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Spain crisis deepens as borrowing rates soar

Posted: 06/14/2012 - The ratings agency Moody's downgraded Spain's sovereign debt three notches from A3 to Baa3 Wednesday night, leaving it just one grade above "junk status".

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Russian It Girl's path from parties to protests

Posted: 06/14/2012 - That's what the 30-year-old blond socialite and TV personality said when she began her unlikely foray into political activism by taking the stage at a huge anti-Putin rally in December.

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Egypt's court says parliament is dissolved

Posted: 06/14/2012 - Egypt's highest court on Thursday ordered the country's Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved, saying its election about six months ago was unconstitutional.

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Syria: Car bomb explodes in Damascus suburb

Posted: 06/14/2012 - A suicide bomber detonated his car packed with explosives in a Damascus suburb on Thursday, wounding 10 people and damaging one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, Syria's state-run news agency said.

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Uniform sought for Sept. 11 trial at Guantanamo

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The man who has called himself the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks is seeking to wear military-style clothing at his upcoming war crimes trial in Guantanamo, one of his attorneys said Wednesday.

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Ivory Coast: Coup plot by military exiles foiled

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Ivory Coast's interior minister says authorities have foiled a plot by military exiles loyal to the former president to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.

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With or without foreigners, tourism grows in Tibet

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Tibet is seeing a boom in Chinese visitors, meaning that the government's latest ban on foreigners following self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule has barely dented the region's tourism industry.

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Red Cross: 3 aid workers injured in Syria blast

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The group says the two Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and one ICRC staff member were traveling with other aid workers from Aleppo to Idlib when the blast hit their marked vehicles Wednesday.

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Conservatives: Greece must form govt this time

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Conservative leader Antonis Samaras said Wednesday, insisting that his country should stay in the eurozone and try to amend its international bailout deal to stimulate its moribund economy.

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Suu Kyi visits Europe for first time in 24 years

Posted: 06/13/2012 - She returns Wednesday the icon of Myanmar's democracy movement to a continent eager to hear from her whether the country's recent reforms truly spell the end of its cruel dictatorship.

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Fear of past, ire at present divide young Mexicans

Posted: 06/13/2012 - With signs shouting "No to repression!" and "Down with the PRI!" the angry students who have taken the streets of Mexico with flash protests have become the most visible face of youth in this election.

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Russian opposition leaders questioned after rally

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Two Russian opposition leaders were questioned by investigators on Wednesday, a day after they helped organize the largest protest against Vladimir Putin since his return to the presidency in May.

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UK minister survives vote on Murdoch ties

Updated: 06/13/2012 - British lawmakers will vote Wednesday on whether to investigate the culture minister over allegations he favored Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in its bid to take control of a satellite broadcaster

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Berlin police release photo of "forest boy"

Updated: 06/13/2012 - Berlin police on Wednesday released photos an English-speaking teenage boy who wandered into the city nine months ago saying he had been living for the last five years in the forest with his father.

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Wave of car bombs kills 63 during Iraq pilgrimage

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Coordinated car bombs struck mainly Shiite pilgrims in several Iraqi cities, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens more in one of the deadliest attacks since U.S. troops withdrew from the country.

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Yemen drives al-Qaida from 2 major strongholds

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Yemeni troops and armed tribesmen drove al-Qaida militants from two southern strongholds on Tuesday, a major victory in a U.S.-backed offensive to seize territory held for more than a year by the terror network

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Spain bond yields at record as Fitch cuts 18 banks

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Spain's benchmark borrowing rate hit its highest since the country joined the euro currency after Fitch credit ratings agency downgraded 18 domestic banks on Tuesday.

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Health of Egypt's Mubarak stabilizes in prison

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Medical officials say Hosni Mubarak's condition has stabilized after the former president slipped in an out of consciousness over the past 24 hours.

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Pakistani probe finds case against ex-envoy

Posted: 06/12/2012 - A judicial investigation has concluded Pakistan's former ambassador to the U.S. did write a secret letter to American officials requesting their help in reining in the powerful army last year.

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UK's John Major: Murdoch tried to change policy

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Major was testifying before Britain's inquiry into media ethics, which was set up after it emerged that reporters at a major Murdoch tabloid had hacked into the voicemails of people in the news.

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Bodies found after Haitian migrant boat sinks in Bahamas

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Eleven bodies have been found and 13 people remain missing after a boat carrying 28 Haitian migrants ran into trouble while on its way to the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.

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