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  • Somalia jails Westerners for bringing in millions

    2011-06-19 00:21

    Officials in Somalia say three British nationals, an American and two Kenyans have been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for bringing millions of dollars in cash into the country.

  • Toll from Kabul attack rises to nine

    2011-06-18 21:15

    The death toll from an attack by three suicide bombers on a police station in the heart of Kabul on Saturday has risen to nine, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

  • UK may face worst strikes since 1926

    2011-06-18 20:17

    The leader of Britain's biggest public sector union has threatened to unleash the biggest wave of strikes in nearly 100 years to force the government to back down on planned pension reforms and deep spending cuts.

  • Former Colombian president denies role in assassination

    2011-06-18 17:10

    Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper on Friday denied involvement in the 1995 assassination of political leader Alvaro Gomez Hurtado.

  • Zambian former president Chiluba dies

    2011-06-18 14:14

    Former Zambian president Fredreick Chiluba died Saturday at the age of 68.

  • Greek PM sacrifices finance chief, appoints rival

    2011-06-18 10:38

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou sacrificed his finance minister on Friday and put his main socialist party rival into the job in a bid to force through an unpopular austerity plan to avert bankruptcy.

  • UN backs gay rights for first time ever

    2011-06-18 10:32

    The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever Friday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the US and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries.

  • Gadhafi vows to defeat NATO: state TV

    2011-06-18 08:35

    Libyan embattled leader Muammar GadHafi vowed to defeat the NATO alliance's attempt to oust him from power, according to a audio speech of his aired by state-run Libyan TV on Friday evening.

  • UN Security Council endorses Ban

    2011-06-18 07:27

    The UN Security Council on Friday "adopted by acclamation" a resolution to nominate incumbent UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a second five-year term, the Council president told reporters here.

  • UN council backs Ban Ki-moon for 2nd term

    2011-06-18 00:10

    The UN Security Council has approved a second five-year term for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a critical last step before the 192-member General Assembly holds the definitive vote next week.

  • Russia buys 2 warships from France

    2011-06-17 23:21

    Russia signed a contract Friday worth more than $1 billion to buy two French warships _ the largest military deal between a NATO country and Moscow.

  • Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

    2011-06-17 22:25

    U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie traveled to Turkey's border with Syria on Friday to meet some of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled their government's bloody crackdown on dissent.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.