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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi returns to Britain after 24 years

Aung San Suu Kyi begins a bittersweet return to Britain Tuesday, during which she will be showered with honours and have an emotional family reunion after nearly a quarter of a century in Myanmar. During her four-day visit the democracy icon will also meet members of Britain’s royal family and…

Court disqualifies Pakistan PM Gilani from office

Pakistan’s top court on Tuesday disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a stunning move likely to throw the country into fresh turmoil two months after the premier was convicted of contempt. The Supreme Court on April 26 convicted Gilani for refusing to ask Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases…

Environmental activists ‘being killed at rate of two a week’

The struggle for the world’s remaining natural resources is becoming more murderous, according to a new report that reveals that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011. The death toll of campaigners, community leaders and journalists involved in the protection of forests,…

South Korea warns of social unrest without job growth

LOS CABOS — South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak called Monday on world leaders to address the gap between rich and poor, warning that growing disparities could lead to social unrest. Speaking before a summit of the Group of 20 economies, Lee drew lessons from South Korea’s experience during the 1997…

Obama, Putin discuss Syria differences

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin said Monday that Syrians must be free to choose their future, but there was little sign they eased differences on ending the brutal violence. The two presidents, in a closely watched first meeting since Putin returned to the Kremlin, did…

U.S. concerned Egypt’s military clinging to power

WASHINGTON — The United States said Monday Egypt’s military appeared to be clinging to power after ruling generals declared sweeping new powers just after a pivotal presidential vote. “This is a critical moment in Egypt and the world is watching closely,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told a news conference.…

CEOs pledge sustainability, urge ‘green revolution’

RIO DE JANEIRO — Business leaders gathered at a Rio+20 conference Monday pledged sustainable policies and joined a call for world leaders to usher in “a green industrial revolution” to save the planet. Two days before a UN summit on sustainable development opens here, 1,200 CEOs wrapped up a four-day…

Anti-Shiite suicide bombing kills 22 in Iraq

BAQUBA, Iraq — A suicide bomber killed 22 people at a Shiite gathering in central Iraq on Monday, officials said, in the latest in a string of attacks against the Shiite majority that has left dozens dead. The bomber targeted mourners in central Baquba, north of Baghdad, a police colonel…

Muslim Brotherhood vows to fight ruling generals over Egypt’s future

The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to face down Egypt’s ruling generals in a “life or death” struggle over the country’s political future, after declaring that its candidate had won the presidential election and would refuse to accept the junta’s last-ditch attempts to engineer a constitutional coup. As final ballot results…

New French parliament has only 10 people of color in its 577-seat chamber

The new French parliament following Sunday’s election will have only 10 MPs from minorities in the 577-seat chamber, a number deemed inadequate by a rights group. Deputies from minorities constitute “barely 1.8 percent overall, while blacks, Arabs and Asians represent more than 10 percent of the population” in France, the…

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