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Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes

Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes

Nov 26, – The attacks, many of them carried out spontaneously by young Palestinians, have killed 19 Israelis and an American since Oct. 1. Israeli forces have killed 91 Palestinians, some while carrying out assaults and others in clashes with police and troops. Many of those killed have been teenagers. Military commanders and the Netanyahu […]

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India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

Nov 09, – India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan. Some say increased violence recently along India’s heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already underway. As a result, […]

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Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

Oct 30, – The results of the present study indicate that newly-detected diabetics display higher chronic environmental stress levels and poor stress coping capacity that could lead to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, study author S. V. Madhu of the University College of Medical Sciences said at a press conference here Tuesday. Chronic psychological stress […]

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EU environment ministers call for action on climate

EU environment ministers call for action on climate

Oct 29, – In a 40-page document released in Brussels, they also called on the 28-nation bloc to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and said environmental action need not clash with efforts to limit energy prices. Thirteen European environment ministers urged the European Union on Monday to adopt ambitious energy and climate goals […]

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Pakistan’s Parliament endorsed Nawaz Sharif as new prime minister

Pakistan’s Parliament endorsed Nawaz Sharif as new prime minister

June 5, AP – The Lower House voted 244 to 98 in favor of Sharif on Wednesday, returning the office of the prime minister to him more than a decade after he was removed from power in a military coup. Pakistan’s parliament has endorsed Nawaz Sharif as its new prime minister for an unprecedented third term. The […]

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Human rights group warns Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

Human rights group warns Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

May 23, NEW YORK (AP) — In its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty International pointed to Greece’s tough new immigration laws and Italy’s deportation of asylum seekers to countries where they are at risk of abuse. A top human rights group warned Wednesday that the plight of refugees and migrants fleeing wars and […]

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Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

May 16, AP – Initially it was just the countries at the forefront of the eurozone’s debt crisis, such as Greece and Portugal that were contracting. But the malaise is now spreading to the so-called core countries. Wednesday’s figures showed Germany, Europe’s largest economy, grew by a less-than-anticipated quarterly rate of 0.1 percent while France […]

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Bulgaria: Financially strapped Balkan nation to elect new parliament amid scandals

Bulgaria: Financially strapped Balkan nation to elect new parliament amid scandals

May 12, SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Some 6.9 million eligible voters have a choice of candidates from 36 parties. But voter apathy is widespread, and allegations of vote fraud and an illegal wiretapping scandal have marred the campaign. Bulgarians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections with no party expected to win a majority to form a […]

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EU lifts Syria oil embargo to provide economic support to the opposition forces

EU lifts Syria oil embargo to provide economic support to the opposition forces

April 23, AP – LUXEMBOURG — The decision will allow for crude exports from rebel-held territory, the import of oil and gas production technology, and investments in the Syrian oil industry, the EU said in a statement. Any export or investment initiatives will be taken in close coordination with the leaders of the Syrian opposition, […]

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