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Rebels, troops battle for key Damascus highway

BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition forces targeted Damascus with mortars, a roadside bomb and a suicide attack on Sunday as they pressed ahead in their quest for the seat of President Bashar Assad’s power. Continue reading

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Syrian rebels preparing for advance on capital

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels brought their fight within a mile of the heart of Damascus on Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway with a row of burning tires as they pressed their campaign for the heavily guarded capital, considered the likely endgame in the nearly 2-year-old civil war. Continue reading

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Turkish parliament approves anti-terrorism financing law

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament has approved a long-awaited anti-terrorism financing law two weeks ahead of a deadline which could have seen it expelled from an international watchdog, parliamentary officials said on Thursday. Turkey is on a “grey list” of countries drawn up by the 36-member Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a money-laundering watchdog, for failing to implement the legislation required by its members despite being pressed for years. … Continue reading

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Syrian president to give speech Sunday

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad will deliver a speech on Sunday in a rare address to the nation, state media said, as rebels fighting to topple his embattled regime pressed ahead with an offensive on the capital. Continue reading

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U.S. slaps duties on China wind towers as high-level talks begin

The United States on Tuesday pressed forward with plans to slap steep punitive duties on wind turbine towers from China, keeping up friction on the clean energy front as it welcomed a high-level Chinese delegation for trade and economic talks. Continue reading

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Afghan command nominee vague on troop withdrawal timetable

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The general chosen to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan through the critical transition to Afghan security control in 2014 declined to speculate on Thursday on how quickly American troops would be withdrawn from the country. Pressed by lawmakers at his confirmation hearing on whether he would support keeping troop levels at about 68,000 for the next two years to reassure Afghans and U.S. Continue reading

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Petrol Prices Cut By Up To 2p By Supermarkets

Supermarkets lower petrol prices by up to 2p a litre, as they battle to attract hard-pressed motorists onto the forecourt. Continue reading

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UN envoy presses for Syria cease-fire in Damascus

The international envoy to the Syria conflict pressed his call for a cease-fire with Syrian officials during a visit to Damascus on Saturday while violence continued throughout the country unabated. Continue reading

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Belgium Footballer Crashes Car Into Shop

CCTV shows the moment a Belgium international footballer apparently pressed the accelerator by accident instead of the brake. Continue reading

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China worries probed at Northern Gateway hearing

Lawyers for environmental groups have pressed Northern Gateway pipeline representatives about the hypothetical possibility of Chinese interests buying control of the project. Continue reading

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