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Taiwan farmers throw cow dung to protest US beef – Full story

Taiwan farmers throw cow dung to protest US beef (via AFP) Angry Taiwanese farmers threw cow dung at the island’s parliament on Tuesday as lawmakers debated a controversial bill to allow US beef containing a growth drug. Amid pouring rain, civil group members and farmers wearing raincoats and traditional bamboo hats rallied outside parliament in…

Internet ‘trolls’ face being named under new bill – Full story

Internet ‘trolls’ face being named under new bill (via AFP) Websites such as Facebook and Twitter will receive greater protection from lawsuits if they identify internet “trolls” accused of defaming others under a bill being debated in the House of Commons on Tuesday. MPs are debating the Defamation Bill, which proposes to reform libel laws…

Iran confirms agreement on nuclear talks content – Full story

Iran confirms agreement on nuclear talks content (via AFP) Iran’s top nuclear negotiator on Tuesday confirmed an agreement had been struck with the EU official representing world powers negotiating with Tehran on the content of upcoming talks in Moscow. Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine…

Tens of thousands defy raids to march against Putin – Full story

Tens of thousands defy raids to march against Putin (via AFP) Tens of thousands of protesters chanting “Russia Will be Free” rallied in Moscow on Tuesday against President Vladimir Putin’s third term despite a police crackdown on their leaders a day earlier. Flag-waving crowds made their way down leafy boulevards from Moscow’s central Pushkin Square…

John Major challenges Murdoch testimony – Full Story

John Major challenges Murdoch testimony (via AFP) Former British prime minister John Major told the Leveson inquiry on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch demanded he change his policy on Europe, directly contradicting the News Corp. chief’s own testimony. Major’s challenge comes a day after another former premier, Gordon Brown, also accused the Australian…

OPEC meets amid weak outlook, Iran tensions – Full story

OPEC meets amid weak outlook, Iran tensions (via AFP) OPEC ministers gather this week in Vienna to review cartel’s oil output levels against the backdrop of a weak global economy, fragile demand, oversupply and simmering Iran tensions. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), whose 12 member nations pump one third of the world’s crude…

Greek election sets up long, hot eurozone summer- Full story

Greek election sets up long, hot eurozone summer (via AFP) World leaders will be keenly watching fresh elections in Greece next Sunday that could herald its exit from the eurozone, with potentially dire consequences for Europe and the global economy. “Events in Greece could trigger financial fright in Spain, Italy, and across the eurozone, pushing…