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Man charged in Ferguson police shooting

FERGUSON, Ma 16: Police charged a young African-American man on Sunday (Mar 15) in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city. Jeffrey Williams, 20, is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and shooting a firearm from a motor vehicle causing injury, St Louis ...Full Article

West hopes for Iran concessions in nuclear talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Mar 10: Western powers are hoping for concessions from Tehran that could help clinch a political agreement in nuclear talks this week after the United States and ...Full Article

Nearly a million protest Brazil’s president, economy, corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 16: Close to a million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil on Sunday to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption: and ...Full Article

Iraqi forces poised for final Tikrit assault

TIKRIT, Iraq, Mar 15: Iraqi commanders were plotting a strategy for flushing out the few remaining Islamic State (IS) group extremists from central Tikrit, a city one commander said ...Full Article

EU plans high-level visit to Cuba as ties with West warm

BRUSSELS, Mar 15: The European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, is to visit Cuba this month in the latest sign of warming relations between the Communist-ruled island ...Full Article

Germany wants Russia to comply with Ukraine peace deal before sanctions eased

FRANKFURT, Mar 15: Germany and other countries want European Union (EU) leaders to endorse a declaration saying that EU sanctions on Russia will not be eased unless Moscow complies ...Full Article

Venezuela holds massive military manoeuvres amid new US sanctions

CARACAS, Mar 15: Venezuela begins a week and a half of military exercises on Saturday (Mar 14), amid rising tensions with the United States over sanctions imposed on officials ...Full Article

Global CO2 emissions stall despite economic growth: IEA

PARIS, Mar 14: Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the energy sector stalled in 2014, the first time in 40 years during a period of economic growth, the International ...Full Article

Global dependence on food imports leaves countries vulnerable

ROME, Mar 14: Global grain imports have increased more than fivefold over the past half century, stoking fears that countries have become too dependent on the vagaries of international ...Full Article

Gulf Arab allies pledge US$12 billion to Egypt at summit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Mar 14: Gulf Arab allies pledged a further US$12 billion of investments and central bank deposits for Egypt at an international summit on Friday, a big boost ...Full Article