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Pakistan’s President to Leave Dubai Hospital Thursday

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari is set to be discharged from a Dubai hospital on Thursday. The president’s office said Wednesday that all medical tests showed results in the “normal range” and that doctors advised Mr. Zardari to rest at home and continue taking heart medication. The 56-year old Pakistani leader traveled to the United […]

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Panetta: US Winning War in Afghanistan

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday that the U.S.-led coalition is winning the war in Afghanistan as foreign troops continue to transfer security of the country to Afghan forces ahead of a 2014 deadline. Panetta told U.S. troops stationed in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika that they face significant challenges in the “very […]

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Belgian Gunman Attacks Busy Town Square

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Belgian police say they have found the body of a woman at the home of the gunman who shot dead at least four people in the eastern city of Liege Tuesday. Authorities on Wednesday discovered the woman’s body in a building used by the gunman to grow cannabis. On Tuesday, the gunman lobbed hand grenades […]

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ICC Refers Chad For Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says Chad has failed to cooperate by not arresting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Chad in August. The ICC said Tuesday it is referring the matter to the U.N. Security Council, marking the second such action this week. The Hague-based tribunal said Monday that Malawi is being referred […]

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Rights Activists Say Syrian Forces Kill 5 in Hama

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rights activists say Syrian security forces have opened fire on a car in the restive central province of Hama, killing five people. The activists said the shootings happened Wednesday near the town of Khattab, a day after a surge in deadly violence in Syria. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says loyalist forces killed […]

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Belgian Killer Profile

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nordine Amran, who police said carried out Tuesday’s deadly gun-and-grenade attack in the Belgian city of Liege, – Was a 33-year old resident of Liege. – Had a history of run-ins with police. – Was not known to have any connection to terrorism. – Believed to have acted alone in Tuesday’s killing spree. – Received […]

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Striking Workers Reach Deal at Indonesia Mine

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Striking workers at a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia say they have reached a deal on a pay raise that would bring an end to a three-month labor dispute. A union spokesman said Wednesday that workers at Freeport McMoran’s Grasberg mine in the remote eastern province of Papua have agreed to a […]

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Hong Kong Tops Survey of Financial System Strength

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong has become the first Asian financial center to top an annual survey of the world’s most developed financial systems. The World Economic Forum released its annual report on Tuesday. The report says Hong Kong’s rank was bolstered by strong scores in the non-banking financial services such as initial public offerings and insurance. It […]

Olympus Submits Revised Earning Reports

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Disgraced Japanese electronics manufacturer Olympus filed revised earning reports on Wednesday, meeting a deadline to avoid being removed from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The maker of cameras and medical equipment handed in five years worth of corrected statements just hours before the deadline expired. The company showed $414 million in losses for the first half […]

Poland Marks 30th Anniversary of Solidarity Movement

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Poland paused Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the communist government’s martial law crackdown on members of the Solidarity trade union. The anniversary was remembered with historical reenactments, church services, ceremonies, and protests. Thousands of demonstrators joined a rally against government policies and called for the prosecution of those responsible for the communist crackdown. […]

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