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Iraq, U.S. and SOFA: Legal Immunity or Illegal Impunity?

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “The American pact is nothing but humiliation to the Iraqis. This is against the interest and the sovereignty of the Iraq people and no none should put himself in a position to sign it…such a pact with the Americans who destroyed Iraq since 1991 and killed millions of its children by two wars and ...

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More violence in British capital after riots

LONDON (Reuters) – Groups of youths attacked shops and damaged a police car in north London on Sunday as police sent in reinforcements to prevent more rioting on the scale that laid waste to another area of the British capital 24 hours earlier. Police officers investigate after riots in Tottenham in north London August 7, 2011. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files) Scattered incidents ...

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Asian stock markets dip on global economic growth fears

Asian stock markets have fallen on Monday, extending one of the worst sell offs in recent years, on concerns about the state of the global economy. Japan's main Nikkei 225 index fell 0.9%, with...

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Emergency talks called to calm global financial crises

Finance chiefs from major powers are to hold emergency talks by telephone to discuss ways to contain the latest turmoil on world financial markets, reports say. Twin debt crises in the eurozone and the US have caused sharp falls. Analysts say world leaders want to calm international markets ahead of exchanges reopening on…

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U.S. Widens Its Role in Battle Against Mexico’s Drug Cartels

WASHINGTON — The United States is expanding its role in Mexico’s bloody fight against drug trafficking organizations, sending new C.I.A. operatives and retired military personnel to the country and considering plans to deploy private security contractors in hopes of  turning around a multibillion-dollar effort that so far has shown few results. Related Times Topic: Mexican Drug Trafficking Adriana Zehbrauskas for ...

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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood holds internal poll

The Muslim Brotherhood has held its first public internal election since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, flexing newfound electoral strength ahead of a nationwide vote in November. After decades spent underground because of an official b...

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US AAA credit rating downgraded

One of the top credit rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s, has downgraded the United States’ top-notch AAA rating. S&P cut the long-term US credit rating by one notch to AA+ with a negative outllook, citing…

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Ask the Right Questions About Social Security and U.S. Militarism

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling Sitting at a small round kitchen table, Marie just found out she had won a $200 gift certificate worth of school supplies for her grandson. Her tears were mixed, some sweet, others bitter. Several weeks earlier, Marie had been told by a doctor that her kidneys were failing and she needed dialyses. Since her ...

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At least 18 Syria protesters killed on Ramadan Friday

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian security forces killed at least 18 civilians in attacks on tens of thousands of protesters demonstrating against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad on the first Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, activists said. A six-day tank assault on the central city of Hama to crush pro-democracy demonstrations there has killed at least 300 ...

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