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US Stocks Fall

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes declined in Monday’s midday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 fell 1.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1.4 percent. European stock markets were lower at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index lost 1.6 percent to close at 5,753. The CAC-40 in Paris […]

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Murdoch To Appear Before Parliament Tuesday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch and his son James will appear before Britain’s parliament Tuesday to answer questions about the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News Of The World tabloid. The Sunday paper shut down last week after allegations that reporters illegally accessed thousands of cellphone voice mails of celebrities, politicians, rival journalists and even […]

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Clinton Travels to India for Economic, Security Talks

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in India for two days of talks aimed at strengthening political and economic relations with the South Asian country. Clinton’s visit is part of an ongoing U.S.-India strategic dialogue that began last year with talks in Washington. While in India, the secretary of state will meet with […]

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Burma Refugee Admits War Crimes Past

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Australia’s government says police will investigate claims by a Burmese refugee living in the country that he murdered dozens of political dissidents in Burma. Htoo Htoo Han told Australian media that he executed 24 people and had an indirect involvement in about 100 other murders before coming to Australia as a refugee in 1996. He […]

Atlantis Crew Wrapping Up Final Shuttle Mission

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis have said farewell to their counterparts at the International Space Station, as they prepare to wrap up the final mission of the 30-year shuttle program. Atlantis astronauts Monday used a robotic arm to detach a cargo hauler full of old equipment and trash from the space station and load […]

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Pakistani Drone Victims Seek Arrest of CIA Official

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Relatives of Pakistanis killed in U.S. unmanned drone attacks have filed a complaint with the police, seeking the arrest of a retired CIA official they say approved the strikes. At a press conference Monday in Islamabad, their lawyer Shahzad Akbar said he was trying to get an international arrest warrant for John Rizzo, who was […]

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Petraeus Hands Over Command in Afghanistan

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. General David Petraeus has handed over command of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan to U.S. General John Allen, transferring responsibility at a time when international forces are beginning to pull out of the war-torn country. Petraeus steps down after a mixed year in which he oversaw a surge of 30,000 additional U.S. troops […]

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Libyan Rebels Capture Part of Eastern Oil Port

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have captured part of the eastern oil port of Brega after days of fighting with loyalists of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels said Monday they were in control of the eastern part of Brega and were moving against government forces in the western side after a day of street battles […]

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International Court Rules on Cambodia-Thailand Border Dispute

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N.’s highest court has ordered both Cambodia and Thailand to immediately withdraw all troops and police from a newly declared demilitarized zone around an ancient temple on their border. The International Court of Justice in The Hague also ruled Monday that both countries should allow observers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations into […]

Japanese Rocker Dies on Saipan

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese rock musician has died in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Pacific possession, after he was arrested for unruly behavior on a flight to the commonwealth. U.S. officials say rocker Taiji Sawada died Sunday at Saipan’s Commonwealth Hospital while he was still under in detention. He was 45. Officials did not say how […]