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Intrade market sees 12 pct chance Palin withdrawn

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 15:52
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The online prediction market Intrade sees an 12 percent chance Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be withdrawn as the Republican vice presidential nominee before the U.S. presidential election on November 4.

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Rice to visit Libya in landmark trip

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 15:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. diplomat Condoleezza Rice will make a landmark trip to Libya this week, the first by a U.S. secretary of state in more than half a century, the State Department announced on Tuesday.

Sarah Palin controversy stokes Mommy War

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 15:32
CINCINNATI (Reuters) - In America, where teenage pregnancy is a political issue and working moms subject to moral debate, the choice of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential pick has ignited a Mommy War.

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California budget impasse seen pressing on

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 15:29
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California will extend its record impasse over a state budget as Republicans in the legislature's minority craft a rival plan that Democrats are sure to kill this week or next, lawmakers and their aides said on Tuesday.

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Less talk and more action, global aid conference told

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 14:32
ACCRA (Reuters) - Translating billions of dollars of foreign aid into concrete, timely action that helps the world's poorest is the biggest challenge for donors and recipient countries, speakers at an aid conference said on Tuesday.

Venezuela rivals U.S. in Central America, Caribbean

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 12:51
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez has won over some of the United States' closest allies in the Caribbean and Central America with oil credits and aid that match similar efforts by Washington.

Rice to visit Libya in landmark trip

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 12:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. diplomat Condoleezza Rice will make a landmark trip to Libya this week, the first by a U.S. secretary of state in more than half a century, the State Department announced on Tuesday.

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Charges dropped against Gaddafi son: Swiss lawyer

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 12:41
GENEVA (Reuters) - Two domestic workers who filed assault charges against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son in Switzerland, sparking a diplomatic row, have withdrawn their complaint, their Swiss lawyer said on Tuesday.

Gaza strike deepens Palestinian rift: U.N. envoy

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 12:35
GAZA (Reuters) - An education and health dispute that has sparked a huge strike in Gaza may deepen the rift between Hamas and Fatah and harm chances of Palestinian reunification, a United Nations envoy said on Tuesday.

Palin "bridge to nowhere" line angers many Alaskans

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 12:26
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain's vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called "bridge to nowhere" has upset many Alaskans.

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Police end Russia protest at media killing

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 11:45
NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) - Police in the Russian region of Ingushetia used batons to break up an anti-government protest on Tuesday, a human rights campaigner said, two days after police shot dead an opposition leader.

Clooney's Obama fundraiser in Geneva a sellout

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 11:36
GENEVA (Reuters) - George Clooney has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama by headlining an exclusive event for Americans in Geneva, one of the world's most affluent cities.

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Germany charges three men in bomb plot against U.S

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 11:15
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal prosecutor said on Tuesday it had formally charged two German nationals and one Turk arrested last September and accused of plotting bomb attacks against U.S. installations.

Less talk, more action, Ghana aid conference told

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 09:53
ACCRA (Reuters) - Translating billions of dollars of foreign aid into concrete, timely action that helps the world's poorest is the biggest challenge facing both donor and recipient countries, speakers at an aid conference said on Tuesday.

Aid plane crashes in Congo, 17 feared dead

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 09:39
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A humanitarian plane carrying 17 passengers and crew that went missing in Democratic Republic of Congo has crashed into a mountain and all aboard are feared dead, the flight contractor said on Tuesday.

Iraq begins campaign to evict Baghdad squatters

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 09:21
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces began a push on Tuesday to evict people squatting in Baghdad homes that were abandoned by residents fleeing sectarian violence, a military spokesman said.

Palin rebuts rumors, says daughter pregnant

Reuters - Politics - Tue, 2008-09-02 08:19
ST. PAUL (Reuters) - The 17-year-old unmarried daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

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Russia says EU right to avoid sanctions

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 06:54
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday praised the European Union's "responsible" decision to avoid imposing sanctions on Moscow over its conflict with Georgia, but said the bloc had failed to understand why it had intervened.

Iran plans air force games in Ramadan: commander

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 06:25
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The Iranian air force will hold wargames during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began in Iran on Tuesday, a military commander said.

African Union wants Zimbabwe crisis deal now

Reuters - World News - Tue, 2008-09-02 05:33
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - African Union chair Tanzania wants to see a 50-50 power-sharing deal agreed for Zimbabwe immediately to stem a growing economic crisis, Tanzania's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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