LONDON - Talks between the United Kingdom and Ecuador have ended without any breakthrough over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's fate with the Andean nation. Ecquador said it was vowing not to succumb to diplomatic pressure and was ready to consider any request from Edward Snowden, another whistleblower, for asylum. As the fugitive anti-secrecy advocate marks one year holed up in the ...
ENNISKILLEN - The Group of Eight industrialised nations called for a swift end to the bloody civil war in Syria and urgent peace talks but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in its joint statement at the end of talks Tuesday. Despite the lack of consensus among the G8 on the fate of Assad, as well as the use of chemical weapons by his regime, Canadian ...
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American tennis star Serena Williams has sparked outrage with her comments about a teenage rape victim, saying that the victim was 'drunk' and 'maybe...not a virgin'. In an excerpt from Rolling Stone magazine, Williams criticised a 16-year-old girl who was raped by two football players, her fellow school students, while she was drunk, in Ohio in August 2012, News.com.au reports. According to ...
Former Senator Russell Feingold has been named the U.S. special envoy to Africa's troubled Great Lakes region. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who announced the appointment Tuesday, said Feingold will work closely with U.N. envoy Mary Robinson to advance a U.N. framework for peace in the region. The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has endured years of conflict and ...
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Beijing, June 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday held here face-to-face talks on Syria on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Lough Erne, Britain. At a press conference after their two-hour talks, the two leaders admitted they had big differences on Syria, but they agreed to push for a summit in Geneva, Switzerland. "Our positions do not ...
Fed up with their controversial striker Luis Suarez's almost daily public pronouncements on his future, Liverpool is reportedly set to lay down the law and demand that Suarez put in an official transfer request if he remains determined to leave for Real Madrid. The Uruguay international, currently playing in the Confederations Cup in Brazil, has turned what promises to be this summer's biggest ...
LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds while Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime. James scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Heat from a 10-point deficit. He hit a 3 with 20 seconds to go and Allen drilled another to tie it. James' layup with 1:43 to play in overtime gave the Heat a 101-100 lead, ...
NEW YORK, June 19 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia /ROCOR/ has marked the 400th anniversary since accession of the Romanov dynasty to the Russian throne. The main events of the celebration were held in the Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign in New York City. Tuesday night, a remembrance vespers service for the late czars and emperors of Russia was held there. ...
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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At least one person was killed and 77 injured in an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal's home state of Louisiana in southern US.
"This has been a tragic incident," said Republican Jindal Thursday, during a briefing near the plant in Geismar, part of a heavily industrial region known as "Cancer Alley," between capital Baton Rouge and the state's biggest city, New Orleans.
Some environmental advocates cited by the Chicago Tribune said Thursday's explosion should draw attention to hazards in a region once known as "Bhopal on the bayou."
The Bhopal disaster in December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal in India, is considered the world's worst industrial disaster. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals.
The corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is particularly dense with refineries and petrochemical plants, the Tribune said.
The surrounding region is the most prone in the nation to toxic oil spills and releases, according to US Environmental Protection Agency records.
Last year, the EPA region including Louisiana was second in the nation in toxic accident reports. ...
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