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Row Over Photos Of Topless Kate Lands In French Courts

Monday, September 17, 2012

Buckingham Palace is doing what it can to stop further publication of the photos, taken while the woman who some day may be queen was vacationing with Prince William. But they continue to show up in gossip rags.

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Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.

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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The U.S. troops were killed by an Afghan officer at a remote checkpoint. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three days. In the attack on which the women were casualties, the alliance said 45 insurgents were killed.

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Welcome To The New Middle East?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?

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Libya Says Four In Custody In Connection To Consulate Attack

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A day after armed assailants attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, violence spread to Yemen, where protesters stormed the embassy compound before being driven back.

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Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Thrived On Tough Assignments

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The ambassador always wanted to get out of the embassy and experience events firsthand. Stevens spent much of his career in North Africa and was thrilled to be in Libya at this crucial time in its history.

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Pakistan Factory Fires Kill More Than 300

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Most of the workers were killed in a garment factory in Karachi, while 25 died at a separate fire in a shoe factory in Lahore.

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Film Said To Spark Protests In Libya, Egypt

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A State Department officer was killed in an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Hundreds demonstrated in both Libya and Egypt against a U.S.-made film they say insults Islam's prophet, Muhammad.

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Netanyahu Says World Has No 'Moral Right' To Stop Israel From Attacking Iran

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Israeli prime minister sharpened his words, signaling a deeper rift with Washington on how to handle Iran's nuclear program.

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Top Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed in Yemen

Monday, September 10, 2012

The deputy commander of the Yemeni-based terrorist network was reportedly killed along with six other militants.

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European Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged; Unveils Bond-Buying Plan

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Financial markets are watching the bank's steps closely as it tries to shore up the euro.

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Trucks Full Of Cash: U.S. Firms Make Plans For Greece Euro Exit

Monday, September 03, 2012

European leaders have vowed to keep the eurozone intact, but U.S. companies are making contingency plans in case Greece is forced to leave the currency union. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, for instance, has looked into moving cash into Greece so clients can continue to pay local employees.

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U.S. Military Suspends Training Of Some Afghan Forces

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The U.S. military is halting the training of all new recruits for the Afghan Local Police for at least a month in order to give American trainers time to re-vet current Afghan troops for ties to the insurgency.

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Paralympics Begin In London, Near 'Spiritual Home' Of Games

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More than 4,000 athletes from 147 countries will compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where the opening ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. ET today. The U.S. contingent of 227 athletes includes 133 men and 94 women. Of the American Paralympians, 20 are U.S. military veterans.

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Israeli Court Rules American Activist's Death Was An Accident

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rachel Corrie's parents sued Israel after their daughter was killed by a bulldozer manned by an Israeli soldier. She was killed at the height of the second intifada and became an international symbol for Palestinian resistance.

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Syrian Fighting Escalates In And Around Damascus

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ban Ki-moon called the killing of 300 Syrians an "appalling and brutal crime."

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In Afghanistan: General's Plane Damaged; Afghans Start Spying On Own Troops

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shrapnel from rockets fired at Bagram air field damaged the plane that had been set to fly the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of the country. Two maintenance workers were slightly injured. Gen. Martin Dempsey left on another aircraft.

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Wife Of Ex-Chinese Official Given Suspended Death Sentence

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Gu Kailai was convicted after confessing to killing British businessman Neil Heywood in 2011. She's the wife of Bo Xilai, who was removed from his post as Communist Party secretary in the southern city of Chongqing in March.

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WikiLeaks' Assange Demands U.S. Cease 'Witch Hunt'

Sunday, August 19, 2012

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to make a public appearance Sunday, from the safety of the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

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Two U.S. Troops Killed By Afghan Police Officer; Latest 'Green On Blue' Attack

Friday, August 17, 2012

More than 35 coalition troops โ€” most of them Americans โ€” have been killed this year by attackers wearing the uniforms of the Afghan military or police.

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