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Deadly Egyptian riots go beyond football

February 2, 2012 — Updated 0346 GMT (1146 HKT) Fans storm on to the pitch during riots that erupted after the football match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly. Editor’s note: James Montague is the author of When Friday Comes: Football in the War Zone, a book about football and politics in the Middle East. (CNN) — The deaths of 73 football ...

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Russia renews its support for Syria Russia remained firm Wednesday in its pledge to veto any U.N. Security Council resolution that could open the door for international military intervention in Syria, as fighting raged anew in the troubled Middle East nation. With diplomats attempting to craft a compromise, Moscow also continues to oppose any U.N. move that calls for Syrian ...

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EU official: Greece needs extra $20 billion

BRUSSELS – Greece’s international debt inspectors have discovered that the debt-ridden country still needs an extra euro15 billion ($20 billion) in help – on top of a promised euro130 billion bailout and a euro100 billion debt relief from private investors, a European official said Thursday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has asked the rest of ...

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Death toll from Europe’s deep freeze rises to 112

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials reported 20 more deaths from the cold in Ukraine and nine more in Poland, bringing the overall toll from a week of frigid weather in Eastern Europe to 112. Emergency crews were working overtime across the region as temperatures sank to minus 32.5 C (minus 26.5 F). Polish government spokeswoman Malgorzata Wozniak says the victims ...

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American Airlines aims to cut 13,000 jobs

DALLAS — The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs — 15 percent of its workforce — as the nation’s third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company proposes to end its traditional pension plans, a move strongly opposed by the airline’s unions and the U.S. pension-insurance agency, and to stop paying for retiree health benefits. ...

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Facebook to go public, raise $5B

Facebook is going public eight years after its computer-hacking chief executive Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. That means anyone with the right amount of cash will be able to own part of a Silicon Valley icon that quickly transformed from dorm-room start-up to cultural touchstone. If its initial public offering of stock makes…

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4 Britons admit London Stock Exchange bomb plot

LONDON (AP) — Four British men fueled by the words of a U.S.-born Muslim cleric pleaded guilty Wednesday to involvement in an al-Qaeda-inspired plot to spread terror and cause economic damage by bombing the London Stock Exchange at Christmastime. The nine men, from several parts of the country, were brought together through radical Islamist groups and nurtured plans to attack ...

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