Haunted Falklands vet finds Argentine marine's family

Falklands War veteran Gordon Hoggan holds the helmet of an Argentinian soldier he killed as he poses for pictures at his local pub during an interview with AFP in Derby, East Midlands, England, on November 5, 2014Buenos Aires (AFP) - A British veteran searching for the identity of an Argentine marine he killed in the Falklands War will get a chance for closure after a newspaper found the man's family.


NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's planned new fast-reaction force, centerpiece of its response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say.

Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging - Reuters


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Look what's turned up in France
A librarian stumbles across a previously unknown Shakespeare's First Folio.

US 'horrified' by Syrian regime raids, slams Assad

Rescue workers remove a body following air strikes reportedly by Syrian government forces in the Islamic State (IS) group controlled Syrian city of Raqa, on November 25, 2014The bombing Tuesday was the deadliest by President Bashar al-Assad's air force since Islamic State jihadists seized the city last year and declared it their capital. It was not clear how many Islamic States members were killed, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than half of the dead were civilians. The US State Department condemned the strikes, and said the regime had no value for human life. "We are horrified by the reports that the Assad regime's airstrikes yesterday in Raqa, Syria killed dozens of civilians and demolished residential areas," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, released Wednesday.


How Victorians dressed for death
Today, mourning a death in the family often means donning the most formal black outfit in one's closet for one solemn afternoon. But 150 years ago, it was a reason to stash away one's current best and purchase a whole new grief-appropriate wardrobe.

Canada to dress Ukrainian soldiers for winter warfare

A Ukrainian serviceman stands in front of an armoured personnel carrier destroyed after recent mortar shelling in the Donetsk region on November 24, 2014Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's Defense Minister Rob Nicholson announced Wednesday the sending of winter coats, boots and gloves to dress 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers fighting pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine.


U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report

U.S. President Obama speaks about immigration reform in ChicagoGENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter issued in Geneva, the seven investigators and academic legal experts, said publication of the report by a Senate committee would be welcomed by victims of torture and their supporters everywhere. Among the signatories were the world body's special rapporteurs for torture and for freedom of expression. ...


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