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Former presidential candidate Mike Gravel and ex-congressmen lend credibility to UFO conspiracy event

Only little green men at National Press Club are dead presidents on $20,000 honorariums paid to committee members If there are extraterrestrial rewards for perseverance, the organisers of the UFO conspiracy hearings that are under way at the National Press Club in Washington this week deserve a visit from space. Five former…

Five doctors jailed in Kosovo for illegal organ harvesting and transplants

An EU-led court in Kosovo on Monday sentenced five doctors to up to eight years in prison for illegal organ harvesting and transplants. Former Kosovo health minister Ilir Rrecaj — who admitted during the trial that he knew that illegal kidney transplants were carried out at the Medicus clinic in…

French ministers warn socalists against picking fight with Germany

Top French ministers warned Monday against picking a fight with Germany after their Socialist Party accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of being “selfish” in her drive for eurozone austerity. With Franco-German relations already at their lowest level in years, senior government officials sought to head off further tensions with Berlin over…

Bangladesh bosses plead with Western firms to keep doing business with them after tragedy

Bangladeshi textile bosses pleaded Monday with Western clothing giants to keep doing business with them after nearly 400 people died in a factory collapse as hopes of finding more survivors faded. Organisers of the mammoth rescue effort ordered in cranes on Monday to clear the ruins of what was once…

CIA ‘gave millions in cash’ to Karzai over the years

The CIA has delivered tens of millions of dollars in cash packed in suitcases and backpacks to the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times reported Monday. “We called it ‘ghost money’,” Khalil Roman, Karzai’s deputy chief of staff from 2002 to…

Iceland grapples with 19 percent spike in tourism

In Iceland’s Thingvellir national park, a wooden bridge covers a crack in the paved road leading to the site where the world’s oldest parliament was founded in 930. But the bridge is considerably younger, only dating back to last summer. It was built after a few hundred metres (yards) of…

Inquiry into death of nurse pranked over royal pregnancy delayed until September

The inquest into the death of the nurse who took a prank call targeting Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine has been delayed to September, an official said on Monday. Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, a mother of two, was found hanged several days after taking the call from two Australian DJs, which…

Sharp bee population decline forces EU to consider ban on pesticides

A key committee of EU experts was meeting on Monday to mull a two-year ban on pesticides blamed for a sharp and worrying decline in bee populations. European Union sources have told AFP that a decision to suspend the use of certain pesticides is likely following the closed-door talks between…

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi survives assassination bid: state TV

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi escaped an assassination bid on Monday, surviving a blast against his convoy in Damascus, in the latest attack on top members of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The attack came as Republican lawmakers in the United States stepped up calls for American action after claims Assad’s…

American eyewitness describes ‘terrifying’ brawl on Mount Everest

A mountaineer on Everest described Monday the “terrifying” scene of two famous European climbers fighting with Nepalese guides in a high-altitude brawl that has sparked a police investigation. Ueli Steck, a Swiss national who holds climbing records, and Simone Moro of Italy, who has climbed Everest four times, were approaching…

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