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Coalition Forces Rescue Doctor Abducted by Taliban

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A coalition of U.S. and Afghan forces has rescued an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued Saturday in an operation ordered after intelligence showed that he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death. Dr. Joseph was abducted Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul […]

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Italy, NATO Search for Migrants in Mediterranean

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Italian and NATO rescue crews have saved dozens of migrants after their boat ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of an Italian island. Italian officials say 54 people had been rescued by early Friday near the island of Lampedusa. Authorities say some of the migrants were pulled from the sea, while […]

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Cash-Strapped Detroit Avoids Takeover by State Government

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders in cash-strapped Detroit, Michigan have approved a plan that would give the state a bigger role in the city, the historical home of the U.S. auto industry. The state’s governor had threatened to appoint an emergency manger to take control of the city The City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday to approve an agreement between […]

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Australian Police Rescue PM from Unruly Crowd

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Riot police in the Australian capital moved in Thursday to rescue Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott from a crowd of unruly protesters who were supporting indigenous rights. Photographs and television footage show plainclothes security personnel clutching the prime minister as they pulled her away from a Canberra restaurant surrounded by protesters […]

Australian Police Rescue PM from Unruly Crowd

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Riot police in the Australian capital moved in Thursday to rescue Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott from a crowd of unruly protesters who were supporting indigenous rights. Photographs and television footage show plainclothes security personnel clutching the prime minister as they pulled her away from a Canberra restaurant surrounded by protesters […]

US Ship Rescues Six Iranian Mariners

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. warship has rescued six Iranian mariners after their vessel broke down in waters off the coast of Iraq. Pentagon officials say a U.S. Coast Guard cutter responded to distress calls early Tuesday morning about 90 kilometers from the Iraqi port city of Umm Qasr. The Iranians said their ship was taking on water. […]

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Britain’s Prince William Joins Sea Rescue after Ship Sinks

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British Royal Air Force helicopter pilot Prince William joined a desperate search and rescue mission Sunday for the Russian crew of a cargo ship that sank in a fierce storm in the Irish Sea. Two rescued crew members were found clinging to a lifeboat after daybreak and hoisted to the safety of a helicopter co-piloted […]

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German Court Rules in Favor of European Economic Bailouts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund, but says the German parliament should have greater say in future economic bailout packages. The court ruled Wednesday that the German government is now required to seek the approval of parliament’s budgetary committee before taking part in any further large-scale economic […]

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German Court Rules in Favor of European Economic Bailouts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund, but says the German parliament should have greater say in future economic bailout packages. The court ruled Wednesday that the German government is now required to seek the approval of parliament’s budgetary committee before taking part in any further large-scale economic […]

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German Court to Rule on Legality of European Rescue Fund

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court is set to rule Wednesday on a legal challenge to the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund. The lawsuit was brought by a group of six lawmakers and professors, who argue the initial economic bailout of Greece and the subsequent formation of the $620 billion eurozone bailout fund violate both […]

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