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THAILAND: Protesters ignore Prime Minister's call for dialogue

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Hundreds of office workers came out during their lunch hour on Friday, blowing whistles to express their support for anti-government protesters

 

EU leaders set for tough table-talk with Ukraine's Yanukovic

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1 of 6 People dressed in outfits of various popular professions in Ukraine carry a coffin symbolising Ukraine's Euro-association and an airplane ticket back to Brussels to the EU Delegation building in Ukraine during a symbolic funeral procession and an anti-Europe rally in Kiev November 28, 2013.

 

Afghan president condemns U.S. airstrike that killed a child

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President Hamid Karzai said U.S. forces had bombed a home in southern Afghanistan, killing a small child and wounding two women, and condemned the attack as a sign of disregard for civilian lives, his spokesman said on Thursday.

 

FRANCE: French government to draw troops out of Kosovo

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NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French intervention in Central African Republic.

 

China's Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

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Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa.

 

Niger says fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in northern Mali

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A Malian man wanted by the United States for killing a U.S. diplomat in Niger in 2000 and convicted for a deadly attack on Saudi tourists there in 2009, has been arrested by French forces in northern Mali, Niger said on Thursday.

 

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers - EU

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Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are currently deployed to quell the worsening sectarian conflict and provide security for aid workers, the European Union's top humanitarian official said.

 

Libya: Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 10

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At least 10 people have been killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya, officials say. State television quoted an injured man as saying people had been attempting to steal copper wire from the depot in Brak al-Shati, near the city of Sabha.

 

SRI LANKA: Government to count losses of the 26-year civil war

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Sri Lanka is set to start a survey to determine the number of people killed during the country's twenty six-year civil war.

 

Thailand Politics: Prime Minister begs the people to end protest

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged anti-government demonstrators to end street protests, after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament.

 

BRITAIN: British government moves to discourage smoking

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The government has announced an independent review of cigarette packaging in England, amid calls for action to discourage young smokers.

 

EUROPE: BRUSSELS - EU POLICY

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Parliament's scrutiny of European issues and laws emanating from Brussels should be overhauled to ensure greater accountability.

 

GERMANY: Angela Merkel to return as German Chancellor for the 3rd time

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Angela Merkel will return as German Chancellor for a third term under a coalition deal hammered out with her old Social Democrat (SPD) opponents.

 

ITALY: Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament

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The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud.

 

Pakistani Activists protest against US drone strikes

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Pakistani activists have blocked the main supply route for provisions destined for NATO troops in Afghanistan to protest against US drone strikes.

 

Thailand: Protesters surround government ministries

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Protesters in Thailand have surrounded several more government ministries, as street demonstrations continue in Bangkok.

 

Tension intensifies between Britain and Spain

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Britain has called the opening of a diplomatic bag by the Spanish Guardia Civil at the border with Gibraltar "a serious infringement" of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.

 

Pope tenders controversial position on Church power

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Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican.

 

Afghan-US diplomacy: Afghan President stalls

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Afghan President Hamid Kazai has refused to back down on his decision not to sign a key security deal in a meeting with the US National Security Adviser.

 

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: OBAMA REACTS

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US President Barack Obama has defended a deal between Iran and World powers on Tehran's nuclear programme.