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Sarkozy tries to limit damage after France downgrade

President Nicolas Sarkozy struggled Saturday to contain the damage after France was stripped of its top triple-A credit rating just three months ahead of the right-wing leader’s re-election bid. He sent his prime minister to face the press and try to convince skeptical voters that Standard & Poor’s rating was…

Palestinian artist ‘creates’ Gaza metro

Underground train travel to bypass a chaotic traffic system? Welcome to Gaza, one of the world’s most crowded places, where a conceptual art installation expresses this tantalising idea. Palestinian artist Mohamed Abusal erected luminous red metro signs in 50 different, and often unlikely places, across the Gaza strip, the dusty…

Russian ship to pump fuel to ice-bound Alaska port

A Russian ship carrying vital fuel to a remote Alaskan port could finally deliver its load Saturday after battling through some 300 miles (480 km) of Arctic ice, the US Coast Guard said. Helped by a US Coast Guard ice-breaker, the Russian tanker Renda was within seven miles of the…

India seeks to censor ‘offensive’ images on Google, Facebook

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government on Friday threw its weight behind a case against internet giants including Google and Facebook, who are embroiled in a battle over offensive content after a judge warned websites may be blocked “like in China.” The case, which has stoked worries about freedom…

Report: Mossad agents posed as CIA to recruit anti-Iranian terrorists

WASHINGTON — Agents with Israel’s Mossad agency posed as American CIA agents in operations to recruit members of the Pakistani militant group Jundallah, a report in Foreign Policy magazine said Friday. Using American dollars and US passports, the agents passed themselves off as members of the Central Intelligence Agency in…

Scottish sports star warned after calling Obama a Wall Street whore

GLASGOW — A Scottish rugby player has been warned about his “completely inappropriate” language after calling US President Barack Obama a “whore” on Twitter. When praising Ron Paul, a candidate to be the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2012 presidential election, Rory Lamont said on January 4: “He doesn’t work…

Chinese dissident goes into exile in U.S., says was tortured

BEIJING (Reuters) – One of China’s most prominent Christian dissidents, Yu Jie, has gone into exile to the United States after he said he was tortured in a crackdown on dissent, he told Reuters on Friday. Yu said he would give a detailed account of abuse and beating he suffered…

New Zealand woman auctions tattoo space on her butt

WELLINGTON — A cash-strapped New Zealander is auctioning off the chance to put a tattoo on her derriere so she can pay her bills. Wellington woman Tina Beznec, 23, says she needs the money after being made redundant twice in the past year. She set up an online auction under…

Polio breakthrough: India marks disease-free year

NEW DELHI — India marked a year since its last new case of polio Friday, a major milestone in a country once considered the epicentre of the disease and one that gives hope the scourge can be eradicated worldwide. There were 150,000 cases of the highly contagious virus in India…

U.S. has ‘some ideas’ who killed Iran scientist: Panetta

WASHINGTON — Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said Thursday that US officials had “some ideas” who was behind the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran this week, but insisted the United States was not involved. During a meeting with soldiers at a Texas military base, Panetta said the United States…

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