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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least four suspected militants in the country’s tribal region. Monday’s attack took place in the South Waziristan tribal region. The area is a known stronghold for Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants and has been repeatedly targeted by missiles fired from pilotless aircraft in recent […]

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Ivory Coast Charges 15 Top Gbagbo Associates

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in Ivory Coast say charges have been filed against 15 top associates of former president Laurent Gbagbo, including two former ministers. Prosecutors say the charges include harming state security, creating armed gangs and committing economic crimes. The accused include former prime minister Gilbert Ake N’Gbo, former foreign affairs minister Alcide Djedje and the former […]

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International Court Issues Warrant for Gadhafi

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The decision came after ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had asked for warrants for Mr. Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. Moreno-Ocampo […]

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Greenpeace Dumps Coal Outside South African Utility

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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The activist group Greenpeace has dumped five tons of coal outside the headquarters of South Africa’s power utility to protest construction of a new power station. Three trucks dropped off the coal outside an entrance to Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg Monday. The environmental activists are demanding the state-owned company stop building the coal-fired Kusile […]

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18 Somali Pirates Detained in India

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in western India have detained 18 suspected Somali pirates, the second batch of pirates captured in the same area this month. Police say they took the 18 suspects into custody late Sunday, after their disabled boat drifted ashore in Gujarat state, in the temple town of Dwarka. Three other people on board were believed […]

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Pakistan Expels British Trainers

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has asked Britain to pull out some of its military trainers, a demand that follows last month’s killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces. A spokesman for the British embassy in Islamabad, George Sheriff, said Monday that the Pakistani government had requested the temporary withdrawal of some of Britain’s training […]

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Chinese Leader Unveils Trade Deals with Britain

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Britain and China announced $2.2 billion in new trade deals on Monday. The announcement came following a meeting in London between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The Chinese premier is finishing a three-day visit to Britain. On Sunday, he went to the Chinese-owned Longbridge MG car factory in the central […]

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Tribunal Opens Trial of Top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge appeared in a Cambodian courtroom Monday at the beginning of their long-awaited trial for crimes against humanity. The trial is the showcase event for the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal, which was created to demonstrate impartial justice and foster healing in a country long divided by the […]

Sudanese President’s Visit to China Delayed

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A controversial meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was postponed Monday, after Mr. Bashir was delayed while traveling to Beijing. Sudan’s foreign ministry says Mr. Bashir was traveling from Iran to China when his plane was re-routed while flying over Turkmenistan. For unknown reasons, the president was flown back to […]

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International Court Issues Warrant for Gadhafi

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Judges at the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his most trusted lieutenants on war crimes charges. The decision came after ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had asked for arrest warrants for Mr. Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. […]

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