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Rob Ford draws condemnation, concern from politicians

Politicians from across the map had plenty to say about Rob Ford today after the embattled Toronto mayor left town on a leave of absence in order to …

Peaches Geldof death: Heroin played a role, say police

Heroin likely played a role in the death of British model and television personality Peaches Geldof, authorities said Thursday.<p>Det. Chief Insp. Paul …

Obama urges NATO to increase defence spending

Barack Obama, the US president, has expressed concerned about cutbacks in European defence spending, telling NATO members in Brussels that "everyone has to be chipping in" to defend the continent's borders, sovereignty and territorial integrity.<p>Obama met Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European …

Bin Laden son-in-law guilty of terrorism

A US jury has reached a guilty verdict in a terrorism-related case against a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden.<p>The verdict on Wednesday came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the highest-ranking al-Qaeda figure to face trial on US soil since the September …

Security Council to meet on N Korea missiles

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door consultations to discuss a possible condemnation of North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches, UN diplomats said.<p>The request for a special session on North Korea came from the United States, council diplomats told the Reuters news agency on …

Watchdog: Half of Syria's chemicals removed

Syria has sent 49 percent of the raw materials used for its poison gas and nerve agent programme abroad for destruction, according to the chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the removal of the country's stockpiles.<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a report to …