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US Businesses: Outlook Dire Without Debt Deal

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Some of America’s leading business organizations are pleading with the president and lawmakers to raise the country’s debt limit. A coalition of business groups sent a letter to President Barack Obama and lawmakers Tuesday, warning that any default would have a disastrous impact on the economy, and calling it “a risk our country must not […]

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Riot in Belfast Before Protestant March

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Northern Ireland officials say rioting erupted early Tuesday on the streets of west Belfast, before the start of a major Protestant march. Police say they fired plastic bullets at the nearly 200 rioters who responded by throwing rocks, bricks and gasoline bombs. Police said at least seven officers were injured. No civilian injuries were reported. […]

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Croatia Arrests General on Corruption Charges

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian authorities have arrested a senior military commander on corruption charges, as the Balkan nation tries to fulfill pledges to fight crime as part of its bid for European Union membership. Police say Croatia’s anti-corruption agency detained Croatian ground forces commander General Mladen Kruljac on Friday. He is suspected of illegally selling or purchasing land. […]

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Passenger Plane Crashes in Congo

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Congolese passenger plane trying to land in bad weather has crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese officials say the plane was carrying more than 100 people when it went down while approaching the international airport at Kisangani Friday. Congo’s information minister, Lambert Mende, says about 40 passengers appear to have survived. Officials […]

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US Supreme Court Rejects Death Sentence Delay for Mexican National

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected calls from around the world — and from the U.S. president — to delay the execution of a Mexican man convicted of a brutal 1994 rape and murder. Justices Thursday voted 5-to-4 against delaying the execution, which was carried out just hours later in Texas. International diplomats and Mexican […]

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US Supreme Court Rejects Death Sentence Delay for Mexican National

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected calls from around the world — and from the U.S. president — to delay the execution of a Mexican man convicted of a brutal 1994 rape and murder. Justices Thursday voted 5-to-4 against delaying the execution, which was carried just hours later in Texas. International diplomats and Mexican authorities […]

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British PM Calls for Inquiries into Newspaper Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for independent inquiries into new allegations that British tabloid newspaper News of the World hacked into the phones of multiple crime victims in recent years. British media say police have expanded their investigation of the tabloid to include allegations that it hacked the phones of several schoolgirls murdered […]

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Obama Invites Lawmakers for Debt Negotiations

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of both political parties to the White House to continue negotiations on an increase to the nation’s borrowing limit, as a key deadline looms. Mr. Obama announced the meeting will be on Thursday. He was speaking Tuesday to reporters during a rare appearance at a regularly scheduled […]

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NATO Says 4 Troops Killed in Afghan East, Cameron Visits Kabul

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The NATO mission in Afghanistan says insurgent attacks have killed four of its soldiers as British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the capital, Kabul, and pledged to increase British aid to the country. NATO said Tuesday a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan killed three NATO troops while another attack in the east killed a fourth […]

Reports: Sexual Assault Case Against Strauss-Kahn on Shaky Ground

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will appear before a New York judge Friday as the sexual assault case against him is reportedly in serious trouble due to credibility issues with his accuser. The veteran French politician was arrested and charged in May for attacking a 32-year-old maid who came to clean his suite […]

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