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Poland’s PM Begins Building New Government

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has turned his attention to building a new government coalition after winning Sunday’s elections. With the victory, the center-right Mr. Tusk becomes the first prime minister since the fall of Soviet communism 22 years ago to win a second consecutive term in Poland. With balloting results nearly complete Monday, Mr. […]

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World Bank Suspends Loan to Bangladesh

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The World Bank has suspended a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for a bridge while the government investigates alleged corruption in the bidding process. Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A Muhith said Monday the bank had “temporarily halted” funding. The money was to be used to build the country’s longest river bridge, connecting the country’s northwest to […]

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Twin Blasts Kill 6 in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say six civilians have been killed in twin explosions in eastern Afghanistan. Monday’s attacks took place in the Dangam district of Kunar province. Authorities say a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb and when passers-by ran to assist the driver, another mine exploded. Six people were killed and two wounded in the blasts. […]

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India’ Supreme Court Stays Mumbai Attacker’s Death Sentence

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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India’s Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the death sentence of the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, pending an appeal hearing. The court on Monday stayed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab’s sentence until it hears a petition challenging his conviction. Kasab was one of 10 young Pakistanis who attacked luxury hotels, a Jewish […]

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Former Cape Verde Leader Wins Africa Leadership Prize

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Cape Verde’s former president, Pedro Pires, has won a $5 million prize for good governance in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation named Mr. Pires the winner of its 2011 prize Monday at a news conference in London. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Pires said he had “no idea” how he would spend the award money. He […]

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Libya’s NTC Forces Say Gadhafi Loyalists Cornered in Sirte

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s transitional government forces said Monday they have Moammar Gadhafi’s loyalist fighters cornered in the former leader’s hometown, Sirte. But reports of fierce clashes continue. On Sunday, the head of Libya’s provisional government says he expects the last of Mr. Gadhafi’s strongholds Gadhafi to fall within the week. National Transitional Council chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil […]

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Second Indian Minister Charged in Telecom Scandal

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian federal investigators say they have charged a former telecommunications minister in connection with the ongoing probe into one of the country’s biggest corruption scandals. The Central Bureau of Investigation raided the homes of Dayanidhi Maran and his media tycoon brother Monday. Dayanidhi Maran, India’s telecom minister between 2004 and 2007, is the second former […]

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US Stocks Advance in Early Monday Trading

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes moved up in early trading Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 index and the NASDAQ are all ahead by more than 2 percent. European stock markets also advanced in afternoon trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index and the CAC-40 in Paris are both ahead by more than 1.2 percent. […]

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Egypt’s Military Rulers Order Investigation of Cairo Clashes

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s ruling military council has ordered the government to investigate the killings of at least 25 people in Sunday’s deadly street battles between Coptic Christians and Egyptian security forces in Cairo. Egyptian state television says the military council issued the order Monday after crisis talks on the country’s worst violence since a February uprising that […]

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Report: Secret US Government Order Targets WikiLeaks Supporter

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. news report says the U.S. government obtained a secret court order to force Google Inc. and a small Internet provider to hand over information from the e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer. The Wall Street Journal newspaper says the small Internet provider,, fought the order and lost, and was forced to turn […]

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