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Malaysia Airlines: identities of four passengers being investigated

No trace of plane found and airline ‘fearing the worst’ as Malaysian authorities confirm two passengers travelled on stolen passports<p>LIVE: Malaysia Airlines - missing plane investigation widens<p>The identities of four passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are under investigation, the …

Independent Scotland's EU Membership Would Be 'Very Difficult, If Not Impossible' Says Jose Manuel Barroso

The president of the European Commission has said it would be "very difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the EU.<p>Talking …

Barroso ruffles Scottish feathers over EU membership | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said states breaking away from existing EU countries would struggle to gain EU membership, further complicating Scottish nationalists’ already uncertain plans for independence.<p>European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso …

North Korea celebrates birthday of late leader Kim Jong II

North Korea has been marking what would have been the 72nd birthday of the late leader Kim Jong II.<p>His son Kim Jong Un stood by giant statues of his father Kim Jong II and his grandfather Kim Il Sung as soldiers saluted them.<p>The Kim family has ruled North Korea for more than six decades.<p>Crowds in …

Abbas - We don't want to 'flood' Israel with Palestinian refugees | Reuters

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Addressing a sticking point in U.S.-brokered peace talks, President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday dismissed charges by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he wanted to “flood” Israel with Palestinian refugees.<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waits to address …

Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay law | Reuters

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday that enacting an anti-gay law would complicate U.S. relations with Uganda and would be a “step backward for all Ugandans.”<p>U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls …

President summons centre-left's Renzi as Italy seeks new government | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano summoned Matteo Renzi to a meeting on Monday at which he is expected to ask the centre-left leader to form a government that must overhaul one of the most troubled economies in the euro zone.<p>Napolitano is likely to ask the slick-talking mayor of …

Hezbollah says will quit Syria if Arabs stop meddling | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on Sunday for Arab political forces to “stop the war on Syria,” promising that if they left the country alone, his Lebanese Shi’ite group would also withdraw.<p>Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gestures as he speaks during a …

Venezuela's Lopez says ready for arrest at Tuesday march | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan opposition leader wanted by police in connection with deadly street protests said on Sunday he would march with his supporters in Caracas on Tuesday, and that he was ready to face arrest if necessary.<p>An opposition demonstrator shouts slogans during a protest against …