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Libya’s Gaddafi rules out talks

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ruled out on Thursday talks with the rebels seeking to end his 41-year-rule, casting doubt on a flurry of Western efforts to negotiate an end to a deepening civil conflict. A girl holds a picture of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi during a pro-government rally in the Gaddafi hometown of Sirte, 400 km ...

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Deception and Invisible Weapons and Wars

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. One of the greatest strategies for an army to employ in order to win a war is deception. From the use of smoke, to hide military maneuvering and movements, to unique modern-day camouflage techniques and special paints on military equipment and weaponry, so as to deflect radar and appear invisible to the enemy, deception ...

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Egypt not to allow foreign poll monitors

Egypt’s council of military rulers will not allow international monitors to observe upcoming parliamentary elections, a council member has said. Maj. Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, who presented the new election law to reporters on Wednesday, said barring foreign monitors was a necessary step to protect Egypt’s sovereignty. “We have nothing to hide,” he said, adding that “we reject anything that affects ...

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Eurozone leaders set for crunch debt summit

Eurozone leaders will meet on Thursday for a crunch summit to try to resolve the Greek debt crisis and prevent any further contagion to other so-called peripheral economies. Policymakers will discuss a range of measures, including a new loan package to Greece and the role of private investors in any debt restructuring. Reports suggest a new tax on banks will ...

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Taliban: Hackers falsely report death of Omar

DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The battle against the Taliban turned high-tech in Afghanistan on Wednesday with insurgents claiming their cell phones and website were hacked to spread false reports about the death of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. Taliban spokesmen quickly denied that their one-eyed, reclusive leader had died. Later, the Taliban’s cultural affairs commission issued ...

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France floats plan for Gadhafi to stay in Libya if he quits power

PARIS – France’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that a possible way out of Libya’s civil war would be to allow Moammar Gadhafi to stay in the country if he relinquishes power. Gadhafi insists he will neither step down nor flee the country he has led for four decades. With the NATO-led air campaign against Gadhafi’s forces entering its fifth month ...

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Cameron addresses phone-hacking scandal as MPs slam cops

PM Cameron addresses hacking allegations London (CNN) — Prime Minister David Cameron told British lawmakers Wednesday that if he knew then what he knows now about his former communications director, former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, he would not have offered him the job. He spoke at a heated session in the House of Commons where he was ...

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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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