Turkish cinema shrugs off cliches to explore conflict

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New films on Kurdish insurgency sway critics and audiences Turkish film director Ozgur Dogan poses for a photograph during an interview earlier this month. As tensions resurface around the Kurdish question, with violence… Continue reading

Peace talks on Cyprus to shift into higher gear

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NICOSIA (AFP) – Rival Cypriot leaders agreed yesterday to intensify the United Nations-led peace process next month in efforts to reunify the long-divided island in 2010. “On the occasion of their last meeting… Continue reading

Immigrants to get citizenship

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Cabinet approves pioneering draft law to give foreigners and their children greater rights Second-generation immigrants are going to be given the right to claim Greek citizenship and vote in the country’s elections, the… Continue reading

Bengali ‘should be UN language’

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The assembly in the Indian state of West Bengal has passed a resolution backing Bangladesh’s call for Bengali to be made an official UN language.

U.S. Sets 3-Hour Limit on Tarmac Waits for Plane Passengers

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The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes exit after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long… Continue reading

Brooke Astor’s Son Is Sentenced to Prison

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Anthony D. Marshall, who was convicted of siphoning millions from his mother, Brooke Astor, was sentenced on Monday to 1 to 3 years in prison. Justice A. Kirke Bartley Jr. said Mr. Marshall,… Continue reading

Citadel Broadcasting files bankruptcy protection

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Citadel Broadcasting Corp, the third-largest U.S. radio broadcaster, said on Sunday it filed for the bankruptcy protection, as the radio industry continues to be hard hit by depressed advertising revenue. Citadel, whose network… Continue reading

Northeast digs out of monster snowstorm

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Nearly 2 feet of snow piled up in the Baltimore-Washington area on Saturday in the largest snowstorm to hit the region since February 2003, while New York City saw totals of up to… Continue reading

Merkel, world leaders put brave face on Copenhagen Accord

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel had hoped for more than the bare-bones minimum at the Copenhagen climate conference, but has warned against “bad-mouthing” the outcome. [By Andy Salcedo, Asnycnow Radio Host] In an interview… Continue reading

Defense minister refuses to resign over Afghan airstrike

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German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said he did not wrongly force the resignation of two top military officials, and attacked opposition leaders calling for his resignation. Speaking on Germany’s RTL television network… Continue reading