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UN: Syria crimes evidence ‘indicates’ Assad role

GENEVA (AP) — A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Monday. The statement by Navi Pillay, who heads the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, adds to the pressure ...

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Ukraine protesters dig in heels, PM condemns ‘signs of coup’

December 02: Ukrainian protesters today blockaded government buildings and camped on Kiev’s central square, seeking to oust President Viktor Yanukovych after police brutality and a row over EU ties plunged the country into its worst political crisis in a decade. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said the protest bore “all the signs of a coup” as tens of thousands of demonstrators ...

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Romania President Won’t Sign IMF Memorandum

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian President Traian Basescu says he won’t sign a letter of intent and International Monetary Fund memorandum to protest a government decision to hike fuel prices. In November, the government said it would increase 1 liter (0.26 gallon) of fuel by seven eurocents (5 U.S. cents), which Basescu said was aimed at raising revenue for elections next…

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Amazon Drones Are Part of Jeff Bezos’s Pre-Lobbying Strategy

What do Amazon’s new drone delivery program, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, and Uber’s ice-cream sandwiches have in common? They all look like a kind of blogger-bait vaporware — improbable PR stunts designed to garner lots of attention and make the companies behind them look cool and innovative while getting customers excited about the future. But I don’t think hype is the ...

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Thai protesters in violent clashes with police

Thousands of anti-government protesters face water cannons and rubber bullets as they clash with police in Thailand 10:55AM GMT 02 Dec 2013 Thousands protesters battled through police tear gas in a renewed attempt to seize the office of the prime minister, Government House, and other key government buildings in the Thai capital Bangkok. The protests, aimed at toppling Yingluck Shinawatra’s ...

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No harm intended in spy claims: Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore has stressed that it does not intend to cause harm to Malaysia-Singapore relations, while remaining silent on allegations that it was spying on its neighbours on behalf of other nations. Singapore’s Minister of State (Ministry of National Development) Desmond Lee said the issue was currently being…

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Cameron pushes EU-Chinese trade deal in Beijing

BEIJING — British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in China on Monday saying he wanted to lay the ground for a multibillion-dollar free-trade deal between Beijing and the European Union (EU), despite growing unease about his own country’s membership of the bloc. On a three-day visit with about 100 businesspeople, the largest British mission of its kind ever, Mr Cameron ...

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Vitali Klitschko: could he be the next president of Ukraine?

Klitschko, leader of the Udar party and champion boxer, has announced plans to run for president in 2015. Is Dr Ironfist, as he is also known, a heavyweight contender? Boxer and WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko: standing for president in Ukraine. Photograph: Caroline Pankert/AP Age: 42. Appearance: Slightly battered. Like a Weight Watchers cod fillet? Try again. Like a bloke ...

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