If India doesn't want our aid, stop it now, Cameron told
British Prime Minister David Cameron was under
intense pressure to slash the pound 1 billion in aid Britain gives
to India after the country said it no longer wanted the money.
India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the booming country
should 'voluntarily' give up the £ 280million a year it receives
Egypt to put NGO workers, including Americans, on trial
Egypt is to try 44 people over the alleged
illegal funding of aid groups, a judicial source said on Sunday, a
day after Washington said it would review aid to Cairo over the
crackdown. “Forty-four people, including Egyptians, 19 Americans and
other nationalities, have been referred to the Cairo criminal court
in the NGO funding case,” the source told AFP. A travel ban on all
remains in place.
Obama says no Israel decision on Iran attack
US President Barack Obama said Sunday he did not
think Israel had made a decision on whether to launch a pre-emptive
strike on Iran's nuclear installations, a threat that has rattled
the region. Obama - seeking to reassure Americans over the danger
posed by Tehran's suspect nuclear program, and any negative
side-effects for the United States - said Washington was working “in
lockstep” with Israel to bring Iran to heel.
JFK mistress reveals details of affair in ‘Once Upon a Secret’
Mimi Beardsley, now Mimi Alford, a 69-year-old
grandmother and retired church administrator, has broken her silence
about her 18-month affair with John F. Kennedy in her memoir, Once
Upon a Secret: My Affair With President John F. Kennedy and its
Aftermath. The book, out Wednesday, was bought by the New York Post
at a Manhattan bookstore. Candid details about how her relationship
began with Kennedy are revealed in the explosive memoir.
Iran hails Russian and Chinese UN veto on Syria
'Security Council has become a tool for West's
Iran on Sunday welcomed the Russian and Chinese
veto on a UN Security Council resolution condemning its ally Syria
for its crackdown on dissent, the official IRNA news agency
reported. “By vetoing the proposed sanctions China and Russia have
been just,” Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said. “The Security
Council has become a tool for the West's bullying ... of other
nations, and this time Russia and China stood up against it,” the
Islamic republic's top diplomat said.