Syria: Ban Speaks Out As Violence Continues To Escalate

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Thursday, 21 July 2011, 11:15 am Press Release: United Nations Syria: Ban Speaks Out As Violence Continues To Escalate New York, July 20 2011 – Voicing deep concern at the escalating violence against peaceful protesters in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the country’s authorities…

Eurozone leaders set for crunch debt summit

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Eurozone leaders will meet on Thursday for a crunch summit to try to resolve the Greek debt crisis and prevent any further contagion to other so-called peripheral economies. Policymakers will discuss a range of measures, including a new loan package to Greece and the role of private investors in any […]

Cameron addresses phone-hacking scandal as MPs slam cops

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PM Cameron addresses hacking allegations London (CNN) — Prime Minister David Cameron told British lawmakers Wednesday that if he knew then what he knows now about his former communications director, former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, he would not have offered him the job. He spoke at a […]

Libyan rebels pushed back from Brega

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Libyan government forces in trucks disguised with rebel flags have shelled opposition positions near the strategic eastern oil town of Brega, killing 13 rebel fighters and wounding dozens more, officials said. Rebel forces have been pushing to seize the front-line town which is home to an oil refinery and terminal, […]

Corruption, illiteracy hold back Afghan police

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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – When NATO forces in Afghanistan caught an opium producer with 15 kgs (33 lbs) of drugs, they might have expected his family to plead for his freedom. Instead, an Afghan police officer appealed to foreign troops to release him. The drug-trafficker stayed in prison, but […]