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British Economy Shrinks More Than Expected

LONDON — Britain’s economy shrank more than previously expected in the fourth quarter of 2011, but some economists said that improving conditions in Europe could keep the country from falling back into a recession. Add to Portfolio Go to your Portfolio » The economy shrank 0.3 percent from the third quarter of last year, more than the expected 0.2 percent ...

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10 Reasons Why The Reign Of The Dollar As The World Reserve Currency Is About To Come To An End

Share The U.S. dollar has probably been the closest thing to a true global currency that the world has ever seen. For decades, the use of the U.S. dollar has been absolutely dominant in international trade. This has had tremendous benefits for the U.S. financial system and for U.S. consumers, and it has given the U.S. government tremendous power and ...

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Neighbours to confront Mali coup leaders

Mali’s neighbours have threatened to use sanctions and a readiness to use military force to dislodge those behind last week’s coup, urging them to quickly hand back power to civilian rulers. A summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday agreed to send a team of heads of state to confront the putschists in the coming ...

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Former Israeli defense chief seeks premiership

AMY TEIBEL Associated Press= JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Iranian-born former military chief and defense minister Shaul Mofaz has been waiting more than three years for another chance to take the helm of the centrist Kadima Party. After accomplishing that mission in Tuesday’s primary, he now faces an uphill battle in leading Kadima back to power. Mofaz defeated the current party ...

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Syria accepts peace plan but clashes continue

BASSEM MROUE Associated Press= QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Syria accepted a cease-fire drawn up by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan on Tuesday, but the diplomatic breakthrough was swiftly overshadowed by intense clashes between government soldiers and rebels that sent bullets flying into Lebanon. Opposition members accuse President Bashar Assad of agreeing to the plan to stall for time as his troops ...

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Summit seeks to deter nuclear-armed terrorism

SEOUL, South Korea — Material that can be used to make nuclear bombs is stored in scores of buildings spread across dozens of countries. If even a fraction of it fell into the hands of terrorists, it could be disastrous. Nearly 60 world leaders who gathered Tuesday in Seoul for a nuclear security summit agreed to work on securing and ...

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Summit seeks to deter nuclear-armed terrorism

SEOUL, South Korea — Material that can be used to make nuclear bombs is stored in scores of buildings spread across dozens of countries. If even a fraction of it fell into the hands of terrorists, it could be disastrous. Nearly 60 world leaders who gathered Tuesday in Seoul for a nuclear security summit agreed to work on securing and ...

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,788

As of Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at least 1,788 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is four less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT. At least 1,489 military…

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,788

As of Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at least 1,788 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is four less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Monday at 10 a.m. EDT. At least 1,489 military…

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India needs nuclear energy, says PM Manmohan Singh

India's prime minister has told a gathering of world leaders that nuclear safety is of utmost concern but the country needs nuclear energy. Manmohan Singh was speaking at a summit on nuclear security in Seoul. Although…

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