Archive | December 14th, 2011

UN peacekeepers to monitor Sudan border

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council is expanding the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and newly independent South Sudan to include monitoring the volatile north-south border. A resolution adopted unanimously by the council on Wednesday urges the two countries to end violence on the border. Leaders from [...]

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Argentina captain Vazquez leaves after 3 years

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina’s Davis Cup captain Modesto Vazquez says he is to leave after three years in the role. Vazquez admits that during his time in charge he had a “difficult” relationship with David Nalbandian, one of the country’s top players, who he described as “not a positive leader” in an interview with [...]

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Euro under pressure as EU summit optimism fades

FRANKFURT, Germany – The euro slid to an 11-month low and borrowing costs spiked Wednesday for heavily indebted Italy, as economic realities dispelled the last wisps of optimism left about an EU deal aimed at containing Europe’s debt crisis. The market verdict, that Europe’s debt problems are still unsolved, comes after five days of accumulating [...]

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Pope encourages scandal-marred Legion

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has offered encouragement to the Legionaries of Christ order, which has been reeling since revelations that its founder was discovered to have been a fraud and pedophile. The Legion ordained 49 new priests this week in Rome, and many Legionaries and their families attended the pope’s general audience Wednesday. [...]

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Jackson daughter tells 'Ellen' about acting dreams

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s daughter says she was inspired to be an actress after seeing her father in the film “Moonwalker.” Paris Jackson spoke to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about her acting aspirations and the lengths that her father took to protect her identity. The episode airs Thursday. The 13-year-old says her father [...]

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Pakistan president discharged from hospital

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was discharged from a hospital in Dubai late Wednesday, and will stay in his house in the Gulf state before returning home, his spokesman said. Farhatullah Babar couldn’t say when Zardari would fly to Pakistan, but expressed “no doubt” that he would do so. He said he was [...]

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Judge orders trial for men accused in Palin case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Two Pennsylvania men accused of harassing Sarah Palin’s Alaska lawyers by phone are going to have to stand trial. Federal Judge Timothy Burgess on Wednesday rejected a plea deal for Shawn Christy and his father, Craig Christy, and instead ordered the men to stand trial in early January. The plea agreement would [...]

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US says South Sudan's oil sector open for business

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has declared South Sudan’s oil sector open for business for U.S. companies. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says American investment in the sector was authorized last week after a request from the world’s newest recognized country. South Sudan gained its independence in July. The license is valid even when [...]

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