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Chinese-American US Representative to Resign Amid Scandal

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. lawmaker from Oregon has announced he is resigning, becoming the second congressman in weeks to step down after being embroiled in a sex scandal. Representative David Wu, a Democrat, issued a statement saying he will resign after the debt ceiling issue is resolved. Lawmakers are in negotiations to reach an agreement on raising […]

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Libyan PM: No Talks on Gadhafi Departure

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s prime minister says leader Moammar Gadhafi’s departure is not up for discussion. Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi also said Tuesday there will be no way to have dialogue on Libya’s political crisis until what he called NATO “aggression” stops. He commented after talks with a U.N. special envoy who met with the Libyan opposition on Monday in […]

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Report: Nepal Police Arrest Man Linked to Mumbai Blasts

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s state-run media say police have arrested a man in connection with the July 13 triple blasts that killed 24 people in the Indian city of Mumbai. The Gorkhapatra newspaper reported Tuesday that anti-terrorism police detained the man on Saturday at his home in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Nepalese police denied the report, which said that […]

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US Standoff on Borrowing Limit Remains Unresolved

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and opposition Republican lawmakers remained deadlocked Tuesday on plans to raise the nation’s debt limit as a possible default looms a week away. The White House said Tuesday the president is “doing whatever he could” to reach a compromise on increasing the country’s $14.3 trillion borrowing limit ahead of the August […]

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Bomb in South Lebanon Wounds 5 UN Peacekeepers

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A bombing in southern Lebanon has wounded five U.N. peacekeepers, the second blast to target a U.N. convoy in as many months. Tuesday’s roadside blast hit a U.N. patrol of French peacekeepers on a highway at Sidon. Rescue teams took three of the peacekeepers to a hospital for treatment. No one has claimed responsibility for […]

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Norway Police Begin Releasing Names of Attack Victims

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Norwegian police have begun releasing the names of those killed in last week’s bombing and massacre, as the country struggles to come to grips with the tragedy. Police Tuesday named the first four of the 76 victims — three who were killed in the bomb blast in the capital, Oslo, and one in the shooting […]

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Kosovo Police Seize Control of Border Posts in Serb-Dominated North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovo police have tried to seize control of two border posts in the country’s ethnic Serb-dominated north, triggering confrontations with local Serbs and leaving two of the officers wounded. The Kosovo police forces began an operation to seize the Brnjak and Jarinje crossings on the border with Serbia late Monday, but ran into resistance from […]

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US Stocks Mixed in Tuesday Trading

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes are mixed in Tuesday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is off more than four-tenths of one percent, while the S&P 500 index is down one-tenth of a percent. The NASDAQ is a tenth of a percent higher. Stocks ended mixed in Europe. London’s Financial Times index finished ahead one-tenth of a […]

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Afghanistan Disputes US Report on Aid Money

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s government is disputing findings from a recent U.S. report that said Afghan officials are thwarting U.S. efforts to ensure American aid is not stolen. The Afghan finance ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it welcomes U.S. scrutiny of how aid is spent and continued efforts to increase the “effectiveness and transparency” of American […]

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Cubans Urged to Be Patient on Free-Market Reforms

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuba has marked the 58th anniversary of the failed attack on army barracks that sparked the beginning of the overthrow of the government of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The official celebration was held in the city of Ciego de Avila Tuesday. Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, who spoke at the event, said the city […]

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