Archive For March 2008

Bombs targeting police kill over 40 in Pakistan

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A suicide bomber blew himself up among mourners at a police funeral, killing at least 38 people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, intelligence officials said.

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Turkey withdraws troops from northern Iraq

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Turkey pulled its troops out of northern Iraq on Friday, ending a major offensive against Kurdish PKK rebels that Washington had feared might destabilize the wider region.

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U.N. council vote on Iran sanctions delayed again

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France and Britain have again delayed a U.N. Security Council vote on a third round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program in an effort to win over skeptics, diplomats said on Friday.

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Israel warns Gaza of “shoah”

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A year-old Palestinian girl and a senior Hamas bombmaker were killed in the Gaza Strip on Friday as Israel pressed home air strikes after a senior official warned Gazans they risked a “shoah” if rocket fire did not stop.

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UPDATE 4-Northrop-EADS beats Boeing to build U.S. tanker

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The U.S. Air Force said on Friday it had picked a transatlantic team led by Northrop Grumman, instead of Boeing, to start building a new aerial refueling fleet in a surprise choice worth about $35 billion.

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Congress investigators head to Cayman tax haven

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Congressional investigators will travel to the Cayman Islands next week to look into U.S. companies operating offshore as governments worldwide take a tougher stance on tax dodgers.

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FACTBOX: U.S. presidential candidates on Russia

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The U.S. presidential candidates have all questioned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s selection of Dmitry Medvedev as his successor.

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Clinton hits Obama with ad questioning experience

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton questioned rival Barack Obama’s experience in handling a national security crisis on Friday as polls showed her losing ground to Obama before Tuesday’s contests in Texas and Ohio.

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U.S. troop decision in Iraq late summer: official

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The top U.S. commander in Iraq will likely take four to six weeks after a reduction in U.S. troop levels ends in mid-July before deciding if more can go home, a senior administration official said on Friday.

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Man critical in Las Vegas after poison ricin found

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An unidentified man is in critical condition with suspected ricin poisoning after staying in a Las Vegas hotel room where the potentially deadly substance was found, police said on Friday.

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