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  • Disgraced duke’s figure moved in Madrid wax museum

    Spain’s royal family has lost one of its members, at least in Madrid’s Wax Museum.

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    20 Dec 11
  • Tension rise as Iraq seeks Sunni VP arrest

    Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant for Sunni Muslim Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi on Monday for suspected ties to assassinations and bombings, a decision likely to fuel sectarian tensions after the U.S. troop withdrawal.

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    20 Dec 11
  • AT&T gives up on $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA

    AT&T has dropped its controversial $39 billion bid for Deutsche Telekom’s U.S. wireless unit, bowing to fierce regulatory opposition and leaving both companies scrambling for alternatives.

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    20 Dec 11
  • U.S. seeks Korea stability but influence limited

    When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited U.S. troops in South Korea in October and told them that they were on “the front line,” it was clearly a rhetorical flourish meant to show appreciation for the 28,500 American forces theoretically in firing range of the North.

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    19 Dec 11
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-il waves upon his visit to the Songjin Steel Complex in North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's official news agency KCNA on April 25, 2011. KCNA did not state expressly the date when the picture was taken.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died Saturday on a train trip, a tearful state television announcer, dressed in black, reported Monday.

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    18 Dec 11
  • Greek man claims for 19 kids-none real, police say

    A former Greek policeman who invented 19 fictional offspring to claim benefits for what would have been the largest family in Greece has been arrested for benefit fraud, police said.

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    15 Dec 11
  • Reuters Baghdad correspondent Ahmed Rasheed says it was just a day after that first meeting that he began to realize the price his country would have to pay for democracy.

    “Three days after U.S. tanks rolled into Baghdad in April 2003, I had my first encounter with an American marine. I opened my door to find him crouched on the street and holding a pump action shot gun.

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    15 Dec 11
  • Debt crisis pushes economies to the edge – Reuters poll

    The sovereign debt crisis crippling the euro zone still threatens other developed economies, leaving Britain and Japan teetering on the edge of recession but with the United States seen several paces away from a slump, a Reuters poll found.

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    14 Dec 11