News Headlines from Around the world March 18 2012

(UK) BBC News: Thousands mourn Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenouda III

(Europe) Euronews: Finger-pointing after deadly Damascus bombings

(USA) CNN: Talk of war and rising prices cast uneasy pall over Iran

(Ireland) RTE: US hostage freed by Iraq militant group

(German) Spiegel: New Role for German Finance Minister? Merkel Lobbies for Schäuble to Head Euro Group

(German) Die Welt: Talkative member of the Reichstag twitter. Here it is: Today the Federal Assembly meets to elect a new head of state.

(France) Le Monde: A car bomb explodes in Aleppo, the Syrian army attacks several provinces

France 24: Libya, France, ICC seek extradition of ex-spy chief

(UK) The Guardian: Syria: car bombs kill at least 27 in Damascus. Explosions occurred as reports emerged that Saudi Arabia was preparing to deliver arms to Syrian rebels

(Italy) La Repubblica: Casini: “Yes to the commissioner of Rai” but comes from the PDL stop: “It is not legitimate”

(Peru) LaRepublica: Belarus: One of those responsible for the attack on the subway in Minsk was executed

Washington Post: Mexico’s middle class is becoming its majority

(International) Huffington Post: Rick Santorum Guarantees Victory In GOP Primary If He Wins Illinois

The New York Times:U.S. Faces a Tricky Task in Assessment of Data on Iran

(NYT International) Herald Tribune: U.S. Faces a Tricky Task in Assessment of Data on Iran

(USA) Democracy Now: Afghan Massacre Sheds Light on Culture of Mania and Aggression in U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The Irish Times: Iraq militants release US captive

(Australia) The Age: Ramos-Horta loses bid for second term

(Australia) Sydney Morning Herald: Ramos-Horta loses bid for second term

The Times of India: Over 50 killed in clashes between Pakistan soldiers and militants

(Canada) The Globe and Mail: Ten years after ‘Gujarat,’ the man accused of sanctioning it is poised to become India’s PM

(Mexico) The News: Taliban cancels talks with US

(China, Communist) People’s Daily: Plastic Surgery Needs Higher Standards

Global times (China): Syria stresses resolution to deal “decisively” with saboteurs

(Japan) The Daily Yomiuri: North Korea to OPen Liason Offices/ Officials say US must aletr “hostile stance.”

The Modern Tokyo Times: Syria and the terrorist threat from the opposition: many dead after latest carnage

The Moscow Times: Hunger Strike in Astrakhan to Protest Mayoral Election

Russia Today: NYPD marks OWS anniversary with violent crackdown and arrests

(International) Reuters: Car bomb hits Aleppo; police crush Damascus march

(International) Associated Press Mobile: Links to other websites: Syrian Forces Break Up Damascus Demos

The Wall Street Journal: From Start to End, a Military Life of Puzzles

(Argentina) Clarin: Double bombing in Syria against the regime spies central

New Zealand Herald: The legend of the Titanic

(Libya) The Tripoli Post: Libya Demands Handover of Gaddafi’s Spy Chief

Aljazeera: Villages razed in Sudan’s South Kordofan .Thousands flee homes for mountains, fearing Sudanese attacks, as Al Jazeera finds homes burnt down and crops destroyed.

The Copenhagen Post: Dutch pastries and double Danish. How a Los Angeles newspaper remains unconvinced that the Netherlands and Denmark are not the same country

The Iceland Review: Iceland’s Ecological Footprint

(Norway) Aftenposten: Gauck elected as Germany’s new president. The result is already known in Germany’s presidential election Sunday. All indications are that the former East German civil rights activist Joachim Gauck take the helm

(Turkey) Dunya: SMEs IT revolution will start in Anatolia Microsoft Turkey, SMEs contribute to business results and gain competitive advantage through information technology to inform toured Anatolia.

The Balkan Chronicle: Kurdistan Revival; Israel Splits Iraq

(Somalia) The Shabelle News: Somali politician Abdulla Ahmed Adow returns home

(Ethiopia) The Sub Saharan Informer:Nigerian Militant rebels kill Ghanaian Professor. ACCRA, Ghana- A Ghanaian Professor of Botany in the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma has been shot and killed by Niger-Delta militants in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The late professor Peter Akomeah was killed along with a younger colleague while on field study for oil giant, Shell last Thursday.

(Egypt) Al-Ahram Weekly: Legislative Twaagaf people to lift the immunity of MP Albulkimy on charges of fraud and inconvenience authorities. The Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Affairs in the People’s Assembly’s closed-door meeting on Sunday to lift the parliamentary immunity of the deputy party light Salafist Anwar Albulkimy against the backdrop of what was attributed to him by the provision of a hoax.

Jerusalem World News: Runners brave cold and rain in annual Jerusalem marathon

The Palestine Telegraph: Gaza Concentration Camp is heavily bombarded by Almighty Israel

(Pakistan) The News International: Occupy protesters clash with NY police

(Syria) The News: A car bomb explosion in Aleppo and hear the voices of fire.According to the people of the city of Aleppo Cyriauz for the bombing of a car bomb behind the Postal Corporation in Sulaimaniyah city of Aleppo in a residential area, and hear the sounds of gunfire in the city. Comes the bombing of Aleppo, a day after two bombings on terrorists targeted the city of Damascus in the first and second rotor customs in the region connecting Baghdad and Kassa’a Street, resulted in the fall of the 27 martyrs and 140 wounded, injured civilians and military personnel.

(Brussels) Le Soir: Ireland celebrates St. Patrick’s dignity: Ireland, forgetting for one day the economic crisis, has worthily celebrated its national day with the traditional parade on St. Patrick in Dublin attended by half a million people, according the local police.

Syrian Arab News Agency: Lavrov: Russia Supports any Agreement in Framework of Comprehensive Political Dialogue between Government and Opposition

(France) Le Figaro: Near Gaddafi stopped in Mauritania Abdullah al-Senussi, former pillar of the regime, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes committed against civilians in February and March 2011.

The above headlines are from the online World/International  sections of the news media listed.Translation by Google Translate.

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Damascus Bombing: twin bomb attacks on security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus

Damascus Bombing: twin bomb attacks on security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus

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