21 Sep 2011

Michigan police say car bomb may have caused blast that seriously injured 3 people

“A blast that turned a vehicle along a Michigan street into a blackened shell and seriously injured its three occupants may have been the work of a car bomb, police said Wednesday.” Source: Michigan police say car bomb may have caused blast that seriously injured 3 people – The Washington

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21 Sep 2011

Greece bailout: Cabinet meets to discuss faster cuts

“The Greek cabinet will meet later to discuss accelerating austerity measures aimed at securing further bailout funds to help ease the country’s debt crisis. An announcement on the measures agreed will be made this afternoon, a government spokesperson said.” Source: BBC News – Greece bailout: Cabinet meets to discuss faster

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21 Sep 2011

Explosions in Ankara Are Believed to Be Terrorism

“A bombing attack in central Ankara on Tuesday killed three people and wounded at least 34, the interior minister said, in the first deadly bombing in Turkey’s capital in more than four years. Three of the wounded were in critical condition late Tuesday. “ Source: Explosions in Ankara Are Believed

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20 Sep 2011

IMF warns world about ‘dangerous’ phase of decline

“The world economy has entered a “dangerous new phase” of declining growth that will require policymakers to take action, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Tuesday. “Global activity has weakened and become more uneven, confidence has fallen sharply recently, and downside risks are growing,” said in

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20 Sep 2011

35 bodies found in Mexican roadway during rush hour

“At least 35 human bodies were found in a roadway during rush-hour traffic in the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz Tuesday, the state attorney general said.” Source: 35 bodies found in Mexican roadway during rush hour – CNN.com

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20 Sep 2011

Mexican leader hints again at US drug legalization

” For the second time in less than a month, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has inched toward suggesting that the United States decriminalize narcotics if that’s what it takes to reduce the “astronomical profits” of the crime gangs roiling his nation. If the United States cannot reduce demand for drugs,

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20 Sep 2011

Jordan’s King says Israel must choose if it is fortress or part of Mideast

“Israel has to decide whether or not it is part of the Middle East ahead of a Palestinian bid for statehood in the United Nations, Jordanian King Abdullah II said in an interview late Monday, adding that he was not optimistic over the Israeli government’s seriousness regarding resolving its conflict

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20 Sep 2011

Agents raid 7 IHOP restaurants, 6 in Ohio

“The FBI Tuesday said seven IHOP restaurants, including four in northwest Ohio, were being searched as part of a multi-agency investigation. Special Agent Scott Wilson declined to give details about the searches, which also were conducted in Findlay and Lima.” Source: Agents raid 7 IHOP restaurants, 6 in Ohio –

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20 Sep 2011

Corrupt Guard Offers Inside Look at Mexican Drug Cartels

“A corrupt U.S. border agent sitting in a federal prison cell is offering a chilling view of the Mexican drug cartels whose drug shipments he protected for years in return for hefty bribes. He is so terrified of the cartel’s famous vicious streak that he fears for his own life

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20 Sep 2011

Afghan peace council head Rabbani killed in attack

“The chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, Burhanuddin Rabbani, has been killed in a bomb attack at his home in Kabul, officials told the BBC. He was meeting two members of the Taliban at his home at the time of the blast, officials said. It is unclear if they

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