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Germany hosted 2006 World Cup thanks to RPG supply to Saudi Arabia

The German government sent Saudi Arabia a shipment of rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) to persuade the kingdom to support Germany’s bid to host 2006 World Cup, German media say. German newspaper Die Zeit reported on Thursday that then German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder authorized the shipment a week before the vote in ...

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Minneapolis church turns blind eye on child abuse

The Catholic Church in the US city of Minneapolis faces criminal charges for turning a blind eye to reports of child abuse by a priest for years. Prosecutors accused the church authorities of failure to protect children and act on repeated reports of the troubling conduct by Priest Curtis Wehmeyer. ...

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Defence budget raised by 11.6pc to Rs781 billion

ISLAMABAD: The government has increased defence spending for the next financial year by 11.6 per cent to Rs781 billion. Presenting the budget in the National Assembly, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said: “The defence budget is being increased from Rs700bn for the outgoing fiscal year to Rs 780bn for 2015-16.” The ...

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