Pride and puzzlement as unreleased Chinese film wins in Berlin – Ahram Online

Ahram OnlineA top European prize for Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice provoked curiosity and questioning Monday with the film not yet released at home and some asking whether political … Read More

Kerry in Indonesia, Will Urge More Action on Climate Change – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia, where he plans to make a major speech Sunday on climate change and its possible impact on Asia. The … Read More

Kiev protesters offer goodwill gesture after detainees freed – New Straits Times

Kiev protesters offer goodwill gesture after detainees freedNew Straits TimesProtesters occupying Kiev city hall said Saturday they stood “ready” to vacate the premises, in a gesture of goodwill after authorities … Read More

Love and marriage on Kiev’s anti-government barricades – New Straits Times

Love and marriage on Kiev’s anti-government barricadesNew Straits TimesThe storyline could be that of Hollywood’s newest blockbuster, but it happened in real life on Kiev’s Independence Square, where passion has … Read More

HTC, Nokia reach settlement on patent lawsuits – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesTAIPEI: Taiwan’s smartphone maker HTC said Saturday it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Finnish phone giant Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between … Read More

NATO chief doesn’t see Karzai signing security pact – Reuters

ReutersMUNICH (Reuters) – President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for … Read More

Ukraine opposition set for talks with John Kerry – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesKIEV: Ukraine’s opposition leaders were set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday, after the army urged embattled President Viktor Yanukovych to act urgently to … Read More

Indian Supreme Court Orders Investigation Into Gang Rape – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIndian media reports say the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked earlier this week on the orders of … Read More

World Boxing Council chief Sulaiman dies at 82 – The Hindu

The HinduJose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who introduced rules to protect boxers, died on Thursday. He was 82. Sulaiman’s son, Mauricio Sulaiman, said his father … Read More

Hollande wants Trierweiler out but first lady ‘refusing to pack bags’ –çois Hollande wanted to break up with Valérie Trierweiler at the weekend but had to ditch the idea when she was hospitalised, it was reported today, as it emerged that … Read More

French President Threatens to Sue Over Tabloid Report – New York Times

New York TimesPARIS — An angry President François Hollande of France on Friday said he was considering legal action against a glossy tabloid that published an account of his purported … Read More

Turkish Police Purge Broadens in Corruption Inquiry – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — The Turkish government removed police chiefs in 15 cities and the deputy head of the country’s police force in a decree published in the official gazette … Read More

DEVELOPING: Michael Schumacher seriously injured in skiing accident – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFormula One icon Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps on Sunday morning, according to a report. He was transported to … Read More

‘Washington will seek triggers to reimpose sanctions on Iran’ – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostUS National Security Adviser Susan Rice rejects idea that, once relaxed, economic sanctions on Tehran will hard to reinstate. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Photo: REUTERS. HONOLULU – The … Read More

Sources: Continued Talks between Iran, World Powers Depend on High … – Fars News Agency

Fars News AgencyTEHRAN (FNA)- Continued talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) depend on direct contacts between the two sides’ high-ranking … Read More

Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, her voice filling with emotion as she discussed … Read More

Samsung Galaxy J with 5-inch full-HD display launched in Taiwan – NDTV

NDTVSamsung has finally launched the Galaxy J smartphone, a Galaxy S4 smartphone variant, in Taiwan. The Galaxy J will be available at 21,900 Taiwanese dollars, which roughly translates to Rs. … Read More