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US Republican Hopefuls to Debate in Key Election State

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls will face off Monday night in their second debate in a week, as the 2012 election primary race takes shape. Front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney will join six other Republican contenders in Florida for the CNN / Tea Party debate. The event comes after the release of the latest poll […]

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Bangladeshis Protest Stock Market Slump Outside Dhaka Exchange

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of Bangladeshi small investors has blocked a road outside the country’s main stock exchange to protest an ongoing slump in share prices. The investors burned tires and blocked traffic near the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Monday, as the main stock index fell 2 percent before recovering slightly to end the session down 1.6 […]

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US Stocks Fall in Midday Trading Monday

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes slid in midday trading Monday, following bigger losses on key exchanges in Europe and Asia. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 key stocks is off nine-tenths of one percent, while the broader S&P 500 is down eight-tenths of one percent. The technology-laden NASDAQ is down three-tenths of a percent. European stock […]

5 Dead in Attacks Along Turkish-Iraqi Border

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:52 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked multiple police facilities in southeastern Turkey, killing at least five people. Officials say gunmen opened fire on two police buildings late Sunday in the mainly Kurdish province of Hakkari, which lies along the Turkish-Iraqi border. Turkish police say a firefight between the rebels and police ensued, leaving civilians […]

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Russia Rejects Calls for Sanctions Against Syria

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has rejected calls from the United States and Western Europe for greater sanctions against Syria for its violent crackdown on protesters. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday there is no need for additional pressure on Syria. He said any United Nations resolution on Syria must be “tough” but “balanced.” Russia has veto power in […]

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US: Bank of America to Cut 30,000 Jobs

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the largest consumer and business banks in the United States, Bank of America, says it plans to cut 30,000 jobs to save $5 billion in annual costs. The privately owned bank said Monday the job cuts would be carried out over the next several years, trimming about 10 percent of the bank’s workforce […]

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French Police Question Strauss-Kahn

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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French police have questioned former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn about an alleged rape attempt in Paris. Police officials spoke with Strauss-Kahn for about three hours Monday about allegations by a French journalist that he tried to rape her in 2003. Strauss-Kahn returned home to France earlier this month after separate sexual assault charges […]

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Explosion at French Nuclear Site Kills 1, Injures 4

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a nuclear site in southern France has killed one person and injured four others, one seriously. France’s ASN nuclear safety agency says the blast Monday happened at the Centraco nuclear waste treatment center on the grounds of another nuclear site, Marcoule, near the city of Nimes. An ASN spokesman says the blast […]

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US Envoy in Sri Lanka Ahead of UN Rights Meeting

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 11:51 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. envoy is in Sri Lanka for talks ahead of a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting on human rights abuses committed during the country’s civil war. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake arrived Monday in the capital, Colombo, for talks with government officials, politicians, Tamil leaders and university students. During the […]

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Gadhafi Forces Attack Oil Refinery Guards in Coastal City

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Fighters with Libya’s National Transitional Council say forces loyal to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have killed at least 15 guards in an attack outside a key oil refinery in the coastal city of Ras Lanuf. Provisional authority forces say pro-Gadhafi fighters approached the refinery in a column of vehicles early Monday, attacking the guards […]

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