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British FM welcomes ratification of global Arms Trade Treaty Xinhua 

LONDON, April 2 (Xinhua) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday welcomed his countrys ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Wednesday. After more than 10 years of campaigning and more than 7 years of negotiations,...

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Obama says U.S. heartbroken on Fort Hood shooting Xinhua 

WASHINGTON, April 2 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Americans are heartbroken on a shooting incident which occurred at the U.S. Army base of Fort Hood in Texas Wednesday afternoon, and willget to the bottom of exactly what happened.

Palestinians "broke their commitment": Israeli negotiator Xinhua 

JERUSALEM, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Israels chief negotiator Tzipi Livni on Wednesday accused the Palestinians of breaking their commitments to the United States and Israel with their plan to sign international conventions, local media reported. Approaching these conventions is a break...

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Deadly bombings target Egyptian police outside Cairo University Xinhua 

CAIRO, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A new extremist Islamist group called Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) has claimed responsibility for a series of blasts that rocked the area outside Cairo University on Wednesday. The three explosive devices that targeted the criminal security authorities...

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40-cm tsunami waves hit Iwate, Japan following Chile earthquake Xinhua 

TOKYO, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A tsunami of up to 40 centimeters was observed on early Thursday morning at a port of Iwate Prefecture, which lies on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, local media reported. The Japan Meteorological...

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Bomb explosion in Bangkok kills seven Xinhua 

Fire fighters extinguish fire caused by an explosion at a scrap metal warehouse in the Bang Khen district in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2014. A bomb believed to be from the World War II period exploded in Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday, leaving at least seven people dead and...

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Iran, powers to start expert-level nuclear talks Thursday Xinhua 

TEHRAN, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Experts of Iran and six major world powers will meet on Thursday for a new round of talks on Irans controversial nuclear program, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. Hamid Baeidinejad, an Iranian Foreign Ministry official for Political...

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"Fruitful" discussions on European banking system reform at ECOFIN: Greek FinMin Xinhua 

ATHENS, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A two-day informal ECOFIN meeting in Athens closed on Wednesday with Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras expressing satisfaction over fruitful discussions over reforms of the European banking system after the financial crisis which has tested Europe...

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