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Master tactician does Obama a favour

Bill Clinton proved, yet again, that he is one of a kind. His lengthy speech wasn't off message but it wasn't on the same message as everybody else at this convention. He wasn't there to scare. He defended President Barack Obama's record and values with stirring rhetoric and impassioned pleading. That's what you would expect when a senior statesman is ...

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French Alps deaths: gendarmes refuse to speculate over Annecy killings

Quiet hamlet of Chevaline in profound shock as police admit to no leads yet on shotgun deaths Lieutenant Colonel Benoit Vinneman at a press conference in Annecy, on Thursday, covering the killings of a French cyclist and British family. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP On the dusty narrow Route de la Combe d’Ire leading up to the Alpine beauty spot celebrated in ...

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Embattled Peugeot booted from French CAC 40 index

PARIS (Reuters) – PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUP.PA) will be dropped from France’s blue chip index CAC 40 .FCHI the latest in a series of setbacks for Europe’s No. 2 automaker by volume. Peugeot, a founding member of the CAC 40 when the benchmark was created a quarter century ago, will be replaced by Belgian chemicals group Solvay (SOLB.BR), NYSE Euronext ...

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A Balance Needed Between Mental and Material Development: Dalai Lama

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: -During the morning session on the first day, September 4, 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his three day teaching on Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” at the main Tibetan Temple in Dharamshala, India. His Holiness will continue from the 5th chapter of Shantideva’s book. Thousands of ...

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Six Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

Gaza City: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday, raising to six the number killed in the past 24 hours, medical sources said. “We have received three bodies,” said Ashraf Al Qudra, spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, saying the three had been killed by an Israeli tank shell just east of the town ...

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France giving aid to rebel-held Syrian cities

Paris: France has started providing direct aid and money to five rebel-held Syrian cities as it intensifies efforts to weaken President Bashar Al Assad, in the first such move by a western power, a diplomatic source said Wednesday. The French aid comes as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticised the Security Council on Wednesday for failing to take action to protect ...

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Mario Draghi set to unveil ECB bond-buying euro plan

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, is expected to unveil details of a new bond-buying plan later, aimed at easing the eurozone's debt crisis. In July, Mr Draghi had said that he would do "whatever it takes" to save the euro. The ECB is expected to help cut the borrowing costs of debt-burdened eurozone members by buying their ...

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EU leaders take reassuring tone ahead of crucial ECB meet

AFP – European leaders piled up reassuring declarations on the eurozone on Wednesday, the eve of a keenly-awaited meeting of the European Central Bank’s governing council. European President Herman Van Rompuy slapped away speculation that the debt crisis would bring down the euro, while Germany’s finance minister forecast that the single currency would be more stable in a year’s time ...

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2010 BP Oil Spill

Corexit-dispersed oily Gulf shore deaths continue Deborah Dupre| Top News BP discloses potential security breach; laptop with data for 13,000 missing Keith Morris| Environment Holloway in Biloxi says the local casino industry is making a tedious recovery Hank Richards| Top News Most recent BP 'Gulf recovery' slammed, gross negligence: 'Bombshell court filing' In court filing, U.S. government lawyers are slamming ...

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Hundreds of Afghan soldiers detained, sacked for insurgent links

Kabul: The Afghan army has detained or sacked hundreds of soldiers for having links to insurgents, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, as it tries to stem an alarming number of so-called insider attacks eroding trust between Afghans and their allies. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has expressed strong concern over the attacks, in which Afghan servicemen have killed at ...

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