LONDON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama repeatedly called British finance minister George Osborne "Jeffrey" at the G8 summit, media reported on Thursday.
STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) - A co-founder of file-sharing website Pirate Bay was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday after being found guilty of hacking into computers at a company that manages data for the Swedish tax authority, the court said.
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia was embroiled in political mystery Thursday after it emerged that an unidentified hacker had managed to fool the country's main news agencies into believing that one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies had been "fired" from his post.
ASHKHABAD, TURKMENISTAN (AFP) - The Central Asian state of Turkmenistan, which shares a 1,000 kilometre border with Iran, has accepted the credentials of the first ever Israeli ambassador to the country, state media said Thursday.
DOHA (REUTERS) - Preliminary Afghan peace talks in Qatar between US and Taleban officials are unlikely to take place on Thursday as originally expected, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.