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World Markets Weighed Down By Recovery Concerns

Updated: 06/17/2009 - World stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday ahead of an expected flat opening on Wall Street as investors remained cautious about whether the current pace of economic recovery, particularly in the U.S., justifies the rally seen in stocks since March.

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Iranian Opposition Head Calls For Rally Thursday

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi issued a direct challenge to the country's supreme leader and cleric-led system Wednesday, calling for a mass rally to protest disputed election results and violence against his followers.

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Lee And Obama To Discuss North Korean Threats

Updated: 06/16/2009 - As North Korea threatens nuclear war, President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will be eager to show the North the unity of their alliance and a determination not to back down.

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Iranian Protester Killed After Opposition Rally

Updated: 06/15/2009 - In a massive outpouring reminiscent of the Islamic Revolution three decades ago, hundreds of thousands of Iranians streamed through the capital Monday, and the fist-waving protesters denounced President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's claim to victory in a disputed election.

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Obama Says Italy Will Take 3 Guantanamo Detainees

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Italy has agreed to accept three detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama said Monday after an Oval Office meeting with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi.

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Speed Of Iran Vote Count Called Suspicious

Updated: 06/15/2009 - How do you count almost 40 million handwritten paper ballots in a matter of hours and declare a winner? That's a key question in Iran's disputed presidential election.

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Speed Monitors Switched On Air France Jets

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Air France has finished replacing air speed monitors on all its long-haul Airbus aircraft even though the cause of the Flight 447 disaster remains a mystery, a pilots' union official said Monday.

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1 Dead As Militia Fire On Tehran Rally: AP Photographer

Updated: 06/15/2009 - An Associated Press photographer saw one person shot and killed and several others who appeared to be seriously wounded in the square. The gunfire came from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.

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Pro-Reform Marchers Fill Tehran Streets

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Tens of thousands of supporters of pro-reform leader Mir Hossein Mousavi are streaming through the center of Tehran in a boisterous protest against election results that declared President Mamoud Ahmadinejad the winner.

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Iran Supreme Leader Orders Probe Of Vote Fraud

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday an investigation into allegations of election fraud, marking a stunning turnaround by the country's most powerful figure and offering hope to opposition forces who have waged street clashes to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Disputed Iran Election Prompts Rioting

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police in the heart of Iran's capital Saturday, pelting them with rocks and setting fires in the worst unrest in Tehran in a decade. They accused the hard-line president of using fraud to steal election victory from his reformist rival.

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Brazil: 6 More Bodies Found In Jet Crash

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Six more bodies were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean where an Air France jet crashed, Brazilian officials said Friday, as the race to find the black boxes and gather key evidence from human remains and debris gained urgency.

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American Student Testifies At Italian Murder Trial

Updated: 06/12/2009 - An American college student accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy testified for the first time on Friday, offering an alibi for the night of the 2007 killing and saying police beat her into making a false statement in the case.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad, Rival Both Claim Election Win

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Iran's interior ministry said Saturday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had a commanding lead after 61 percent of all votes were tallied, but his pro-reform rival countered that he was the clear victor and warned of possible fraud in the election.

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Turnout Heavy For Iran Vote

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to conservative bastions in the countryside Friday with a choice that's left the nation divided and on edge.

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WHO: Swine Flu Pandemic Has Begun, 1st In 41 years

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Swine flu is now formally a pandemic, a declaration by U.N. health officials that will speed vaccine production and spur government spending to combat the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

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Iranians Begin Voting In Key Presidential Election

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Iranians have begun voting in a key presidential election pitting hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against a pro-reform challenger more open to improving ties with the U.S.

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United Deals Star For Record $131M

Updated: 06/11/2009 - British "football" (called soccer in the US) club Manchester United says it has accepted a world record transfer offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, clearing the World Player of the Year to negotiate personal terms with the Spanish club.

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WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic

Updated: 06/11/2009 - In a statement sent to health officials, WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 to 6 - its highest alert - after holding an emergency meeting with its flu experts.

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Palau To Take Guantanamo's Chinese Detainees

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Palau agreed to accept 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay, indicating a resolution to one of the major obstacles to closing the U.S. prison camp.

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Fiat Closes Deal To Take Bulk Of Chrysler's Assets

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Italy's Fiat is the new owner of most of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal Wednesday that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO.

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