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China court orders Apple to pay for copyright violation

Technology giant Apple has been ordered to pay compensation to eight Chinese writers and two companies for selling unlicensed books online, state media reported. The California-based company was ordered to pay a total fine of 1.03 million yuan ($165,908) to the plaintiffs for violating their copyrights, Xinhua news agency said.…

Pharma firms tested drugs on East Germans: report

Major Western pharmaceutical companies carried out tests of medications in the 1980s on patients in communist East Germany, in some cases without the subjects’ knowledge, a media report said Friday. “We have documents showing there were contracts between Western drug companies and East German institutions for medical tests,” a staff…

West Bank settlers throw rocks at police sent to remove them

Stone-throwing Jewish settlers drove off Israeli security forces sent to dismantle buildings at a wildcat settler outpost near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday, Israeli media said. Army radio said that five border policemen were lightly wounded by rocks and one “right-wing activist” was arrested. A military spokeswoman…

Japan’s foreign minster vows to patch up relations with China over island fight

Japan’s new foreign minister said Friday he would work to patch up ties with China, soured over a bitter territorial row that has blighted relations for months. “I believe it is very important to have good communication between the two governments, as well as between two foreign ministers,” Fumio Kishida…

Air pollution surges in Athens as residents choose cheaper wood-burning heat

Air pollution in Athens has surged in recent days because of people choosing wood over more expensive fuels to heat their homes in the grips of a continuing economic crisis, the environment ministry said Friday. Particulate matter has been measured at 150 milligrammes per cubic metre, or three times the…

U.S. condemns Russian ban on American adoptions

President signs bill preventing Americans from adopting Russian children in move Washington says is ‘politically motivated’ The US government has condemned as “politically motivated” a decision by the Kremlin to ban Americans from adopting Russian children, warning of a further wedge in relations with Moscow. President Vladimir Putin signed the…

Iraq exhibition looks at inaugural parliament 87 years ago

Iraqis wistful for a golden age in politics, often labelled divided and cynical now, have been able to harken back to such a time through an exhibition on their inaugural parliament 87 years ago. During the exhibition at the modern Council of Representatives building in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone,…

Berlusconi ordered to pay nearly $4 million in divorce settlement

An Italian court has ordered Silvio Berlusconi to pay his second wife three million euros ($3.95 million) a month alimony as part of a legal separation settlement opening the way for their divorce, media reports said Friday. Veronica Lario filed for divorce in 2009 after revelations that Berlusconi, notorious for…

Declassified documents: 1982 Argentinian invasion of the Falklands took Margaret Thatcher by surprise

The invasion of the Falklands Islands by Argentina in 1982 took the then prime minister Margaret Thatcher by surprise, previously secret government papers revealed on Friday. Thatcher said she “never, never expected” the Argentines to invade the islands in the South Atlantic, according to the papers released by the National…

China says it isn’t producing fake anti-malaria drugs for Africa

Beijing responds to the Guardian’s investigation that around one third of anti-malaria treatments were counterfeit China has denied allegations that it has been exporting huge amounts of counterfeit medication to Africa, threatening public health in east Africa, five days after The Guardian published a front page exposé on the phenomenon. The…

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