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Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Darfur Rebel Group

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Sudanese government and a Darfur rebel group have signed a peace accord rejected by the region’s main rebel groups. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, attended a signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. The government entered the pact with the Justice and […]

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Chavez Discusses Cancer, Rallies Supporters in Venezuela

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has appeared at a rally in Caracas, telling supporters that his battle against cancer is one of the biggest fights of his life. President Chavez wore his army uniform and red beret to the event, where he discussed his struggle with the disease. He raised the nation’s flag over Plaza Bolivar, […]

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NYSE, Deutsche Boerse Set to Merge

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The New York Stock Exchange is one step closer to getting a European owner. Deutsche Boerse shareholders Thursday approved a proposed $10 billion merger with the New York exchange’s parent company. NYSE Euronext shareholders approved the deal last week. The new company would become the world’s largest stock exchange operator, running exchanges in Paris, Lisbon, […]

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Britain: Murdoch and Son Say They Will Attend Parliament’s Phone-hacking Hearing

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son James have reversed course — at first refusing, then agreeing to testify before the British Parliament next week about the phone-hacking and police bribery scandal that has engulfed their British media operations. The elder Murdoch initially told Parliament’s media committee Thursday that he was not available to attend […]

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India’s Inflation Rate Rises

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s annual inflation rose to 9.4 percent last month, increasing pressure on the country’s central bank to raise interest rates again. The commerce ministry on Thursday reported the jump in the wholesale price index, which was still below the median forecasts of 9.7 percent. India has been grappling with higher food and fuel costs, with […]

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Mistrial Declared in Clemens Perjury Case

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The judge overseeing the perjury trial in Washington of former star major league baseball pitcher Roger Clemens has declared a mistrial over inadmissible evidence shown to the jurors. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Thursday that Clemens could not be assured a fair trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence against his orders during the second […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan went up outside the United Nations on Thursday, shortly after becoming the world body’s 193rd member. The U.N. General Assembly in New York admitted the country by acclamation, after a Security Council resolution recommending South Sudan for membership. The U.S. representative to the U.N., Susan Rice, said […]

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Pakistan Releases Accused Terrorist, Citing Lack of Evidence

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An Islamist militant accused of multiple killings was released from jail in Pakistan Thursday after a judge granted him bail, saying there was not enough evidence to keep him in custody. A crowd of supporters greeted Malik Ishaq, a leader of the outlawed Sunni Muslim group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, when he left the prison Thursday after serving […]

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US Stocks Turn Lower at Midday

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The major U.S. stock indexes fell in Thursday’s midday trading after the head of the U.S. central bank testified in Washington. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers the bank does not have any plan to inject more stimulus into the economy in the near future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid two-tenths of a percent. […]

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US Debt Talks Day 5: Angry Words, High Stakes

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are trading insults with time running out before an August 2 deadline to raise the country’s debt limit. Top lawmakers are scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama for a fifth straight day Thursday as they try to reach a deal that would prevent a possible default that could rattle international markets. […]

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