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Rockets Hit Israel, Jordan

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Five rockets were fired at the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat and its Jordanian neighbor Aqaba, causing no injuries, according to Israeli officials.

Pakistan Summons U.K. Diplomat

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Pakistan’s foreign minister summoned Britain’s envoy to Islamabad to seek an explanation for comments made last week by British Prime Minister David Cameron about Pakistan exporting terrorism.

Death Toll From Russian Fires Rises

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

At least 34 people have died in a wave of wildfires in western Russia, which have destroyed thousands of homes but are thought to be slowly dying down.

Massive Floods Devastate Pakistan

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

At least 1,100 people have been killed as floods spread across northwestern Pakistan, and rescuers struggled to reach thousands more who are trapped.

Hungary Does Without EU, IMF

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The new Hungarian government is determined to set its own economic agenda, even if that costs it the support of the International Monetary Fund and European Union.

China Flood Death Toll Rises

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The death toll from a bridge collapse triggered by intense flooding in central China has risen to 51 people as China’s worst flooding in decades wreaks havoc across the country.

Deadly Floods Ravage Pakistan

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

At least 1,100 people have been killed as floods spread across northwestern Pakistan, and rescuers struggled to reach thousands more who are trapped.

Japan’s Miscues Offer Policy Lessons

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Japan’s economists and politicians are trying to cut government debt, bolster the economic recovery and conquer deflation—a tall order complicated by missteps that offer lessons for other nations.

Cuba to Ease Limits on Businesses

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Cuban officials plan to reduce state control of small businesses, authorize more Cubans to become self-employed and build a new tax structure that will compel state employees to contribute more.

Hungary Does Without EU and IMF

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The new Hungarian government is determined to set its own economic agenda, even if that costs it the support of the International Monetary Fund and European Union.

Kenya to Vote on New Constitution

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Kenyans will vote on a controversial new constitution in a referendum on Wednesday—the latest step in a series of efforts by Kenyan leaders to bring political change to their country to quell tribal tensions.

Rising Wages Rattle China’s Small Businesses

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The effects of China’s rising wages and stronger currency are rippling through the close-knit group of textile and garment makers in the eastern town of Zhili.

Petraeus Resets Afghan Airstrike Rules

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

U.S. commanders in Afghanistan have eased a rule covering the use of force that has been a source of discontent among American troops, according to military officials.

New Fires Strike Russia

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Hundreds of new fires broke out in Russian forests and fields that have been dried to a crisp by drought and record heat, but firefighters claimed success in bringing some of the wildfires raging under control.

U.A.E. Puts the Squeeze on BlackBerry

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The U.A.E. will suspend BlackBerry services in the country starting Oct. 11 after the government said last week the device was a potential threat to national security.

Mexican Journalists Detail Captivity

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Police rescued two cameramen kidnapped last week by gunmen believed to be members of a cell affiliated with the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico’s most powerful drug-trafficking organization.

Floods Trap Thousands in Pakistan

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by massive flooding in Pakistan’s northwest that has killed more than 900 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Russia Arrests Protest Leaders

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Russian authorities used a large police presence to stifle a protest by critics demanding freedom of assembly and the resignation of Prime Minister Putin, arresting two opposition leaders and nearly 100 followers.

China Mine Blast Kills 17

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

An explosion near a workers’ dormitory killed at least 17 people at a coal mine in northern China.

Roadside Bomb Kills 4 Near Baghdad

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

A roadside bomb killed four people, including three army soldiers, and wounded 11 people south of the Iraqi capital, Iraqi officials said.

Top Pakistan Spy Scrubs U.K. Trip

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Pakistan’s military spy chief has canceled a trip to the U.K. after Prime Minister Cameron made remarks about Pakistan’s role in sponsoring terrorism.

Foreign Forces Transform U.S. Films

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The rising clout of international audiences is a sea change for Hollywood. Foreign ticket sales represent 68% of the global market, and studios are using foreign actors and tweaking plots to lure viewers abroad.

Drug Lord Death Boosts Calderón

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The killing of one of Mexico’s top drug lords gave a much needed boost to Mexico’s embattled Calderón, who has staked his presidency on wrestling back control of the country from powerful criminal syndicates.

July Is Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Three U.S. troops died in blasts in Afghanistan, making July the deadliest month ever for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began.

2010: Worst Movie Year Ever?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Coming soon to a theater near you: absolutely nothing you want to see. Joe Queenan on why Hollywood keeps trying to sell us on pointless sequels, lame remakes and the stardom of Shia LaBeouf.

BP’s Hayward Defends Tenure, Spill Response

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Tony Hayward, the departing chief executive of BP, is unrepentant about how the energy giant responded to the U.S.’s largest offshore oil spill.

Evidence Ties Manning to Afghan Leaks

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Investigators have found concrete evidence linking Pfc. Bradley Manning with the leak of classified Afghanistan war reports, a defense official said.

Drugs, Poor Discipline Afflict Afghan Army

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The U.S. strategy for leaving Afghanistan is dependent on building capable Afghan forces that can take over, but U.S. soldiers complain of a trigger-happy attitude, general carelessness and drug use.

Iran Offers to Resume Nuclear Talks

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Iran has said it could suspend a part of its uranium-enrichment program and is ready to resume nuclear talks with the major powers, a possible sign that Tehran has been rattled by the scale of international sanctions launched against it.

Rate Swings Sting Europe’s Borrowers

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Households and small businesses across Central and Eastern Europe are sinking under the weight of foreign-currency debts.

Plane Crashes Near Islamabad

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

An Airblue passenger plane carrying 152 people crashed into the hills outside Pakistan’s capital. At least 20 dead bodies have been recovered.

BP Reveals Comeback Plan

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

BP took a $32 billion charge for the Gulf oil spill, detailed plans to sell $30 billion in assets and pledged to become a different company more focused on safety.

Lufthansa Seeks Savor in the Sky

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Chefs from the German airline are using a chopped up jet as a laboratory to study the decline of haute cuisine at high altitude.

China Fuels Trade Tension, Report Says

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

China’s drive to support domestic technologies is likely to continue to cause trade disputes and political tensions, says a Chamber of Commerce report.

Documents Bolster Afghans’ Complaints

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The Afghan government, reacting to the WikiLeaks documents, zeroed in on reported Pakistani support for the Taliban-led insurgency—hoping that the disclosures would force Washington to turn up pressure on Islamabad.

Next Test for Europe Banks: Finding Funds

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Now that most major European banks have sailed through their long-awaited “stress tests,” they face a stiffer challenge in the months ahead: raising billions of dollars of long-term funding to finance new lending.

UAE Says BlackBerry a Security Risk

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

The United Arab Emirates issued a statement saying that the BlackBerry smartphone, made by Research in Motion, poses security risks to the country.

Kazakhstan Looks for Tour Lift

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

How do you change perceptions of a little known country formed largely by a hugely popular movie that ridiculed it? For Kazakhstan, part of the answer is to win professional cycling’s biggest prize, the Tour de France.

Stampede Kills 19 in Germany

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans left 18 people dead and 80 injured at the famed Love Parade festival in western Germany.

U.S Missiles Kill Five in Pakistan

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Unmanned U.S. aircraft fired four missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan, killing five suspected militants in the second drone strike in as many days.

Does Language Influence Culture?

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world.

Stampede Kills 17 in Germany

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans left 17 people dead and 80 injured at the famed Love Parade festival in western Germany.

Tribunal to Rule on Cambodia Genocide

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

A U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia is set to issue its first verdict after more than a decade of investigating the Khmer Rouge genocide.

European Banks Rally in U.S. Trading

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Shares of European-listed banks in the U.S. rallied as European stress tests showed the large majority of banks would be able to withstand a potential economic downturn or government bond crisis.

EU Banks Survive Stress Test

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Regulators painted a rosier-than-expected portrait of the continent’s beleaguered banking sector, provoking criticism that the government’s “stress tests” weren’t tough enough on banks.

Seven European Banks Fail Stress Tests

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

European banks largely passed a round of government stress tests, but the overall strong grades raised questions over whether the monthlong tests were tough enough to be judged credible.

New Komeito Won’t Partner With DPJ

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The head of a key opposition party in Japan said it is unlikely to join forces with Prime Minsiter Naoto Kan’s Democratic Party of Japan any time soon.

European Banks Brace for Stress Tests

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The EU will unveil the results of its broadest survey yet into the soundness of its banking system Friday, hoping to relieve pressure from persistent market fears about the Continent’s debt burden.

EU Appeals WTO Ruling on Airbus

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The EU appealed a WTO ruling against EU government low-interest loans given to Airbus.The ruling found that the EU support has helped Airbus take market share from Boeing in the multibillion dollar passenger jet market.

U.S. Plans New North Korea Sanctions

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Clinton said the Obama administration will enact new economic sanctions on North Korea aimed at stymieing Pyongyang’s weapons and contraband trade, and targeting the finances of its elite.

IMF: Banks Must Thwart Bubbles

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

IMF’s executive board said central banks may want to use interest rates in a “limited” way the next time they encounter an asset bubble that needs to be pricked, weighing in as the Federal Reserve and other major central banks reevaluate their bubble-fighting strategies.

IMF Pulls Out of Hungary Loan Talks

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Negotiators for the International Monetary Fund and European Union walked away from talks with Hungary, saying Budapest needs to do more to shrink its budget deficit before it can get any more bailout money.

China Reactors Plan Fuels U.S. Concern

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The U.S. State Department is voicing growing concern about China’s proposed sale of two nuclear-power reactors to Pakistan, an issue that could complicate Washington’s latest efforts to strengthen cooperation with Pakistan.

Polls Suggest Close Australian Vote

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched her election campaign over the weekend as polls indicated a close vote and a tough test of the ruling Labor party’s fortitude after a number of political setbacks.

Two Killed in Afghan Jailbreak

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

A smuggled bomb exploded at a western Afghan prison just as Taliban fighters staged coordinated attacks on four police checkpoints, allowing 11 inmates to escape. A suicide bombing in Kabul meanwhile killed at least three.

Mining Accident Kills 28 in China

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Chinese government officials said 28 miners died after an electrical cable caught fire inside a coal shaft.

Abbas Lays Out Conditions for Talks

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Palestinian President Abbas hints at flexibility on resuming direct peace talks with Israel, focusing on 1967 borders and the use of an international force..

Blasts Kill NATO Troops in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Roadside bombs killed four NATO troops in Afghanistan, adding to a violent summer as coalition forces step up patrols in the Taliban-dominated south.

Strangers at Home

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Chinese living abroad have played a huge role in the country’s economic miracle. But back in China, they are both welcome and vulnerable, writes Geremie R. Barmé.

Strangers at Home

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Chinese living abroad have played a huge role in the country’s economic miracle. But back in China, they are both welcome and vulnerable, writes Geremie R. Barmé.

BofA: Lackluster Results, Expensive Overhaul Bill

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Bank of America’s second-quarter earnings report revealed a jarring mix of falling profit and an estimate that Congress’s just-passed financial overhaul bill could hit the Charlotte-based bank for more than $10 billion by the end of next year.

Labor Open to New Korea Trade Deal

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The head of the AFL-CIO said he would support an altered free-trade deal with South Korea if the pact reduces nontariff barriers in Korea and protects workers’ rights.

Vatican Toughens Rules on Abuse Cases

Friday, July 16th, 2010

The Vatican tightened its rules for disciplining cases of alleged sexual abuse, marking the first time it has changed church laws to address the sexual-abuse scandal that has opened Pope Benedict XVI to widespread scrutiny.

Scientist Back in Iran Despite CIA Efforts

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The Central Intelligence Agency tried to prevent an Iranian nuclear researcher who had provided information on his country’s nuclear program from returning to Iran, giving him $5 million.

Bees Spell Glory for Indian Kids

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

For thousands of South Asian children in the U.S., spelling has become the game of choice. Competitions catering just to them have sprung up across the country, some with hefty cash prizes.

Iran Scientist Returns to Tehran

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

An Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran said was kidnapped last year by the U.S. was on his way to Iran a day after resurfacing at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington.

U.S. Detains 12th Person in Spy Probe

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Authorities are detaining a 12th, previously undisclosed person implicated in the probe that busted a Cold War-style Russian spy ring.

U.S. Rebuilds Plant, Taliban Reap Windfall

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Since U.S.-funded repairs of a turbine at an Afghanistan power plant doubled its capacity in October, nearly half of the electrical output has flowed to districts where the Taliban administer the grid.

In Uganda, Somali Militants Shift Tactics

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Deadly bombings in Uganda showed al Qaeda-linked Somali militants targeting allies of the government they seek to overthrow.

They Reign in Spain

Monday, July 12th, 2010

An extra-time goal by Andrés Iniesta earned Spain a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands and its first World Cup title.

S. Africa’s Cup Success Wins Over Critics

Monday, July 12th, 2010

South Africa defended itself against criticism about crime, strikes and lackluster organization ahead of the World Cup. Now it’s winning praise and boosting its ambitions.

Attacks Target Afghan Police

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Insurgents killed 11 Afghan police and assassinated a district chief over the weekend, in a reprise of violence in a once-peaceful region of northern Afghanistan.

Sub Deals Helped Sink Greece

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Greece’s military deals illustrate how Germany and other creditors have in some ways benefited from Greece’s profligacy, and how that is coming back to haunt them.

Japan Ruling Party Pummeled in Vote

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Japanese voters issued a rebuke to the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, 10 months after giving the party the keys to power in a historic regime change, according to television-network exit polls.

Japan Vote Tests Ruling Party

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Japanese voters began to hand in their first report card to the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, 10 months after giving the party the keys to power in a historic regime change.

Haiti Aid Push Falters

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Six months after January’s earthquake, billions of dollars in aid have yet to arrive, decisions on how to spend the money haven’t begun to be made and Haiti remains a land of displaced persons and rubble.

Haiti Aid Is Slow to Arrive

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Six months after January’s earthquake, billions of dollars in aid have yet to arrive, decisions on how to spend the money haven’t begun to be made and Haiti remains a land of displaced persons and rubble.

Malaria’s Tenacious Buzz

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Even as the fight against malaria gains momentum, research reveals that malaria’s tentacles continue to dig ever deeper.

Submarine Deals Helped Sink Greece

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Greece’s military deals illustrate how Germany and other creditors have in some ways benefited from Greece’s profligacy, and how that is coming back to haunt them.

Subway Terror Plot Had Global Reach

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Three suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in Europe a day after U.S. prosecutors charged an al-Qaeda leader with helping to mastermind an attempted bombing of New York’s subway and said the effort was part of a plot that included a failed terrorist attempt in the U.K.

Europe to Limit Banker Bonuses

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The European Parliament agreed to what officials described as the world’s strictest rules on bankers’ bonuses, capping big cash awards across the EU in time for 2010 payouts.

Group, Israel Primed for Flotilla Clash

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Israel and Turkish-based aid group IHH appeared primed for battle ahead of Israel’s May 31 interception of the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara, according to reports.

Pope Toughens Laws on Abusive Priests

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Pope Benedict has revised the Vatican’s sex-abuse norms in a bid to streamline the Holy See’s handling of cases world-wide and hold more clerics accused of abuse accountable under church law.

Obama: U.S.-Israel Bond ‘Unbreakable’

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, flanked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, hailed the bond between the U.S. and Israel as “unbreakable.”

Pope Revises Sex-Abuse Rules

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Pope Benedict has revised the Vatican’s sex-abuse norms in a bid to streamline the Holy See’s handling of cases world-wide and hold more clerics accused of abuse accountable under church law.

Chinese IPO May Be Largest in History

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Agricultural Bank of China’s massive initial public offering, to be priced as early as Tuesday, is testing global investors’ faith in China’s fast-growing economy amid global financial turmoil.

U.S., Israel to Burnish Ties

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Netanyahu visit to White House will play up mended ties, but friction is likely over the steps required to kick-start direct negotiations between Netanyahu’s government and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mexicans Vote in State Elections

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Voting booths closed in the 14 Mexican states that held elections Sunday, with exit surveys showing the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party carrying most governor seats.

Komorowski Wins Polish Presidency

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Exit polls in Poland’s presidential election show Bronislaw Komorowski with an edge over Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the late president’s identical twin brother, who essentially conceded defeat.

Cartels Loom Over Mexico Elections

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Mexico’s upcoming elections pose the biggest political challenge for the government of President Calderón, who declared war on the drug cartels in 2006.

Helicopter Crashes In Hong Kong

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

A helicopter has crashed into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor and its two pilots and 11 passengers have been rescued.

Many Germans Would Rather Waive the Flag

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

A Lebanese immigrant has caused a flag flap by displaying the German national banner in front of his shop in Berlin.

Fiction’s Global Crime Wave

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Detective novels from Japan, Nigeria, Germany and Korea are pouring into the U.S. as publishers hunt for the next “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Israel’s Foes Adopt New Protest Tactics

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Hamas and Hezbollah, groups which have long battled Israel with violent tactics, have begun to embrace civil disobedience, protest marches, lawsuits and boycotts—tactics they once dismissed.

Spy Suspect Gets Bail; Police Seek Fugitive

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

A judge granted bail to one of the people arrested as part of an alleged Russian spy ring, despite U.S. prosecutors’ requests to detain all of them until trial.

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