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EU Offers to Help Libyan Rebels Build Democratic Institutions in Post-War Era

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has offered to help Libya’s rebels establish democratic institutions if they are able to defeat the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Barroso made the offer to a Libyan rebel delegation led by Mahmoud Jibril during talks in Brussels on Wednesday. The European Commission president said the EU is […]

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US Stocks Close Higher

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes were higher at the close of Wednesday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose four-tenths of a percent to end at 12,492. The S&P 500 jumped three-tenths of a percent to end at 1,318, while the NASDAQ gained half a percent to end at 2,797. European stock markets closed higher. London’s […]

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Crude Oil Prices Rise

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Wednesday: Crude oil prices rose less than $1 to close at $98.05 a barrel. Coffee prices rose 6 cents to end at $2.63 per pound. Copper prices advanced 1 cent to close at $4.39 per pound. Cocoa futures rose $104 to end […]

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Studies: Daily HIV Pills Can Prevent Infection

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Two new studies show that drugs designed to treat HIV can also help prevent people from contracting the virus, which causes AIDS. The U.S.-led studies, released Wednesday, found that taking daily doses of HIV medication reduced the risk of infection in heterosexuals. Both of the studies were conducted in Africa, home to most of the […]

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US Women Reach World Cup Final

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States women’s soccer team has reached the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title on home soil in 1999. The U.S. scored twice in a four-minute span late in the second half Wednesday to defeat France, 3-1, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Star American striker Abby Wambach broke a […]

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Indian Officials: ‘Terrorists’ Coordinated Deadly Mumbai Blasts

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Three back-to-back explosions hit India’s financial capital Mumbai Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 100 others in what authorities are calling a “coordinated attack by terrorists.” The blasts occurred in crowded areas of the city Wednesday evening — two in the south and one in central Mumbai. The special secretary for […]

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Turkey Arrests 15 Al-Qaida Suspects in Suspected US Embassy Attack

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police have detained 15 suspected al-Qaida militants they said were planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in Ankara and other unidentified foreign targets. The state-run Anatolia news agency said the suspects were arrested in Ankara and the western cities of Bursa and Yalova in operations on Monday and Tuesday. They said police seized […]

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Syrian Forces Raid Leaves 4 Dead

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Activists say Syrian security forces killed four people on Wednesday during a sweep through the northwestern province of Idlib. The activists with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say the forces raided the Jabal al-Zawiya region near the Turkish border. Earlier this month, the group said three people were killed in the same region after […]

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Afghan President Mourns Slain Brother

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Grief-stricken Afghan President Hamid Karzai led thousands of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of his half-brother, a regional power broker who was assassinated a day earlier. President Karzai wept openly, and at one point, climbed into the grave to kiss the face of the slain Ahmad Wali Karzai during the burial in the family village […]

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Indian Police Arrest Kashmiri Separatists Marking Uprising Anniversary

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities have arrested a Kashmiri separatist leader who tried to hold a rally marking the 80th anniversary of a violent Hindu crackdown on a Muslim uprising in the region. Police detained Shabir Shah and some of his supporters in Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar Wednesday, as they marched toward a memorial to the […]

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