Wen Yuanqiang

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Ukraine MPs fight in parliament over protests in eastern Ukraine

MPs come to blows in Ukraine's parliament amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine following a controversial statement by one of the politicians<p>A fistfight broke out in <b>Ukraine</b>'s parliament on Tuesday as tempers rose between opposing factions provoked by the events in the east of the country, where …

Briton accused of arranging bride's murder extradited to South Africa

LONDON – A British businessman accused of arranging his bride's murder while on their honeymoon was put on a plane to South Africa on Monday after losing a three-year battle against being extradited to face trial.<p>South African authorities allege that Shrien Dewani took out a contract on his wife's …

Philippine top court defies church to back birth control

<b>The Supreme Court in the Philippines has approved a birth control law, in a defeat for the Catholic Church.</b><p>The law requires government health centres to distribute free condoms and contraceptive pills.<p>The court had deferred implementation after the law's passage in December 2012 after church groups …

Birth Control

Iraq clashes prevent voting in parts of province

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's electoral commission said on Tuesday that there will be no balloting in parts of the Sunni-dominated Anbar province engulfed in …

Edward Snowden: US government spied on human rights workers

Whistleblower tells Council of Europe NSA deliberately snooped on groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International<p>The US has spied on the staff of prominent human rights organisations, Edward Snowden has told the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Europe's top human rights body.<p>Giving …

U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LUHANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea.<p>Armed pro-Moscow protesters were still …