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FBI Releases Surveillance Video of Russian Spy Ring Broken Up in 2010

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has released surveillance video from an operation that broke up a Russian spy ring in the United States last year and led to the biggest spy swap between the two sides since the Cold War. The FBI released the videos and other materials including photos and documents Monday, in […]

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Cyber Attacks Reach ‘Disturbing’ Level in Britain

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The director of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters says government and industry are facing cyberattacks on a daily basis. Iain Lobban says cyberattacks have reached a “disturbing” level and could pose a threat to Britain’s economic well-being. The attacks range from significant attempts to steal information from security contractors to using the Internet databases to steal […]

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New Reports Show European Economies Weakening

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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New reports in Europe show that the economic fortunes of the 17 eurozone nations are markedly weakening, with higher unemployment and diminished growth prospects for 2012. The continent’s Eurostat statistics agency reported Monday that the unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent in September, an 11-month high. That left more than 16 million people out of work, […]

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Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral Resigns in Wake of Protests

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London has resigned following criticism of the way the church has handled anti-capitalist protests on its grounds. Reverend Graeme Knowles said Monday that mounting criticism of his handling of the situation has made his position “untenable.” He added that he was resigning “with great sadness” to allow for […]

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NATO Chief in Tripoli, Hails End to Libya Mission

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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With NATO set to end its Libya mission at midnight, the alliance’s top official hailed the seven-month bombing campaign during a visit Monday to Tripoli. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he is “proud of the part NATO played” in helping Libyan transitional forces drive Moammar Gadhafi from power. Rasmussen said the alliance acted to […]

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World Series Manager Retires

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The manager who last Friday guided the Saint Louis Cardinals baseball team to the World Series championship over the Texas Rangers is calling it quits. In a surprise announcement Monday, 67-year-old Tony La Russa said he is retiring after 33 years as a big league manager — the last 16 with the Cardinals. He said […]

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Tensions Mount in Thai Capital as Floodwaters Devastate Suburbs

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tempers flared Monday along a barrier protecting the Thai capital from record flooding, with angry residents outside the flood wall overpowering security forces to force open a floodgate that left their homes under water. The confrontation in the city’s northeastern sector came as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra voiced renewed focus on repairing ruptures in the […]

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Kenya, Somalia Plea for Help Battling al-Shabab

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya and Somalia have called for more international help to defeat al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group which the neighboring countries have described as “a common enemy.” After meeting in Nairobi on Monday, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his Somali counterpart Abdiwelli Mohammed Ali called for more troops to join the African Union peacekeeping mission […]

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World Welcomes 7 Billionth Baby

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s population hit 7 billion on Monday amid celebrations and concerns about how the growing number of people will impact the earth’s resources. The United Nations chose October 31 to mark the milestone. Although it is impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth baby, the Philippines was the first country to […]

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Dozens of Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in Several US Cities

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters in several major cities for camping overnight in public parks and plazas in violation of local laws. Police cleared a park in the southern city of Richmond, Virginia before dawn Monday, ordering dozens of protesters to leave a tent city they established in mid-October and […]

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