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U.S. warns of imminent attack in Mombasa, Kenya

The US embassy in Kenya on Saturday warned of the threat of an imminent attack on Mombasa and urged nationals to shun the country’s second city. “This is to alert all US citizens in Kenya, or planning to travel to Kenya in the near future, that the US Embassy in…

Looting in Bolivia as police strike over low pay

Looting broke out near Bolivia’s presidential palace Friday as junior members of the police force angry over low wages joined a nationwide mutiny. A crowd of some 200 officers, wearing civilian clothes and covering their faces, attacked the National Intelligence Directorate, smashing windows and pulling out furniture, documents, computers and…

Ecuador calls its UK ambassador home to discuss Assange

QUITO — Ecuador recalled its ambassador to Britain to discuss what to do about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has sought refuge in their diplomatic mission in London. “We are calling our ambassador back for consultations because this is a very serious matter,” President Rafael Correa said on Friday. Assange…

CIA allegedly ordered ‘torture cage’ at secret black site prison

A Polish official claims that prosecutors in Krakow have proof the CIA wanted a special “torture cage” to be constructed at one of its secret “black site” prisons. According to ABC News, the proof consists of a document showing that “a local contractor was asked to build a cage at…

Turkey accuses Syria of shooting down missing fighter jet

Turkey said Friday that Syria had shot down a Turkish fighter jet which was reported missing near their border over the eastern Mediterranean earlier in the day. After a joint search and rescue operation with Syria, “it has been understood that our plane has been struck down by Syria,” Prime…

Quebec students renew protests after two weeks of calm

MONTREAL — After two weeks of relative calm, tens of thousands of students were back on the streets of Quebec Friday to protest a hike in tuition fees in the eastern French-speaking Canadian province. A demonstration in Montreal drew up to 15,000 people, while another 5,000 protested in Quebec City,…

Paraguay senate impeaches leftist president in ‘rushed judgment’

ASUNCION — Fallen Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo accepted his impeachment by lawmakers Friday, but said it had dealt a blow to democracy in his South American nation. “I submit to the decision of Congress,” Lugo said just after he was impeached, adding that “the history of Paraguay and its democracy…

Germany meets Greece in financial crisis and soccer match for Euro 2012

Stranger than fiction: Germany-Greece eurocrisis invades the soccer pitch (via The Christian Science Monitor) Sport is war minus the shooting, George Orwell once said. The European Football Championships 2012, currently being held in Poland and Ukraine, have so far been a fairly peaceful affair. Only Poland against Russia was a…

Male Zimbabwe officials undergo circumcision for anti-HIV campaign

Male lawmakers in Zimbabwe on Friday underwent voluntary circumcision in a new public drive to curb the spread of HIV, which affects about one in 10 people in the southern African country. A handful of lawmakers stepped into a mobile clinic set up inside the parliament building to undergo the…

Incoming Greek finance minister allegedly faints hours before taking oath

Incoming Greek finance minister Vassilis Rapanos was admitted in hospital on Friday, the government said, with unconfirmed reports saying the 65-year-old senior banker had fainted. The chairman of leading Greek lender National Bank, Rapanos was taken to a private hospital in Athens, a government spokesman said, hours before he was…

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