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NATO Confirms Libyan Claim of New Airstrike

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO on Monday confirmed a Libyan government claim of an early-morning airstrike that destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of leader Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance at first denied the strike, saying it had not conducted any recent operations in the area of Surman, about 65 kilometers west of the capital, Tripoli. […]

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US Stocks Rise

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes rose in Monday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained six-tenths of one percent to close at 12,080. The S&P 500 rose half a percent to finish at 1,278 and the NASDAQ gained half a percent to end at 2,630. European stock markets were lower at the close of trading. London’s […]

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Joint Force Kills Rogue Afghan Soldier

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says a rogue Afghan soldier suspected of killing an Australian soldier last month was tracked down and killed by coalition and Afghan forces Sunday. The alliance said in a statement Monday that the Afghan was killed in eastern Khost province after pulling a gun on troops attempting to capture him, and that a man […]

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Deposed Tunisian Leader, Wife Sentenced to 35 Years

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife have been convicted in absentia of embezzlement and other charges after jewels and public funds were found in one of their palaces. They were sentenced to 35 years each in prison. The judge also ruled that Mr. Ben Ali and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, would […]

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Michelle Obama in Africa to Address Youth

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Africa for a week-long trip focused on youth empowerment. Mrs. Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha arrived in Pretoria, South Africa Monday night. The first lady said she will encourage young Africans to become leaders in solving the continent’s problems, such as poverty, disease, and climate change. […]

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Ageement Reached on Sudan’s Abyei Region

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for north and south Sudan have reached a landmark agreement on the future on the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei less than three weeks before the south is to gain its independence. The accord was signed Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, following days or tortured negotiations led by former South African President […]

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Suspected US Drone Attack Kills 11 in Pakistan

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say U.S. drones fired missiles at a vehicle and house in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 11 militants, including Afghans. Monday’s rare attack in the Kurram tribal region was said to have killed members of the Haqqani network, which has been attacking NATO and Afghan forces in neighboring Afghanistan. The United States has […]

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No Agreement on Greece by Eurozone Ministers

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Eurozone finance ministers are again telling Greece that the next vital loan installment is only payable when the Greek parliament passes economic reforms. The ministers ended their meeting early Monday in Luxembourg with no final agreement on the next $17 billion payment of the $160 bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. The […]

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No Agreement on Greece by Eurozone Ministers

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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( Title: GREECE ECONOMY 3RD UPD HEAD: No Agreement on Greece by Eurozone Ministers DATE: 06/19/11 NUMBER: 1052243 TYPE: CN )) Eurozone finance ministers are again telling Greece that the next vital loan installment is only payable when the Greek parliament pauses economic reforms. The ministers ended their meeting early Monday in Luxembourg with no […]

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Abyei Agreement Hits 11th-Hour Snag

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region remain deadlocked more than a week after leaders announced they were close to an agreement. Talks will continue Monday in Addis Abba as northern and southern Sudan attempt to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan’s scheduled July 9 split. But as the negotiations falter, […]

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