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Russia Pledges $10 Billion in Eurozone Aid

Russia says it is ready to commit more than $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund to help support the struggling eurozone economy. President Dmitry Medvedev made the pledge Thursday in Brussels during the biannual EU-Russia summit. “We will abide by all the commitments being the participant of the International Monetary Fund, and we are […]

Al-Qaida makes demands for release of 70-year-old American aid worker

Al-Qaida claimed responsibility Thursday for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan in August, and issued a series of demands for his release. In a video message posted on militant websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri said Warren Weinstein would be released if the United States stopped airstrikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and […]

US stores hope for retail bonanza

24 November 2011 Last updated at 20:16 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Thanksgiving is a big holiday: 3.5 million people watched Thursday’s New York parade, and 152 million are expected to shop at the weekend US retailers hope hordes of bargain-hunters can lift the economic gloom as the holiday shopping […]

Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe

November 11, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe 10 Nov 2011 FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal judge on Thursday sided with government attorneys investigating the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks, and upheld a ruling that the website Twitter must turn over certain account information to prosecutors. Lawyers […]

World Markets Soar After EU Approves Debt Plan

World financial markets soared Thursday after the European Union approved a plan to cut Greece’s debt in half and significantly increase a bailout fund designed to contain the eurozone debt crisis. The Paris stock exchange jumped more than six percent, with the Frankfurt market advancing more than five percent. The London exchange closed up nearly […]