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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pentagon orders security review after US naval base shooting

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 10:51am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel intends to order review of physical security and access at US bases worldwide The Pentagon said on Tuesday it would review security at US bases worldwide after a defence contractor gunned down 12 people in Washington, as investigators worked to uncover the shooter’s motive. A day after the shooting, officials were ...

  2. News - World

    Snowden living under guard and touring Russia, says lawyer

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is at a secret location in Russia US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia but is able to travel incognito and is expecting family visits, his Russian lawyer said in excerpts from a televised interview published Monday by Russian news agencies. “No one is being ...

  3. News - China

    The China activist still seeking democracy after 50-year fight

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 05:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jinan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jinan Sun Wenguang is one of China's oldest activists When Chinese police beat elderly former professor Sun Wenguang so badly they broke four ribs, it was just part of the price he has paid for a lifetime defying authority. The white-haired, soft-spoken Sun first went to prison nearly 50 years ago and is now one of China’s oldest activists, admired ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Twitter IPO marks end, beginning in social media era

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 02:22pm by Agence France-Presse

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  5. News - Asia

    Four Chinese ships in disputed waters, says Japan

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:02pm by Agence France Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France Presse in Tokyo Four Chinese ships entered waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan on Saturday with no sign of a compromise seen between Asia’s two largest powers. The four Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters around the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands - which Beijing calls the Diaoyus - on Saturday ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    French riders sew up podium finish in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:46am

    ... Associated Press in Perigueux, France Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. After his remarkable deeds in the mountains, Nibali finished the individual time trial in an impressive fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin, and padded his overall lead ...

  7. News - World - WIKILEAKS

    Snowden leaks sparked welcome debate, says US spy chief

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 08:45am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leaks from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden triggered a much needed debate about surveillance in America, even if they jeopardised national security, the country’s spy chief admitted on Thursday. “As loathe as I am to give any credit for what’s happened here, which is egregious,” said National Intelligence Director James ...

  8. News - World

    20 years on, historic Oslo accords seen as false dawn

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramallah Accords fail to live up to original expectations Twenty years after the historic Oslo accords, seen then as the cornerstone of an imminent peace settlement, Israelis and Palestinians had to be dragged back to the negotiating table following conflicts and political deadlock. With Palestinian officials admitting the latest US-brokered talks ...

  9. News - Asia

    Dennis Rodman puts a name to Kim Jong-un’s daughter

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Dennis Rodman taking ex-NBA players to North Korea for exhibition games Dennis Rodman taking ex-NBA players to North Korea for exhibition games Retired NBA star Dennis ... said it cancelled the invitation because of the alleged mobilisation of US bombers. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

  10. News - Asia

    Four China ships in disputed zone, says report

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 11:12am by Agence France Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France Presse in Tokyo Four Chinese coastguard ships on Friday entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according to a report. Jiji press said the ships entered waters around Uotsurijima, one of the five islands Japan claims as the Senkakus and China as the Diaoyus around 8.15 pm, staying there for two hours. ...




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