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EU for privacy standards in data sharing

The European Union wants to agree broad privacy rules with the United States to safeguard personal data shared in pursuit of criminals and terrorism suspects, the EU’s rights chief said.

‘Stalin blocked bids to kill Hitler’

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin blocked two attempts to kill Adolf Hiter during World War Two, fearing that his replacement as Nazi leader would make peace with the Western Allies, a top Russian general

Pak warns of threat to US mission

Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that a banned organisation might carry out a suicide attack on the US embassy with an explosives-laden vehicle.

UK sets 225 limit on N-arsenal

Britain announced for the first time on Wednesday that it had set a limit on its nuclear weapons stockpile, at 225 warheads, and said it would re-examine its policy on use of nuclear weapons.

N. Korea threatens to close last South link

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North Korea threatened to close the last road link with the South if Seoul goes ahead with propaganda broadcasts across the militarised border, as Washington pressured China to help persuade the North

Iran asks Russia to rethink on US move

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Russia’s support for new UN sanctions against Iran was unacceptable and called on President Dmitry Medvedev to rethink his support for the US-led m

Good agri output betters India’s growth forecast

China, India, Brazil and Russia are powering ahead, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Develop-ment (OECD) said on Wednesday, revising upwards its growth outlook for all four largest emerging economies.

Uefa may opt for Turkey as host nation

Uefa decide on Friday the host nation for the 2016 European Championship with a clear choice between the tried and tested in Italy or France against the apparently more risky option of Turkey.

Gallas gets green signal for Cup

Defender William Gallas was declared fit to play the World Cup for France and midfielder Lassana Diarra, who has been ruled out by illness, will not be replaced, coach Raymond Domenech said on Monday.

Web group warns of UN takeover

The head of the US-monitored organisation in charge of assigning global Internet addresses such as .com and .net has cautioned against proposals to put the group under UN or other international contro

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