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UN chief Ban ki Moon hopes for Syria conference in early June

UN chief Ban ki Moon hopes for Syria conference in early June

May 19, AP – MOSCOW — The U.S. and Russia have agreed to try to bring the Syrian regime and opposition to the negotiating table, but no date has been set. Neither Syrian President Bashar Assad nor the main Western-backed opposition group has made a commitment to attend. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is holding […]

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In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

May 17, AP – To mark his one year anniversary in office, the French president gave a wide-ranging 150-minute news conference, a day after economic data showed France had slipped into recession. The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, insist their ties are strong, despite differing views on Europe’s […]

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UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

UN General Assembly approves Arab-backed Syria resolution

May 16, AP – UNITED NATIONS The United States co-sponsored the resolution, saying it would promote a political solution. But key Syrian ally Russia urged a “no” vote, saying it was “counterproductive and irresponsible” to promote a one-sided resolution when Moscow and Washington are trying to get the Syrian government and opposition to agree to […]

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IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

May 16, AP – In Vienna, the UN atomic agency, the IAEA, will press Iranian officials to grant access to sites, documents and scientists involved in Teheran’s alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons. Two sets of talks on Wednesday aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme are not expected to produce any major breakthrough […]

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EU pressure on France as it hits recession again

EU pressure on France as it hits recession again

May 16, AP – In a joint briefing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and French President Francois Hollande tackled issues of growth, jobs and austerity policies. Hollande called for a growth pact to be activated. He said growth and youth employment should be the priorities. Barroso said the EU had a “competitiveness problem.” The […]

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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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