The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said Sunday that any American proposal for restarting Israeli-Palestinian negotiations must include East Jerusalem as part of a complete halt in Israeli settlement building.
Tigers could be extinct by 2022 due to loss of habitat and poaching, experts warned at a summit yesterday. Only about 3,200 of the cats remain in the wild, down from 100,000 a century ago, said the World Wildlife Fund’s James Leape.
The Catholic Church is in a state of some confusion over reports that Pope Benedict XVI has overturned a long-standing church ban on condoms by saying that their use is acceptable in exceptional circumstances.
“We’ve been engaged with China for an extended period of time with respect to North Korea … a great part of this, I think, will have to be done through Beijing,” Mullen tol
A range of hi-tech gadgets have given fresh hope to the families of 29 men trapped down the Pike River Coal mine. A specially-adapted New Zealand Defence Force robot will be sent into the mine, which is full of toxic fumes, to see if there are any signs of the men, who have been entombed [...]
It makes no sense. David Cameron plans to jet off to Zurich to support England’s World Cup bid when his government are about to cut off all funds to the country’s school sports partnerships from next spring. Like any football fan I want to see England host the World Cup in 2018.
Europe’s economy is weak and growing weaker. Many households will be trying to pay back debts rather than spending, and aging populations will bear down on consumption too. Austerity has replaced stimulus as the watchword of governments seeking to pay down deficits.
“In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more humane sexuality.
Picture Gallery from Simparataksi Elpidas Party last night.
Namibian officials have found a suspicious package with wires and a fuse inside a laptop bag during a security check for a flight bound for Munich.