The defector, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, said in an interview with the Guardian that he had fabricated claims of mobile biological weapons and clandestine factories made to German intelligence officials throughout 2000.
Yoko Kubota is a Reuters correspondent based in Tokyo, who covers political and general news in Japan. Aged 29, she grew up in Japan and the United States and joined Reuters in 2007.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, officially recalled the tsunami alert for the country last night. He stated that for today, all six coastal provinces which had been on alert following the Japan earthquake, be lifted.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera informed the public that the tsunami alert continues; however only for the Northern part of Chile, following the earthquake which hit Japan yesterday.
Novak Djokovic produced some of the best tennis of his career and wasted little time in advancing to his third successive Australian Open final with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 destruction of fourth seed David Ferrer in 89 minutes today.