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Death Toll Rises in Europe’s E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll in Europe from the outbreak of a virulent strain of E. coli bacteria rose to 19 Friday when another person succumbed to the infection in Germany. The disease is now reported in 12 countries, including Britain and the United States, infecting about 2,000 people, most of them in Germany. All of the […]

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Mladic Denies Charges of Genocide, Delays Plea

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic has told a war crimes court in The Hague that he fought for his country and his people, not for himself, during the fall of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Former general Mladic appeared before the United Nations tribunal early Friday, for the first time since he was […]

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Lenders: Greece Likely to Get Next Portion of Bailout

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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International lenders say Greece has made progress toward repairing its finances and is likely to get the next installment of its international bailout next month. The announcement was made Friday after debt inspectors from the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund concluded a nearly month-long review of their $159 billion bailout to […]

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Former Black Panther Leader in US Dies

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A former leader of the radical Black Panther movement in the United States who was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years has died. Family members of Elmer Pratt say he died Thursday in a small village in Tanzania where he had been living. He was 63. The cause of death is not clear. Pratt, whose nickname […]

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Gates Meets with US Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs say military relations between the two countries have made some progress and are moving in a positive direction. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, made the statement Friday in Singapore, where they held talks ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference. […]

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Tunisia to Try Former Leader, Wife

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s justice ministry spokesman says the country’s ousted leader and his wife will soon be tried in absentia. Kadhem Zine El Abidine said Friday he expects the trial of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, to begin before the end of the month. The couple fled to Saudi Arabia […]

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Burkina Faso Troops Sent to Quell Unrest by Soldiers

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso’s military says it has put down a mutiny in the country’s commercial capital, where unruly troops spent several days looting and shooting into the air. Witnesses in the southwestern city of Bobo Dioulasso say troops arrived in the city Friday morning. They say the town’s siren sounded early in the day signaling residents […]

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Crude Oil Prices Fall

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Friday: Crude oil prices fell 18 cents to settle at $100.22 per barrel. Coffee futures rose 10 cents to end at $2.71 a pound. Copper prices gained 5 cents to close at $4.13 per pound. Cocoa futures fell $26 to finish the […]

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US Stocks Fall

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes fell in Friday’s trading after some disappointing economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped eight-tenths of a percent to close at 12,151. The S&P was off one percent to finish at 1,300 while the NASDAQ slid 1.5 percent to hit 2,733. European stock markets were up at the close of […]

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Federer Halts Djokovic Streak at French Open

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former world number one tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland has stopped the 2011 unbeaten run of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with a thrilling semifinal win at the French Open in Paris. Federer won Friday’s match in four tightly played sets featuring two tiebreakers, 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. The defeat left Djokovic one win short of […]

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