French Far-right National Front Reveals Russian Financing

by Henry Ridgwell on November 26, 2014

France’s far-right National Front has admitted taking a multimillion-dollar loan from a bank controlled by Russia, the latest evidence of growing links between the Kremlin and far-right groups across Europe. The revelation comes as the French government postpones indefinitely a contract to deliver two warships for Russia. Henry Ridgwell reports.

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Yemeni Forces Rescue 8 Hostages from al-Qaida

by VOA News on November 26, 2014

Yemeni counterterrorism forces rescued eight hostages from their al-Qaida kidnappers in a raid Tuesday. Seven al-Qaida members were killed and one Yemeni soldier was wounded. The identities of the hostages were unclear, but at least six were Yemeni and one was a foreigner. The Pentagon denied a report that one of the hostages was American, but it applauded the Yemeni government's rescue operation. Yemeni officials did not disclose where the hostages were being held, but it said...

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Danish Man Fined for Selling Spyware App in US

November 26, 2014

A U.S. federal court has ordered a Danish man to pay a $500,000 fine for advertising and selling a spyware application to remotely monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection.

At a court hearing in the sout…

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Excess Weight Linked to 481,000 Cancers Worldwide in 2012

November 26, 2014

Being overweight significantly increases the risk for cancer, according to a new report that found excess body weight responsible for 481,000 new cancers, or 3.6 percent of the cases worldwide, in 2012.

The study by the International Agency for Resear…

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US Introduces Calorie Count Rules to Fight Obesity

November 25, 2014

The U.S. government has announced sweeping rules that require chain restaurants and movie theaters across the country to post calorie counts on their menus.

An order by the Food and Drug Administration says all establishments that sell prepared foods,…

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Israel on Iran Talks: No Deal Better Than Bad Deal

November 25, 2014

Israel has expressed satisfaction over the extension of the Iran nuclear talks, saying no deal is better than a bad deal in the negotiations to remove any Iranian nuclear weapons capability. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Jerusalem.

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Israel on Iran Talks: No Deal Better Than Bad Deal

November 25, 2014

Israel has expressed satisfaction over the extension of the Iran nuclear talks, saying no deal is better than a bad deal in the negotiations to remove any Iranian nuclear weapons capability. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Jerusalem.

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Is Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks a Positive Step?

November 25, 2014

The extension of the Iran nuclear talks could give both sides more breathing room as they try to reach consensus on Tehran’s uranium enrichment levels, but analysts say the length of the deadline extension could also indicate the two sides remain far a…

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Is Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks a Positive Step?

November 25, 2014

The extension of the Iran nuclear talks could give both sides more breathing room as they try to reach consensus on Tehran’s uranium enrichment levels, but analysts say the length of the deadline extension could also indicate the two sides remain far a…

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Global Climate Deal a Step Closer, but at Least One Year Away

November 25, 2014

Climate watchers will be focused on Lima, Peru, as representatives of 200 countries gather December 1 for critical negotiations on a new climate treaty that would replace the Kyoto Protocol, the global agreement that expired in 2012. As VOA’s Rosanne…

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