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January 13, 2008

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Jan 13,2008
LONDON - Authorities dropped a four-year investigation of a British businessman accused of aiding the development of Libya's scrapped nuclear weapons program.England's Revenue and Customs agency charged Peter Griffin with supplying Libya with machine tools used to manufacture centrifuges for uranium enrichment in collaboration with Pakistan's disgraced nuclear engineer, Abdul Khan. Khan confessed to secretly sharing Pakistan's nuclear technology with Iran, Libya and North Korea in Jan. 2004.The charges against Griffin say he "engaged in the ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
WASHINGTON - With widespread disappointment with the field of Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls, GOP campaigns have been plagued with lukewarm fund-raising returns.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has pulled television advertising in two key states. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's senior staffers are forgoing their monthly paycheck in January and he has pulled campaign workers from states he's written off. Even former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa Republican caucuses, has fallen short ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
GHAZNI, Afghanistan - Police operating in the eastern and southern provinces of Afghanistan are being hindered in their efforts by a lack of supplies and overall poor conditions.Shair Mohammad, who spent 18 months leading a police unit in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province, said the dearth of supplies and unhappy police officers severely hindered his ability to patrol hundreds of square miles, The New York Times reported Sunday. The former acting police chief said in addition to worrying ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
AJACCIO, France - Police quelled violence and fire fighters put out blazes amid protests in the French territorial collective of Corsica.Nearly 100 nationalist protesters occupied the offices of the regional president, voicing opposition to perceived repression, Euronews.net reported Sunday.Supporters also protested the life sentence given to Corsican nationalist Ivan Colonna for the 1998 murder of a state representative.Corsica regularly experiences demonstrations calling for independence from France. © 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved. [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
PARIS - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair added fuel to the presumption he wants to become the first president of the European Union in a speech in France.Blair delivered the speech in Paris Saturday alongside the French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Observers monitored the speech closely for clues to a European Union presidential platform, the Sunday Telegraph said. "Terrorism, security, immigration, organized crime, energy, the environment, science, biotechnology and higher education -- in all these areas, ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
SEOUL - South Korea's Foreign Minister outlined a 2010 goal for the full dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program.The South Korean Foreign Minister outlined a roadmap to North Korean denuclearization setting a target date 2010 and an end to the second phase of the six-party negotiations with the communist North no later than March, the Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday. North Korea missed a Dec. 31 deadline to complete the second phase of disabling its plutonium ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
BEDFORD, England - A police inspector in England awaiting trail for the death of his wife allegedly killed his mother-in-law and then turned the gun on himself.Officials found the body of Gary Weddell, 47, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly killing his mother-in-law, the Mail on Sunday reported.Bedfordshire police officials discovered Weddell's body Saturday morning and found the woman, Traute Maxfield, dead in a nearby village when they went to notify his ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
LAS VEGAS - Nevada unions backing Hillary Clinton are crying foul because some of the state's Democratic caucuses will be held in casinos, where her support is tepid."The deck is stacked in Vegas. The fix is in," said Rick Sloan, communications director for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which has endorsed the New York senator. Last week, the state's most powerful union, the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, endorsed Clinton's chief rival, ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
JERUSALEM - Residents of Jewish settlements in portions of the West Bank say Israeli troops repeatedly target their unauthorized outposts.Jewish settler Dani Landesberg said Israeli forces have repeatedly driven settlers from the West Bank, but their efforts would only be successful if they fully occupy the region, The Washington Post reported Sunday. "They can drag us away a hundred times and we'll come back," the 18-year-old said. "And if the army wants to stay and guard ... [full story]
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Jan 13,2008
ALBANY, N.Y. - A special prosecutor named by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will review the case against Martin Tankleff, whose conviction for killing his parents was overturned.The Democratic governor's move comes less than two weeks after the Suffolk County district attorney announced murder charges against Tankleff would be dropped, the New York Post reported Sunday. Now state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will investigate the deaths of Arlene and Seymour Tankleff, killed inside their Belle Terre ... [full story]
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