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  • Israel PM wants Palestinian government isolated

    June 1, 2014 4:48 PM 25

    The comments by Benjamin Netanyahu set the stage for what is likely to be a tough battle for international opinion in the coming weeks. While Israel has made clear it will reject the new government, the reactions of the European Union and United States, which send the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars in aid each year, will be critical in determining

  • Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde arrested after two years on the run

    June 1, 2014 4:11 PM 32

    Stocholm: One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday. Peter Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in Sweden to prison and fined for breaching

  • Brussels shooting: man with 'radical' Syrian links arrested

    June 1, 2014 4:10 PM 21

    French police have arrested 29-year-old Frenchman Medhi Nemmouche for the suspected shooting of four people at the Jewish museum in central Brussels, which left three people dead and one person badly injured. Police said Mr Nemmouche was arrested on Friday in Marseille, and that a rifle, a pistol and large amounts of ammunition were found in his possession

  • The Law Finally Catches Up With Pirate Bay Torrent Co-Founder

    June 1, 2014 3:07 PM 31

    Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde was arrested late Saturday after being on the lam for nearly two years. One of the minds behind the popular-yet-tantalizingly-illegal file-sharing service had been set to serve jail time for copyright violations when he bolted. Sunde was arrested in southern Sweden, but he was thought to be living in Germany the past few years

  • Philly newspaper owner among dead in private plane crash

    June 1, 2014 2:21 PM 26

    (CNN) -- A private plane crash late Saturday in Massachusetts killed all seven people aboard, according to Hanscom Field airport, where the plane had taken off. Among the dead was Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com, those news agencies reported Sunday. He was 72. "Katz made his fortune investing

  • 6 missing Mount Rainier climbers believed to have fallen

    June 1, 2014 1:55 PM 17

    (CNN) -- Six people who attempted to climb Mount Rainier in Washington state have been involved in some sort of fall, with "no viable chance of survival," a park official said after a helicopter search team spotted climbing gear on the mountain Saturday. Tents and equipment believed to belong to the group were located in the area of Carbon Glacier, a debris

  • China Rejects Remarks by US, Japan on Disputed Territories

    June 1, 2014 11:52 AM 18

    A senior Chinese general has lashed out at the U.S. and Japan for criticizing Beijing's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, calling the comments "provocative." Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of China's general staff, told a security forum in Singapore on Sunday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Defense

  • Tiananmen Square protest still making waves 25 years later

    June 1, 2014 11:45 AM 72

    They are the riveting news images of 25 years ago familiar to the world – or at least, outside mainland China. The sea of student protesters that packed Tiananmen Square, the late-night gunfire in Beijing that sparked pandemonium and death – and perhaps most famous of all, the lone, anonymous “Tank Man” who fleetingly blocked a People's Liberation Army convoy

  • What does Christian woman's death sentence for faith say about Sudan?

    June 1, 2014 11:30 AM 22

    (CNN) -- "Who are we?" It's a question Northern Sudanese have been asking themselves for some time. Tucked away at the meeting point of Arab North Africa and the Horn, the people here have identified with both East and West. It's a question Sudan's President Omar al Bashir believes he's given the definitive answer to. At one of his many public rallies

  • Once on the edge of defeat, Syria's Bashar al-Assad runs again for president

    June 1, 2014 10:32 AM 16

    BEIRUT: It was not so long ago that Bashar al-Assad's enemies thought he was finished. In the summer of 2012, the rebels were not just at the gates of Damascus, but inside the capital, preying on Assad's harried forces. His government had lost big chunks of Syria's territory and a string of strategic towns, and a small number of loyal and tested army units