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World Cup: ‘Brazil Ready For The Kick-Off’

In Rio de Janeiro, the sun has been a reluctant guest at Brazil’s World Cup party. On the eve of the tournament clouds have hung stubbornly to the hills above the city all week, obscuring the statue of Christ the Redeemer. If and when he does emerge, he may have his work cut out. This is a World Cup and ...

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World Cup: ‘Brazil Ready For The Kick-Off’

In Rio de Janeiro, the sun has been a reluctant guest at Brazil’s World Cup party. On the eve of the tournament clouds have hung stubbornly to the hills above the city all week, obscuring the statue of Christ the Redeemer. If and when he does emerge, he may have his work cut out. This is a World Cup and ...

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Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills Palestinian militant

A Palestinian was killed Wednesday when the Israeli air force targeted a man on a motorbike in the northern Gaza Strip who Israeli authorities said was a militant preparing terrorist attacks. Local sources in…

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Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills Palestinian militant

A Palestinian was killed Wednesday when the Israeli air force targeted a man on a motorbike in the northern Gaza Strip who Israeli authorities said was a militant preparing terrorist attacks. Local sources in…

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Blackwater Guards on Trial Over Killing of Iraqi Civilians

VOA News Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of four former Blackwater security guards charged with the killing of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of 18 others during a shootout in a Baghdad traffic circle. A…

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Blackwater Guards on Trial Over Killing of Iraqi Civilians

VOA News Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of four former Blackwater security guards charged with the killing of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of 18 others during a shootout in a Baghdad traffic circle. A…

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After Karachi attack, first US drone strike in Pakistan this year kills 6

The timing of the strike is bound to raise suspicions of coordination between the two countries after drone attacks were reportedly suspended at Islamabad’s request last December. The first US drone strike in Pakistan this year on Wednesday killed at least six militants, officials said, as Washington resumed the controversial programme after a brazen Taleban attack on Karachi airport earlier ...

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After Karachi attack, first US drone strike in Pakistan this year kills 6

The timing of the strike is bound to raise suspicions of coordination between the two countries after drone attacks were reportedly suspended at Islamabad’s request last December. The first US drone strike in Pakistan this year on Wednesday killed at least six militants, officials said, as Washington resumed the controversial programme after a brazen Taleban attack on Karachi airport earlier ...

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EU investigates Apple, Starbucks, Fiat tax deals

AMSTERDAM — The European Union’s antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into tax deals that Apple, Starbucks and Fiat struck with some European countries, the start of a wider push to keep multinationals from taking advantage of loopholes. EU antitrust commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Wednesday a preliminary probe by his office has found the tax deals the companies have with…

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EU investigates Apple, Starbucks, Fiat tax deals

AMSTERDAM — The European Union’s antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into tax deals that Apple, Starbucks and Fiat struck with some European countries, the start of a wider push to keep multinationals from taking advantage of loopholes. EU antitrust commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Wednesday a preliminary probe by his office has found the tax deals the companies have with…

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