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Blast Rocks Norway Government Headquarters, Killing One, Injuring Others

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A large explosion in central Oslo rocked the Norwegian government headquarters on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring several others. The powerful blast also set the nearby oil ministry building on fire. Hundreds of windows in the 17-story government headquarters and other buildings as far away as 400 meters away were shattered. Smoke […]

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European Leaders Poised to Adopt Second Greek Bailout

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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European leaders have adopted another package of measures aimed at preventing Greece from defaulting on its huge public debt and stabilizing the common European currency. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund said Thursday they will give Greece a second bailout worth about $155 billion. In addition, Greece will get voluntary loans from the […]

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European Leaders Poised to Adopt Second Greek Bailout

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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European leaders have adopted another package of measures aimed at preventing Greece from defaulting on its huge public debt and stabilizing the common European currency. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund said Thursday they will give Greece a second bailout worth about $155 billion. Officials from the continent’s 17 nations that use the […]

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European Leaders Poised to Adopt Second Greek Bailout

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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European leaders are poised for the second straight year to approve a financial bailout for Greece, but even then the debt-ridden country may temporarily default on some of its previous loans. Officials from the continent’s 17 nations that employ the common euro currency met in Brussels Thursday to discuss Greece’s financial woes. But their broader […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed that Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora, about 65 kilometers north of Belgrade. The leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in […]

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Britain’s Cameron Regrets Hiring Tabloid Editor as Spokesman

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron says that in retrospect he would not have hired as his spokesman a former editor of the now-closed tabloid newspaper at the heart of a British phone-hacking and police bribery scandal. The British leader told a raucous special parliamentary session on Wednesday that he regrets the furor caused by his […]

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UN Declares Famine in Two Somalia Regions

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia, amid the worst drought to hit the country in more than 50 years. Speaking in Nairobi, U.N. spokesman Mark Bowden said famine exists in the Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a statement expressing deep concern […]

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Pacific Hurricane Dora Strengthens Off Mexican Coast

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Dora has become the fourth hurricane of the eastern Pacific season as it swirls in the open ocean off the coast of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Dora is about 360 kilometers south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, with winds of 130 kilometers per hour. It is expected […]

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Pacific Hurricane Dora Strengthens Off Mexican Coast

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Dora has became the fourth hurricane of the eastern Pacific season as it swirls in the open ocean off the coast of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Dora is about 360 kilometers south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, with winds of 130 kilometers per hour. It is expected […]

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Murdoch: ‘Humbled’ by Phone-hacking Scandal but Not Personally Responsible

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch says he is humbled by the phone-hacking scandal engulfing his British press operations but adds he is not personally responsible for it. The 80-year-old Murdoch answered questions before a Parliament investigative committee on Tuesday alongside his son James, his chief deputy at his global media company, News Corporation. The elder Murdoch […]

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