Greece narrowly averts prospect of debt default

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ATHENS, GREECE: Greece appeared to step back from the prospect of a devastating debt default Friday after its prime minister quelled chaotic political infighting and Germany softened a contentious demand on the participation of the private sector in a new European bailout. After two days of dissent inside his Socialist […]

When Austerity Meets Autonomy

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. To prevent more mass demonstrations and rioting in the streets of Athens, it will take much more than Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s empty offer to step down to form a new national unity government. The timing of his ill-fated announcements, in that, he […]

U.S. in peace talks with Taliban, Afghan president says

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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group in Kabul on Saturday. “Peace negotiations with the Taliban and with other countrymen have been started,” Karzai told reporters after his earlier announcement on state TV. “Those […]

Japan’s TEPCO suspends cleanup at Fukushima plant

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TOKYO: An operation to clean up radioactive water at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant was suspended on Saturday, hours after it got underway, when radiation levels began rising dramatically, the plant’s operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company had undertaken the operation at the plant, disabled by the March 11 […]

Toddlers among 9 dead in Tripoli ‘NATO raid’

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Libyan officials showed reporters five bodies, two of them of toddlers, they said were among nine civilians killed in a ‘barbaric’ NATO air raid on Sunday as pressure mounted on the alliance to allow a political solution. Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim accused the Western alliance of ‘deliberately targeting civilians,’ insisting […]

Austerity protests continue to roil Greece

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ATHENS – Several thousand pro-Communist union members marched through central Athens yesterday to protest the government’s latest austerity measures and plans to sell off state enterprises to appease international creditors. Greece has seen near-daily protests against the belt-tightening that has slashed salaries and pensions in an attempt to stem its […]

Vengeance Is Mine Saith the Lord…and CIA and al-Qaeda

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Probably for good reason, Judaic-Christian-Islamic writers warned that vengeance belonged to God and God alone. This is especially true when considering the social ramifications caused by vengeance and revenge-an exact punishment done to someone for a harm, such as an eye for an eye […]

Russian envoy heads for Libya as Kadhafi son urges election

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TRIPOLI (AFP) – Russian envoy Mikhail Margelov was in Tripoli on Thursday seeking to mediate in Libya's conflict, as Moamer Kadhafi's son said the strongman is ready to accept internationally supervised elections. Margelov, the Africa envoy of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, was meeting Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, Russia's Interfax […]