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Malian president offers Tuareg rebels talks

TIMBUKTU, Mali/PARIS (Reuters) – Mali’s president offered Tuareg rebels talks on Thursday in a bid for national reconciliation after a French-led offensive drove their Islamist former allies into mountain hideaways. Dioncounda Traore (R), Acting President of Mali, speaks to the media at an extraordinary summit of West African regional bloc ECOWAS on the crisis in Mali and Guinea Bissau, at ...

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Barack Obama looking to further strengthening ties with India: White House

January 31: Barack Obama is looking to further strengthen Indo-American ties in his second term as the President of US, the White House said on Thursday. “India is an incredibly important country in the world, not just the region. And the (US) President looks forward to continuing to enhance the depth of our relationship, to work together on common goals ...

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Blast shakes Mexico state oil firm’s headquarters, kills 14, injures at least 100

MEXICO CITY — An explosion ripped through the high-rise headquarters of Mexico’s state oil company Friday, killing at least 14 people, according to a government minister, and injuring more than 100. The explosion shook the iconic 54-story headquarters of Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico’s state owned oil company commonly referred to as Pemex, at 3:55 p.m. local time, the end of the ...

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World Briefs

World Briefs Egypt talks Cairo, Jan. 31 (Reuters): Egypt’s feuding politicians renounced violence today after being summoned by the country’s influential Muslim scholar to talks to end the unrest since President Mohamed Mursi took…

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Argentina rejects meeting with Falklands government

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina on Thursday rejected an invitation from Britain to a meeting that would include representatives of the government of the Falkland Islands, further hardening the diplomatic stalemate over the South Atlantic archipelago. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said in an open letter to his British counterpart William Hague that only a bi-lateral meeting between Argentina and ...

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Chavez Ally Travels to Cuba to See Ailing Leader

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The president of Venezuela’s National Assembly traveled to Cuba on Thursday to visit President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering on the island more than seven weeks after undergoing cancer surgery. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors The trip by National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello ...

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Wall Street Journal ‘also victim of China hacking attack’

Hackers from China have infiltrated the computer systems of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), in the second such attack on a major US news outlet. The Journal says the hackers were trying to monitor its China coverage. The New York Times reported earlier that Chinese hackers had “persistently” penetrated its systems for the last four months. Beijing has been accused ...

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Quelle surprise, Beckham joins PSG

David Beckham’s distinguished career has taken a surprise late twist, with the high-profile former England captain joining French club Paris St Germain (PSG). The 37-year-old ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder will get as much attention off the pitch as on it with the world’s media trailing him. ”David refused a lot of clubs from around the world, so we’re ...

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Breivik says is being tortured in Norwegian prison – lawyer

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he is being tortured in prison because he is held in isolation and subjected to body searches, and has made a formal complaint to police about his treatment, his lawyer said on Thursday. Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik adjusts his tie as the Oslo Court delivered the verdict of ...

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Nigerian farmers lose key Shell case at The Hague

A Dutch court rejected a bid by Nigerian farmers to hold Shell responsible for oil damage to their villages, in a case that environmental groups had hoped would set a precedent for global corporate responsibility. Instead, The Hague district court ruled that Anglo-Dutch Shell’s parent company could…

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