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Egyptian Security Forces Clash with Cairo Protesters

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces firing tear gas have clashed with several hundred rock-throwing protesters in the capital, Cairo, leaving dozens of people injured. Clouds of smoke engulfed central Tahrir Square early Wednesday as police battled to regain control of Cairo’s streets from demonstrators, many of them family members of the more than 850 people killed during […]

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UN Tribunal Refers First Genocide Case to Rwanda

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. war crimes court trying the top suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide have for the first time referred a case to be tried in Rwanda itself. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Tuesday it referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a pastor, to Rwanda’s national court system. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully […]

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Gannett Hackers Get Data on US Military, Government Subscribers

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hackers have stolen personal data from a media company that caters to U.S. government officials, military leaders, and rank-and-file soldiers. The Gannett Government media company said Tuesday hackers had accessed files containing the full names and email addresses of its subscribers. In some cases, Gannett said the hackers had also accessed information about what military […]

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Greek Workers Protest New Round of Austerity Reforms

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters clashed with Greek riot police on the streets of Athens Tuesday, the first day of a general strike protesting a new round of national austerity reforms. The clashes took place in front of parliament, where lawmakers are considering Prime Minister George Papandreou’s latest plan to raise taxes, cut government spending and sell […]

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Afghan Officials: Kabul Hotel Attack Over

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say all of the insurgents who stormed a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, late Tuesday have been killed and the siege is over. Early reports said about 10 people were killed, but there is no confirmed casualty figures for hotel guests or security personnel. Interior Ministry spokesman Sidiq Sidiqqi says the […]

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Libyan Rebels Seize Huge Arms Depot

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in western Libya have captured a massive arms depot from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, boosting critical resupply efforts and fueling an opposition push toward the capital, Tripoli. Hundreds of rebel fighters Tuesday combed through the weapons cache, a portion of which had exploded following NATO bombing. But much remained intact, and a […]

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US to Provide Drones For Terror Fight in Somalia

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department is supplying drone aircraft to Uganda and Burundi to help those countries fight Islamist militants in Somalia. U.S. military officials say the Pentagon is sending four drones to the African nations, part of a $45-million military aid package. The aid includes body armor, night vision gear, communications equipment and surveillance systems. […]

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Report: China’s Communist Party Seeks to Repress Western Influence

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Danish news report says China’s ruling communist party has urged provincial authorities to fight Western influence and intensify control of the Internet and the media. The Danish daily Information said Tuesday that the party’s powerful Central Committee had issued a classified document in March, calling for efforts to prevent foreign influence in China. The […]

Lagarde Pledges to Serve ‘Entire’ IMF Membership

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The new head of the International Monetary Fund is pledging to serve the institution’s “entire membership” with the same focus and spirit as it has during the global financial crisis. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, who was chosen as IMF Managing Director Tuesday, said in a statement the IMF must be “relevant, responsive, effective and […]

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10 People Reportedly Killed in Attack on Luxury Kabul Hotel

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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At least six suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, late Tuesday and early reports indicate that 10 people have been killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group was targeting foreign guests, and that the attackers killed or […]

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