Brazil sues ex-president Lula, ex-minister over letters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Federal prosecutors have filed suit against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a former Cabinet minister, charging them with misusing public funds to send more than 10 million letters to retirees telling them about low-interest payroll loans from Banco BMG, according to the state-run Agencia Brasil.
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Tension between Petraeus, Afghans over airstrike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The U.S. military is denying Afghan government accusations that Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, callously dismissed concerns of an airstrike burning children in a northwest village.
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Gas prices increase as civil unrest continues in Middle East

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Gas prices rise as civil unrest sweeps across the Middle East. On Tuesday a barrel of oil traded at its highest in two years. A barrel costs more than $94. It's causing a trickle d..
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Energy prices set for roller-coaster ride as Russia weighs in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

While it fell short of a blunt \"I told you so,\" Alexei Miller, arguably Russia\'s most powerful energy executive, warned the West it may not be able to count on Mideast energy supplies as it once did.
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Iranian warships enter Suez Canal, report says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two Iranian warships sailed through the Suez Canal on their way to the Mediterranean Sea, canal officials said Tuesday.
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Yemen protesters burn car after finding weapons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Student protesters in Sanaa, Yemen, overturned a car and set it on fire Tuesday after discovering weapons inside apparently brought to a demonstration by government loyalists, a protester said.
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Judge allows Twitter in Conn. home invasion trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A judge has rejected a request by a Connecticut man charged in a deadly home invasion to ban the use of Twitter during his trial. New Haven Superior Court Judge ..
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Wis. Assembly leader vows to pass anti-union bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MADISON, Wis.- Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald says the Republican-led chamber will pass a bill cutting collective bargaining rights for most public employees despite no..
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Big airlines try to raise fares again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DALLAS- Some major U.S. airlines are trying to revive fare increases for high-end tickets after failing to impose bigger price increases last week. Fare watchers say American, Unit..
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4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

AIROBI, Kenya- Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. cit..
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Dozens trapped by New Zealand quake that killed 65

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Office workers trapped under their collapsed buildings sent messages to the outside as rescuers with dogs scrambled to save them and dozens of others fo..
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Voice of America site hacked by Iranians

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A group calling itself the \"Iran cyber army\" claimed responsibility Tuesday for hacking into a number of Voice of America internet pages, according to reports from both Voice of America and Iran\'s semi-official Fars News Agency.
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Report: Iranian opposition leader's son arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iranian authorities detained the son of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi, the leader\'s website reported Tuesday.
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Pivotal day for Bahrain as protests continue

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Tuesday promises to be a pivotal day for Bahrain as the country continues to buckle under the weight of anti-government protests that have swept through the Middle East.
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Gadhafi: I'm in Tripoli

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi made a brief television appearance to announce he was still in charge, denying reports that he had fled the country in the face of a spreading revolt. FULL STORY | REACTION | TIMELINE | VIDEO
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New Zealand rattled by strong quake

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck Christchurch, New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Sudan's president won't seek re-election

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he will not run for re-election, a senior member of the country\'s ruling National Congress Party announced Monday.
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46 arrested for plotting Egyptian-style coup in Zimbabwe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested dozens of political activists and trade union members for allegedly plotting an Egyptian-style uprising in the southern African country.
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Plane to NJ returns to NY after pilots see smoke

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLONIE, N.Y.- A Continental Connection flight headed for Newark, N.J., has returned to New York's Albany International Airport shortly after takeoff because the pilots reported sm..
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School bus with kids aboard slides off Calif. road

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TWIN PEAKS, Calif. - A school bus with up to 25 children aboard slid over the side of a highway in a Southern California ski area after colliding with a county fire vehicle. Califo..
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