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 […]

Jack Is No Longer Transport Minister In T&T

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News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. June 28, 2011: Almost a week after he announced his registration from both the presidency of CONCACAF and the vice presidency of FIFA, Jack Warner has had some of his ministerial responsibilities taken away. A Cabinet shake-up last Sunday by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar left […]

Reggae’s Buju Banton To Pursue Masters Degree

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News Americas, TAMPA, FL, Tues. June 28, 2011: Recently convicted Jamaican-born reggae singer, Buju Banton, says he intends to turn a negative into a positive, following a drug conviction on June 23rd. The singer, according to the Jamaica Sunday Observer, insists that he will spend the next 10 years in […]

Thalia Gives Birth

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 28, 2011: Mexican singer and actress Thalia has given birth to a bouncing baby boy. The 39-year-old wife of ex-chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, 61, announced the birth of Matthew Alejandro Mottola via Twitter. The couple already have a […]

Nadal Advances To Wimbledon Quarterfinals

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News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. June 28, 2011: Spain’s reigning Wimbledon and U.S. Open men’s tennis champion, Rafael Nadal, has made it into the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Despite an injury suffered in the first set, Nadal beat Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Monday to […]

Cocaine Accused Nabbed

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News Americas, BOGOTA, Colombia, Tues. June 28, 2011: A 47-year-old man suspected to be a go-between for the Los Comba gang in Colombia has been nabbed by police in the South American nation. John Giraldo, according to Colombian security officials, was arrested in Medellin, the capital of the northwestern province […]

Caribbean Airlines Mishap Confirmed

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News Americas, PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tues. June 28, 2011: Caribbean Airlines on Monday confirmed cabin pressure failure aboard one of its flights. The mishap that caused some concern to passengers occurred on flight BW455 between Jamaica to Barbados Sunday. However, one of the 48 passengers on board were injured, […]