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Paris Air Show Opens With New Jumbo Jets

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Airbus and Boeing have opened the 49th Annual Paris Air Show with over $20 billion in orders for more than 200 aircraft. Airlines executives say they are interested in energy-efficient models at this year’s show. The mid-size passenger jets – the Airbus A-320 and the Boeing 737 – are receiving many inquiries. The two major […]

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Gunmen Attack Nigerian Police Station and Bank

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Nigeria say gunmen attacked a police station in the northern part of the country late Monday, killing several police officers. The gunmen, suspected members of the radical Boko Haram Islamic group, also attacked a nearby bank in the town of Kankara in the far northern state of Katsina. Several days ago, Boko Haram […]

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Reformists and Government Backers Plan Rival Rallies in Malaysia

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian authorities are warning of possible violence during what are expected to be large rival political demonstrations early next month. A loose alliance of lawyers and interest groups known as “Bersih,” or “Clean,” says it will bring tens of thousands of people to the capital on July 9 to demonstrate in favor of electoral reforms […]

NATO Confirms Libya Airstrike; Government Says Civilians Killed

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO said Monday it carried out an airstrike on a “high-level” command center in Libya, while the government said the strike destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of leader Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance had at first denied the strike, saying it had not conducted any recent operations in the area of […]

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Car Bombs Kill 22 Outside Iraqi Governor’s House

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say two car bombs have exploded in Diwaniyah, killing at least 22 people and wounding 30 others. Authorities said the attack happened Tuesday at a police checkpoint outside a local governor’s house in Diwaniyah, which is located about 150 kilometers south of the capital, Baghdad. The governor, Salim Hussein Alwan, was not harmed. […]

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Car Bombs Kill 22 Outside Iraqi Governor’s House

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say two car bombs have exploded in Diwaniyah, killing at least 22 people and wounding 30 others. Authorities said the attack happened Tuesday outside a local governor’s house in Diwaniyah, which is located about 150 kilometers south of the capital, Baghdad. It was not immediately clear if the governor was among the casualties. […]

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Japan’s Nikkei Closes in Positive Territory

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one and one-fourth percent to finish at 9,460. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.19 yen, a slight drop from Monday’s closing figures. Gold is trading at $1,543.53 an ounce.

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one and one-tenth of a percent to finish at 9,460. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index also rose one and one-tenth of a percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,851. Share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Manila, but lower in Wellington. […]

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European Delegation Due in Rangoon to Meet Democracy Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A European Union delegation was expected Tuesday in Rangoon for talks with Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. The delegation is led by Robert Cooper, a special adviser to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. The delegation was in the administrative capital of Naypyitaw Monday to meet with Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin and […]

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McKeon, 80, Becomes Second Oldest MLB Manager

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Florida Marlins have named 80-year-old Jack McKeon to be their next manager, making him the second-oldest team manager in Major League Baseball history. The Marlins say McKeon will come out of retirement to lead the struggling team for the remainder of the year. Florida had lost 10 games in a row prior to McKeon […]

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