President Mahinda Rajapaksa has charged Norway with funding the Liberation Tigers for Tamil Ealam (LTTE) terrorist group during the island`s three-decade civil war, and demanded an investigation into the involvement of the former Norwegian Government.
The US House of Representatives has defeated an amendment to the Defence Appropriations Bill to stop American funding to Pakistan. The amendment was moved by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who alleged Islamabad had undermined efforts to combat terrorism. The amendment was defeated in a voice vote yesterday.
The mayor of the city of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, which is a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has admitted that his city may drop out from the World Cup roster if key legislation is not approved soon.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought response from the Union Home Ministry and the Election Commission on a PIL seeking an inquiry into the foreign contributions of Congress, BJP and other political parties.