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Two Sudans Edge Closer to Brink in Oil Dispute

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan and the breakaway nation of South Sudan are locked in an exceedingly dangerous game of brinkmanship over billions of gallons of oil, seizing tankers, shutting down wells and imperiling the tenuous, American-backed peace that has held — just barely — between the two countries after decades of war. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for ...

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US Trade Deficit Hits 6-Month High

Strengthening economy causes imports to outstrip exports The U.S. trade deficit hit a six-month high in December, as growth in consumer demand and business investment caused imports to rise faster than exports. The Commerce Department said the U.S. deficit in trade of goods and services increased to $48.8 billion, the largest imbalance since June. Exports rose 0.7 percent from November. ...

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Teenage girl from Afghanistan to box at Olympics

Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet KABUL, Afghanistan – Besides going after a medal in the boxing ring at the London Olympics, Sadaf Rahimi will be taking a few punches in the fight for equal rights for Afghan women. There are female Afghan success stories, yet most women in Afghanistan remain second-class citizens, cloaked from head-to-toe in blue burqas, abused ...

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Have Pakistan’s flood victims been abandoned?

It has been six months since floods ravaged the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Balochistan, bringing widespread destruction to the remote region. At least 18 million people were affected or displaced, and the UN says many returned home to find their homes destroyed. But a report released by the country’s Peoples Accountability Commission on Floods (PACF) says basic needs have ...

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China says missing cop mystery settled ‘smoothly’

The celebrity top cop relieved of his duties in a major Chinese city met officials at a U.S. consulate amid unconfirmed reports of an asylum bid, but then left the building, the U.S. State Department said. His whereabouts were unclear Thursday. A Chinese official, meanwhile, said the case of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun had been settled “smoothly,” but ...

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Banks to pay $25 billion to settle foreclosure abuses

WASHINGTON — State and federal regulators on Thursday announced a settlement worth at least $25 billion with Bank of America and four other large banks, ending several years of litigation over alleged foreclosure abuses. The deal offers some help to struggling homeowners, but experts view it more as a moral victory with limited impact on the broader housing market. The ...

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We’re All State Capitalists Now

If there is one issue on which the rival candidates for the U.S. presidency agree, it’s that America’s global leadership will endure. Mitt Romney insists it is not a "post-American century," while Barack Obama declared in his State of the Union address that "anyone who tells you otherwise, anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our ...

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Colombia orders ex-peace commissioner Restrepo’s arrest

An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Colombian peace commissioner on suspicion of faking the demobilisation of rebels. Luis Carlos Restrepo allegedly staged the demobilisation by persuading criminals and unemployed people to pose as Farc rebels and hand themselves in to the authorities. The warrant was issued after Mr Restrepo failed to attend…

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Israel’s Mossad Teams up with Terror Group to Kill Iran’s Nuclear Scientists

Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders. The group, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, has long been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, accused of killing American servicemen ...

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