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Breivik apologizes to his non-political victims

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, said on Monday he wanted to apologise for killing “innocent” people in hisOslo bombing, but offered no similar apology for the Utoeya massacre. He also insisted that not only his victims and their families had their lives ruined on July 22:…

Brother accuses Samsung boss of being greedy

The elder brother of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Heesaid Monday he would not drop his lawsuit over a family inheritance and accused his sibling – South Korea’s richest man — of being greedy. “Kun-Hee has aggravated a discord among brothers, always taking care of his own gain,” Lee Maeng-Hee, 80, said in a statement released through…

Trial of John Edwards set to begin

Opening arguments will begin Monday in the trial of John Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential hopeful accused of illegally using political campaign money to hide a love affair from the public and his cancer-stricken wife. Edwards, a former senator who was White House candidate John Kerry’s vice presidential choice in…

Obama to announce sanctions against foreigners who use tech to carry out human rights abuses

US President Barack Obama will issue an executive order Monday allowing sanctions to be imposed against foreigners who use technologies to carry out human rights abuses, The Washington Post said. The order would target those found to have used technologies including cellphone tracking or the Internet to carry out violations.…

Scientists call for moratorium on Arctic fishing

OTTAWA — Scientists on Monday urged Arctic rim nations to set fishing regulations for the Arctic Ocean, and order a moratorium on fishing until stocks are assessed, before trawlers soon start dropping nets in the pristine waters. “A commercial fishery in the central Arctic Ocean is now possible and feasible,”…

Egypt cancels deal to supply natural gas to Israel

By Mona Salem CAIRO — Egypt has scrapped a 2005 gas export deal with Israel, which relies on Egyptian natural gas for 40 percent of its supplies to produce electricity, the chairman of a government holding firm said on Sunday. The accord was “annulled on Thursday with the East Mediterranean…

British TV crew arrested while covering Bahrain protests

Update: AFP is now reporting that the journalists have been released and are being deported LONDON — A team of journalists for Britain’s Channel 4 News was arrested Sunday after covering Bahrain’s Grand Prix race, which went ahead after a week of angry protests away from the F1 desert circuit.…

How WWII codes on Twitter thwarted French vote law

PARIS — Twitter users turned Sunday’s French presidential election into a battle between a green Hungarian wine and a red Dutch cheese in a bid to get round tough laws banning result predictions. The #RadioLondres hashtag was the top France trend on Twitter during the first-round presidential vote, in homage…

Israel forces ‘ready to hit Iran if ordered’

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces are carrying out more special operations beyond the country’s borders and will be ready to attack Iran’s nuclear sites if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview on Sunday. In an extract from an interview with the top-selling Yediot Aharanot daily, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said…

Google launches Street View in Israel

JERUSALEM — Google on Sunday launched Street View in Israel, the US Internet giant said, putting on show streets and sites of interest from the Holy Land’s three major cities with its 360-degree street-level images. The imagery of “Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Haifa includes sites of interest such as the…

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