20 Jun 2011

Europe delays decision on Greece, presses Athens to act

“Euro zone finance ministers kept up intense pressure on Greece on Monday, saying it had to approve tougher austerity measures before a final decision is made on a further 12 billion euros ($17 billion) in loans. Meeting into the early hours of Monday, ministers indicated that the next tranche of

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20 Jun 2011

Bomb hits French embassy convoy in Baghdad

“Seven people were wounded on Monday when a French embassy convoy was hit by a make-shift bomb in Baghdad in the second attack on the mission’s vehicles in a month, an embassy official and local police said. The attack in Baghdad’s al-Mesbah neighborhood underscored the still shaky security situation in

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17 Jun 2011

‘Powerful Bomb’ Defused on Indian Passenger Train

“Police in eastern India say security forces have defused a powerful bomb found on a train carrying about 1,000 passengers. Senior police officials in Assam state said security forces were conducting a routine search when they found an unattended small, but heavy, bag before the train arrived in Guwahati. They

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17 Jun 2011

Al Qaeda-Linked Site Posts ‘Hit List’ of U.S. Targets, Prompting Feds to Send Alert

“The Department of Homeland Security has sent out an internal alert warning that jihadist websites last week posted a “hit list” of American executives, officials and companies — an alarming development that could mark the start of a new phase in terror plots. The list, which covers dozens of names

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17 Jun 2011

Qaeda dead set on U.S. attacks

“Last month’s killing of Osama bin Laden hasn’t cut down on al Qaeda’s drive to carry out terror attacks within the United States, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The chairman, Republican Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, issued such a warning in an article posted to ABC News’

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16 Jun 2011

Mexican Industrial City Registers Record 33 Murders

“Monterrey, the largest city in northern Mexico and the country’s industrial capital, registered a record 33 murders in one day, Nuevo Leon state Security Council spokesman Jorge Domene said Thursday. The wave of killings started in the early minutes of Wednesday and ended just before midnight, when a shootout between

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16 Jun 2011

Six French children hospitalised with E coli

“Six children have been hospitalised in northern France with E coli infections after eating meat that manufacturers said came from Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands “ Source: Six French children hospitalised with E coli | RFI

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16 Jun 2011

Political turmoil in Greece amid austerity uproar

“Squeezed between worried creditors and an angry public, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister tried to tamp down an escalating revolt within his own Socialist party Thursday over new austerity measures. Two prominent Socialist lawmakers resigned hours before Prime Minister George Papandreou was to reschuffle his Cabinet, a tactic he hoped would

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16 Jun 2011

Jihadist websites: Al-Zawahiri appointed al Qaeda’s new leader

“Ayman al-Zawahiri has been appointed the new leader of al Qaeda, according to a statement posted on several jihadist websites. Al-Zawahiri has played a defining role in al Qaeda for more than a decade as Osama bin Laden’s deputy. Even before the announcement, he had been widely regarded as the

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15 Jun 2011

Greek government realigned amidst protests

“After violent protests against austerity measures Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a government reshuffle in a bid to solve his nation’s debt woes. Papandreou said in a brief televised statement that he will seek a vote of confidence in the new government Thursday. He did not offer any

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