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U.S. committed to Taiwan: White House

A White House official pledged Monday that the United States will remain committed to Taiwan’s defense after a report said that Washington has rejected the island’s pitch to buy F-16 fighter jets. A day before Vice President Joe Biden heads to China, President Barack Obama’s administration said it stood by…

White House: U.S. would ‘consider’ staying in Iraq past 2011

The White House said Monday it would “consider” any Iraqi request for a US troop presence past 2011 as the war-torn country mourned the bloodiest violence in more than a year. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Washington’s “overall” posture “in terms of drawing down” was unchanged after the countrywide…

Tibetan monk sets self on fire to protest Chinese crackdown

BEIJING (AFP) – A monk has set himself on fire in an area of south-western China with a large Tibetan population that has experienced unrest in recent years, state media reported on Monday. The official Xinhua news agency quoted local authorities as saying the monk set himself on fire in…

Hollywood film giant links with China distributor

Relativity Media, the production company behind “The Social Network”, has teamed up with two Chinese firms in a $100 million deal that gives it access to China’s rapidly expanding film market. Relativity will co-produce and distribute “cross cultural” films and television programmes with China’s Huaxia Film Distribution and SkyLand Film-Television…

Third day of assault in Syria

Syrian tanks attack Latakia, third day of assault Khaled Yacoub Oweis Reuters US Online Report World News Aug 15, 2011 06:30 EDT AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces shelled residential districts in Latakia on Monday, residents said, the third day of an assault on Sunni neighborhoods of the port city which…

Egypt’s Pres. Mubarak to return to court

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returns to court Monday to face charges of killing protesters, in a hearing that could decide if the head of the ruling military council will take the stand as a witness. Defense lawyers say that any testimony by Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein…

Libyan rebels, government troops holding talks in Tunisia

DJERBA, Tunisia (Reuters) – Libyan rebels and representatives of Muammar Gaddafi’s government held negotiations late on Sunday in a hotel in southern Tunisia, a source with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters. A spokesman for Gaddafi’s government denied there were any talks about the Libyan leader’s departure, and said…

Iraq’s Vice President says pullout of U.S. troops will ‘improve security’

The year-end pullout of US forces will improve security in Iraq, Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi claimed Sunday, days after Iraqi leaders agreed to talk with Washington over a post-2011 training mission. Hashemi, a Sunni Muslim and one of two vice presidents whose positions are largely ceremonial, said a continued American…

U.S. restarts work of aid groups in Gaza Strip

GAZA (Reuters) – The United States on Sunday resumed the operations of the aid organizations it funds in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip after the Islamist group retracted its demand to scrutinize confidential documents about their work, a U.S. official said. On Friday, USAID partner organizations stopped work after Hamas closed…

Norway gunman ‘showed no remorse’ reconstructing his massacre

OSLO — Kept on a police leash, the man responsible for Norway’s worst post-war bloodshed showed no remorse when he took part in an eight-hour reconstruction of his island massacre, police said Sunday. “He was not unaffected, but he showed no remorse for his actions,” police prosecutor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby…

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