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Mario Monti to Lead Italy’s New Government

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy’s new prime minister-designate, economist Mario Monti, says he will work quickly to form a new government, as he tries to lead the country out of a debt crisis in the eurozone’s third largest economy. Mr. Monti made the comments late Sunday after Italian President Giorgio Napolitano picked the former European Union competition commissioner to […]

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Portland Police Dismantle ‘Occupy’ Protesters Camp

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Police have cleared protesters linked to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement from a central park in the northwestern U.S. city of Portland, Oregon, but the protesters are vowing to continue their demonstrations elsewhere in the city. The protesters initially defied a midnight deadline Sunday to leave the park, where hundreds of them have been camping […]

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Obama: APEC Goal is Creating Seamless Regional Economy in Pacific

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has officially opened the summit of 21 Asian-Pacific leaders in Hawaii, saying their ultimate goal is creating a seamless regional economy. Mr. Obama formally welcomed the leaders of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum Sunday, telling them they have much to do. He said 3 billion citizens are looking towards them to […]

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Pakistan Donkey Cart Blast Kills 6

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan officials say a bomb blast in the country’s remote northwest has killed six people. Authorities say the bomb that exploded Sunday was planted in a donkey cart in the market of Mastak town. A local government official says the explosives were detonated with a remote-controlled device. No group has claimed responsibility. Officials have blamed […]

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Mario Monti to Lead Italy’s New Government

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy’s new prime minister-designate, economist Mario Monti, says he will work quickly to form a new government. Mr. Monti made the comments late Sunday after Italian President Giorgio Napolitano picked the former European Union competition commissioner to lead the country out of a debt crisis. He added that Italy must “heal its finances” and resume […]

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Italy’s Monti Wins PM Nomination

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy’s Mario Monti, the highly respected international economist who will take the reins of Italian government, is widely described as careful and reserved — the near polar opposite of Silvio Berlusconi, the flamboyant, jet-setting tycoon he would replace. Monti, a 68-year-old technocrat, heads Milan’s prestigious Bocconi University. A former top European commissioner, he is to […]

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Italian President Asks Monti to form New Government

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has asked international economist Mario Monti to form a new government. The widely expected nomination came Sunday evening, a short while after the president summoned the 68-year-old technocrat to the presidential palace. Monti received support for the top job from major opposition parties and some members of Mr. Berlusconi’s ruling center-right […]

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Israel Urges Action Against Iran’s Nuclear Program

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is demanding international action against Iran’s nuclear program, after a recent U.N. nuclear agency report found “credible” evidence of Iranian efforts to design a nuclear weapon. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet the report proves Iran is “systematically developing nuclear weapons.” Israel sees a nuclear-armed Iran as a threat, in part due […]

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Italy’s Monti Poised for PM Nomination

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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  Italy’s Mario Monti, the highly respected international economist poised to take the reins of Italian government, is widely described as careful and reserved — the near polar opposite of Silvio Berlusconi, the flamboyant, jet-setting tycoon he would replace. Monti, a 68-year-old technocrat, heads Milan’s prestigious Bocconi University. A former top European commissioner, he is […]

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US Apologizes for Searching Former Indian President

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government has apologized to former Indian President Abdul Kalam for putting him through a security screening at an airport. The incident occurred September 29 after Mr. Kalam boarded an Air India flight at John F. Kennedy airport in New York. Reports say security personnel entered the aircraft after it boarded and frisked Mr. […]

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