Posted: January 24, 2013 in News

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Taliban Response — The Taliban has condemned Prince Harry’s comments, in which he compared fighting in Afghanistan to playing computer games, reports the Daily Telegraph. “To describe the war in Afghanistan as a game demeans anyone – especially a prince, who is supposed to be made of better things,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, adding that Harry’s comments were indicative of the caliber of forces at NATO’s disposal. Sharifullah Kamawal, a member of the Afghan parliament, warned that the comments had handed the Taliban a propaganda victory, reports the Telegraph, and could speed up the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan.

Financial Tax — Some members of the E.U. have agreed to introduce a financial transactions tax to discourage speculative trading, reports the BBC. The move comes after European governments blamed speculators and excessive trading for the 2008 financial meltdown and the recent eurozone crisis. France, Germany, Greece…

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