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Kuwait Cabinet approves economy plan

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Kuwait's state-owned television says the Cabinet has approved a stimulus package to help the economy weather the global financial crisis.

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Merkel praises Vatican's Holocaust stance

Posted: 02/05/2009 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the Vatican's "unequivocal" demand that a prelate recant his denial of the Holocaust before he can be rehabilitated. She says the move is "important and good."

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Queen's estate apologizes for rag dolls

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Managers of one of Queen Elizabeth II's country estates have apologized for selling a soft toy with racist connotations in their gift shop.

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Clinton to visit Asia on first overseas trip

Posted: 02/05/2009 - The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Japan, South Korea, China and Indonesia on her first overseas trip as the top U.S. diplomat.

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World stock markets take a dip

Posted: 02/05/2009 - International stock markets reacted today to more grim corporate news that undermined optimism that China's stimulus measures will help it weather the global slowdown.

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Report: $3M arms ship ransom for Somali pirates

Posted: 02/04/2009 - A spokesman for the owner of a Ukrainian ship carrying heavy weapons has told a Russian news agency that a $3.2 million ransom was delivered to the Somali pirates who seized it five months ago.

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German report: Most wanted Nazi died in 1992

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Germany's ZDF TV is reporting it has found documents proving that the world's most-wanted Nazi war criminal, concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, died in Cairo in 1992.

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Czech lawmakers postpone missile defense vote

Posted: 02/04/2009 - The Czech Republic's lower chamber of parliament has postponed a vote on a deal with Washington to accept a U.S. missile defense installation until at least mid-March.

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Group claims attack on Greek police station

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Greek authorities say a previously unknown group has claimed responsibility for a gunfire and grenade attack on an Athens police station.

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Netanyahu: Gaza offensive stopped too soon

Posted: 02/04/2009 - The front-runner for Israel's election next week, Benjamin Netanyahu, says Israel's offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza last month did not go far enough.

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UK union recommends end of wildcat strike

Posted: 02/04/2009 - A union representing striking workers at a British refinery says it is recommending that its members end their wildcat walkout over the hiring of foreign workers.

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Gunmen kill prominent Somali journalist

Posted: 02/04/2009 - A Somali journalist says masked gunmen have killed the director of Somalia's largest media company at a market in the Somali capital.

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