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Democrat Senator Edward Kennedy said on Thursday the United States should start to withdraw militarily and politically and aim to pull out all troops as early as possible next year. Former Republican secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, in contrast, have warned that withdrawal too early could ignite a civil war «that would […]

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25.1: Lest i forget: David Rieff på BBC radio igår, hørte han snakke om FN: at det aldri har forekommet at en topptjenestemann har trukket seg i skam eller vanære. Ikke etter Rwanda, ikke etter Bosnia. Og sikkert ikke etter Darfur. Hvem? vi kan begynne med Annan selv, og gjerne ta med vår egen T. […]

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Global temperatures could rise by as much as eleven degrees Celsius, according to one of the largest climate prediction projects ever run. This figure is twice the level that previous studies have suggested. The scientists behind the project, called climateprediction.net, say it shows there’s no such thing as a safe level of carbon dioxide. The […]

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Sunni Arab leaders who have been the most vocal in calling for a boycott or postponement of the coming elections say they intend to get involved in politics after the vote, including taking part in writing a permanent constitution. There is too much at stake, with the constitution to be drafted by August 2005 and […]

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Russia’s nationalist lawmakers have asked the prosecutor general to ban all Jewish organizations because of their «extremist» views, in a vitriolic call ahead of this week’s 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. The letter was dated January 13 but only rose to public attention this week.(…) The seven-page call […]

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On the brink of capturing power for the first time, the country’s Shiite political leaders have decided that the nation’s leaders will not be clerics. The senior leaders of the United Iraqi Alliance, the coalition of political parties that is poised to capture the most votes in the election next Sunday, have agreed that the […]

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24.1: Det er nesten ikke til å tro: FN holdt en spesialsesjon i dag til minne om befrielsen av Auschwitz. Det ble sagt mange alvorlige ord. Men så står det i referatet: Arab countries late last year opposed the holding of the special session. Of the more than 50 speakers on Monday, Jordan’s Prince Zeid […]

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Germany’s regional states are preparing to expel hundreds of suspected Islamic radicals under a new immigration law in force since January 1, according to Monday’s edition of the news magazine Der Spiegel. «The new immigration law expands the possibilities for expelling immigrants,» said an article made available in advance. Interior Minister Otto Schily «welcomes all […]

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A large majority of Dutch people are afraid of Muslims, according to a poll taken after the murder of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam. The poll, conducted by TNS NIPO in The Netherlands, as well as in Spain and Italy, since the November murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a suspected radical […]

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