Turkey expects NATO Patriot missile decision within week

24 November 2012

Turkey expects NATO to make a decision about deploying surface-to-air Patriot missiles along its southern border with Syria within the next week, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said on Saturday.

Mexican president wants to change his country's name ... to Mexico

24 November 2012

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has one non-urgent item pending on his agenda in the dying days of his presidency - he wants to change his country's name.

Calm in Gaza as ceasefire holds

22 November 2012

Gaza is calm today, with last night’s ceasefire holding into daylight. Despite a few overnight strikes into Israel the truce appears to be holding, although our reporter says air-raid sirens could be heard on the Israeli side of the border at times.

China unveils the next generation of leaders

15 November 2012

Xi Jinping led the new Politburo Standing Committee out onto the stage at the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, signalling his elevation to the top of China’s ruling Communist Party and the man set to lead the country for the next ten years

War looms over Gaza as death toll rises

15 November 2012

A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 15 in a military showdown lurching closer to all-out war and an invasion of the enclave

Demonstrations turn to disorder in Europe

15 November 2012

Europe’s day of demonstrations turned into a night of disorder in Spain and Portugal. In Madrid, police fired rubber bullets to disperse protestors. Rubbish bins were set on fire, filling the streets with smoke

Euro zone slips into second recession since 2009

15 November 2012

The euro zone fell into a recession in July-September, the second since the global financial crisis in 2009, as French resilience could not make up for a slump across Europe and the three-year debt crisis slowed Germanyto a crawl

First step in ending DC dysfunction

10 November 2012

After the sound and the fury, the public disdain for government – particularly for Congress – the high stakes and looming fiscal disaster and $6 billion, we end up where we began – with Barack Obama in the White House, Democrats with a modest majority in the Senate, and Republicans retaining control of the House

Sandy complicates final stretch of tense U.S. presidential race

30 October 2012

A tense and unpredictable race for the White House became even more so on Monday, as mammoth storm Sandy created delicate political challenges for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney and raised the possibility of a chaotic voting process

In foreign policy debate, Romney and Obama get domestic

23 October 2012

It was billed as a debate on foreign policy, but that did not stop Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, from sparring repeatedly on issues that polls indicate are more important to voters: the economy and jobs

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