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Turkey: US should drop case against Iran sanctions suspect - 11/27/2017

Istanbul – The US case against Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish businessman, on charges of violating sanctions on Iran, should be "dropped or ended," a Turkish government spokesman said.   Deputy...

Support for Australia gay marriage leading ballot, opinion poll finds - 11/07/2017

Sydney - Support for same-sex marriage in Australia is in the lead, according to an opinion poll released on Tuesday, as the national postal survey deadline looms.   Australia is currently...

Tokyo 2020 marks 1,000 days to go, still much to be done - 10/28/2017

With 1,000 days to go until the opening of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo organizers held countdown events after facing a string of controversies earlier.   Tokyo (dpa) – Japan celebrates the 1,000...

What's in France's new terror law and why is it controversial? - 10/18/2017

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron says the new anti-terror law that passed its last hurdle in parliament today is needed to allow the country to end its state of emergency. But rights groups,...

South Korean to steer Camera d'Or jury at Cannes - 10/12/2013

PARIS- South Korean director Boon Joon-Ho will chair the jury that picks the winner of the Camera d'Or prize for best first film at this year's Cannes film festival, organisers said on Thursday....

Morsi's Egypt seeks to keep strong ties with France - 04/01/2013

CAIRO, Christophe de Roquefeuil- Egypt wants to maintain close ties with France following the uprising which brought Islamists to power, Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr told AFP on Sunday on the...

Emperor Beck Assumes the Throne of Italian Cuisine - 04/07/2010

Rome – Abdul Rahman Bitar - Who could have imagined that Italians would crown a German from Bavaria coming from a nearby village to the birthplace of the German Pope Benedict XVI as their most...

Jackson doctor denies manslaughter charge - 02/09/2010

LOS ANGELES, Soo Youn - Michael Jackson's doctor pleaded not guilty here Monday after being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the pop superstar's death from a lethal cocktail...

Obama ends frenetic vacation - 08/30/2009

OAK BLUFFS, Stephen Collinson - US President Barack Obama headed back to Washington Sunday after a week-long vacation on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard, interrupted by a crush of outside...

British scientists claim sperm breakthrough - 07/09/2009

LONDON - A team of British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm using embryonic stem cells for the first time, but other fertility experts were sceptical. Researchers led by...
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