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  • Must Reads: A missing body, Taliban rehab and a Syrian bride

     
    From the disappeared body of a Mexican gang leader to a Pakistani attempt at Taliban rehab, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news....
  • $5 million prize for former African leader goes to ... no one

     
    Millions of dollars hung in the balance as a committee huddled in London, trying to decide which former African leader was worthy of their hefty cash prize. Monday, they announced which government chief won. Nobody. For the third time in its six years...
  • Uganda, Rwanda deny U.N. accusations of backing DRC rebels

     
    Uganda and Rwanda angrily rejected accusations of backing rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after a United Nations report tying them to the insurgents was leaked to reporters this week. The confidential U.N. report, leaked to Reuters on...
  • Census sets off fears of politicking in Bosnia-Herzegovina

     
    In much of the world, the census is a mundane and familiar routine. In fractured Bosnia-Herzegovina, the exercise is so touchy that its people have gone uncounted for more than two decades....
  • Under economic pressure, Vietnam apologizes

     
    Mired in economic malaise, attacked by bloggers and riven by infighting under the surface of its ruling Communist Party, Vietnam took an unusual step last week -- it apologized. In a widely broadcast speech, Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong admitted...
  • U.S. elections dominate talk on Chinese social media site

     
    While China gears up for a once-in-a-decade change in leadership, legions of its Internet users have been glued to the U.S. elections halfway across the world. Close to 25 million messages about the American polls had been sent on Sina Weibo by late...
  • Two killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' explosions, authorities say

     
    Five explosions killed two foreigners in Bahrain, state officials said Monday, a new eruption of violence that the government labeled as terrorist acts bent on destabilizing the divided country. The homemade bombs killed two men from Asia and injured a...
  • Billions in EU misspending eyed as group faces budget talks

     
    Billions of dollars were erroneously spent by the European Union last year, paid out to projects that didn’t meet the exacting rules for getting the money, an audit released Tuesday found.The annual report estimated the total amount of misspending...
  • More takes from foreign media on the U.S. election

     
    Earlier Wednesday, the Times rounded up some early reactions and reflections from abroad on the U.S. presidential campaign. As foreign media continue to mull over the reelection of President Barack Obama, here’s more of the coverage from...
  • Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week

     
    Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...
  • What foreign media are saying about the U.S. election

     
    Voters in the United State handed President Obama a second term in office on Tuesday. As the rest of the world reacted and reflected on the campaign, here’s a sample of the reactions and analysis from newspapers and other media around the globe....
  • Scandal threatens South Korea nuclear-export ambitions

     
    As South Korea shuts down nuclear reactors to investigate how some of their parts were vetted, the scandal threatens to tarnish its efforts to sell its nuclear technology around the globe. South Korean officials recently announced they were closing down...