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Military Backlash Sends More Syrians Fleeing to Turkey

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A rising number of Syrians in the north are fleeing into neighboring Turkey amid fears of possible military retaliation for the killing of Syrian security force members amid an anti-government backlash. News organizations say at least 130 more Syrians entered Turkey on Wednesday, raising the number who have crossed in recent days to at least […]

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Gadhafi Forces Attack Misrata

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Government forces in Libya have carried out a heavy assault on the rebel-held city of Misrata on the same day that NATO vowed to keep up its air campaign against the embattled Libyan leader. Witnesses say the port city came under heavy shelling Wednesday as thousands of pro-Gadhafi troops advanced from the south, east and […]

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US Stocks Decline

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes fell in Wednesday’s midday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated one-tenth of a percent, the S&P 500 lost three-tenths and the NASDAQ dropped nine-tenths of a percent. European stock markets were lower at the close of trading. London’s Financial Times 100 index lost one percent to close at 5,809. The […]

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Obama Supports Efforts by Bahrain to Ease Crisis

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to Bahrain, and says he supports efforts by the Gulf nation to ease its political crisis. Mr. Obama made his remarks after meeting Tuesday at the White House with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa. The White House said the president welcomed the […]

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WHO: Source of German E.Coli May Never Be Known

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A top World Heath Organization official says the source of Germany’s deadly E. coli outbreak may never be known. Dr. Guenael Rodier, WHO’s director of communicable diseases, tells the Associated Press that investigators must find the culprit within a week. He says after that, it would become difficult to link patients with what they ate. […]

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US, Yemeni Officials: Saleh Badly Burned in Blast

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Yemeni officials say President Ali Abdullah Saleh suffered injuries far more severe than previously reported in last week’s attack on his presidential palace, raising doubts about his return to power — even as fighting in the south killed dozens of people. Mr. Saleh was initially said to have received a shrapnel wound, and […]

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US, Yemeni Officials: Saleh Badly Burned in Blast

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Yemeni officials say President Ali Abdullah Saleh suffered injuries far more severe than previously reported in last week’s attack on his presidential palace, raising doubts about his return to power — even as fighting in the south killed dozens of people. Mr. Saleh was initially said to have received a shrapnel wound, and […]

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Afghanistan Wants 50 Taliban Off UN Blacklist

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Afghan government has asked the United Nations to remove 50 Taliban members from a U.N. blacklist, in an effort to promote peace talks with insurgents and end the 10-year war. The head of the U.N. committee overseeing sanctions against al-Qaida and the Taliban, Peter Wittig, said Tuesday the committee will consider the request by […]

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France Calls UN Silence on Syria ‘Inconceivable’

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s foreign minister says it is “inconceivable” that the United Nations Security Council has remained silent on the escalating situation in Syria. Alain Juppe told reporters at the U.N. Tuesday that France is working with Britain and other European allies to gather a large majority to support a resolution condemning Syria for its violence against […]

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Lagarde Fails to Receive India’s Support for Top IMF Job

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has failed to receive India’s support in her bid to become the next head of the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde met Tuesday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, as part of a global tour that has included a stop in Brazil and […]

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