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Physician says Iraqi president can resume duties after stroke treatment

Iraq’s ailing President Jalal Talabani, who is being treated in Germany for a stroke, is recovering and will be able to fulfil his official duties upon his return, his doctor said on Saturday. The remarks are likely aimed at quashing recent calls, in particular from Iraq’s chief prosecutor, for the…

Mexico City pushes car-sharing to remedy chronic traffic jams

Car sharing: The next big thing in traffic-clogged Mexico City? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Car traffic on the streets of Veracruz, Mexico, November 2011. Diego Solorzano, a young entrepreneur, launched the country’s first car share initiative last June as an alternative to traffic-clogged Mexico City, something ‘in between public…

Google: Glass eyewear will not use face-recognition features

Google late Friday put out word that it won’t add face-recognition features to Glass, in a bow to privacy fears raised about the camera-enabled Internet-connected eyewear. “We won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place,” Google said in an online message aimed at…

Treasury enacts ‘extraordinary measures’ to stay under debt ceiling

The U.S. Treasury Friday stopped re-investing in a retirement fund, a major step in its efforts to avoid exceeding the debt ceiling, according to a letter to lawmakers from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. This is one in a slew of “extraordinary measures” announced earlier in the month by Lew, to…

Bradley Manning supporters hold pre-trial rally outside Fort Meade

Young soldier goes on trial Monday, charged with ‘aiding the enemy’ over sharing information on US military with WikiLeaks Supporters of accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning protested outside Fort Meade on Saturday just two days before the young soldier’s court martial opens at the army camp. More than three years…

Austrian bank employee drops 90,000 euros into river

An Austrian bank employee has found himself in hot water after he unloaded bags containing 90,000 euros ($117,000) from his car boot to fix a puncture — only to see the money to fall into a river below. The incident reportedly happened on May 7 as the employee was transporting…

Iraq hit by worst violence since 2008

Iraq was hit in May by its worst violence in five years, further stoking fears of all-out sectarian strife, as its top two political rivals publicly embraced on Saturday in symbolic move aimed at easing tensions. Authorities have failed to bring the wave of unrest under control, nor addressed the…

Toronto protesters call for Mayor Rob Ford to resign after deputies quit

‘Stand up for Toronto’ demonstration draws hundreds upset by video allegedly showing city’s controversial mayor smoking crack Hundreds of protesters gathered in Toronto on Saturday to call for the resignation of embattled city mayor Rob Ford over a scandal involving a video of him allegedly smoking crack. The event, called…

Far-right and anti-fascists face off over London soldier murder

Dozens of people were arrested in London on Saturday as rival far-right and anti-fascist groups faced off over the murder of a British soldier by suspected Islamists. London’s Metropolitan Police said 58 people from the Unite Against Fascism pressure group were arrested after they gathered to oppose a rally by…

Turkish PM urges end to Istanbul protests as police pull out

Turkey’s prime minister on Saturday called for an immediate end to violent protests which have engulfed Istanbul for two days, in what were one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations since the Islamist-rooted leadership came to power. Police pulled back from Taksim square, the epicentre of the demonstrations that have left…

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