Christine Lagarde named IMF head

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French finance minister, who succeeds Dominique Strauss-Kahn, becomes first woman to hold top IMF job Christine Lagarde said she was ‘honoured and delighted’ to become the new head of the IMF. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images French finance minister Christine Lagarde has become the new head of the IMF after the […]

General Greek Strike Protesting New Austerity Met With Tear Gas

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ATHENS, Greece — Riot police fired tear gas at youths hurling rocks near the Greek finance ministry Tuesday, trying to quell the anger unleashed by a general strike as parliament debated new cost-cutting measures. The latest austerity measures must pass in two parliamentary votes Wednesday and Thursday if Greece is […]

Tepco under pressure to shut reactors

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The utility at the heart of Japan’s nuclear crisis, Tokyo Electric Power Co, faced pressure today from angry shareholders to shut all its reactors in a sign of growing Japanese opposition to nuclear energy. Activist shareholders may struggle, however, to convince long-term institutional investors, which own most of the stock, […]

Libya rejects Gaddafi arrest warrant

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Libya has rejected the arrest warrants issued for its leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and the country’s intelligence chief for alleged atrocities committed against political opponents. The ruling is a “cover for NATO which is still trying to assassinate Gaddafi”, Mohammed al-Gamudi, Libya’s justice minister, said. Deputy foreign minister Khaled Kaaim said the International […]

Greece general strike: Unions act amid cuts debate

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Trade unions in Greece have begun a 48-hour general strike, hours after PM George Papandreou urged parliament to back an austerity package. Huge crowds of protesters are expected on the streets of Athens, while public transport is set to grind to a halt. On Monday, Mr Papandreou said only his […]

The 22nd Annual Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant crowned four new beauties on June … – South Florida Caribbean News

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The 22nd Annual Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant crowned four new beauties on June
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and jazz musician Randy Corinthian, DJ Louis "luga" Williams of IIcon Sound, and a special surprise performance by award winning producer and the official DJ for Sean Paul and Baby Cham, Shaun Anderson of the international DJ group Coppershot Disco.

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Four Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial

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The United Nations-backed trial of the four most senior surviving members of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime began on Monday, three decades after its “year zero” revolution marked one of the darkest chapters of the 20th century. The defendants, infirm and ranging in age bwteen 79 and 85, were among […]

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Gadhafi

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Court issues Gadhafi arrest warrant (CNN) — The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and two of his relatives. ICC Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng read the decision Monday to issue warrants for Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and brother-in-law Abdullah al-Sanussi. Al-Islam Gadhafi […]