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Pakistan to Continue Offensive Until ‘All Terrorists are Eliminated’

Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — Pakistani fighter planes have bombed suspected militant sanctuaries in the troubled North Waziristan border region for a second day as part of a long-demanded military offensive. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the operation, which started Sunday, will continue until all “terrorists” are eliminated. The military says the counter-terrorism air strikes are targeting locations in North Waziristan ...

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Argentina: Won’t submit to ‘extortion’ on debt

President Cristina Fernandez said Argentina can’t comply with U.S. court orders to pay $1.5 billion to winners of a decade-long legal battle over defaulted debt, the position her country was left in Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear her government’s final appeal. Delivering a nationally broadcast address Monday night, Fernandez expressed willingness to negotiate with the winners, ...

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Amada Knox asks Italian courts for ‘annulamento’

Mercury is retrograde now and moving back into the previous sign of Gemini. The last time Mercury went retrograde, February 6 – 28, 2014 it also changed signs on February 12th. It was at this time that Amanda Knox hit the news after she tweeted a picture of herself holding a sign claiming to be innocent. This picture was parodied ...

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White House to Send up to 275 U.S. Forces to Baghdad

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq. Obama says the forces are going to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He says the forces are equipped for combat and will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that they are ...

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Greenpeace Loses $5.2 Million On Rogue Employee Trading

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace has suffered a 3.8 million-euro ($5.2 million) loss on an ill-timed bet in the currency market by a well-intentioned — if reckless — employee in its finance department. The environmental group, which is based in Amsterdam, said Monday the employee — who had bet the euro would not strengthen against other currencies in 2013, when it ...

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China premier in UK visit to boost trade ties

LONDON (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will arrive in Britain Monday for a visit that includes an unusual meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and talks aimed at boosting fragile diplomatic relations. The three-day visit — Li’s first since he became premier — is expected to focus on trade and investment cooperation in areas including nuclear…

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Russia’s Gazprom Halts Ukrainian Gas

Gazprom, the behemoth Russian energy corporation, has said “nyet” to Ukraine. It announced on Monday that it will no longer supply the country with natural gas because it failed to meet a 10 a.m. deadline-imposed by Moscow-to pay $2…

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Malaysia, Families Mark 100 Days Since Flight Went Missing

VOA News Malaysia’s government pledged Monday it “will not rest” until missing flight MH370 is found, but families of passengers and crew members on board the flight said on the 100th day since the plane’s disappearance that they wanted answers, not more promises. “One hundred days after MH370 went missing, its loss remains a painful void in the hearts of ...

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Terrorists Attack Kenyan Hotel During World Cup Match, 48 Dead

NAIROBI, Kenya — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. See also: Should the U.S. Shut Down a Somali Militant Group’s Twitter Account? ...

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Israel expands hunt for missing teens, Palestinian killed

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli armed forces swept through half a dozen Palestinian towns on Monday and arrested more Hamas officials, expanding a search for three teenagers into a crackdown on the Islamist group accused of abducting them. In al-Jalazoun refugee camp, near the de facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah, Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli troops and army gunfire killed ...

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