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Canadian election ends with stunning turnaround

In a stunning comeback propelled by a national desire for change, Canadians on Monday elected a Liberal government thereby ending a nine-year era of Conservative rule. While many critics and…

Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra indicted for dereliction of duty

Thailand’s National Anti-corruption Committee has voted to indicted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Sinawtra for dereliction of duty about the government’s controversial rice subsidy and has requested that the country’s senate…

Chavez reelected with 54% of vote, 80% voter turnout

Chavez reelected with 54% of vote, 80% voter turnout

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez won the country’s presidential election with 54.2% votes on Sunday. Officials said 13.67m voters cast their ballots – representing 80.9% of eligible voters – with just…

Debates as US mulls reserve oil release

Debates as US mulls reserve oil release

The executive director if the International Energy Agency says there’s no reason to release oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve while countries’ views vary. The International Energy Agency’s executive…

Angola signs cooperation agreement with EU

The European Commission announced on Tuesday the signing of an agreement with Angola that strengthens their bilateral relationship. “The intensified dialogue and cooperation between Angola and the European Union will…

Saudi king asked to lift female driving ban

On the first anniversary of the Women2Drive campaign launched in June 2011, hundreds of people on Wednesday petitioned Saudi King Abdullah to allow women to drive. The 600 signatories of…

Clinton opens G8 talks stressing Syria, Iran, N.Korea crises

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday stressed the urgency of resolving security concerns about Syria, Iran and North Korea as she opened talks with Group of Eight (G8)…

Dozens of Boko Haram in Mali’s rebel-seized Gao

Among the rebels controlling Mali’s northern city of Gao are dozens of Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram group, a security source said on Monday. “There are a good 100 Boko Haram…

Turkey, Bulgaria reach agreement on natural gas pipeline

Turkey on Tuesday settled on a pipeline via northwestern Turkey in order to bring natural gas into Bulgaria. The pipeline’s route, that will transport Azerbaijan’s gas to Bulgaria for unexpected…

2,000 march in New York to mark Tibet uprising

A 2,000-person strong demonstration marched on UN headquarters in New York to mark the anniversary of Tibet's failed revolt against Chinese rule.The demonstration denouncing the treatment of Tibetans began at…

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