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The Daily Star
Syrian opposition gets lessons in negotiating
Dutch Foreign Affairs minister Frans Timmermans signs a condolence book for South Africa's late Nelson Mandela in The Hague on December 6, 2013, a day after his death.
44 min ago
Syrian army retakes road needed to ship out chemical weapons
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have taken control of a highway connecting Damascus to the coast that is needed to extract hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals for destruction, a monitoring group said on Monday.
4 hrs ago
'More whistleblowers in Timor spy scandal'
There are further whistleblowers who claim Australia spied on East Timor during delicate talks about a multi-billion dollar gas project agreement, Secretary of State for Natural Resources Alfredo Pires has confirmed.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Daily Star
Facing security challenges, OPCW prepares to receive Nobel
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director General Ahmet Uzumcu walks with Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, as he arrives at Oslo airport December 8, 2013.
Sudan's Bashir unveils new govt after reform calls
KHARTOUM: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday replaced his two vice presidents and unveiled a partially new cabinet after urgent calls for reform in the 24-year-old regime.
Congo-Kinshasa: Lawyer Faces Hague Witness Tampering Charge
A second member of Congolese Senator Jean-Pierre Bemba's defence team on Thursday made an initial appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, suspected of witness tampering in the Bemba trial.
Ma'an News Agency
Report: Dutch PM cancels scanner inauguration at Gaza border
The Dutch Prime Minister cancelled Saturday a planned visit to the Gaza Strip to inaugurate a state-of-the-art security scanner at the Karem Shalom crossing with Israel, according to Israeli media.
The Hague's Gemeentemuseum published new children's book: A Vase for the Princess
The history of Dutch delftware is now the source of inspiration for a wonderful new children's art book: A Vase for the Princess is a highly attractive and entertaining picture book about two little mice.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Send customs ship to stop whaling: Greens
THE Abbott government is being pressured to honour its election commitment and send a customs vessel to Antarctica, as Japanese whalers set sail for the annual summer hunt.
Artesiaa s Ali Sajjad Taj to join City Council on Monday
ARTESIA >> Ali Sajjad Taj, the only newcomer to be elected to the Artesia City Council, is set to be sworn in to office on Monday.
Green Left Weekly
Carlo's Corner: Obviously, keeping East Timor poor is in the 'national interest'
It is the national interest to deny the poorest nation in the region a fair share of oil and gas reserves so that a giant corporation earns more profits.
Australia's East Timor oil spying scandal update
The Australian government's moves to suppress further exposures of its surveillance operations suffered a blow yesterday when it was revealed that three more whistleblowers have given statements to the East Timorese government about the illegal installation of bugging devices in the walls of Dili's cabinet offices .
Eurosceptic tug-of-war expected in next EU Parliament
Polls across Europe have predicted the rise of the extreme right in next year's EU elections, but plans for a second Eurosceptic group in Parliament could signal a demise of the current EFD faction.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
China pulls out of UN arbitration
US Vice-President Joe Biden shakes hands with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won at the Government Complex in Seoul yesterday.
ICC in the dock over Kenya trials
Amid claims of intimidation, payoffs and failures to protect witnesses, the Hague-based international court's cases against the country's current leaders are in jeopardy.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Letter: Petty claims to food names
Don't identify products as mozzarella or feta or champagne or scotch. Pretty petty, we say.
All Syrian chemical weapons munitions destroyed
A convoy of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons prepares to cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, on Oct. 1, 2013.
Dutch paper sorry for 'tasteless' Mandela article
A giant signed poster with messages of support is attached to the former Soweto home, turned museum, of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Soweto, South Africa, Friday Dec. 6 2013.
The Daily Star
Mikati approves STL payment, undecided on Cabinet session
File - Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks as he receives officials at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Serious rise in poverty in the Netherlands
New statistics from state statistics agency CBS reveal that poverty in the Netherlands has increased sharply over the last two years, from 7,4 per cent in 2010 to 9,4 per cent in 2012.