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Officials: Bombs, clashes kill at least 56 in Iraq

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press= BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 49 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence across the country that has raised concerns over a return to sectarian bloodshed. Also, seven militants were killed. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks, mostly ...

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Egypt tense as army deadline for Morsi looms

Tensions are high in Egypt as an army ultimatum for President Mohammed Morsi to resolve deadly unrest approaches. Clashes broke out at rival protests across the country overnight, with at least 16 pro-Morsi protesters killed at a demonstration at Cairo University. The army has said it will shed its blood to defend Egypt against “any terrorist, radical or fool”. Mr ...

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Vatican panel clears Pope John Paul II for sainthood

Facebook Follow @washtimes Should NSA leaker Edward Snowden be granted asylum in Russia? Login to Vote View results VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the ceremony that could come as soon as Dec. 8, a Vatican ...

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Bank of England’s Mark Carney greeted by signs of recovery

New governor is expected to maintain rates as report shows evidence of economic growth, increased exports and confidence New Bank of England governor Mark Carney arrives at 11 Downing Street in London to meet chancellor George Osborne. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Mark Carney enters his first rate-setting meeting as Bank of England governor this week armed with further evidence of Britain’s ...

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Bank of England’s Mark Carney greeted by signs of recovery

New governor is expected to maintain rates as report shows evidence of economic growth, increased exports and confidence New Bank of England governor Mark Carney arrives at 11 Downing Street in London to meet chancellor George Osborne. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Mark Carney enters his first rate-setting meeting as Bank of England governor this week armed with further evidence of Britain’s ...

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Obama honours 1998 Tanzania bombing dead

US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath for the victims of the 1998 US embassy bombing in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. Eleven Americans were killed in the al-Qaeda…

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Obama honours 1998 Tanzania bombing dead

US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath for the victims of the 1998 US embassy bombing in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. Eleven Americans were killed in the al-Qaeda…

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Syria, Snowden top topics for Kerry-Lavrov meeting

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei—The Syrian crisis and National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden were hot-button topics Tuesday at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of an Asian summit in Brunei. Lavrov declined to sum up his more-than-90-minute meeting with Kerry, telling reporters only that their discussion was…

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Syria, Snowden top topics for Kerry-Lavrov meeting

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei—The Syrian crisis and National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden were hot-button topics Tuesday at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of an Asian summit in Brunei. Lavrov declined to sum up his more-than-90-minute meeting with Kerry, telling reporters only that their discussion was…

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