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Archive for July 17th, 2008

The conviction of four people, found guilty of involvement in the Madrid train bombings in 2004(photo), has been overturned by Spain’s Supreme Court. They were among 21 people, convicted last year over the attacks, which killed 191 people. (more…)

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A US millionaire has started to be questioned by lawyers acting for Ehud Olmert (photo, from imemc.org), Israel’s prime minister, in an Israeli court. It is part of an investigation into corruption allegations against the Israeli leader. (more…)

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French president (photo) remarks that the Republic of Ireland should hold a new referendum on the Lisbon Treaty made Irish ministers react robustly. Michael Martin, Ireland foreign minister said that his country would not be bullied. (more…)

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If security in Iraq improves, The United States’ senior military officer has said he will probably recommend withdrawing more US troops from there.

The statement by Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came as the last of the 20 000 soldiers from the so-called surge last year officially ended their tour, and as Iraqi forces took over security control of Diwaniyah province from US troops. (more…)

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In a formal address in Sydney, Australia, to tens of thousands of young Roman Catholics, pope Benedict XVI (photo, from news.sky.com) attacked popular culture and consumerism. He also warned that natural resources were being squandered. (more…)

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A member of the military rescue mission that freed 15 hostages from Farc rebels, wore a Red Cross symbol, confirmed Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s president. He said that the error has been made by a nervous soldier acting against orders, and apologised to the Red Cross for it. (more…)

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While Lebanon is celebrating the return of the prisoners as part of an exchange, Israel is holding military funerals for Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, two soldiers returned (photo, from boston.com) from Lebanon by the Hezbollah movement.

The Israeli soldiers are believed to have died in 2006, when they were ambushed. Their capture started the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanon. (more…)

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