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Champagne Fetches Record $44,000 at Auction

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A bottle of Veuve Clicquot salvaged from a 19th century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea set a world record for champagne Friday when it sold for almost $44,000 at an auction. An unidentified Internet bidder from Singapore paid the record price, and purchased a bottle of Juglar champagne for around $35,000. The two bottles were […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. He was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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Pakistan, US to Resume Joint Intelligence Operations

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s foreign ministry has confirmed that Pakistan and the United States will resume joint intelligence operations against Islamist militants, in a step toward mending strained relations between the two countries. Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua said Friday U.S. and Pakistani teams will share intelligence, but she would not comment on whether U.S. forces would be […]

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Crude Oil Prices Fall

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:10 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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Yemen’s President Blames ‘Gang’ for Attack

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has blamed a “gang of outlaws” for a rocket attack on Friday that killed seven people and left him wounded. Yemeni state television broadcast his audio message late Friday, hours after rockets hit his presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Mr. Saleh said that he was well and in “good […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. He was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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US Lawmakers Call on Obama to Clarify Role in Libya

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is calling on President Barack Obama to clarify the role of the United States in the three-month-old international campaign in Libya. House lawmakers Friday passed a non-binding resolution that presses Mr. Obama to provide a compelling rationale for U.S. military involvement in Libya. It also prohibits the president from committing […]

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Brazil: Choose New IMF Chief for Skills Not Nationality

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazil’s Finance Minister Guido Mantega says the new head of the International Monetary Fund should be chosen on the basis of skills, not nationality. In a Friday telephone conference with journalists, Mantega criticized a decades-old custom of giving the top IMF post to a European with the top job at the World Bank going to […]

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34 Dead Following Protests in Syria

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say at least 34 people were killed after security forces opened fire on a large group of demonstrators in Hama, a stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Activists said shooting broke out after Friday prayers in Hama, which is about 300 kilometers north of Damascus. Witnesses said thousands of people […]

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Former US Presidential Candidate Edwards Indicted

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on charges he violated campaign finance laws by using political donations to hide an extramarital affair. The indictment was filed Friday in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina. Edwards was charged on six counts — one count of conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign […]

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