France's finance minister wants IMF job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced her bid to become head of the International Monetary Fund Wednesday, after its former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned in the wake of charges he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York.
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Former street preacher gets life in Smart case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former street preacher has been sentenced to life in federal prison for kidnapping Elizabeth Smart. Before the sentencing Wednesday, Smart told Brian David ..
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AP source: Edwards could be indicted within days

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with a federal investigation into John Edwards' political dealings says prosecutors have completed their probe of the two-time presidential c..
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Ariz. shooting spree suspect incompetent for trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial,..
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Clashes lead to closure of Yemen airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Clashed erupted in a neighborhood in Sanaa Wednesday morning between tribesman and government officials, as unrest continued in Yemen, witnesses said.
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Obama says US, UK relationship is enduring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LONDON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure the world Wednesday that American and European influence remains as dominant as ever, even as rising powers like China and I..
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Engineers go into Joplin hospital to assess damage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JOPLIN, Missouri (AP) - Rescue and recovery work in Joplin was shadowed by uncertainty Wednesday as crews still hoping to find survivors combed areas that had already been searched..
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Twitter helps Boulder woman track down bike thief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Boulder woman says her savvy social media skills are what reunited her with a stolen bike. The Daily Camera reports 30-year-old Elaine Ellis returned home S..
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Official: Storms killed 4th in Ark.; toll at 14

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - A state official says an overnight storm system that spawned tornadoes in several Midwest states killed a fourth person in western Arkansas. Renee Preslar, a ..
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Jury acquits Kerrigan brother in father's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts jury has acquitted the brother of Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan of manslaughter in the death of their 70-year-old father. Mark Kerrigan was con..
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Obama: Western leadership is 'essential'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

American and British leadership of the world remains \"essential to the cause of human dignity,\" President Barack Obama said Wednesday in a speech to British Parliament. FULL STORY | TRANSCRIPT OF SPEECH
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German airports reopen as ash cloud dissipates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A cloud of volcanic ash will force all airports in Berlin to cancel all flights in and out starting at 11 a.m., the German aviation safety agency said Wednesday.
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Denmark halts Marmite sales

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A savory spread popular with British expatriates has found itself at the center of an unsavory furor in Denmark after authorities pulled it from shop shelves.
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Foreign fighters entering Afghanistan?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Coalition forces in Afghanistan say that a recent security operation in the southeast part of the country suggests an influx of foreign fighters may be underway, just as the Taliban begins its \"fighting season\" against NATO troops.
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China: 'Urgent problems' with Three Gorges Dam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Three Gorges Dam -- the world\'s largest hydropower plant -- is having \"urgent problems,\" said China\'s State Council in a statement approved by Premier Wen Jiabao this week. Government representatives warned of environmental, construction and migration \"disasters\" in the midst of the worst drought to hit southern China in 50 years.
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Holes feared in 2 of Japan's nuclear reactors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two of the damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may be riddled with holes, according to the facility\'s owner.
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Suicide bomber rams police station in Pakistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A suicide bomber in an explosive-laden car rammed into a police station in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday, in a Taliban attack that killed four police officers and injured 21 people, a senior police official said.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on companies working with Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The United States is imposing sanctions against seven companies for working with Iran in the energy sector, part of an effort to suppress Tehran\'s nuclear program, the State Department said. Venezuela slammed the move.
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U.S. hits firms working with Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The United States is imposing sanctions against seven companies for working with Iran in the energy sector, part of an effort to suppress Tehran\'s nuclear program, the State Department said. Venezuela slammed the move.
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Obama huddles with royal family, prime minister

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After a rock star reception in Ireland, President Barack Obama was in England on Tuesday to meet with Britain\'s royal family and huddle with top politicians.
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