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  • Lagarde has G8 backing; hits back at inquiry call

    2011-05-30 11:24

    G8 leaders all back French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's bid to run the IMF, Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday, as the candidate attacked a call to investigate her role in a 2008 legal case that may harm her chances.

  • NATO apologizes for Afghan civilian deaths

    2011-05-30 11:24

    The top US generals in Afghanistan are apologizing for an airstrike that killed civilians in southwestern Afghanistan.

  • Germany pledges nuclear shutdown

    2011-05-30 11:08

    Germany will shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government agreed on Monday, in a reaction to Japan's Fukushima disaster that marks a drastic policy reversal.

  • 'Al-Qaida' takes south Yemeni city

    2011-05-30 07:54

    More than 200 suspected al-Qaida gunmen have wrested control of the south Yemeni city of Zinjibar after heavy fighting with security forces that left 16 dead, an official said on Sunday.

  • EU, Japan to begin FTA talks

    2011-05-30 07:54

    The European Union and Japan agreed on Saturday to start talks on a free-trade agreement (FTA) to inject fresh impetus into the world's third-largest economy.

  • Sex scandals challenge two prominent politicians

    2011-05-30 07:54

    One has been charged with attempted rape, the other is on trial for having allegedly had sex with an underage prostitute.

  • Berlusconi faces high-stakes vote for Milan mayor

    2011-05-30 10:53

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition risks losing its northern power base of Milan to the left for the first time in 18 years when voting in local election run-offs ends on Monday.

  • 6 dead in confrontation between gangs, cops in Rio

    2011-05-30 10:02

    Authorities say a shootout between rival drug gangs at a Rio de Janeiro slum left six alleged traffickers dead and three bystanders injured.

  • 6 killed as Yemeni forces fire at protesters

    2011-05-30 09:41

    Yemeni forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters in the southern city of Taiz on Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding 120, hospital sources said.

  • Yemeni president accused of handing over Abyan

    2011-05-30 09:35

    Yemeni defected army forces, which joined the opposition-backed anti-government protesters, issued a statement on Sunday, accusing President Ali Abdullah Saleh of " disrupting the military institution and handing over a southern province to terrorist groups."

  • EU, IMF expected to judge Greece as protests swell

    2011-05-30 09:33

    European and IMF officials are expected to deliver their verdict this week on Greece's faltering drive to bring its budget deficit under control, but ordinary Greeks have warned that their patience is running thin.

  • Clashes erupt in Belgrade to protest Mladic arrest

    2011-05-30 09:31

    Protesters throwing stones and bottles clashed with baton-wielding riot police Sunday in Belgrade after several thousand Serbian nationalist supporters of jailed war-crimes suspect Ratko Mladic rallied outside the parliament building to demand his release.

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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.