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US, India Hail Intensifying Cooperation

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Top U.S. and Indian officials meeting in Washington say both nations increasingly share a vision for the future, downplaying key differences between the two leading democracies. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna at the State Department Wednesday, praising Indian cooperation on trade and security matters. “We are forging a […]

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Attacks Targeting Shi’ite Pilgrims Kill 72 in Iraq

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 72 people have been killed in a coordinated wave of attacks across Iraq targeting Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims gathered for annual religious processions. Nearly 260 others were wounded, in one of the bloodiest days since U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Most of the bombs exploded in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi cities of […]

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A Whole New Web: .blog, .bank among Proposed New Internet Suffixes

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Internet suffix .com is set to face competition after Wednesday’s unveiling of nearly 2,000 applications for new web address endings. The U.S.-based organization that oversees website domain names announced the requests in London Wednesday. The proposed suffixes include .web, .app, .blog, .bank and other domains specific to particular industries, locations and products. The unprecedented […]

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Greek Election a Referendum on Its Eurozone Membership

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Greece’s parliamentary elections on Sunday have effectively become a referendum — will Athens keep its eurozone membership or become the first to quit the 17-nation currency bloc? It is a simple question, but one with potentially far-reaching implications for Greece, the rest of Europe and the world economy. The Greek government has piled up debt […]

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184 Arrested in Poland During Euro 2012 Violence

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Polish police have detained 184 people involved in clashes between Russians and Poles before and during their match at the 2012 Euro Football championship in Warsaw. The first clashes took place Tuesday during a march by thousands of Russian fans to National Stadium for “Russia Day,” which marks the fall of the Soviet Union. Violent […]

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ICC Mulls Sentence in DRC Child Recruiting Case

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is considering the punishment for a Congolese warlord convicted of using child soldiers. ICC judges in The Hague began a sentencing hearing on Wednesday for Thomas Lubanga. The court’s top prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has said he will seek “close to the maximum,” which ranges from 30 years to life. The ICC […]

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JPMorgan Chase Chief Apologizes for $2 billion Loss

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A key banking executive in the United States has apologized to Congress for financial trading mistakes that cost his company $2 billion. Wall Street titan Jamie Dimon, chief executive of the JPMorgan Chase investment banking firm, told the Senate banking committee Wednesday that its managers, starting late last year, mismanaged a series of investments. He […]

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Solar Plane Flies Over Moroccan Desert in Toughest Challenge

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight is attempting an even greater challenge as it flies through the mountainous and desert climate of Morocco. The experimental Solar Impulse plane took off from the Moroccan capital, Rabat, at 8 a.m. local time (0700 UTC) Wednesday, with Swiss pilot and businessman Andre Borschberg at […]

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Syria: Rebel Enclave ‘Cleansed’ and Retaken

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian state television says government forces have retaken control of the rebellious western town of al-Haffeh after a week of heavy fighting that led the United States to warn of a potential massacre. Wednesday’s report said forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had restored calm and security in the strategic Sunni Muslim town after they […]

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US Justice Department Files Court Challenge Against Florida Voter Purge

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Florida to stop officials from purging non-citizens from the state’s registered voter list. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, alleges state officials are violating the National Voter Registration Act, which prohibits them from removing people from voter registration lists within 90 days of an election for federal office. […]

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