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AFP

Bern has found signs that the US embassy in Geneva has been conducting illegal surveillance on Swiss territory, the justice ministry confirming local press reports. The Swiss government had in 2007 rejected requests made by the US missions in Bern an

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NY Times

Despite sanctions and trade embargoes, over the past decade the United States government has allowed [some] American companies to do billions of dollars in business with Iran and other countries blacklisted as state sponsors of terrorism,

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Wired

...looking like it’ll pass the Senate after all, possibly as early as Wednesday. The only thing that everyone’s overlooked in the past several months’ political theater over the treaty is what it actually does — and doesn’t do. So we’re here to help.

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Reuters

The foreign ministry has protested to Washington after reports two of New Delhi's diplomats were frisked at U.S. airports, describing the searches as serious breaches of protocol. Hardeep Puri, India's ambassador to the United Nations, was subjected

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The Lookout

The disclosure of the cables, most of them from the past 3 years, offers a rare unfiltered view of the secretive world of high-level diplomacy. As such, it could complicate relations with a host of friendly and unfriendly nations. Here are 10 key rev

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The Atlantic Wire

Wikileaks released 250,000 US diplomatic cables in its possession. The cables, sent between the State Department and its embassies around the world, were released to a handful of news organizations. Here are the 5 biggest revelations of the release.

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http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain.

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AP

North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered with a deadly barrage this week. The fresh a

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What role does the World Bank have in Africa's future? ... The World Bank's draft strategy for Africa appears to be an attempt to shore up its position as a key player in the continent's development, while at the same open itself up to feedback from

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AP

New START bolstered mutual trust, helping Washington win crucial Kremlin backing for a new set of sanctions against Iran and stronger support for the war in Afghanistan. "The failure to ratify the treaty will deal a very painful blow to Obama's ad

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