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  • Colombia rebels selling cows as drug money drops: Santo

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday the country’s largest rebel group was increasingly selling its cattle to finance South America’s longest-running insurgency as income from trafficking cocaine drops.

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    16 Jan 12
  • Republican presidential candidate former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman departs the Huckabee Forum 2, a televised event, in Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2012.

    Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will drop out of the White House race on Monday and endorse front-runner Mitt Romney, a senior campaign official said.

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    15 Jan 12
  • Iran warns of consequences if Arabs back oil sanctions

    Iran warned Gulf Arab neighbors on Sunday they would suffer consequences if they raised oil output to replace Iranian crude facing an international ban.

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    15 Jan 12
  • News Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch (R) arrives at his home in New York July 20, 2011.

    Media baron Rupert Murdoch used his new Twitter account this weekend to attack the Obama Administration’s opposition to parts of proposed legislation designed to combat Internet piracy.

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    15 Jan 12
  • Banned Bulgarian soccer referee uses false identity

    A banned Bulgarian referee took charge of this week’s friendly between Werder Bremen and AZ Alkmaar under a false identity, state television BNT reported on Friday.

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    15 Jan 12
  • Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris, January 13, 2012. A euro zone official said that France and Austria would lose their top-notch triple-A ratings and Slovakia would also be affected in an announcement expected later today. Banners read "Notations Kill"

    Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro- zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status but not EU paymaster Germany, in a Black Friday the 13th for the troubled single currency area.

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    13 Jan 12
  • Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown

    House Speaker John Boehner, hoping to spare fellow Republicans a second embarrassing defeat over payroll tax cuts, is prepared to navigate around rebellious Tea Party-aligned lawmakers to get a deal, according to congressional aides.

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    13 Jan 12
  • Russian villager mistakenly buys Kalashnikov arsenal

    A Russian villager discovered a stockpile of Kalashnikov assault rifles hidden in the wooden crates he bought for $15 from a stranger to use as fuel for his winter stove.

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    13 Jan 12