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14 Oct

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US ‘aiding Afghan-Taliban talks’

 
Seven Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan amid reports that US is facilitating reconciliation talks.
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2010


The US military is reportedly allowing the free movement of senior Taliban leaders to attend peace talks in the Afghan capital, in what is probably the clearest indication that the US administration will publicly support negotiations aimed at ending the nine-year conflict.The New York Times reported on Thursday, quoting a senior Nato official, that “there has been outreach by very senior members of the Taliban to the highest levels of the Afghan government”.

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Survey: US Jews sceptical of Obama

Jim Lobe 14 Oct 2010 15:31 GMT
A survey by the American Jewish Committee suggests US Jews are increasingly hawkish on Iran and sceptical of Obama………………….
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Tax investigation could land Pope with €8bn bill

 European Commission to investigate exemption allowing the Vatican to avoid paying £2bn a year levy on 100,000 properties

By Michael Day in Milan

Eight billion euros worth of tax breaks pocketed by the Catholic Church in Italy could be in breach of European law and may have to be repaid, it has emerged. 

 The development is the latest blow to an institution that has been rocked by an annus horribilis following the global clerical paedophilia scandal that broke earlier this year, and investigations into money laundering ………………….

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A video image of the miners below ground, where the temperature was about 30C

Iron discipline that saw the 33 through

The key to the miners’ survival was their ability to put the common good before self-interest. Guy Adams salutes a remarkable team.

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The whole world watched, but a nation has been transformed

Rescue that thrilled global audience has unified Chile in a new spirit of optimism

By Patrick Bodenham in Santiago and David Usborne

All across Santiago yesterday Chileans were on tenterhooks as they watched their compatriots winched to safety. The city is on the verge of the mother of all street parties but no one wants to celebrate just yet. Not until the last miner is safe. “It’ll be like a football match,” predicted Sebastian Catalan, one of thousands of Chileans who last took part in a spontaneous street party in the capital’s Plaza Italia when the trapped miners were discovered alive two months ago. That party, Mr Catalan explained, would be dwarfed by the celebration Santiago’s residents were planning when the final miner was pulled from the ground. ………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Thatcher Resurfacing In England

 

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