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As Russia Mourns Tourist Boat Victims, Medvedev Orders Transport Safety Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a sweeping check of the nation’s transport services as the country observed a national day of mourning for more than 125 people believed killed in Sunday’s sinking of a Volga River tourist boat. Boats on the river blew a long blast of their horns at noon Tuesday to mourn […]

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British Police: A ‘Poor Decision’ Not To Reopen Phone-hacking Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A British police official says he made a “poor decision” not to reopen an investigation of phone-hacking allegations at the tabloid News of the World, but accused officials at the newspaper of withholding information. The assistant commissioner of the London police, John Yates, told a British parliament committee Tuesday that as investigators considered whether to […]

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As Russia Mourns Tourist Boat Victims, Medvedev Orders Transport Safety Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a sweeping check of the nation’s transport services as the country observed a national day of mourning for more than 125 people believed killed in Sunday’s sinking of a Volga River tourist boat. Boats on the river blew a long blast of their horns at noon Tuesday to mourn […]

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EU Bans Some Egyptian Seed Imports

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has banned the importation of some seeds from Egypt after concluding that a single shipment of fenugreek seeds from the country is the most likely source of the virulent E. coli bacteria that has killed at least 49 people. The EU imposed the ban Tuesday after its food safety agency said that […]

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Clinton Attacks Belarus Repression

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the repression of peaceful protests in Belarus. At a pro-democracy conference Friday in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Clinton said that every democracy “should stand up and be counted” and needs to speak out when “countries like Belarus brutally repress” the rights of its citizens. Authoritarian Belarussian […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Details of Austerity Plan

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the details of its new austerity plan, clearing the way for release of more international aid for the debt-ridden government. Lawmakers in Athens on Thursday voted for the specific measures proposed by Prime Minister George Papandreou in his $40 billion plan to raise taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Plan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou won passage Wednesday of his $40 billion plan to increase taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. The plan was approved on a 155-to-138 vote, a wider than […]

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Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Plan

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek parliament has approved the first step in sweeping new austerity measures aimed at securing international financing for the debt-ridden nation. Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou won passage Wednesday of his $40 billion plan to increase taxes, cut spending and sell state-owned assets. The plan was approved on a 155-to-138 vote, a wider than […]

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Greek Police, Protesters Clash at Parliament

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes broke out Wednesday between police and protesters trying to surround the Greek parliament, and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Workers in Greece are in the second day of a 48-hour general strike, and the country is all but shut down by the protest action, aimed against a new round of national […]

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Greek Police Clash with Protesters as Workers Strike

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters are clashing with Greek police on the streets of Athens, hurling rocks and fire bombs at them on the first day of a general strike protesting a new round of national austerity reforms. At least 4,000 police converged on the central part of the Greek capital Tuesday as about 20,000 people rallied […]

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