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Britain’s royal family release home movies

Home movies filmed by Queen Elizabeth are to be released for the first time Friday, giving a glimpse of life behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace and showing a softer side of Britain’s royal family. The informal footage will be screened on Friday evening as part of a tribute documentary…

Developing nations boycott European Union LGBT rights event

The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group of states boycotted an European Union event Friday because it was due to discuss how to fight discrimination against gay rights. Though some members of the so-called ACP group of 79 nations took part individually in the event titled “Discrimination hampers Development”, the group…

China opens the door to re-starting its nuclear program

Energy-hungry China could restart its nuclear projects, suspended after Japan’s Fukushima disaster in March last year, while new safety standards have been adopted in active plants, the government said. After the Fukushima accident triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami, Beijing announced a review of safety standards and emergency procedures…

World leaders agree Syria is on the brink of civil war

World leaders voiced fears on Friday that Syria stands on the brink of civil war but found little agreement on how to bring it back from the abyss, as 18 more people died in the relentless violence. Talks in Berlin between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Secretary Clinton announces $75 million public-private partnership for maternal health

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday the United States would provide $75 million (60.5 million euros) to a private-public effort to improve the health of mothers and their babies in developing countries. Norway, the host of an international conference focusing on maternal health, said it would join the…

U.S. adds just 69,000 jobs in May, unemployment rises to 8.2 percent

The US economy added a scant 69,000 jobs in May, the lowest number in a year, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, the government said Friday. The dismal report signaled that the much hoped-for recovery in the job market has stalled and fueled speculation that it may prompt…

Democrats deploy Bill Clinton in recall fight against Scott Walker

Bill Clinton will travel to Wisconsin on Friday to campaign in the state’s recall election amid accusations from local activists that the Obama administration has failed to get behind their bid to oust Republican governor Scott Walker. The Democratic National Committee announced the former president’s trip on Thursday in the hope that a…

Pirates attack Greek oil tanker off Nigeria: IMB

Pirates attacked a Greek-owned oil tanker off Nigeria Friday but failed to hijack the ship after the crew hid in a safe room, the International Maritime Bureau said. The tanker was anchored off Lagos when armed pirates boarded early on Friday, said Noel Choong, head of the IMB’s piracy reporting…

Teen Stephens keeps US tennis hopes alive

Teenager Sloane Stephens kept the Stars and Stripes flying at the French Open on Friday with a 6-3, 6-2 third round win over Mathilde Johansson of France. The Florida youngster was one of just three Americans to make it into the third round along with Christina McHale and Uzbekistan-born Varvara…

Suu Kyi urges ‘healthy skepticism’ over Myanmar reform

Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday urged “healthy scepticism” over Myanmar’s dramatic reforms, saying only the rule of law can cement recent political progress and foster clean investment. Speaking at a gathering of world business leaders in Bangkok, she also warned China and the United States against turning…

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