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Cabinet will meet later in week on proposed changes

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Iraq wants the U.S. to make changes to a security pact that would keep U.S. troops there another three years, but there's no official word on what the changes might be.

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Bank of Canada cuts rate

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Canada's central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter-point to 2.25 percent.

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French state to inject $14.01 billion into 6 banks

Posted: 10/20/2008 - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has announced the state will inject $14.01 billion in capital into the country's six largest banks by year-end in a further bid to boost liquidity drained by a global financial crisis.

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Bombs kill 4 in Baghdad

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Officials in Iraq say at least four people are dead after bombs in Baghdad struck a taxi and a double-decker bus.

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Canadian opposition Liberal leader resigns

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Canadian opposition Liberal Party Stephane Dion says he'll resign as leader of the once-dominant party after last week's bitter election loss.

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Pakistan court orders NC man held in jail

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Police say a Pakistani court has ordered an American detained for two more weeks after he was accused of trying to enter a militant stronghold near the Afghan border.

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Tainted feed kills 1,500 Chinese dogs bred for fur

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A Chinese veterinarian says some 1,500 dogs have died after eating feed tainted with melamine. That's the same industrial chemical that's contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of babies across China.

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UN chief offers to host global financial summit

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Saying it would bring "universal legitimacy" to the effort, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is offering to host an emergency summit at the United Nations on the global financial crisis.

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Nations balk at US anti-drug Afghan plan

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says a number of NATO countries are balking at the United States' request that their troops in Afghanistan do more to confront drug lords whose money helps bankroll the Taliban.

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