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Kenyans allege British involvement in rendition and torture in Uganda

Claims by two Muslims accused of role in bomb attack during 2010 World Cup date from after coalition came to power Two men facing terrorism charges in east Africa are accusing the British government and its intelligence agencies of being involved in their abduction, unlawful rendition and torture. The allegations…

Battle over EU budget set to turn ugly

Negotiations over the European Union budget looked set to turn ugly Wednesday as a drive to ramp up 2013 funding ran into a push to impose a decade of austerity on Brussels. The European Commission is expected to call at 1100 GMT for a budget next year of 138 billion…

Murdoch denies seeking favors from UK leaders

Media baron Rupert Murdoch tried on Wednesday to downplay his influence on British politics, saying in his first appearance at a press ethics inquiry he had never asked a prime minister for anything. His testimony on oath at the Leveson inquiry in London came a day after claims emerged during…

S&P downgrades India outlook to negative

Standard & Poor’s on Wednesday downgraded India’s credit outlook to negative as a weakening economy and gaping fiscal deficit put the country’s prized investment-grade rating at risk. The agency maintained India’s rating at BBB-, but warned it faces at least a one-in-three chance of losing its status if its financial…

China shuts ‘rumor’ blogs in Internet crackdown

One of China’s most popular microblogging services has shut several accounts for spreading “malicious” rumours, as Beijing tightens control over the Internet after the ouster of a top leader. The move followed a broad crackdown on the Internet after rising political star Bo Xilai’s downfall in March, sparking a series…

Sarkozy says no deal with far-right

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he would not do a deal with the far-right, but insisted those who vote for Marine Le Pen’s National Front should not be demonised. Both Sarkozy and his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande finished ahead of Le Pen in Sunday’s first round vote in…

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan successfully test fired a nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile on Wednesday, the military said, less than a week after India test launched a long range missile. The exact range of the missile was not revealed, but retired General Talat Masood, a defence analyst, told AFP intermediate range ballistic missiles…

Dalai Lama: I love Bush, but ‘not as a president’

In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday, His Holiness The Dalai Lama said that he loved former President George W. Bush despite his policies. “I love President Bush, the younger one,” the exiled Buddhist monk said. “As a human being, not as a president of America. Sometimes his…

Religious parties banned under new Libya law

TRIPOLI — Libyan authorities on Tuesday passed legislation governing the formation of political organisations which rules out religious, regional and tribal platforms and bans foreign funding. “Political parties and associations should not be built on the basis of regional, tribal or religious affiliation,” a member of the ruling National Transitional…

1 billion face starvation worldwide if India, Pakistan unleash nukes: study

More than a billion people around the world would face starvation if India and Pakistan unleash nuclear weapons — even if that war is regionally limited, a study released Tuesday warned. That’s because the deadly and polluting weapons would cause major worldwide climate disruption that would dramatically drive down food…

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