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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo Arrives in Netherlands to Face ICC

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has arrived in the Netherlands to face International Criminal Court authorities. Mr. Gbagbo’s plane arrived early Wednesday at Rotterdam Airport, from where he will be transferred to detention at ICC facilities in The Hague. The arrest warrant was delivered to the former Ivorian president on Tuesday. He had been […]

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Britain’s Public Sector Strike Expected to Disrupt Traffic, Services

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A national strike Wednesday in Britain is expected to disrupt schools, hospitals, airports, shipping ports and government offices nationwide. Workers are expected to protest government plans to reduce a $185 billion budget deficit by reducing pension benefits, increase pension payments and forcing longer work hours. The Trades Union Congress, an umbrella organization of British labor […]

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Iranian Protesters Storm British Diplomatic Compounds in Tehran

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran Tuesday following new British economic sanctions against Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program. The protesters pushed their way past security and onto the large embassy compound, chanting, “Death to Britain.” They smashed windows, set fire to a car, and threw documents out of the building. One […]

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Eurozone Leaders Boost Rescue Fund

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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European finance ministers have agreed to boost resources of the International Monetary Fund to shore up the embattled common currency, the euro. The 17 eurozone ministers meeting in Brussels Tuesday agreed to explore new ways of increasing IMF resources through loans among the member nations. Ministers also decided to allow the rescue fund to insure […]

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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo On Way to ICC in Hague

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has left his country for The Hague after the International Criminal Court there issued a warrant for his arrest . Mr. Gbagbo’s representatives in Abijan confirmed Tuesday that the former ruler had left the country on a special flight headed for the Netherlands. The arrest warrant was delivered to […]

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India Deadlocked on Retail Reform Bill

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian government failed Tuesday to win support from parliament on a measure to let foreign retailers into the country. A meeting of lawmakers from all parties broke up with no deal. The Indian Cabinet approved a measure last week which would let global firms own up to 51 percent of so-called multi-brand retail companies […]

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Journalists Stabbed to Death in Ukraine’s Capital

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian photojournalist has been killed in the capital, Kyiv, in what the official media describe as a personal conflict. Vitaliy Rozvadovsky, a reporter with the Ukrainian weekly 2000, died hours after an assailant stabbed him at the entrance to the stairway of a Kyiv building. Officials say the murder does not appear to be […]

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US Discovers Suspected Drug Smuggling Tunnel

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say they have discovered a drug tunnel between Mexico and California, the second such tunnel found in less than two weeks. A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday the tunnel opened into a California warehouse located in the same San Diego neighborhood as the previous find. The spokeswoman did not […]

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Karzai, US Urge Pakistan to Attend Bonn Conference

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting next week’s international conference on his country’s future. Mr. Karzai called Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, asking him not to turn his back on next Monday’s meeting in Bonn, Germany. The Afghan leader also extended his condolences for the losses Pakistan […]

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First Round of Voting Ends in Egypt

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians have completed the first round of voting in the first parliamentary elections since a popular uprising forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign in February. The country’s interim military leaders are hailing round one as a success and say voter turnout was high. No major problems are reported. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is […]

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