Archive for December 24th, 2013

Israel launches Gaza airstrikes for worker killing

December 24, 2013
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli air and ground forces launched a series of attacks Tuesday on targets across the Gaza Strip, killing a young girl and wounding 10 in response to the deadly shooting of an Israeli civilian by a Palestinian sniper.
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Utah turns to higher court to halt gay marriage

December 24, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state lawyers have again turned to a Denver-based federal appeals court in their bid to put a stop to gay couples getting married, saying the state should not be required to abide by one judge’s narrow view of a “new and fundamentally different definition of marriage.”
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US stocks edge higher ahead of Christmas holiday

December 24, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpectedly large increase in orders for manufactured goods helped push stock prices higher on Wall Street.
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Rusal launches legal action against LME warehouse rules

December 24, 2013
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By Eric Onstad and Polina Devitt
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Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

December 24, 2013
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system.
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How the Arab Spring sees America

December 24, 2013
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Whenever one asks certain officials from North Africa or the Middle East whether the U.S. can be trusted as an ally, the answer is always the same: a pause, followed by awkward sentences that start either with “Well…” or “To be honest…” The answers that follow don’t sound very positive, either.
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Stock futures flat ahead of short session

December 24, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, as investors were reluctant to make big bets ahead of the Christmas holiday, with equity indexes at record highs.
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Brazil’s BTG to bulk up London commodities, add 100 staff

December 24, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will step up its expansion in commodities and add about 100 more staff in London, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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Edward Snowden: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

December 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said his “mission’s already accomplished” after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies
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Car bomb at Egypt police HQ kills 14

December 24, 2013
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Cairo (AFP) – A powerful car bomb tore through a police headquarters in the Egyptian city of Mansoura, killing at least 14 people, mostly policemen, medics and officials said.
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