Int'l News Archive
  • »Syria death toll soars as peace talks falter

    Thu 13 February / Feb 2014. 04:49 PM
    A spike in regime air attacks and fighting has sent the death toll in Syria's war soaring, as mediator Lakhdar Brahimi struggles to prevent peace talks in Geneva from collapsing.
  • »UN-OPCW urges Syria to speed up destruction of chemical arms

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 04:36 PM
    The head of a mission overseeing the dismantling of Syria's chemical arsenal has urged Damascus to speed up operations, amid Western concerns the regime is deliberately dragging its feet.
  • »'Ethnic cleansing' against Muslims taking place in C.Africa: Amnesty

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 04:36 PM
    "Ethnic cleansing" is being carried out against Muslim civilians in the Central African Republic, with international peacekeepers unable to prevent it, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
  • »Thai opposition loses bid to annul election

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 04:36 PM
    Thailand's opposition on Wednesday lost a legal bid to nullify a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests, in a boost to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's crisis-hit administration.
  • »Violence in Iraq's Anbar displaces up to 300,000: UN

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 03:54 PM
    Violence in Iraq's Anbar province, where militants control all of one city and parts of another, has displaced up to 300,000 people in six weeks, the United Nations has said.
  • »North, South Korea hold rare high-level talks

    Wed 12 February / Feb 2014. 03:52 PM
    North and South Korean officials held their highest level talks for years Wednesday, seeking to thrash out common ground for improving ties despite a row over looming South Korea-US military drills.
  • »Arrests and online criticism after China prostitution exposé

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 06:01 PM
    An exposé by China's state broadcaster on rampant prostitution in the country's "sex capital" Dongguan triggered a huge police operation -- as well as a surprising online backlash.
  • »'Dumb' US Starbucks closed after comic reveals stunt

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 06:01 PM
    US health officials closed down a spoof Starbucks coffee shop shortly after a TV comic revealed himself as the man behind the stunt, which drew media attention and plenty of customers.
  • »China and Taiwan hold historic talks

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:59 PM
    China and Taiwan on Tuesday held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war -- a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.
  • »US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:54 PM
    The United States and France unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet.
  • »EU to review Swiss ties after vote curbing immigration

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    The European Union warned it will review ties with Switzerland after the non-member Alpine country voted Sunday to restrict EU immigration in a closely-fought referendum.
  • »US, French presidents call for 'ambitious' climate change deal

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 05:33 PM
    The presidents of France and the United States issued a joint call Monday for other nations to join them in seeking an "ambitious" agreement to curb climate change.
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