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WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — Despite a second bailout deal, the Greek debt crisis is far from over. “Turbulence could easily resurface,” Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director, said Tuesday in her first major policy speech, touching on issues of sovereign debt around the world. Greece struck a deal last week to improve […]
WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The Obama administration’s new strategy to combat transnational organized crime gives the U.S. Treasury Department new sanctioning authority but it also stresses more joint efforts among federal agencies in dealing with the growing threat. At a news conference announcing the strategy Monday, John Brennan, assistant to the president for counter-terrorism […]
WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The sometimes overlooked danger of domestic terrorism hit home last week when a man went on a killing spree that left 76 people dead. Anders Behring Breivik, whom authorities said confessed to the shootings, was no convert to militant Islamism, no follower of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, no […]
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been meeting with GOP lawmakers and rainmakers as he decides whether to run to be the party’s presidential candidate. This week, Perry is meeting in Austin with elected officials from across the country, as well as hosting a group of national donors, Politico reported Tuesday.
LONDON, July 26 (UPI) — NATO is seeking an urgent exit strategy from Libya that will end the fighting and decide the future of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi, even if that means letting him stay in the country though out of power, it emerged Tuesday after British and French foreign ministers met in London. British […]
WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that current information suggests al-Qaida or its sympathizers are planning attacks against Western interests in Europe. The State Department issued a world-wide caution against the potential for al-Qaida attacks on Western targets. “European governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attack and some […]
U.S. Representative David Wu, D-Ore., announced Tuesday he would resign from Congress, just days after a news report about him being accused of sexual misconduct. “I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations,” Wu said in a statement. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt ceiling crisis.”
NEW DELHI, July 26 (UPI) — Expanding bilateral trade initiatives between India and Pakistan may be the first steps toward a peace initiative, a regional scholar said. India and Pakistan are to have another round of peace negotiations Wednesday in New Delhi. Both sides during preliminary discussions expressed optimism over the potential outcome. Chintamani Mahapatra, […]
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico was kept in the dark about a sting operation that fed American guns into the country, a cable revealed Monday shows. In the July 2010 cable, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, the embassy advised the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to focus on arresting small-time Mexican gun traffickers living legally in the United States rather than drug cartels.
The suspect in the attacks in downtown Oslo, Norway, and an island admitted carrying out the atrocities and claimed to work with two other cells, a judge said. After a closed-door hearing Monday, Judge Kim Heger said Anders Behring Breivik acknowledged carrying out the attacks — a bomb blast in downtown Oslo and a shooting spree nearby on Utoya Island — but said the attacks were necessary to prevent the “colonization” of Norway by Muslims, CNN reported.