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Norway killer ‘insane’ says his lawyer

The lawyer for the gunman behind last week’s attacks in Norway that killed at least 76 people has said his client appears to be insane. “This whole case indicated that he is insane,” Geir Lippestad told journalists on Tuesday about Anders Behring Breivik, who has claimed responsibility for Friday’s bomb attack on the Oslo government and subsequent shooting spree on a ...

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Western powers and rebels may be open to Gadhafi staying in Libya after stepping down

TRIPOLI, Libya – An international consensus may be emerging over allowing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to remain in the country if he steps down. Western countries and Libyan rebels long insisted Gadhafi leave the country, as a condition for ending the five-month-old civil war. British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday became the latest Western official to suggest Gadhafi could ...

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Obama calls for compromise amid stalemate in debt talks

Obama offers ‘balanced’ solution to debt Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama called on the American public to pressure elected officials to work out a compromise to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid a potentially devastating default. A deal would allow the government to continue borrowing money to pay its debts after August 2. The challenge came during the ...

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Guatemala troops claim innocence at massacre trial

GUATEMALA CITY – Three former Guatemalan soldiers and an officer have claimed innocence on the first day of trial for a 1982 massacre in which hundreds of men, women and children were killed. The defendants say they were not in the village of Dos Erres the day it was stormed by soldiers. They stand accused of killing 201 farmers. At ...

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Cartel Leader Nabbed In Mexico

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Tues. July 26, 2011: An alleged drug cartel leader has been nabbed by Mexico police, authorities disclosed Monday. Security officials said 33-year-old Bulmaro Salinas Munoz, alias “El Men,” the apparent leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, was arrested in Morelia, Mexico on Sunday. Munoz is believed to have taken over as cartel boss of ...

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Colombian Political Candidate Murdered

News Americas, BOGOTA, Colombia, Tues. July 26, 2011: Provincial and municipal elections in Colombia are proving violent this year with the recent killing of several political candidates. City Council candidate, Alfredo Hernan Rios, was found dead near his car in a rural area of the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, authorities said Monday. His driver, William Cote’s body, was discovered ...

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CONCACAF Champions League Opens Today

News Americas, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Tues. July 26, 2011: The 2011 CONCACAF Champions League tourney gets underway today with the Seattle Sounders FC taking on Panamanian Clausura champion, San Francisco. Seattle will face a difficult test as they begin the preliminary round of this year’s competition against San Francisco in Panama City, before returning to the Pacific Northwest on August ...

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Look Out For A Film On The Chilean Miners

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. July 26, 2011: Get ready to see the 70-day saga of several Chilean miners reenacted on the silver screen. Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy and Edward McGurn, the vice president of Phoenix Pictures, using the recently created Half Circle production company. Filming of the story of the 33 miners is expected to commence sometime in ...

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