Ahmadinejad Says He’s Open to Talks With U.S.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he’s ready for a dialog with the United States and that he has never had any problems with the American people. Video News by NewsLook

Protestors Clash With Police in Madrid

In the first palpable sign that the social unrest that has plagued Greece during recent years is now spreading to Spain, demonstrators have clashed with police in the Spanish capital over new government austerity measures. Video News by NewsLook

Battle Rages for Syrian Rebels in Aleppo

Free Syrian Army brigade fighters positioned in the Saif al-Dawla and Izaa districts of Aleppo continued operations on Sunday as rebels said they now control most of the country and have moved their command center from Turkey to “liberated areas” inside Syria. Video News by NewsLook

Major Japanese Businesses in China Close, as Thousands Join Protest Over Diaoyu Islands

Thousands of Chinese protested Tokyo’s purchase of islands claimed by Beijing in a territorial dispute while marking the 81st anniversary of a Japanese invasion that China has never forgotten. Video News by NewsLook

South Africa’s Mining Crisis Spreads

New strikes are hitting South Africa’s mining Industry. Gold Fields — the world’s fourth largest gold miner — is the latest victim and there’s still no sign of an end to the crisis at Lonmin’s Marikana mine. Video News by NewsLook

Why It Matters: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, nearly 11 years after they invaded. Why? The answer boils down to one word: al-Qaida. The goal is to damage the terrorist group enough to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks. Video News by NewsLook

Mumbai to Shanghai, a Distant Dream

The Indian financial capital of Mumbai is struggling to realize its dream of becoming the South Asian nation’s version of China’s Shanghai. Ill-equipped and underpaid, laborers working on the expansion of Mumbai’s infrastructure face the greatest risks.

Troika Troubles in Greece and Portugal

Angry Greek pensioners took to the streets in protests as the so-called “Troika” of inspectors from the European Commission returned to Athens this week. The inspectors are on a mission to oversee nearly 12 billion euros in cuts that the Greek government must deliver this month if it hopes to continue receiving funds from International Monetary Fund, European Union and European Central Bank lenders.

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