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  • Mladic faces war crimes tribunal

    2011-06-03 16:53

    Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic told the Yugoslav war crimes court he was a gravely ill man and had not yet been able to read documents relating to the charges against him.

  • Russia bans imports of Egyptian potatoes

    2011-06-03 16:19

    Russia has suspended imports of potatoes from Egypt because of food safety concerns, the country's food safety watchdog said Friday.

  • Caution urged for Peru's presidential runoff

    2011-06-03 15:56

    Regional and European observers were calling for caution ahead of Sunday's Peruvian presidential runoff between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, who were running a neck-to-neck race.

  • Arsenal fire, blasts shake Russian region

    2011-06-03 15:27

    Shells are exploding and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as fire blazes through an ammunition depot in central Russia.

  • Pakistan, US agree to resume joint intel ops

    2011-06-03 14:40

    Pakistan and the United States have agreed to resume joint intelligence operations against Islamist militants, the Pakistani foreign ministry said on Friday, in a first step toward rebuilding trust between the two countries.

  • Ex-Israeli spymaster: No Israeli plan to hit Iran

    2011-06-03 13:27

    The newly retired head of Israel's fabled Mossad spy agency has turned his sights toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, repeatedly criticizing the Israeli leader's approach to Iran and the Palestinians.

  • S Africa woos Brazil support for IMF candidate

    2011-06-03 11:04

    South Africa turned to Brazil Thursday requesting support for former South African finance minister Trevor Manuel's bid for the directorship of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • Cuban leader hails creation of new regional bloc

    2011-06-03 10:13

    Cuban leader Raul Castro on Thursday welcomed as a major event the upcoming establishment of a new regional bloc that aims to achieve better integration within the Americas.

  • E. coli cucumber blame strikes Spanish hard

    2011-06-03 09:43

    Although German laboratory on Tuesday ruled out Spanish cucumbers as the source for spreading fatal enterohamorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) which has killed at least 16 people within Europe, the previous blame has brought a loss of 200 million euros ($287.5 million) to Spanish agriculture and farmers as nearly the whole Europe and Russia have banned the import of vegetables and fruits from Spain.

  • 36 same-sex couples married in Chicago with govt support

    2011-06-03 09:25

    Thirty-six same-sex couples tied the knot Thursday at a high-profile public ceremony in Chicago's Millennium Park, a day after the newly-signed Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act that allows such marriages became effective.

  • Sony restoring PlayStation Network  in US, Europe

    2011-06-03 09:24

    Sony Corp. is fully restoring its PlayStation Network in the US,Europe and parts of Asia on Thursday after hackers stole customer data and sent services offline in April.

  • Sony probing claim hackers stole user information

    2011-06-03 09:14

    Sony has been hit by a second massive data breach, hackers claim, another potential embarrassment for a company that is struggling to restore its image following the loss of millions of credit card numbers through its PlayStation Network.

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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.