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May 07,2008
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel voted subpoena an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney in an investigation of treatment of suspected terrorists.A subpoena could be issued as early as Wednesday for Cheney's Chief of Staff David Addington, who indicated he might, if required, testify under oath about policies for interrogating detainees, The Washington Post reported. By a voice vote, initiated by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee, Democratic ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Democratic primary and caucus dance moves to West Virginia, as both candidates claim momentum after splitting North Carolina and Indiana.A handful of primaries remain, starting with the Mountain State and its 39 delegates Tuesday. A double-digit win in North Carolina and a squeaker of a defeat in Indiana infused energy into the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. The win in Indiana offered Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., the chance to press her ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A protester participating in opposition-backed strikes in Lebanon injured several people with a percussive grenade, security sources in Beirut said Wednesday.The explosion occurred as officials sent the Lebanese army and riot police to secure the capital as demonstrators threw sticks and stones. The blast injured several military personnel and three civilians, the Kuwait News Agency said.Tensions in Lebanon escalated as the opposition Free Patriotic Movement of former military commander Michel Aoun called ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
LONDON -- Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told a British newspaper that the United States should consider airstrikes against insurgent training camps in Iran.Bolton, a one-time White House insider and former ambassador to the United Nations, told The Telegraph that taking a tougher stance with Iran would be a big step toward quelling violence in neighboring Iraq.The United States has been accusing Iran of supplying weapons and training to insurgents battling U.S. forces and the ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
NAPLES, Italy -- The European Commission has filed suit against Italy for failing to do something about the continuing problem of tons of uncollected trash around Naples.The EU says piles of rubbish lying in the streets represent a threat to both the environment and human health, The New York Times reported Wednesday.With all the dumps around Naples considered full, the government has had trouble deciding where to create new ones.Residents resort to burning piles of ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Authorities in Lebanon are investigating reports that Hezbollah set up cameras to monitor activity at Beirut's international airport.Judicial sources say a number of soldiers who discovered the cameras in containers have testified before the country's military prosecutor, The Daily Star of Lebanon reports.In addition to the cameras, sources told the newspaper that security personnel spotted civilians taking photos of the airport in the same areas where the containers were stored.Lebanon's Cabinet had ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
TRENTON, Ontario -- The Canadian military is being hampered by severe weather in its search for a couple and their five children who have been missing in the Arctic since Thursday.Officials at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario, said the unidentified family set out Thursday with the parents on a snowmobile pulling their five children on a sled. Two of the children were said to be infants and the others all under 10, the Canwest News ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
BEIJING -- No direct tie can be found between Chinese-supplied heparin ingredients and 81 deaths in the United States linked to the blood thinner, Chinese experts said.Jin Shaohong, deputy director of China's National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, said study on heparin-related adverse effects indicated "the direct causal relationship between the heparin substitute (hypersulphated chondroitin sulphate) and the clinical cases of deaths cannot yet be confirmed," reported Xinhua, China's official news ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
MOSCOW -- The United States is intolerant of other nations acting autonomously and can longer be trusted, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said Wednesday.In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Gorbachev said pledges made to the world during the Cold War by the United States are no longer honored."The Americans promised that NATO wouldn't move beyond the boundaries of Germany after the Cold War but now half of central and Eastern Europe are members, so ... [full story]
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May 07,2008
MONTREAL -- The Canadian city of Montreal has allocated more than $35 million to make a special anti-gang squad a year-round operation, officials said.For the past four years, about 50 police officers worked the program from summer through fall but Claude Dauphin, public-security chairman for Montreal Island, told reporters it will become a full-time operation within two weeks, The Gazette reported.The $35.5 million covers the operation for five years, he said.Montreal police estimate there are ... [full story]
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