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Australia Halts Most Live Cattle Shipments to Indonesia

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia has expanded a ban on cattle shipments to Indonesia, after a television expose showed images of Indonesian slaughterhouse practices that shocked Australian viewers. The move, announced late Tuesday, extends a temporary ban on that cattle trade from 11 Indonesian abattoirs to all 770 slaughterhouses in the country. The ban is expected to last up […]

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Rejects Request to Pursue Third Case

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Investigating judges at the tribunal prosecuting Khmer Rouge war crimes have rejected a request to extend their probe into a third case that is opposed by the Cambodian government. Judges Siegfried Blunk and You Bunleng ruled Tuesday that the request from international prosecutor Andrew Cayley was “invalid” because he had not secured the approval of […]

South Korea’s Nuclear Negotiator to Meet with Chinese Counterpart

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says its top envoy to nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea will visit China this week to meet with his counterpart. South Korea’s foreign ministry announced Tuesday that Wi Sung-lac will meet Thursday with China’s representative to the six-party nuclear talks, Wu Dawei. The two are expected to discuss ways of reviving the […]

Hundreds Flee Syrian Town, Fearing Reprisals

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian civilians are fleeing a restive border town with troops and tanks approaching, fearing retribution after the government accused “armed gangs” of “massacring” scores of its security men. Local residents disputed the official account, saying the violence broke out following a wave of defections from security forces sent to attack the city. Witnesses in Jisr […]

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Obama Says Greece Needs Europe’s Backing

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Greece needs the support from the rest of Europe if it is to emerge from its economic calamity. Speaking at the White House next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr. Obama called Europe’s economic problems a tough and complicated issue. He said Greece needs structural reforms to make it more […]

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Nigeria Files Fraud Charges Against Ex-Parliament Speaker

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nigeria have filed fraud charges against the country’s outgoing parliament speaker. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the charges filed by prosecutors Tuesday accuse Dimeji Bankole of conspiring to inflate the cost of computers, printers and televisions and of rigging a bid to purchase luxury cars. The officials say the charges were […]

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Obama, Merkel Expect Gadhafi Will Leave Power

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The U.S. president said the NATO-led mission in Libya has made “significant” progress, protecting the people from a “potential slaughter” by Mr. […]

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Chile Volcano Ash Cloud Interrupts South American Air Travel

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A massive cloud of volcanic ash billowed through the atmosphere above South America Tuesday, disrupting air travel for much of the day. Flights to and from cities in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil were interrupted, although some airlines began resuming flights later in the day. The ash is spewing from the Puyehue volcano in southern […]

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27 Bodies Recovered After Indonesian Passenger Ferry Sinks

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say rescuers have recovered 27 bodies after a passenger ferry capsized in the waters off Borneo Island. Officials said Tuesday that 73 people have been rescued from the vessel, which sank Monday near Borneo’s South Kalimantan province. More than 100 people were aboard, at least five of whom have been listed as missing. […]

France to Pursue Mideast Peace Conference

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says Paris will move ahead with efforts to organize a Mideast peace conference in coming weeks despite reservations expressed by the U.S. and Israel. Juppe told reporters at the United Nations headquarters in New York Tuesday that France is still working on the initiative, saying he expects “positive developments” on […]

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