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Cruise ship ‘ignored Panama castaways’

An American cruise company says it deeply regrets that one of its ships failed to stop to help a fishing boat adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Two of the three Panamanians on board the disabled vessel later died. Princess Cruises said that although passengers on the cruise ship had spotted the castaways and alerted staff, the captain…

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Kim Appointment May Spur Changes at the World Bank

ITHACA, NEW YORK — The World Bank has a new president, but many questions remain about whether the selection process was indeed transparent, open and merit-based, as promised by the leaders of the Group of 20 economies. Whatever the flaws in the process, the outcome may prove to be good for the bank’s future. The preordained selection of the U.S. ...

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Formula 1 is great opportunity for protesters in Bahrain to get their message heard

Opposition activists in Bahrain are looking to exploit the global audience of Formula One to get their message out, explains the Telegraph’s Colin Freeman. 560 315 TelegraphPlayer_9216154 11:21AM BST 20 Apr 2012 On the ground in Bahrain there are continuing protests calling for the dissolution of the Sunni monarchy and equal treatment for the Shia majority but these have now ...

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Ford to double China auto capacity

By Jaclyn Trop The Detroit News Comments Marin Burela, president of Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Corp., left, and Chen Chen, right, of the Hangzhou Economic Technological Development Area, shake hands at Thursday’s signing ceremony in Hangzhou. (Associated Press) Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it will double passenger car production capacity in China – to 1.2 million units annually – ...

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Taiwan independence advocate calls for Ma Ying-jeou to resign

Koo Kwang-ming, a leading advocate of Taiwanese independence, has called on Ma Ying-jeou, the President of the Republic of China in-exile, to resign because lack of public support for his Kuomintang government. Ma Ying-jeou was recently narrowly reelected the head of the exiled Chinese Nationalist government which has occupied Taiwan since October 1945 after being installed by the United States. ...

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Ousted Secret Service supervisor joked about Palin

ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Secret Service supervisors ousted in the agency’s ongoing prostitution scandal joked on Facebook that he was checking out former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as he protected her during the 2008 campaign. David Chaney, one of two supervisors forced out of the agency this week, wrote: “I was ...

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Panetta says U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is working

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed optimistic on Wednesday about plans to transition security to indigenous forces in Afghanistan beginning next year. “Our strategy is right, our strategy is working,” Panetta said after a meeting of NATO defense officials in Brussels. Afghan troop levels, which currently stand at around 337,000, are scheduled to peak at 352,000 in October before gradually ...

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UN Chief Says Progress Possible In Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Wednesday he isn’t underestimating the gravity of the situation in Syria but believes there is an opportunity for progress and recommended the Security Council approve a 300-strong U.N. observer mission. Ban said in a letter to the council obtained by The Associated Press that he will consider developments on the ground, ...

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Syria ‘Fails to Keep Truce’ – UN Chief

Syria has failed to meet its obligations under a UN-backed peace plan to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from residential areas, the UN Secretary General said on Wednesday. “The Syrian Government has yet to fully implement its initial obligations regarding the actions and…

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Soldiers defiling remains renews fears of ebbing discipline

WASHINGTON — A new revelation of young U.S. soldiers caught on camera while defiling insurgents’ remains in Afghanistan has intensified questions within the military community about whether fundamental discipline is breaking down given the nature and length of the war. The photographs, published by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, show more than a dozen soldiers of the 82nd Airborne ...

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