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Greece and Germany to hold key debt talks

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel later to discuss his country’s progress in cutting its budget deficit. The meeting comes as policymakers…

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UN urges end to violence in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is urging all sides in Yemen to reject violence and take urgent steps towards a political transition. The U.N.’s most powerful body backed the Gulf Cooperation Council’s transition plan, which calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign and hand over power to his vice president in exchange for immunity from prosecution. In ...

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Palestinians, US battle for UN Council votes

Palestinian envoys are battling for UN Security Council votes to back their effort to win full UN membership, while the United States is using its diplomatic big guns to make the bid fail. The Security Council held its first meeting to discuss the application on Monday and is to meet again Wednesday to formally send the request made by Palestinian ...

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Scotland Asks Libya for Help Finding Lockerbie Evidence

LONDON — Scotland’s chief prosecutor has asked Libya’s new government to assist in tracking down documentary evidence and witnesses for a possible new trial for those responsible for the Lockerbie airliner bombing. A statement issued Monday by a spokesman for Scotland’s lord advocate, Frank Mulholland, said Britain’s Foreign Office had been asked to relay…

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Iraq signs deal to buy 18 F-16 warplanes

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has signed a contract to buy 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 warplanes to bolster its air force, an adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Monday. A U.S. Lockheed Martin F-16 flies during an air display at the Farnborough International Air Show, Hampshire, July 19, 2004. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files) The value of the deal was not immediately ...

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro calls Obama UN speech ‘gibberish’

HAVANA: Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro accused US President Barack Obama of speaking “gibberish” in his recent address to the United Nations and called NATO’s actions in Libya a “monstrous crime” on Monday in his…

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Wall St jumps on Europe bets

US stocks jumped and blue chips clawed back more than one-third of last week's steep losses this morning, as investors bet efforts will be taken to stem Europe's sovereign-debt crisis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 272.38 points, or 2.53 per cent, to 11,043.86, in choppy trading that saw the measure leap to an early triple-digit gain, give back almost ...

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Libyan leader asks UN to lift sanctions

The U.N. Security Council should lift some of the economic sanctions on Libya, but NATO should stay until civilians are no longer being killed, the country’s de facto prime minister told council members Monday. Mahmoud Jibril, the prime minister appointed by the former rebels’…

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Samuelson: Repeating mistakes of the 1930s?

‘We are back in a danger zone,” says a top economist at the International Monetary Fund. Though an understatement, it captures the central paradox of this year’s annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank. Everyone is alarmed at the swift deterioration of the economic outlook, but there is no leadership – no consensus on what to do and, even ...

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In Speech, Yemen President Confirms Support for Transfer of Power

SANA, Yemen — In his first speech since returning to Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh confirmed on Sunday that his deputy remained authorized to sign a transfer-of-power agreement that would lead to early presidential elections, but he did not make any new concessions. YEMEN TV, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A handout photograph of President Ali Abdullah Saleh giving ...

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