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Australian anti-immigration far-right politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Aug. 17 when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.
GENEVA / SARAJEVO
After gaining UNESCO membership on Oct. 31 despite US threats to cut its funding, Palestine is now seeking to join other UN agencies, though the most crucial membership – statehood in the UN - will likely fail after Bosnia’s decision.
Geneva - Reuters
Russia signed a Swiss-brokered deal with Georgia yesterday that removes the last big obstacle to Moscow joining the World Trade Organization after 18 years of negotiations.
RAMALLAH - The Associated Press
Palestine’s dreams of getting a full state status is likely to collapse after Britain announced that it would abstain in a vote. Officials say Palestinians have already started their backup plan, which envisages a ‘nonmember state’ observer status, despite continuing to lobby EU states such as France to vote for state status.
RAMALLAH / CANNES
The Palestinians will not accept anything less than full U.N. membership and do not want an upgrade to an observer state in the world body, their foreign minister said Nov. 3.
BEIJING - Agence France-Presse
China launched an unmanned spacecraft on yesterday to carry out a key docking mission, taking its next step towards the goal of building its first space station by 2020.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Aged Holocaust survivors made impassioned pleas to the US Congress Wednesday to allow them to sue France's state-owned SNCF railway over its role in World War II deportations to Nazi death camps.
WASHINGTON / Hürriyet
US withdrawal from Iraq will increase security risks for Turkey while raising Iranian influence in the region, says Former US Presidential candidate McCain
GUATEMALA CITY - Agence France-Presse
Otto Perez Molina, a retired right-wing general who promises an iron hand against Guatemala's spiralling violence, celebrated victory Monday after winning a presidential runoff election and calling for unity in the impoverished nation.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
The offices of a French satirical newspaper that published a special Arab Spring edition with the Prophet Mohammed as "guest editor" were destroyed in a suspected firebomb attack Wednesday, police said.
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lashed out yesterday at “arrogant world powers” as he hosted his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao for a regional security summit Moscow bills as a counterpart to NATO.