- Middle East Syrian Troops, Hizbullah Battle Rebels near Damascus as Obama Refuses to Specify Opposition Aid Fighters from Hizbullah joined Syrian troops battling rebels near Damascus on Wednesday, monitors said, as President Bashar Assad's regime kept up ... 19 June 2013, 13:09
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The head of an umbrella organization for Muslims in Germany on Monday rebuffed a call by a Jewish leader to do more to combat anti-Semitism after a rabbi was brutally attacked in Berlin.
"Muslims do not need lessons on that. Anti-Semitism is not compatible with Islam," Ali Kizilkaya, chairman of the Coordination Committee of Muslims, told the Berliner Zeitung.Full Story
Barcelona maintained their winning start to the season with a fine strike from Adriano Correia giving them a 1-0 victory over Valencia in La Liga action on Sunday.
The Catalan side may have lost the domestic Super Cup to Real Madrid in midweek but they have now picked up maximum points from their first three league games that keeps them top of the table.Full Story
Out of a little garage in northeastern Slovenia, comes a new supercar... and it is already joining the ranks of the world's elite, alongside Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Only six months after presenting his first prototype at Monaco's Top Marques event, Aljosa Tusek, 46, has been invited to London's exclusive Salon Prive car show which runs Wednesday through Friday, and customers from all over the world keep calling him.Full Story
Taiwan plans to beef up its cyber war capabilities to counter a perceived threat from Chinese hackers targeting government and security websites, local media reported Sunday.
Taiwan will expand its cyber war units next year while scaling back military spending due to budget constraints, the Taipei-based Liberty Times reported, citing a 2013 budget plan submitted by the National Security Bureau to parliament for approval.Full Story
Thousands of mounted French and Russian actors Sunday recreated a 200-year-old battle at the gates of Moscow that led to the fall of Napoleon and the rise of Russian patriotic fervor.
President Vladimir Putin arrived to oversee the grandiose festivities after seeing his government spend $1.1 million (900 million euros) on a celebration of not only Russian history but also its military and resolve.Full Story
Reducing Spain's budget deficit, which has soared past EU limits due to the deep recession, is the government's top priority, Finance Minister Luis de Guindos said on Monday.
Deficit reduction "is the number one priority from the point of view of economic policy," he said.Full Story
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Monday against expecting too much from the European Central Bank at its meeting this week, as markets hope for a raft of new anti-crisis measures.
"We must be very careful not to nurture too many false expectations," Schaeuble told Deutschlandfunk public radio in an interview.Full Story
A Syrian warplane bombed a building in the northern rebel-held town of al-Bab in Aleppo province on Monday, killing at least 10 men, six women and two children, a watchdog said.
"The victims included two children, a girl and a boy," Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Agence France Presse. "They died when the fighter jet bombed the building where they were sheltered."Full Story
Horror flick "The Possession" exorcised A-list action romp "The Expendables 2" from the top slot at the North American box office at the weekend, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
The newly-released supernatural thriller, which stars Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as divorcing parents trying to rid their daughter of an evil spirit, raked in $17.7 million, said movie tracker Exhibitor Relations.Full Story
Pop star Rihanna let rip in a series of foul-mouthed Twitter posts, saying she had to fight her way out of a Paris train station after a crowd of French fans gathered to greet her.
The singer from Barbados had earlier posted a photo showing herself at London's St Pancras station -- and the time of her train's departure for Paris marked on a station sign.Full Story