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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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Egypt Election Factbox

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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-Egyptians began voting on November 28 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since pro-democracy protests forced autocratic President Hosni Mubarak from power in February. -Under rules set by Egypt’s interim military rulers, the election process starts with six weeks of staggered voting for the lower house of parliament, known as the People’s Assembly, with final […]

Belgian Killer Profile

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nordine Amran, who police said killed five people and wounded more than 120 others in a Tuesday 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. Was to speak with police Tuesday about […]

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A Look At The Camp Victory Complex in Iraq

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. has handed over control of Camp Victory to Iraq. Here is a look at the sprawling military complex near Baghdad that served as the hub of U.S. operations: -Camp Victory had served as the U.S. military headquarters in Iraq since 2003. -The U.S. military facilities at the site were constructed around a lavish […]

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A Look At Conflicts Between Iran and Britain

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions between Britain and Iran date to the 19th century when London acquired large economic concessions. Britain later had significant control in Iran’s oil industry. For decades, conspiracy-minded Iranians have alleged British interference in Iran, including in the overthrow of the late Shah in 1979. Here are some recent incidents: APRIL 1980: Iranian gunmen storm […]

Eurozone Facing Contentious Choices to Save Currency

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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As European leaders attempt to defuse the continent’s debt crisis, they are confronting contentious issues over national identity, vastly different economies and how much power should be centralized to control the spending of individual nations. The fate of the eurozone — the 17-nation bloc that uses the euro — hangs in the balance, as well […]

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Egypt’s Complex Election Process to Drag on Until March

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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-Egyptians began voting on November 28 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since pro-democracy protests forced autocratic President Hosni Mubarak from power in February. -Under rules set by Egypt’s interim military rulers, the election process starts with six weeks of staggered voting for the lower house of parliament, known as the People’s Assembly, with final […]

Egypt’s Election Process

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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On November 28, Egyptians begin voting in the country’s first parliamentary elections since protests forced President Hosni Mubarak from power in February. -Under guidelines established by Egypt’s interim military rulers, the elections for the People’s Assembly begin on the 28th. -The election process for the lower house will take place in three stages in different […]

A Look At Yemen’s Power Transfer Agreement

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed an agreement designed to end months of anti-government unrest. Here is a look at the main provisions in the plan crafted by the Gulf Cooperation Council: -Mr. Saleh transfers powers to his vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. -Hadi works with opposition leaders to form a national unity […]

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What if the Supercommittee Fails?

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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What if the supercommittee fails? Spending cuts totaling $1.2 trillion will be triggered if the supercommittee does not reach a deal. The cuts are to be split between defense and non-defense spending, estimated at $55 billion in each type of spending per year from 2013 through 2021. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that […]

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