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U.S. reconnaissance plane under jamming attack: aide

A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, an aide to a lawmaker said Friday. The aide said the plane suffered disturbance to its global positioning system (GPS) by jamming signals from…

British Guantanamo inmate on hunger strike

The last remaining British detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison has gone on hunger strike and said in a letter obtained by the BBC on Friday that he is being treated inhumanely. Shaker Aamer has been held at the US-run prison in Cuba for almost 10 years despite being cleared…

Israel calls Turkey’s threat to send warships ‘grave and serious’

A top Israeli minister on Friday described as “grave and serious” a threat by Ankara to send warships to escort any aid vessels trying to reach the Gaza Strip in defiance of Israel’s naval blockade. Israel and Turkey have been locked in a bitter dispute since May 2010 when Israeli…

U2 rockumentary opens Toronto film festival

A documentary on the Irish rock band U2′s dizzying rise to superstardom rocked Canada’s largest metropolis as it opened the Toronto film festival. Fans cheered as Bono and U2 guitarist The Edge appeared for the gala opener of “From The Sky Down,” directed by Davis Guggenheim. It is the first…

Gaddafi’s men flee to Niger, hunt for leader goes on

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Some senior Muammar Gaddafi loyalists are among a new group that has fled to Niger, security sources there said on Friday, a day before a deadline expires for the surrender of some of the deposed leader’s remaining strongholds in Libya. Gaddafi himself declared in an audio broadcast…

Berlusconi faces new scandal as Italy debt crisis deepens

ROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced new accusations on Friday over a prostitution scandal that has added a fresh distraction as Italy struggles to avert a debt crisis which could tear the euro zone apart. Berlusconi is reported to have told Valter Lavitola, a shadowy consultant now wanted…

IMF chief urges bold action in G7 crisis talks

Finance ministers from the world’s richest economies gathered Friday to work out how to head off gathering storm clouds, as the new IMF chief urged bold action on the sovereign debt crisis. After US President Barack Obama unveiled a $447 billion jobs plan to energise the world’s largest economy, finance…

Interpol issues arrest notice for Gaddafi, son Seif

World police body Interpol called Friday for the arrest of fugitive former Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for his alleged crimes against humanity, following a request by the International Criminal Court. Interpol said it had issued a “red notice” for the arrest of Kadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and his intelligence…

Popular China rights activist gets nine months’ jail

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese rights activist Wang Lihong was sentenced to nine months in jail on Friday in a case that has drawn condemnation from critics who see her as a victim of the Communist Party’s crackdown on Internet-spread dissent. Wang was found guilty of “stirring up trouble” based on…

U.S. will veto Palestinian state bid at UN

WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday it will veto a bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state if it comes to a vote before the UN Security Council. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said US opposition to such a move by the Palestinians “should not come as a…

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