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German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticizes ‘out-of-sync’ EU Syria statements

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday criticised the timing of European Union members’ out-of-sync statements calling for a “strong” response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime. With the United States seeking to rally international support for punitive strikes on Syria in the wake of what it…

58-year-old Uruguayan man lost in Andes for four months found in Argentina

Argentine authorities have rescued a 58-year-old Uruguayan man who had been lost in the Andes mountains since May. Raul Gomez Cincunegui was spotted at the Sardina mountain shelter on Sunday, at an altitude of some 4,500 meters (nearly 15,000 feet) in the Los Patos Sur valley. Police then transferred him…

Norway set for swing to right as voting starts, with Conservatives and anti-immigration populists expected to take power

Norwegians started voting Monday in elections likely to lead to a governing coalition of Conservatives and anti-immigrant populists, two years after Muslim-hating Anders Behring Breivik’s deadly rampage. Polling stations opened at 9:00 am (0700 GMT) from the Arctic north all the way to Oslo 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) further south,…

China among world’s top three investors in 2012

China became one of the world’s top three investors for the first time last year as its foreign investment soared to a new record, the government said Monday. The Asian giant’s overseas direct investment rose 17.6 percent last year from 2011 to $87.8 billion, according to a statement jointly released…

Long-lost Van Gogh painting ‘Sunset at Montmajour’ unveiled in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum on Monday unveiled a newly discovered landscape painting from the height of the Dutch master’s career, abandoned for years as a forgery in a Norwegian attic. “Sunset at Montmajour,” a large oil landscape from 1888, was unveiled to applause by the museum’s director Axel Rueger as…

Chinese Internet users face up to three years in prison for posting ‘online rumors’

Chinese Internet users could face three years in prison for writing defamatory messages that are then re-posted 500 times under regulations announced Monday amid a broader crackdown on “online rumours”. Web users could also be jailed if offending posts are viewed more than 5,000 times under the new rules, which…

Top Syrian diplomat passes Assad’s thanks to Russia

Syria’s foreign minister on Monday passed on the personal thanks of President Bashar al-Assad to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his support, as he held talks in Moscow amid growing expectations of military action against the regime. Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem held talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov as US…

Japan scrambles jets for drone near disputed islands

Japan scrambled fighter jets Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said. It was the first reported incident of its kind. Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force sent an unspecified number of jets to the area, the…

Can you smell the perfect partner?

Is Tim Dowling married to the right woman? A new book suggests that we unconsciously select the perfect partner by sniffing out their ‘compatibility genes’. He talks to the author about MHC genetics and alleles – then nervously asks his wife to take a DNA test At first, I’m not…

U.S. government spied on Brazil’s Petrobras oil firm: report

The US government spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras, according to intelligence documents released by Globo television. Globo said it obtained the information from Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for the Guardian newspaper who obtained secret files from US National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. A week ago, the network…

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