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South American summit bars new Paraguay leader after ‘parliamentary coup’

Paraguay’s new president was barred Sunday from participating in a summit of South American presidents next week, deepening the country’s isolation over the ouster of former president Fernando Lugo. Argentina’s foreign ministry said the move was adopted by the other members and associate states of Mercosur, a South American trading…

Gentrification, religious tensions threaten historic city of Acre

Amid narrow winding alleys, crumbling courtyards and dark doorways of neglected buildings, a work of art gleams within the walls of Israel’s ancient but dilapidated city of Acre. The Efendi Palace hotel opened in March after eight-and-a-half years of painstaking restoration. A team of experts was brought from Venice to…

U.S. urges new Egyptian government to be ‘pillar of peace’

WASHINGTON — The United States congratulated the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi on his election as Egypt’s new president and urged his government to fulfill its role as a “pillar of regional peace.” After a bitterly divisive election that pitted Morsi against Mubarak-era premier Ahmed Shafiq, the White House called on…

Norway’s oil production halts as workers strike over pensions

More than 700 oil workers went on strike in Norway Sunday after pension negotiations broke down, prompting production closures which could cost tens of millions of dollars per day, the employers’ organisation said. The strike which started at 4:00 am (0200 GMT) Sunday involved employees of Norwegian oil group Statoil,…

North Korea says U.S. fired at its flag

North Korea on Sunday denounced US-South Korean military drills near the tense border as a “provocation” and vowed to “further bolster up its nuclear deterrent”, state media reported. Some 2,000 South Korean and US troops along with jet fighters, tanks and attack helicopters took part in the live-fire exercise Friday…

Tech experts: move to cloud data ‘a potential gold mine for cybercriminals’

The Internet “cloud” has become the hottest topic in computing, but the trend has created a new range of security issues that need to be addressed. The cloud is associated with things like personal emails and music which can be accessed on computers and a range of mobile devices. But…

Saudi Arabia clears women for Olympic competition

The BBC reported Sunday that Saudi Arabia would allow female athletes to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In a statement issued by the Saudi embassy in London, the country’s Olympic Committee said it would “oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify,” ending months of questions about…

New ideas needed in Iran nuke deadlock: analysts

VIENNA — World powers negotiating with a defiant Iran over its nuclear programme need to risk more and get more “creative” if they want to break a deadlock that threatens tipping into military conflict, analysts say. After three high-level meetings in three months, the latest in Moscow last week, Iran…

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first Islamist president

CAIRO — Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi is to become the first Islamist head of state in the Arab world’s most populous nation after being declared winner in a divisive run-off with ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq. Morsi, one of the leaders of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood, has pledged that Egypt under his…

China earthquake kills at least two, injures 100

An earthquake on Sunday hit a mountainous area of southwest China, killing at least two people and injuring around 100, the official Xinhua news agency said. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.5 and struck the border between the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan…

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