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NATO Extends Its Libya Mission

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says it is extending its military mission in Libya for 90 days, as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi refuses to step down despite a popular uprising, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made the announcement Wednesday. He said the move is meant to send a clear message to the Gadhafi government that the pressure to oust […]

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Pakistan’s Spy Agency Denies Involvement in Journalist’s Death

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people are mourning the death of a Pakistani journalist, as the country’s spy agency denies involvement in his torture and killing. Syed Saleem Shahzad was buried in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, as relatives, journalists and local politicians looked on. Shahzad’s body was found about 200 kilometers from Islamabad on […]

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Syrian Dissidents Reject Government’s Amnesty Offer

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition leaders meeting in Turkey have rejected their government’s offer of a general amnesty and say they will continue to push for a regime change. More than 300 dissidents are attending a conference in the Turkish town of Antalya on Wednesday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad offered the amnesty to government opponents, including […]

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Gates Says Afghan Warnings Reflect “Pain” of War

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says warnings about civilian casualties from Afghan President Hamid Karzai reflect the “pain and suffering” the Afghan people have endured after 30 years of war. Gates told reporters late Tuesday that it is important for both sides to jointly investigate civilian casualties and that Mr. Karzai and the Afghan people […]

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US Stocks Slip at Open

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major U.S. stock market indexes slid lower in early trading Wednesday, following reports the job market created fewer jobs last month than many economists had forecast. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index each fell three-tenths of a percent. The NASDAQ dropped almost two-tenths of a percent. European stock prices were lower […]

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US Space Shuttle Returns from Its Final Mission

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth early Wednesday after completing its final voyage to the International Space Station. Commander Mark Kelly and his crew landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the 25th time the U.S. space agency, NASA, has landed a space shuttle in darkness, about a fifth […]

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