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Mitt Romney wins Arizona and Michigan primaries

Dual victories give Mitt Romney a boost over Rick Santorum in increasingly bitter race for Republican presidential nomination Mitt Romney greets supporters after winning the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got his faltering campaign back on track on Tuesday night, holding off a strong challeneg from rival Rick Santorum in a tight ...

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Myanmar election body rejects challenge to Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s election commission has rejected a challenge to the parliamentary candidacy of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and confirmed her place on the ballot. Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, said Wednesday that the commission’s division-level office rejected the complaint of a rival candidate from the small Party for Unity ...

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US to build a smaller and leaner force: Panetta

With the Iraq war ending and troops preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta today told law makers that the country was gearing up for a smaller and leaner force which would be technologically advanced. “We knew that coming out of the wars, the military would be smaller. But to ensure an agile force, we made a ...

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Ukraine Anticipates EU Association Agreement Set into Motion

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it hopes the country’s European integration will continue and the Association Agreement with the European Union will eventually move forward despite Western criticism of some Ukrainian judicial decisions. “We are convinced that the decisions made in the context of our European integration will have a continuation… and…

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Police dismantle Occupy London camp

February 28, 2012 — Updated 0416 GMT (1216 HKT) An image taken by an Occupy supporter shows protesters standing on barricades during a police raid, February 27, 2012. (CNN) — Hundreds of police in riot gear staged an early morning raid Tuesday to clear Occupy protesters from a campsite outside London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, activists said. Just after midnight local ...

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Sarkozy allies accused of fiddling polls in race against Hollande

The disparities have produced questioning articles in the mainstream press and allegations, and denials, of bias in French blogs and chat rooms. One poll showed that the Socialist front-runner, François Hollande, maintained a seven- point first-round lead after President Nicolas Sarkozy entered the race two weeks ago. Two other polls, taken at about the same time, suggested that Mr Sarkozy ...

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Stocks under pressure

By CNNMoney staff @CNNMoneyMarkets February 27, 2012: 10:04 AM ET Click for more market data. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — U.S. stocks fell early Monday as concerns about Europe’s debt crisis returned and gas prices continued to rise. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) was down 67 points, or 0.5%, shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 (SPX) lost 8 ...

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We are sorry for calling strikes in past, never again: Mamata Banerjee

SHARE AND DISCUSSTweetApologizing for calling strikes when she was an opposition leader, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that politics of shutdowns and strikes have crippled the state for the last 35 years. KOLKATA: Apologizing for calling strikes and shutdowns during her days as an opposition leader, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Monday appealed to the…

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9 Afghans killed in blast outside NATO base

HEIDI VOGT Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the gates of a NATO base and airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, triggering a blast that killed nine Afghans, officials said. The Taliban claimed the attack was revenge for U.S. troops burning copies of the Quran. The bombing in the city of Jalalabad ...

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