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By vetoing the legislation on provincial elections, the Iraqi president sent it back to lawmakers for revisions, while political leaders continued to try to strike a deal allowing the vote to be held this year as planned. (more…)

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After meeting German leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, earlier in the day, Barak Obama (photo, from bbc.co.uk) spoke in the city’s Tiergarten park, in Germany’s capital, at the beginning of the European leg of an international tour. The Democratic presidential candidate has told Berliners that after having drifted apart, it is time for the US and Europe to come together again. (more…)

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Power-sharing talks gathering representatives of Zimbabwe’s ruling and opposition parties have begun, after the arrival of the four main negotiators from Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, to South Africa, officials there have said. (more…)

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Construction of the first new Jewish settlement in the West Bank in a decade has been approved by a key committed, said an Israeli official on Thursday. Palestinians have been infuriated by the news and said that peace efforts could be crippled by the decision.

Ehud Barak, Israeli defence minister, remains the only hurdle, although he plans to approve the Maskiot settlement (map) within weeks, the official said, adding that Mr Barak had signaled to the national planning committee that it should authorize the plan. (more…)

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Those who aided the false identity of captured Bosnian Serb ex-leader Rodavan Karadzic (photo) will be tracked down and punished, say officials investigating. According to Serb prosecutors, he held the identity of Dragan Dabic for a long tome, thanks to papers issued under the regime of president Slobodan Milosevic. (more…)

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A non-agression treaty has been signed by North Korea with the Association of the South East Asian Nations (Asean), in a large symbolic move. (more…)

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A report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said that conditions for Palestinians living in Gaza have deteriorated to unprecedented levels.

On Thurdsay, the UNRWA said that aid granted to Gaza has failed to stop more than half of the population in the territory from sliding below the poverty line. (more…)

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