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Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela’s leftist government. National Guard security forces blasted the student-led …Maduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll IncreasesBusinessweekAnti-government protests continue in VenezuelaThe HinduVenezuela student protest in Caracas […]

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Venezuelan protests persist at start of holiday – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS, Venezuela — The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the government apparently hoped. Hundreds of …Street Protests Continue in VenezuelaABC News17 Have now died in Venezuela protestsFox News LatinoVenezuela […]

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No bluff: US planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan – CNN

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end of the year if no security agreement is signed. Statements by the …Pentagon war budget request to follow Afghan policy decisionsReutersUS planning full Afghan pullout, […]

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US-South Korean war games loom over emotional family reunions of war … – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL, South Korea – A year ago, North Korea vowed nuclear attacks to retaliate for U.S.-South Korean war games. But the start Monday of this year’s joint military drills comes as Pyongyang allows wrenching reunions of elderly Koreans separated since the …Korean Family Reunions ContinueVoice of AmericaTwo Koreas hold 2nd round of family reunionXinhua(2nd […]

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Google asks Internet eyewear fans not to be Glassholes’ – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday gave early adopters of its Internet-connected eyewear a bit of advice: don’t be “Glassholes.” It was the final suggestion in a recommended code of conduct posted online for software developers and others taking …Citing Regulatory Concerns, Hospitals Turn a Blind Eye to Google GlassWall Street Journal (blog)Google teaches […]

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Lopez advances in Florida – Fox News

Fox NewsDelray Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez was a first-round winner on Monday at the Delray Beach Open tennis event. The 32-year old Spaniard dropped the first set but rallied to a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over American Sam Querrey …Mannarino beats Jack Sock at Delray Beach OpenMiamiHerald.comAmericans Querrey, Sock Lose at Delray […]

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Thai PM under siege, lengthy protests take toll on economy – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded Thai government headquarters on Monday in response to police efforts to clear them from the streets, as farmers besieged her temporary office to demand …Thai Farmers Put Pressure on PM Over Rice PaymentsABC NewsThailand protesters besiege temporary government HQThe GuardianAngry farmers besiege Thai […]

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Kerry Criticizes Russia for Enabling Syrian Regime – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJAKARTA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia on Monday of enabling the Syrian regime’s stepped-up military campaign by providing President Bashar al-Assad with more arms, undercutting efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.Kerry accuses Assad of stonewalling in peace talksFox NewsUS accuses Assad regime of stonewalling in Syria peace talksWashington […]

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Kerry Burnishes His Green Badge in Asia Ahead of Keystone Call – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will highlight the impact of global warming on Asian nations in a speech today in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants, seeking to burnish his credentials as a climate champion before deciding on the proposed …Kerry, in Indonesia, presses climate change action after sealing cooperation …Fox […]

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Venezuela: Pro and anti-Maduro marches go ahead in Caracas – BBC News

BBC NewsSupporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, in rival marches. The demonstrations come at a time of growing political tension in Venezuela. Three people were killed during …‘Chavistas’ march in Venezuela, opposition protests continueReutersCritics blast Venezuelan classical maestro DudamelWashington PostVenezuela & Social Media: Nation […]

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Ukraine leader calls for concessions as protesters freed – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage KIEV: Ukraine’s leader called for the opposition to yield some ground ahead of a new mass demonstration on Sunday, after authorities released all protesters arrested in the anti-government unrest. The United States welcomed the prisoner release as …Ukraine releases all detained protestersAljazeera.comUkraine Frees Last of Jailed ProtestersVoice of AmericaTension rises in Ukraine with […]

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Italy’s Baa2 Outlook Changed to Stable from Negative by Moody’s – Businessweek

BusinessweekItaly’s credit rating outlook was changed to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the government’s financial strength and reduction of risks from contingent liabilities. Moody’s also affirmed Italy’s Baa2 and Prime-2 debt ratings, saying …UPDATE 2-Italy’s Renzi readies for power but faces daunting taskReutersItaly’s Matteo Renzi readies for power but faces daunting […]

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Pakistani Side Fails to Show Up at Taliban Peace Talks – New York Times

New York TimesMembers of a group chosen by the Taliban to represent them in talks with Pakistan. The talks were postponed on Tuesday. T. Mughal/European Pressphoto Agency. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani government representatives failed to appear on Tuesday …Pak govt, Taliban negotiators fail to meetTimes of IndiaIn first attempt, Taliban dialogue fails to take offDaily […]

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Afghan presidential election campaign under way – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April. There are 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again …Afghan elections offer Taliban an easy targetThe AustralianResult of unfair elections unacceptable: Afghan […]

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Valerie Trierweiler blames ‘low-blows and betrayals’ for Francois Hollande break … – Daily Mail

Daily MailValerie Trierweiler has blamed ‘low blows’, ‘betrayals’ and ‘back-stabbing’ for her break-up from Francois Hollande last weekend. Speaking in India, where she is currently touring children’s hospitals, Trierweiler claimed that she had no desire to become First …In wake of Hollande-Trierweiler split, French want to ditch first lady roleNational PostFrench labour minister says unemployment […]

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France’s former first lady en route to India after split – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A day after parting ways with President Francois Hollande, France’s former first lady discreetly left Paris for India on Sunday to support a nonprofit organization, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. Valerie Trierweiler boarded an Air France flight to Mumbai …French news agency reports Hollande ends relationship with first ladyFox NewsValerie Trierweiler leaves with her […]

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France’s President Announces Split With His Companion – New York Times

New York TimesFrançois Hollande announced Saturday that he and Valérie Trierweiler had separated. Jean-Pierre Muller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. PARIS — President François Hollande announced Saturday that he and his companion, Valérie Trierweiler, …French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler splitBBC NewsFrench president says it’s over; first lady leaves residenceCNNFrench news agency reports Hollande ends relationship with […]

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Officials Say 2 Police Captured by Kiev Protesters – ABC News

ABC NewsAnti-government protesters on Saturday seized a regional administration building, news reports said, and officials warned that police could storm the Kiev city hall to free two policemen allegedly captured by demonstrators. Protesters have occupied the city …Ukraine protesters burn tyres in KievBBC NewsUkraine’s opposition rejects president’s offer of concessions as crisis deepensIrish TimesUkraine Clased […]

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Ex-leader seeks to leave Pakistan – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf wants to undergo medical treatment for a heart condition abroad, defense lawyers in his high treason trial said Friday. The military hospital treating Musharraf submitted a second report Friday …Musharraf wants treatment in country of his choiceBusiness StandardAFIC report helps Musharraf but degrades its imageThe News InternationalHigh […]

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Scientists detect water on dwarf planet Ceres – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage ISLAMABAD: The dwarf planet Ceres, which is the biggest object in the asteroid belt lying between Mars and Jupiter, is spewing water vapor into space from its ice-covered surface, scientists say. Researchers detected plumes of water vapor, which …Life on Ceres? Dwarf planet’s newly-discovered twin plumes of water vapour …The IndependentScientists find water […]

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Australian Open: It’s terrible for the 2s as Azarenka, Djokovic fall – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Wednesday in a 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of the year’s first major. Fifth-seeded …Radwanska ends Azarenka reign at Melbourne ParkReutersHighlights from Agnieszka Radwanska’s win over Victoria AzarenkaSI.comAustralian Open: Agnieszka […]

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Radwanska, Cibulkova advance to Aussie semis – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMelbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) – The women will also have a new winner at the 2014 Australian Open. Fifth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska took down two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 to set up a semifinal match …Agnieszka Radwanska dazzles in quarterfinal win over Victoria AzarenkaSI.comAustralian Open: Agnieszka Radwanska ousts Victoria AzarenkaSkySportsAzarenka Loses at Australian […]

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Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU – Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Jan. 19 the country was ready to discuss all issues with the European Union at high-profile talks this week, including a row over judicial independence that has escalated the crisis engulfing the government.TURKEYPhilly.comPolice clash with protesters over Turkish web billRTE.ieTurkey Extends Purge of OfficialsNew York TimesBBC […]