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WikiLeaks release of classified information to be condemned: Clinton

The United States deeply regrets any disclosure of classified information, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday in her first comment on the release of State Department cables by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of …

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‘Policeman’ kills six US troops in Afghanistan: military

A man in police uniform killed six American troops during a training session in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a US official said, in the latest of a series of similar attacks on NATO forces. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the gunman was also …

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WikiLeaks release of classified information to be condemned: Clinton

The United States deeply regrets any disclosure of classified information, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday in her first comment on the release of State Department cables by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of …

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Pakistan’s president seeks barter trade with Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari called for a barter agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday to boost trade between the two countries. Zardari, on a visit to the island, told legislators that they should switch to exchanging their goods and services rather than depend …

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WikiLeaks let loose flood of US diplomatic cables

WASHINGTON: Whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Sunday unleashed a damaging torrent of US diplomatic cables, detailing episodes from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. The leaked memos describe a Chinese government bid to hack into Google, plans to reunite …

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US deployment to Afghanistan outstrips Soviet war

BRUSSELS: The US-led war in Afghanistan is now longer than the Soviets’ futile campaign in the benighted nation — and after nine years and 50 days of battle, the West is also groping for an exit. Afghanistan’s brutal terrain remains littered with the rusting hulks …

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World migrants could total 405m by 2050: report

GENEVA: Migrants who have crossed borders in search of work and a better life could exceed 400 million, or nearly 7 per cent of the present global population, by 2050, said a report issued on Monday. The report, by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration …

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Euro falls to two month low after Irish deal

TOKYO: The euro touched a fresh two-month low Monday in Asia, as the official rescue package for debt-ridden Ireland failed to ease the market’s worries about the health of eurozone economies. The euro fell to 1.3181 dollars before recovering to 1.3220 in late-morning trading in …

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Iran nuclear scientist killed, another hurt in attack: media

TEHRAN: An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed and another injured when they and their wives were attacked by “terrorists” on Monday, state television and other media reported. “In a criminal terrorist act, the agents of the Zionist regime attacked two prominent university professors who were …

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Saudi king urged US to attack Iran: Wikileaks

LONDON: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme, according to US documents leaked by WikiLeaks and published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper Sunday. Leaked memos from US embassies across the Middle East recorded the king’s “frequent …

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