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Britain: ‘Real Prospect’ of EU Ban on Sale of Syrian Oil

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague says EU officials are preparing to discuss sanctions on Syria’s oil sector as a way of pressuring Damascus to stop a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Speaking Thursday in Paris, Hague said there is a “real prospect” that EU officials meeting in Poland later this week will agree to ban […]

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Four Killed in Russia’s North Caucasus

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian authorities say at least four people have been killed in a series of bombings and shootings across the country’s restive North Caucasus region. In Dagestan, an officer with Russia’s Federal Security Service was killed Thursday when a bomb blew up his car in the town of Khasavyurt. At least three female family members, who […]

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World Powers Meeting to Discuss Libya’s Future

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats and political leaders from around the world are in France Thursday to discuss Libya’s future after Moammar Gadhafi. Officials from 60 countries are taking part in the conference in Paris. Before the meeting got under way, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told journalists that Libya’s National Transitional Council has begun the process of creating […]

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Chinese Gymnastics Judge Criticizes Ruling

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese gymnastics judge has dismissed as “ridiculous” a finding by an international governing body that he committed fraud last year by falsifying a competition score that helped a Chinese athlete. The judge, Shao Bin, rated gymnastic competition at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. He was accused of changing a score in the men’s […]

WikiLeaks Blames Newspaper for Uncensored Cable Leak

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has confirmed reports of a security breach that has led to a massive amount of U.S. diplomatic cables being released onto the Internet with the names of sources revealed. In a statement posted to Twitter Thursday, WikiLeaks blamed Britain’s Guardian newspaper for the disclosure, saying that a journalist revealed the password […]

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South Africa Boycotts Meeting on Libya’s Future

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says he is boycotting a Paris conference on Libya’s future because he is “not happy” with NATO’s military intervention in the troubled country. Speaking during a state visit to Norway Thursday, Mr. Zuma took issue with NATO’s use of airstrikes after the United Nations implemented a no-fly zone in Libya. […]

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US Stocks Fall in Early Thursday Trading

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes gained slightly in early trading Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up one-quarter of one percent, while the S&P 500 gained two-tenths of a percent. The NASDAQ was up three-tenths of a percent. European stocks are mixed in afternoon trading. London’s Financial Times index is up eight-tenths of one percent. The […]

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August 2011 Deadliest Month for US in Afghanistan

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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August was the deadliest month for the U.S. military so far in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. A total of 66 U.S. troops died last month, topping by one the death toll for July 2010, which previously had been the deadliest single month for the United States in Afghanistan since 2001. August’s death toll includes […]

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Pakistan: Indian Forces Kill 3 Pakistani Soldiers in Kashmir

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani army officials say Indian forces fired across the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir early Wednesday, killing three Pakistani soldiers. Pakistan’s army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told reporters Thursday that the shooting was “unprovoked.” He said the soldiers had been moving between posts in the Neelam valley before the gunfire […]

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World Powers Convene to Support Libya’s Provisional Authorities

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats and political leaders from around the world are in France Thursday to discuss Libya’s future after Moammar Gadhafi. Officials from 60 countries are taking part in the conference in Paris. Before the meeting got under way, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told journalists that Libya’s National Transitional Council has begun the process of creating […]

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