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Polish ex-intelligence official says time for truth on CIA jail

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's official stance of denying it hosted a secret CIA jail is harming its reputation and it needs to be frank about what really happened, a senior intelligence official at the time the alleged prison was operating told Reuters.


Kenyan president defends rail tender won by Chinese company

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the tender for a multibillion-dollar railway project that was won by a Chinese company and sparked widespread criticism over the transparency of the process.


Insight - At Syrian peace table, embittered enemies face off

GENEVA (Reuters) - When Syria's political foes met across a negotiating table for the first time in nearly three years of conflict, the top priority was to keep them from walking out.


India's Gandhi under attack over remarks on Sikh riots

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's opposition criticised ruling party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday for avoiding any expression of regret for the killings of Sikhs in riots three decades ago, a sensitive issue that threatens to dog him in a tight election due by May.


Ukraine parliament repeals anti-protest laws to calm street unrest

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament, in a concession which drew wild cheers of 'Hurrah' from protesters on the streets of Kiev, voted to repeal a set of anti-protest laws which had triggered violent unrest in the capital.


Prominent Chinese rights activist to appeal sentence

BEIJING (Reuters) - One of China's most prominent rights activists will appeal against a four-year prison sentence that prompted international criticism, his lawyer said on Tuesday, because he believes his conviction could set a bad precedent for others on trial.


US, British spy agencies exploit 'leaky' apps for intel - report

US and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users' personal information.


Case for continuing the NS

From SHAH A. D., Teluk Intan.


Have more peace gatherings

From S. LEONG, Ampang, Selangor.


Ukraine protesters try to seize energy ministry building - minister

KIEV (Reuters) - About 100 anti-government protesters tried to seize Ukraine's main energy ministry building in central Kiev on Saturday, Energy Minister Eduard Stavytsky said.