Archive for March 20th, 2013

Were chemical weapons used in Syria?

March 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Syria said Wednesday the Obama administration has no evidence to support President Bashar Assad‘s claims that U.S.-backed rebels used chemical weapons in northern Syria, but is looking carefully at the conflicting reports.
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Iraq War vet’s ‘last letter’ to Bush and Cheney

March 20, 2013
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Iraq War vet’s ‘last letter’ to Bush and Cheney

Tomas Young (Truthdig.com)
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Stocks rise as Federal Reserve stands by stimulus

March 20, 2013
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Stocks rose on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve stood by its plan to continue with aggressive measures to boost the economy.
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Wall Street extends gains as Fed leaves stimulus in place

March 20, 2013
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By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks added to gains after the Federal Reserve said it was pressing forward with aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy.
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Major computer crash in S. Korea; hackers suspected

March 20, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed en masse Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea.
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Obama visits Israel amid low expectations

March 20, 2013
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By Matt Spetalnick TEL AVIV (Reuters) – President Barack Obama arrived in Israel on Wednesday without any new peace initiative to offer disillusioned Palestinians and facing deep Israeli doubts over his pledge to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
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Metro says weak economy, investments to hit earnings

March 20, 2013
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By Victoria Bryan DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – German retailer Metro predicted operating earnings would fall in the coming months, hit by weak consumer spending, a lack of major sporting events and investments aimed at reviving its main cash and carry business.
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Stock futures gain, Fed in focus

March 20, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.3 to 0.6 percent.
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Renewed nuke sale fear after recent N. Korea test

March 20, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea‘s nuclear test last month wasn’t just a show of defiance and national pride; it also is advertising. The target audience, analysts say, is anyone in the world looking to buy nuclear material.
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Plans prepped for military action in Syria

March 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander in Europe said Tuesday that several NATO countries are working on contingency plans for possible military action to end the two-year civil war in Syria as President Bashar Assad‘s regime accused U.S.-backed Syrian rebels of using chemical weapons.
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