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Israel ‘fears Iran Olympics attack’

Israel has bolstered its security presence for the London Olympics amid fears that an Iranian terror squad in Europe may be planning an attack on its athletes, according to a press report Sunday. Scotland Yard and MI5 are believed to have raised their assessment of the threat against the Israeli…

U.S. ‘training’ narcotics units in Africa

The US government is training anti-drug specialists in Ghana and plans to do the same in Nigeria and Kenya to counter Latin American cartels smuggling drugs through Africa to Europe, The New York Times reported. “We see Africa as the new frontier in terms of counterterrorism and counternarcotics issues,” the…

Norway marks anniversary of Breivik’s massacre

Religious services, wreath-laying ceremonies, commemorative gatherings and a concert are scheduled across Norway Sunday on the first anniversary of twin attacks that killed 77 people. On July 22, 2011 right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik first set off a bomb near the government building in Oslo, killing eight people, before going…

HSBC scandal erupts as British banks face shake-up

A scandal erupting at Europe’s biggest bank HSBC has added to concerns over the state of Britain’s financial sector amid the Barclays rate-rigging affair and as the industry faces a major shake-up. HSBC last week apologised and its head of compliance David Bagley resigned after US lawmakers accused the London-based…

India’s ‘Mr Fix-it’ set to be elected president

Powerful politician Pranab Mukherjee looked set to be elected India’s new president on Sunday and analysts said the canny veteran could play a key role in steering the nation through testing times. Mukherjee, 76, a ruling Congress party loyalist, was the overwhelming favorite for the post of head of state…

At least 130 dead in latest battles in Syria

Heavy clashes raged between Syrian troops and rebels on Saturday, with at least 130 people killed nationwide, as the clock ticked down on a 30-day “final” extension of a troubled UN observer mission. At least 64 civilians were among the dead as clashes rocked both of the country’s largest cities,…

More protests in Spain amid escalating financial crisis

Thousands of jobless Spaniards marched through Madrid Saturday in the latest angry demonstrations against economic crisis cuts, as fears rose for the country’s financial stability. Young people thrown out of work by the recession converged on the capital, many of them having hiked hundreds of miles from around Spain, and…

LIBOR scandal: What is it and why you should care

LIBOR scandal: What is it and why you should care The latest banking fraud is centered in Britain, where the financial firm Barclays will pay half a billion dollars in fines for efforts to manipulate a benchmark interest rate. Other banks must have been involved, though, and the full range…

Pope’s butler placed under house arrest in Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI’s butler was released from a Vatican cell and placed under house arrest on Saturday as he awaits a ruling on whether he should stand trial for leaking confidential papers. “His detention is no longer necessary,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters, adding that the ruling would come…

Putin signs Russia into World Trade Organization

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed the bill ratifying Russia’s entry to the World Trade Organization after 18 years of often acrimonious negotiations, the Kremlin press office said. Economists have long argued that Russia needed to join the WTO as it was the only major economy outside the body —…

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