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Apartheid and the occupation of Palestine

This week, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will consider the question of whether Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) constitute the crime of apartheid within the meaning of the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. This Convention, which has been incorporated into the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, is ...

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Peace in Afghanistan crucial for regional stability – Ban

Afghan National Police in training in Kabul3 November 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that establishing peace in Afghanistan will strengthen stability in the entire region and lauded regional efforts to find ways to enhance security in the Asian country as it prepares for the transition with the pull out of foreign forces in the next…

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G20 Leaders Look To Bolster Emergency Fund

Delegates at the G20 summit will turn their attention to bolstering the International Monetary Fund to enable it to tackle the eurozone debt crisis after Greece pulled back from holding a referendum on its bailout package. Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the rest of the leaders at the summit for major industrialised and deveoped nations to show the ...

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G20 partners warn Europe to fix debt crisis

Leaders of the world’s top economies urged Europe to put its house in order Thursday as a G20 summit supposed to be about boosting fragile global growth was hijacked by the eurozone debt crisis. US President Barack Obama, at the opening of the two-day Group of 20 summit, said the leaders’ top priority was to conquer the European crisis, which ...

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Poll shows Israeli support for attack on Iran

Associated Press= JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll shows the Israeli government would have significant support at home for a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program. The poll comes following reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade Cabinet ministers to authorize such a strike and after Israel successfully tested a missile believed capable of carrying a nuclear ...

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Sarkozy, Obama push for financial crisis solution

CANNES, France — French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he and the U.S. president agree that businesses should contribute to resolving the global financial crisis. U.S. President Barack Obama, left, walks with French President Nicholas Sarkozy after Obama’s arrival for the G20 summit in Cannes, France, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) French President Nicolas Sarkozy waits for arrivals at ...

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Greek euro threat looms over Cannes G20 summit

CANNES (France): The threat of a Greek exit from the euro zone hung over a meeting of G20 leaders on Thursday after France and Germany made it clear that Athens must decide urgently whether it wants to stay in the 12-year-old currency bloc. The summit on the French Riviera had been meant to focus on reforms of the global monetary ...

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Papandreou believes in victory in bailout referendum

Cannes, France – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou expects voters to back a European Union-sponsored bailout in the referendum he has called on the measure, he said Wednesday. ‘I believe there will a positive outcome. Greek people want to stay in the eurozone,’ Papandreou said in Cannes, France, after talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ...

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