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Friday, May 22, 2015
White House hopeful Rand Paul theatrically brought the Senate to a standstill Wednesday, delivering a 10-hour, 30-minute speech seeking to end intelligence agency bulk telephone data collection from millions of Americans.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Colombians celebrate baby's miracle survival from mudslide
Colombians are celebrating the rescue of an 11-month-old baby who survived a huge mudslide that killed at least 78 people, including the child's mother and 11 other relatives, but officials held out no hope Wednesday for finding more survivors.
Boat migrant arrest over Tunisia attack sparks Italy row
Italy said Wednesday it had arrested a Moroccan illegal immigrant suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum, fuelling a row over the threat of jihadists arriving in Europe by boat.
Rights group: Qatar making little progress on labor reforms
Amnesty International said Thursday that Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid laborers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers.
U.S. and British regulators fined six major global banks nearly US$6 billion Thursday for rigging the foreign exchange market and Libor interest rates.
US, UK fine 6 top banks nearly US$6 bil. for forex, Libor abuses
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defense minister following a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government.
Parliamentary polls postponed to June amid unrest: Burundi president
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June, as police on Wednesday battled hundreds of protesters, wounding at least one person, in continuing unrest over the president's bid for a third term in office.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sparked fresh Kremlin fury on Wednesday by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time.
Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion he helped organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum that left 22 people dead, authorities said Wednesday.
An international meeting on the conflicts in Iraq and Syria will take place in Paris on June 2, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said Wednesday.
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