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Google’s Eric Schmidt catches ‘Gangnam Style’ bug

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt met South Korean artist Psy this week, and even danced to the hit song ‘Gangnam Style’. Schmidt, who handed over the role of Google chief executive to Larry Page last year, is currently on a tour of East Asia, introducing the Nexus 7 small-screen tablet in Tokyo and South Korea. The Nexus 7, Google’s first ...

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Iranian Prez Ahmadinejad accuses West of ‘nuclear intimidation’

Tweet London, Sep. 27 (ANI): Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused the West of nuclear “intimidation”, saying that it was using a ‘nuclear arms race’ to threaten other nations to accept the status quo. Ahmadinejad made his comments in his eighth and final speech at a debate of the UN General Assembly that was boycotted by the United States and…

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Greek party chiefs inch forward on austerity cuts

“There is a basic agreement (between party leaders), we’re moving forward to the final negotiations,” Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told reporters after a meeting of the three leaders in Samaras’ conservative-led government. One of the three leaders, Fotis Kouvelis warned that sticking points remained. “There was agreement on the basic framework. There are…

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UN Predicts 700,000 Syria Refugees

The UN's refugee agency has warned that as many as 700,000 people could have fled Syria by the end of the year, a huge increase on its previous estimate. Some 294,000 refugees have already left Syria, and the UNHCR is appealing for money to help deal with the crisis. Most of the refugees are…

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Iranian president’s press adviser jailed

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s top press adviser has been taken into custody to serve a six-month jail sentence after being convicted of “publishing materials contrary to Islamic norms.” Ali Akbar Javanfekr, who is also the head of the state-run IRNA news agency, is one of dozens of Ahmadinejad’s allies detained since April 2011 after the president briefly ...

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Bush and Blair Aren’t Guilty of War Crimes in Iraq

But They Shouldn’t Be Rewarded for Failure Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently withdrew from a conference because former Prime Minister Blair was also a speaker (and, unlike Tutu, receiving a lucrative fee). Citing the suffering caused by the Second Iraq War, Tutu called for the prosecution of Blair, former President Bush and other leaders as war criminals: … those ...

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  Julian Assange Formally Declared An Enemy Of The US [Video]

Posted: September 26, 2012 The US Defense Department has formally declared WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an enemy of America, according to documents obtained by an Australian newspaper under freedom of information laws. This official declaration puts Assange on par with other US enemies like Al Qaeda. Declassified Air Force counterintelligence documents declared that military personnel who make contact with ...

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Google adds coral reef panoramas to Street View maps

Panoramic images of several coral reefs have been added to Google's Street View service in its maps, allowing users to navigate their way around the sites. The material was gathered by the Catlin Seaview Survey – a project studying the health of the reefs, including the impact of global warming. The programme's director said the effort would help scientists analyse ...

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for new world order

A new world order needs to emerge, away from years of American bullying and domination, according to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Photo: REUTERS 9:51AM BST 26 Sep 2012 In a wide ranging interview with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly – his last as president of Iran, he also discussed ...

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Profile: Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, 58, is the new leader of Japan's opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Six years ago he was flying high, becoming Japan's youngest prime minister since World War II in September 2006. But he stepped down less than a year later, citing ill health, as support for his administration plummeted. Now Mr Abe could be in position for another ...

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