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Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood Legal

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood political movement legal, ending a ban on the group that had been in place for decades. The organization is one of the country’s best organized political groups. Egyptian state media announced the government’s decision, which clears the way for the Muslim Brotherhood to field candidates in parliamentary elections set […]

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Singapore Gambling Poised to Overtake Las Vegas

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. gaming experts say Singapore is set to overtake Las Vegas as the world’s second largest gambling hub. The head of the American gaming Association, Frank Fahrenkopf, says the Asian city-state is on course to rake in $6.4 billion in gaming revenue, after opening its first two casinos last year. Fahrenkopf spoke Tuesday at a […]

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Indian Activist to Hold Anti-Corruption Hunger Strike

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A veteran Indian activist says he will hold another hunger strike to protest corruption in the country. Anna Hazare says the one-day protest will take place Wednesday in New Delhi. Police have denied permission for the gathering. Earlier this year, the 72-year-old Hazare held a five-day hunger strike, which ended when the government pledged to […]

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Iran Sends Submarines to the Red Sea

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A semi-official Iranian news agency says Iran’s navy has sent submarines to the Red Sea, in its first such mission in distant waters. The Fars news agency quotes an unnamed official Tuesday as saying Tehran sent the submarines to collect data in international waters and identify other warships. The report says the submarines accompanied Iranian […]

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US Welcomes India-Boeing Deal

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is welcoming India’s decision to buy military transport aircraft from the U.S. aerospace giant Boeing, saying the deal will create 23,000 American jobs. India’s Cabinet on Monday approved a $4 billion agreement to buy 10 C-17 aircraft from Boeing. U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer says the sale captures the “mutual benefits” […]

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Obama, Merkel to Discuss Economic, Mideast Policy Differences

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington, where the two leaders are set to discuss their differences over economic policy and the war in Libya. President Obama is honoring Ms. Merkel with all the pomp and ceremony of an official visit, including an elaborate arrival ceremony Tuesday that featured a […]

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Daytime Airstrikes Rock Libyan Capital

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A long series of explosions has rocked Libya’s capital in what could be one of NATO’s most intense daytime bombing missions over Tripoli. Witnesses said they have seen smoke in the area of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling compound in the city. As NATO continues its air campaign, world powers are increasing pressure on Mr. […]

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US Stocks Rise

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes rose in Tuesday’s early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ gained four-tenths of a percent, while the S&P 500 advanced half a percent. European stock markets were higher in afternoon trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index gained two-tenths of a percent, the CAC-40 in Paris moved up half […]

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EU Proposes Financial Aid To Farmers Hit By E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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European Union Farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolos has recommended a $220-million aid package to help farmers recoup some of their losses from unsold vegetables during the E. coli crisis. EU agriculture ministers are meeting in Luxembourg Tuesday to talk about the crisis and its economic impact. Since the crisis began, European farmers are unable to sell […]

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Obama to Meet Bahrain Crown Prince at White House

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet the crown prince of Bahrain at the White House Tuesday. Although the visit is not on Mr. Obama’s official schedule, White House officials say the president will join an afternoon meeting between Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The crown prince […]

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