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Drug war failed across Latin America in 2011

Drug trafficking violence claimed thousands of lives across Latin America in 2011 as drug use soared, illustrating the failure of regional anti-narcotics policies and reviving a legalization debate. “I did not ask for this war,” read a poster near a casino firebombed by the Zetas drug gang in the northern…

Calls for Britain to cut EU ties after veto drama

Britain’s dramatic use of its European Union veto after years of threats has fuelled calls at home for a complete withdrawal from the bloc, with London left more isolated than ever. Prime Minister David Cameron went further than even “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher ever did, leaving Britain alone in blocking…

Irony alert: U.S. calls on Russia to respect peaceful protests

WASHINGTON — The United States called Friday on both Russian authorities and protesters to remain peaceful as opponents of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prepared major weekend demonstrations against his rule. Putin has angrily accused the United States of inciting the protests after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised concerns about…

Japan whaling operator sues environmental group

Japan’s whaling authorities said Friday they are suing militant environmentalist group Sea Shepherd and its head in the United States in a bid to stop them interfering in the annual whale hunt. It is the first time that Japan has attempted legal action abroad against anti-whaling campaigners, who have sometimes…

Prince Charles pleas for Pakistan flood victims

Prince Charles urged the world not to forget the victims of the Pakistan floods of more than three months ago, saying their suffering was being overlooked. The Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, a network of the 41 largest international charities, says more than five million people were affected by the floods. Around…

Nobel laureates campaign to free China’s Liu

Five Nobel Peace Prize winners have launched a campaign to free last year’s laureate, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, saying they feared the world will forget that he is still imprisoned. Ahead of Saturday’s ceremony for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, past laureates and human rights groups announced a committee…

Hackers deface profile of India’s Sonia Gandhi

Hackers broke into the official website of India’s ruling Congress party on Friday and defaced the profile page of party president Sonia Gandhi with a pornographic message. The attack coincided with Gandhi’s 65th birthday and came just days after the Indian government pledged a crackdown on “unacceptable” Internet content, that…

Europe splits over fiscal union, Britain isolated

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe divided on Friday in a historic rift over building a fiscal union to preserve the euro, with a large majority of countries led by Germany and France agreeing to move ahead with a separate treaty, leaving Britain isolated. Twenty-three of the 27 leaders agreed to pursue…

Pakistan army believes NATO attack planned: reports

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A senior Pakistani military officer said a NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops on the border with Afghanistan last month was pre-planned, newspapers reported on Friday, comments likely to fuel tension with the United States. Major General Ashfaq Nadeem, director general of military operations, also…

Anne Frank’s pre-war apartment to open to public

THE HAGUE — An Amsterdam apartment where Jewish teenager Anne Frank and her family lived for nine years before going into hiding due to the Nazi occupation will be opened Saturday, a spokesman for its owner said. “Around 400 people will be allowed to enter the home,” Andre Bakker, a…

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