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Tens of Thousands of Norwegians Rally to Remember Attack Victims

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 100,000 Norwegians have rallied in the capital, Oslo, in a tribute to at least 76 people killed by a Norwegian ultranationalist in shooting and bomb attacks last Friday. Many participants in Monday’s rally held white and red roses as they walked through the center of the Norwegian capital, still reeling from the country’s […]

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Research Group: Colombian Gangs Eye Bigger Role in Local Elections

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An international research institution says quickly evolving criminal gangs in Colombia are seeking to expand their influence in local elections this October and could reverse a decade-long trend of falling electoral violence. The International Crisis Group issued its assessment in a report Monday. The Brussels-based organization says illegal armed groups seek to consolidate and expand […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Burmese Official in Rangoon

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi met on Monday with a high-level government minister for the first time since her release last year from house arrest. The government official, Labor and Welfare Minister Aung Kyi, later described their talks in Rangoon as a “first step” toward further cooperation, adding that the talks included discussions […]

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US National Football League Players, Owners End Labor Dispute

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The National Football League and its players have approved the terms of a deal to end a four-month lockout and ensure the start of the upcoming season. Last week, NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a 10-year collective bargaining agreement that includes a deal on sharing with players an estimated $9.3 billion in annual revenues. It also […]

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New US Ambassador: No Rush For Exit From Afghanistan

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan says the United States is not rushing to leave Afghanistan, as international forces begin withdrawing from the war-torn country. Ryan Crocker told diplomats that while there will be no “rush for the exits,” the U.S. is also not interested in having permanent bases in Afghanistan. He was sworn in […]

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Britain Reviews Scrutiny of Extremists

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office says his country will review its scrutiny of far-right extremist groups after Friday’s mass killings in Norway. The prime minister chaired a meeting Monday of the National Security Council to determine whether Britain’s security agencies have given what the council calls adequate scrutiny to the right-wing groups. It also […]

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Forensic Experts Challenge Evidence in Knox Murder Appeal

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A pair of forensic experts testifying in Amanda Knox’s murder appeal said Monday the police made a series of errors in collecting the DNA used to convict the American student of the 2007 killing of her roommate in Perugia, Italy. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, […]

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IMF Urges Swift Action on US Debt Dispute

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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As U.S. lawmakers and President Barack Obama haggle over plans to cut Washington’s massive debt, the International Monetary Fund says the United States must take urgent and effective action on the issue. Monday, the newest IMF report on the U.S. economy said it is critical to the U.S. and other economies for Washington to promptly […]

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Obama Pledges to Keep Fighting for Immigration Reform

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to keep fighting for immigration reform, saying the country knows changes are needed but that Washington is “way behind” on the issue. The president spoke Monday to a leading Hispanic civil rights group. He said the nation’s immigration system is “broken,” and he said there is more political benefit […]

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Strauss-Kahn Accuser Speaks Out

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The New York hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has gone public in media interviews, saying she wants justice and her alleged attacker sent to jail. Nafissatou Diallo agreed to interviews with Newsweek magazine and ABC television more than two months after the incident in New York, […]

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