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Serbs Oppose 27-Year Sentence For Ex-General

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Government officials in Serbia have sharply criticized the United Nations war-crimes tribunal for sentencing a former Yugoslav army chief to 27 years in prison, a punishment they said was too harsh. The U.N. court in The Hague handed down the sentence Tuesday against Momcilo Perisic, who was convicted of murder, war crimes and crimes against […]

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India, Bangladesh Sign Border Deal

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian and Bangladeshi leaders have agreed to a deal that would settle their countries’ long-running border dispute. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signed the agreement demarcating the 4,000 kilometer border between the two nations, during a visit Tuesday to Bangladesh. The deal allows for the exchange of 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi […]

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Libyan Convoy Heads To Niger Capital With Gadhafi Loyalists

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A convoy of at least 200 vehicles carrying forces loyal to Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi has crossed into neighboring Niger, as anti-Gadhafi fighters continue to mass outside one of the ousted leader’s last strongholds. The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday that military vehicles carrying a dozen or more senior military leaders from Mr. Gadhafi’s government are […]

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US Stocks Fall Sharply in Midday Trading Tuesday

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes fell sharply in midday trading Tuesday, as concern grew about a stagnant economy in the United States and government debt in Europe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 key stocks is off 1.9 percent, while the broader S&P 500 index is down 1.8 percent. The technology-laden NASDAQ is down 1.7 percent. […]

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Europe Debt Crisis Could Lead to More EU Financial Control

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Some European leaders are saying that the difficulty in solving the continent’s debt woes may eventually lead to the creation of a more centralized government to oversee the financial affairs of the 17-nation bloc that uses the euro currency. As it stands now, each of the countries retains a veto power over continent-wide decisions about […]

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Sweden Charges Serb With War Crimes in Kosovo

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Swedish prosecutors have filed war crimes charges against a Serbian man for allegedly taking part in mass killings of ethnic Albanians during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s. The indictment filed Tuesday accuses Milic Martinovic of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and arson in connection with the deaths of 40 people in the […]

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Bahraini Court Hears Appeals of 21 Activists

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in Bahrain hearing the case of 21 activists convicted of plotting to overthrow the government says it will announce its verdict at the end of September. Fourteen of the activists appeared in front of the Bahraini security court Tuesday. The court heard their appeals and adjourned until September 28. In June, the […]

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Russia Starts Delivering Gas to Europe Through Nord Stream Pipeline

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has started feeding natural gas into a Baltic Sea pipeline that will deliver supplies to western Europe, while bypassing traditional transit routes in Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended a special ceremony Tuesday to mark the launch of the pipeline in the city of Vyborg in northwestern Russia. The pipeline, known as Nord […]

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Turkey Suspends Defense Industry Ties With Israel

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it is suspending military trade and cooperation with Israel and increasing naval surveillance in Mediterranean waters, in response to Israel’s refusal to apologize for a deadly raid on a Turkish aid vessel last year. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Ankara’s “trade, military and defense industry” relations with Israel will […]

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Indian Politician: Send WikiLeaks Founder to Insane Asylum

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading Indian politician says that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to an insane asylum, angrily dismissing allegations contained in a series of U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by the organization. U.S. officials allegedly described the chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh as a “first-rate egomaniac” who has “institutionalized corruption.” The […]

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