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Pakistan Denies Arresting Army Major for US Ties

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s military says reports one of its own officers has been detained for helping the U.S. track down and kill Osama bin Laden are “false and totally baseless.” Pakistani Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas Wednesday rejected the story that first appeared in the New York Times. But another official admits there have been arrests […]

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Congress Committee Studies ‘Muslim Radicalization’ in US

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. congressional committee has met once again to investigate what one lawmaker calls Islamic radicalization in the United States – a topic that has drawn criticism from Muslims and other groups. The congressman who heads the panel, New York Republican Peter King, says he called the hearings because al-Qaida is actively trying to radicalize […]

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Czech Republic Rejects US Proposal for Missile Defense Center

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Czech defense minister says Prague has rejected a U.S. proposal to build a missile defense center in the country after complaining that the facility would diminish the Czech role in the project. Alexander Vondra said Wednesday the Czech Republic has decided not to host an early warning center that would gather and analyze information […]

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Falling Gas Prices Slow Rise in US Consumer Costs

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Falling gas prices helped slow the U.S. inflation rate last month. A report Wednesday from the Labor Department says overall consumer prices rose two-tenths of a percent in May, down from April’s four-tenths of a percent increase. The first drop in energy prices in nearly a year contributed to the slowing. But taking out the […]

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Congress Studies ‘Muslim Radicalization’ in US

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. congressional committee is meeting once again to investigate Islamic radicalization in the United States – a topic that has drawn criticism from Muslims and other groups. The congressman who heads the panel, New York Republican Peter King, says he called the hearings because al-Qaida is actively trying to radicalize young Muslims in the […]

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Pakistan Denies Arresting Army Major for US Ties

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s army is rejecting reports one of its officers was arrested in a round-up of informants who are said to have facilitated the U.S. raid that killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden. Pakistani Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas Wednesday called the report of the officer’s arrest “false and totally baseless.” The statement came in […]

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US Officials Continue Talks on Deficit

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is holding his eighth session Wednesday with a bipartisan committee of lawmakers to work on a plan for reducing the nation’s budget deficit. Biden and the members of Congress are trying to negotiate how much and what spending could be cut to accompany a needed increase to the country’s debt […]

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Arizona Wildfire Now State’s Largest Ever

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A wildfire that began two weeks ago in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona is now the state’s largest ever. The Wallow Fire has so far burned nearly 190,000 hectares and destroyed more than 30 homes. Arizona’s second largest wildfire consumed 400 homes in 2002. Firefighters have the fire nearly 20 percent contained, but hundreds […]

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Reports: Pakistan Arrested CIA Informants After Bin Laden Raid

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has arrested five Pakistanis who acted as informants for the U.S. intelligence agency ahead of the raid and killing of Osama bin Laden. Western news agencies Wednesday confirmed a story in The New York Times that Pakistan’s top military spy agency arrested the informants after the May 2 raid on bin Laden’s hideout in […]

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White House Vows Full Explanation for US Involvement in Libya

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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In Washington, the Obama administration is vowing to soon give a full explanation and justification for the continued U.S. military involvement in the Libyan conflict. White House officials said late Tuesday they are preparing to “address a whole host of issues” about the U.S. role in NATO’s mission to support Libyan rebels as they attempt […]

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