Paktika province, close to the border with Pakistan. “An individual wearing ANA (Afghan National Army) uniform turned his weapon ...

Read More »

Yemen begins new national talks

Yemen has begun the second round of its national dialogue in Sanaa as President Abrabuh Mansur Hadi hailed progress made in March talks. The UN-backed meeting aims to draft a new constitution and preparing for elections in 2014, after a two-year transition led by Hadi. Saturday’s talks were held as part of the UN-brokered deal that eased former strongman Ali ...

Read More »

Singapore struggles to control cyberspace

– One of the most wired countries in the world looks set to implement new media regulations seen by some as a bid to stifle independent news and information. According to the law, websites that frequently report on Singapore news will have to apply for a license under the Media Development Authority. They will be required to pay a deposit ...

Read More »

Serena Williams Wins French Open 2013 Title, Defeats Maria Sharapova In Final (PHOTO)

PARIS — Serena Williams has won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002, beating familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4. Saturday’s victory completed the No. 1-ranked Williams’ rebound from a shocking loss to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano in the first round at Roland Garros a year ago. Since that defeat she’s 74-3, including titles at ...

Read More »