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Libyan rebels pushed back from Brega

Libyan government forces in trucks disguised with rebel flags have shelled opposition positions near the strategic eastern oil town of Brega, killing 13 rebel fighters and wounding dozens more, officials said. Rebel forces have been pushing to seize the front-line town which is home to an oil refinery and terminal, for nearly a week, but they say minefields planted by ...

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What Happened to Poland’s Rapacki and Wojtyla Plans?

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Unlike the Rapacki Plan, wherein Poland proposed to help create a nuclear-free zone in Central Europe, now with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement confirming that Washington plans to deploy missiles and Air Force units to Poland; it appears the United States is again rejecting a chance doe peaceful coexistence with one of permanent ...

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U.S. officials meet Gaddafi envoys, urge him to go

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. officials met with representatives of Muammar Gaddafi to deliver a message that the embattled Libyan leader must go, a State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday. The rare meeting between U.S. diplomats and Gaddafi envoys on Saturday was held “to deliver a clear and firm message that the only way to move forward is for Gaddafi ...

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Corruption, illiteracy hold back Afghan police

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – When NATO forces in Afghanistan caught an opium producer with 15 kgs (33 lbs) of drugs, they might have expected his family to plead for his freedom. Instead, an Afghan police officer appealed to foreign troops to release him. The drug-trafficker stayed in prison, but the British army officer who described the incident said it ...

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Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-Bound Ship

Associated Press JERUSALEM—Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday seized control of a French ship attempting to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, reporting no resistance during the takeover in international waters. The navy boarded the ship after the pro-Palestinian activists on board ignored calls to change course. The military had warned it would stop any attempt to break the sea ...

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John Yates resigns

John Yates announced his resignation as one of Britain’s top police officers today after coming under mounting pressure over his handling of the phone hacking scandal. The Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner told Metropolitan Police Authority chairman Kit Malthouse this afternoon that he was standing down. The move came after Sir Paul Stephenson resigned as Metropolitan Police Commissioner last night. Scotland ...

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