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Indian execution sparks protests, accusations of politics

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 12:43

India today executed Mohammad Afzal Guru, a convict in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament. 

Egypt blocks YouTube for a month, following 'Innocence of Muslims'

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 09:43

An Egyptian judge ordered the government to block YouTube for 30 days for carrying the 14-minute trailer to 'Innocence of Muslims,' the controversial film that sparked massive protests in the Middle East last September.

Tunisian government pushes supports to rally

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 09:43

In response to hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the assassination of a prominent opposition leader, the ruling party in Tunisia called on supports to stage their own pro-government demonstration.

Chinese welcome Year of the Snake in style

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 06:40

Across the country, the Chinese New Year was welcomed with celebrations through the night. Firecrackers, traditionally thought to ward off evil spirits, were set off in the streets of Beijing. 

Trumpeting technological strength, Iran releases video it says is from downed US drone (+video)

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 03:38

The release of the video comes as Iran showcases a slew of scientific and technological advances to herald the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which will be celebrated on Feb. 10.

EU leaders approve budget, and everyone wins - at least politically

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Europe's leaders, in agreeing to a seven-year, 960 billion euro budget today for the EU, can all claim political victory for their constituents, but the practical implications are modest.

Trumpeting technological strength, Iran releases video it says is from downed US drone

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

The release of the video comes as Iran showcases a slew of scientific and technological advances to herald the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which will be celebrated on Feb. 10.

Tunisians mourn slain opposition leader amid concerns of rising turmoil (+video)

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Tens of thousands turned out for the burial today of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid. His assassination Wednesday prompted angry street protests across the country.

TV drama? Putin rips Sochi official on air over Olympic cost overruns

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Analysts say that the Russian president's angry tirade, followed by the official's firing, may be a bit of political theater meant to ease public concerns over the troubled Sochi Games preparations.

Irish beef avoids EU budget chop. Is agricultural subsidy reform on the menu?

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Agricultural subsidies account for a whopping 40 percent of the EU budget. Ireland, which holds the EU presidency, hopes to push through subsidy reforms next.

Palestinian textbooks fall short where they are most needed - introducing 'the other'

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

This generation of Palestinian schoolchildren is the first to use an entirely Palestinian curriculum and also one of the first to have little to no interaction with Israelis – not even in their textbooks.

Japan scrambles jets, claiming Russian airspace invasion

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Japan said two Russian fighter jets briefly entered Japan's airspace near disputed islands, prompting Japan to scramble combat fighter jets in response. Russia denied the charge.

Tibetan man sentenced to 13 years for 'inciting' self-immolation of monk

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

It's the latest punishment by Chinese authorities trying to stop a string of self-immolations that has reached almost 100.

How to keep youths down on the farm? Offer incentives.

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

The average age of farmers is rising. Nonprofits are at work on ways to show youths in developing nations how farming can be entrepreneurial, profitable, and desirable.

Thang Dinh Tran loves maps and Vietnam. That may put him in the eye of a storm.

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

His passion for all things Vietnamese has combined with his passion for old maps, placing him at the center of a territorial dispute between Vietnam and China.

Tunisia, a model in Arab uprisings, scrambles to get back on track

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Egypt and Libya have been mired in constant violence and political turmoil since their uprisings, but Tunisia's transition was relatively smooth until yesterday's shooting of an opposition leader.

Jail for journalist working on rape story in Somalia

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Both Abdiaziz Abdinur, a contributor to The Monitor, and the woman who told him she was raped by men wearing government uniforms have received year-long sentences, prompting world concern.

Budget showdown? Forget D.C., Brussels girds for bruising battle (+video)

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Europe's heads of state are set to meet in Brussels during the next two days to determine a new EU budget, with richer nations pushing for budget cuts that poorer countries oppose.

Tunisia PM tries to dissolve his government. His party says no. (+video)

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali's Ennahda party said it wasn't consulted regarding his plans to dissolve the government in favor of a technocratic cabinet to rule until new elections can be held.

ECB nod allows Ireland to shut down toxic bank, easing debt pressures

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 11:44

Ireland closed down the bankrupt Anglo Irish Bank in 2011, absorbing its debt and assets into a state-owned bank. Overnight, it voted to shut down that bank as well.

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