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Israel says Iran closer to atom bomb than thought

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 00:09

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday the full extent of Iran's nuclear program was not reflected in a recent U.N. report, which said that Tehran appeared to have worked on designing an atomic bomb.


For Penn St., a new week after the worst one ever

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 00:09
For Penn State University, there was the past week — a week of unimaginable turmoil and sorrow, anger and disbelief and shame. And then there is tomorrow.

Monti named to head new Italy government

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:57

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's president appointed former European Commissioner Mario Monti on Sunday to head a new government charged with implementing urgent reforms to end a crisis that has endangered the whole euro zone.


Penn State prays for abuse victims, perpetrators

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:40

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Churchgoers at embattled Penn State University offered prayers for victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse on Sunday, and the state's governor said more victims of alleged abuse by a former university football coach are likely to be found.


With Arab vote, pressure mounts on Syria

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:33

Syria's embattled regime called for an urgent Arab summit as it faced growing isolation Sunday, not only by the West but by its neighbors, over its bloody crackdown against an eight-month uprising.


Monti vows to quickly form next Italian govt

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:33

Italy's new premier-designate economist Mario Monti says he will get to work quickly to try to form a new government, assuring the nation that it can heal its disastrous finances.


Troops occupy Rio slum in "historic" operation

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:25

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles occupied Rio de Janeiro's largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city's bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.


Effort to recall Wis. governor kicks off Tuesday

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:09

The effort to recall Wisconsin's controversial Republican governor is expected to begin Tuesday, although his opponents have yet to come up with a candidate to replace him.


US companies are feeling impact of European crisis

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 23:07

The tremors from Europe's financial upheaval have reached U.S. shores, rattling consumers and companies.


New generation of music central to protest

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 22:07

The sound of insistent drumming bounces off the sides of nearby office towers announcing the location of the Occupy Wall Street home base long before its inhabitants are otherwise seen or heard.


Syria calls for Arab League meet to avert suspension

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:59

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria called on Sunday for an emergency summit of Arab League heads of state, in an apparent attempt to thwart its decision to suspend Damascus for violently cracking down on protests.


"Super committee" still hoping for debt deal

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The congressional "super committee" is at a difficult point in negotiations on deficit-reduction, but lawmakers said on Sunday they had not given up on reaching an agreement by this month's deadline.


Obama caps summit diplomacy in Hawaiian home state

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:30

President Barack Obama on Sunday dove into summit diplomacy, using his home state of Hawaii as an American foothold into the Pacific Rim region of the world he views as an explosive source of 21st century economic power. In the midst of a hard re-election bid, Obama kept his message on jobs, even as he privately lobbied for help on containing the Iranian nuclear threat.


Occupy protesters defy eviction order in Oregon

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:05

Anti-Wall Street protesters and their supporters flooded a city park area in Portland early Sunday in defiance of an eviction order while authorities elsewhere stepped up pressure against demonstrators, arresting dozens of people.


Utah man receives war medals 66 years late

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 20:23

More than six decades after being freed from a Japanese prisoner of war camp, a Utah veteran was compelled to relive the horrors and triumphs of his World War II experience this month when he received a mysterious package containing seven military medals, including the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star.


Yemen's Saleh stalling on power handover: opposition

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 19:18

SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh is refusing to hand over power and resisting a U.N.-backed plan to end months of political paralysis that has brought the impoverished state to its knees, opposition sources said on Sunday.


ANALYSIS: GOP searches for voice in foreign policy

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 18:43

After years of Republicans dominating the politics of national security, this year's GOP presidential candidates are struggling to find a coherent national security argument against President Barack Obama.


Merkel wants change to EU charter by end 2012: sources

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 18:15

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to speed up reform of the European Union treaty and wants all 27 EU member states to give their approval by the end of 2012, government sources said on Sunday.


APEC leaders seek firewall against Europe crisis

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 15:31

HONOLULU (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific leaders will call on countries on Sunday to do what they can to prop up economic growth, rallying around the common threat from Europe's debt crisis despite divisions over trade and currency policies.


Japanese watchdog may seek levy on Olympus: source

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 13:01

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog may recommend that a levy be imposed on Olympus Corp for false financial reports, a source familiar with the case said on Sunday, a move which could prevent a delisting of the company's shares over one of the country's biggest corporate scandals.