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Sarkozy, Obama push for financial crisis solution

CANNES, France — French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he and the U.S. president agree that businesses should contribute to resolving the global financial crisis. U.S. President Barack Obama, left, walks with French President Nicholas Sarkozy after Obama’s arrival for the G20 summit in Cannes, France, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) French President Nicolas Sarkozy waits for arrivals at ...

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Papandreou believes in victory in bailout referendum

Cannes, France – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou expects voters to back a European Union-sponsored bailout in the referendum he has called on the measure, he said Wednesday. ‘I believe there will a positive outcome. Greek people want to stay in the eurozone,’ Papandreou said in Cannes, France, after talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and ...

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Hundreds of Nepalese Armed Police Disrupt Global Action for Tibet

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Kathmandu, Nepal: – This morning, 1 November 2011, approximately 400 Nepalese armed police surrounded the Tibetan Settlement camp ground in Jawalakhel, Kathmandu, where hundreds of Tibetans had gathered to initiate a three-day campaign as part of the Global Action for Tibet. The Campaign comprises solidarity actions such as a mass prayer service, fasting, ...

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News International warned over illegal ‘culture’ in 2008

Senior executives at News International were warned in June 2008 of a “culture of illegal information access” at the media group involving “at least three” journalists, it has emerged. After new documents released yesterday indicated that Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper publisher knew three years ago that phone hacking at the News of the World went beyond a single “rogue reporter”, ...

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Court to deliver Assange extradition ruling

November 2, 2011 — Updated 0700 GMT (1500 HKT) If the court rules in his favor, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can expect to go free. London (CNN) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out Wednesday whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning on sexual misconduct allegations. U.K. appeals court judges Lord Justice Thomas and Justice Ouseley ...

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Dalai Lama Says: Japan Has Courage, Resilience to Move On

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala: – Sharing suffering with Japanese people affected by the recent natural disasters, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Monday 31st October, praised their resilience to rebuild their nation from even from ashes as they did after the second world war. On his fourth day visiting Japan (Tuesday, 1st ...

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The people versus the police

America’s politicians, it seems, have had their fill of democracy. Across the country, police, acting under orders from local officials, are breaking up protest encampments set up by supporters of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement – sometimes with shocking and utterly gratuitous violence. In the worst incident so far, hundreds of police, dressed in riot gear, surrounded Occupy Oakland’s ...

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Europe crisis plans at risk after Greek vote call

Europe’s days-old plan to solve its crippling debt crisis has been thrown into turmoil by the Greek Prime Minister’s shock decision to call a referendum on the country’s latest rescue package. Stock markets plunged around the world Tuesday, particularly in Europe, with the Athens exchange losing 5.5 percent, on worries the Greek government could lose the referendum vote. If that ...

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