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EU to Impose Fresh Sanctions on Syria, as Violence Continues

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union is set to impose a new round of sanctions against the inner circle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as fresh clashes broke out across the country on Friday. European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels are expected to impose a travel ban and asset freeze against several members of the president’s family, including […]

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Police Resume Probe After Deadly France Shooting

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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French police have begun collecting evidence at the apartment building of the suspect in several murders who was killed after a 32-hour standoff in the city of Toulouse. Police technicians on Friday were spotted loading bags into a van while several people looked on, near a makeshift memorial. Prosecutor Francois Molins said special police units […]

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Clinton to Approve Military Aid to Egypt

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A State Department official says the U.S. is set to release $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, despite concerns that it is not making sufficient democratic reforms. The official, who declined to be identified, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce Friday that Washington has decided to waive a legislative requirement making […]

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