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U.S. recognizes Libyan rebels’ authority

Istanbul (CNN) — The United States now recognizes the main opposition group in Libya “as the legitimate governing authority” in a country that Moammar Gadhafi has long ruled with an iron first, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday. U.S. recognition of the Transitional National Council is a major diplomatic policy shift that could give the rebels access to Libyan ...

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Syrian opposition calls for civil disobedience

Syrians should wage a campaign of civil disobedience to try to force President Bashar al-Assad from power, an exiled dissident said at a meeting in Turkey aimed at forging a united opposition. The opposition, divided between Islamists and liberals, is holding a “National Salvation Congress” to try to unite behind the goal of ending 41 years of Assad family rule, ...

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No debt ceiling deal in sight

By Charles Riley @CNNMoney July 16, 2011: 7:40 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Just two weeks and a couple days. That’s how long Congress has to raise the debt ceiling, or risk economic catastrophe. The deadline has been a long time coming. Treasury started sending letters to lawmakers in January urging them to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling ...

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UK govt defends Murdoch ties as scandal spirals

LONDON – Britain’s Conservative-led government denied Saturday that it was too close to Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-hit media empire, as the mogul apologized for phone hacking by one of his tabloids in full-page newspaper ads across the country. Government records show that Prime Minister David Cameron had scores of meetings with media executives in the past year, including more than 20 ...

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Syrian security forces kill 32, witnesses say

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces killed at least 32 protesters Friday as hundreds of thousands flooded the streets nationwide in the largest anti-government demonstrations since the uprising began more than four months ago, witnesses and activists said. The death toll included 23 in the capital Damascus, the most reported in a single day there. In a significant show of the uprising's strength, thousands of protesters turned out in Damascus — the seat of the regime's power — which has been relatively quiet so far. The crowds also took to the streets in areas where the government crackdown has been most intense, a sign that President Bashar Assad's forces cannot smother the...

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Sovereignty revisited as interventions grow

The Arab Spring (and its troublesome aftermath in Egypt); intervention in Libya; nonintervention in Syria; drone military operations in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia; the influx of unwanted immigrants and walls of exclusion; and selective applications of international criminal law – all draw into question the most basic of all ideas of world order: the sovereignty of territorial states, and limits to that sovereignty. ...

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Rebekah Brooks resigns over UK phone-hacking scandal

Phone hacking scandal forces resignation London (CNN) — Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor and chief executive of News International, has resigned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, News International said Friday. Brooks, who was editor at the time of some of the most serious allegations against the newspaper, has been under pressure to step down ...

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India’s unsolved bombings

New Delhi – A series of bombings. No claim of responsibility. No prime suspects. Wednesday’s explosions in India’s financial capital Mumbai ticked a wearily familiar list of boxes in a country which is no stranger to bombings that go unclaimed and lack any transparent motive. Briefing reporters on Thursday about the investigation, Home Minister P Chidambaram cast the net of ...

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Central Indonesian volcano erupts; residents flee

Tomohon (Indonesia) Jul 15, (AP): Friday, July 15, 2011 –> A volcano in central Indonesia spit lava and smoke high into the air early today, sending thousands of panicked residents racing down its fiery slopes. One woman died of a heart attack as she fled, but no other casualties were reported. Mount Lokon, located in northern Sulawesi…

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