Tuesday, January 22, 2013

World News Briefs -- January 22, 2013 (Evening Edition)

Netanyahu casts his ballot in Jerusalem, Jan. 22, 2013. Photo by GPO

Netanyahu Claims Election Win Despite Losses -- Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the bruised winner of Israel's election on Tuesday, claiming victory despite unexpected losses to resurgent center-left challengers.

Exit polls showed the Israeli leader's Likud party, yoked with the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu group, would still be the biggest bloc in the 120-member assembly with 31 seats, 11 fewer than the 42 they held in the previous parliament.

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Israeli election: Live Report.

Netanyahu claims victory in Israel polls. Israel election: Netanyahu setback as Lapid surges.

Syrian rebels clash with Kurds in northeast: activists.

Rebels in northern Syrian pin hopes on airbase's downfall.

Russians flee Syrian conflict on planes from Beirut.

As elections Near, protesters in Jordan increasingly turn anger toward the King.

Iran's president scoffs at Western sanctions.

Two blasts, suicide attack kill 17 in Baghdad.

U.N. nuclear agency says Iran talks moved to February 13.

Bahraini invites opposition to resume talks over crisis.


Karzai calls for prison torture investigation.

China's young in crisis of declining fitness.

U.N. Security Council rebukes North Korea, expands sanctions.

India warns Kashmiris of possible nuclear attack.

Japanese envoy in China to discuss islands.

Philippines 'to take South China Sea row to court'.

Three Chinese ships in disputed island waters: Japan.

Chinese military officer warns Australia about siding with Japan in disputes.

Japan agrees 2% inflation target and asset purchases.

In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end.


Boko Haram militants suspected of deadly attacks in Nigeria.

Eritrea: Asmara calm after 'information ministry raid'. Calm returns to Eritrea after siege ends. No sign of Eritrea mutineers as calm returns.

Ottawa calls in Algerian envoy to demand proof Canadian was among militants.

Algeria vows to fight Qaeda after 38 workers killed.

Algeria defends tough response to hostage crisis as toll rises.

Mali conflict: US begins French troop airlifts.

Chad troops move toward Niger's Mali border to face Islamists.

Diabaly falls, now French and Malian forces eye north.

Gunmen seize fuel tanker with 16 crew off Ivory Coast.


A Rhine romance: Germany and France celebrate five decades of marriage.

Athens' metro strikers defy court order.

France and Germany commemorate Elysee treaty.

Financial transactions tax in Europe given go-ahead. Analysis: No respite for euro zone in long rebalancing slog.

Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla and setting up £1bn private equity fund'.

The Swiss turn on the super-rich.

Europe snowed in.

Prince Harry's wartime role draws reprisal fears.


Hugo Chavez 'in physiotherapy', says Bolivia's Morales. "Laughing" Chavez gives orders from Cuba: Venezuelan minister.

U.S. State Department delays Keystone pipeline decision.

Fiber-optic cable appears to be working in Cuba - but only for some.

Confident Obama lays out battle plan as he launches second term.

92,000 dead in Mexico`s war on the drug cartels.

Central America's tiny states caught in deadly crossfire of battle with cartels.

Argentina attacks Falkland Islands referendum.

Mexican president vows to end hunger for millions.


U.S. drone kills four al Qaeda members in Yemen: sources.

SAS and spy planes set for Mali as Britain offer more support in battle against 'terrorist scourge' of Al Qaeda

'Belmokhtar' video claims responsibility for Algeria siege.

No classified FISA court rulings made public as a result of review.


Davos 2013: Business leaders 'see no growth'.

Google, Facebook, Amazon may be subject to French taxes.

Germany`s Weidmann warns of currency war risk.

World unemployment to hit record high in 2013: ILO.

Google expected to gain from ad momentum.

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