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Constitutional Council overturns France’s tax hike on super-rich

Constitutional Council overturns France’s tax hike on super-rich

French President Francois Hollande was handed his first major political defeat Saturday when the Constitutional Council overturned his proposed 75 percent tax on the wealthy.

Central African Republic urges international intervention as rebels near capital

Central African Republic urges international intervention as rebels near capital

President Francois Bozize has appealed for international assistance in driving off rebels seeking to unseat his democratically elected government.

Analysts warn that Syrian conflict could destabilize Iraq

Analysts warn that Syrian conflict could destabilize Iraq

Middle East analysts are warning that the emerging sectarian and ethnic divisions in Syria’s civil war could destabilize neighboring Iraq.

Are you happy? Most in Latin America say ‘yes’

Are you happy? Most in Latin America say ‘yes’

A Gallup Inc. survey of 150,000 in 148 countries and found that the world's happiest nations are to be found in Latin America.

Kerry would bring face-to-face diplomacy to State Department

Kerry would bring face-to-face diplomacy to State Department

President Barack Obama has appointed Democratic Senator John Kerry as his next choice to be the new secretary of state.

‘Divisive’ constitution likely to pass in Egyptian referendum

‘Divisive’ constitution likely to pass in Egyptian referendum

Millions of Egyptians today concluded voting on a referendum about a draft constitution.

US House of Representatives passes far-reaching defense bill

US House of Representatives passes far-reaching defense bill

The US House of Representatives votes 315-107 in favour of a $633 billion defense bill.

Africa says it’s open for business as cellular customers near one billion

Africa says it’s open for business as cellular customers near one billion

Africa is quickly emerging as the most lucrative market for mobile technologies and telecommunications innovation.

Africa wants to lead military interventions, but will the West foot the bill?

Africa wants to lead military interventions, but will the West foot the bill?

UN Security Council considers authorising an African force to militarily intervene in Mali but it remains unclear whether the West is willing to finance repeated operations.

Israel ignores UN rebuke, vows to pursue East Jerusalem housing

Israel ignores UN rebuke, vows to pursue East Jerusalem housing

Israel vows to push ahead with plans to construct thousands of new homes in occupied East Jerusalem, despite strong UN condemnation.