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US, Europe Close to New Recession

A U.S. investment bank says that the U.S. and Europe are “dangerously close” to a new recession because of economic policy errors they have made. Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley warned Thursday that the U.S. and the 27-nation European Union are hovering close to a recession within the next year, which it defined as economic contraction in two consecutive three-month periods

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Gadhafi Urges Libyans to Fight NATO

Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged his people to take up arms "to liberate Libya." In an audio message broadcast on Libyan television early Monday, Mr. Gadhafi urged Libyans to fight to retake towns held by rebels

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Malawi: President Bingu wa Mutharika Wants Rallies Against His Government Cancelled

Malawi's president has called on activists to cancel anti-government rallies scheduled for Wednesday. Civil society groups are planning so-called “vigils” to protest what they say is the government's failure to respond to their concerns. Speaking on state television Sunday, President Bingo wa Mutharika said the events could turn violent. He said organizers should carefully review their position

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Human Rights Activists Criticize One-Sided Justice in Ivory Coast

Human rights activists are criticizing Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara's regime for only arresting and charging his enemies following a six-month, post-electoral power struggle that plunged the country back into civil war. This week saw dozens of allies to former Ivorian leader, Laurent Gbagbo, face charges in relation to post-electoral violence, including 58 army officers accused Thursday of crimes ranging from murder and rape to buying illegal arms and recruiting mercenaries

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Nigeria Extradites 30 Million Dollars Scam Suspect To US

Nigeria has extradited a man to the United States for his alleged role in a multi-nation scam that defrauded law firms of more than 30 million dollars. Nigerian officials said Friday the suspect, Emmanuel Ekhator, who is Nigerian, was handed over to U.S. officials earlier this week and charged in the eastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania

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Ban Ki-moon Expresses Concern Over Civilian Casualties in Libya

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Libya's ongoing conflict between rebel fighters and government loyalists. In a statement Thursday, the secretary-general called on all sides to "exercise extreme caution in their actions, in order to minimize any further loss of civilian life."

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FIFA Donates $1 Million for Somalia Food Relief

The world football body, FIFA, says it will donate $1 million to the International Red Cross to help combat the famine in Somalia. A FIFA statement Thursday says the Red Cross will use the money for life-saving emergency aid and projects designed to boost livelihoods in the worst-off communities

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