France may send commandos to recover hostages in Somalia

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on France may send commandos to recover hostages in Somalia 

PARIS, July 22 — French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said here on Tuesday that France is doing everything to free the two Frenchmen kidnapped in Somalia on July 14, and may even consider sending commandos to recover the hostages.

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More bodies going unclaimed at Los Angeles morgue amid poor economy

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on More bodies going unclaimed at Los Angeles morgue amid poor economy 

LOS ANGELES, July 22 — More families in Los Angeles choose not to claim bodies of their members from authorities as a result of the poor economy, a newspaper report said Tuesday.

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France summons Israeli ambassador over Jewish settlement

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on France summons Israeli ambassador over Jewish settlement 

PARIS, July 22 — France has summoned the Israeli ambassador in Paris to demand a halt of Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Tuesday.

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Helicopter drills conducted over Chicago in preparation for Obama visit

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Helicopter drills conducted over Chicago in preparation for Obama visit 

CHICAGO, July 22 — Members of the U.S. Secret Service have been conducting exercises in helicopters over Chicago in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit on Thursday, officials said Tuesday.

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Brown calls for joint efforts to address global problems

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Brown calls for joint efforts to address global problems 

LONDON, July 22 — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday called for collective action to address global problems, such as climate change, poverty and repression.

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EU urges peaceful negotiated solution to Honduran political crisis

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on EU urges peaceful negotiated solution to Honduran political crisis 

STOCKHOLM, July 22 — The European Union (EU) on Tuesday called on parties in the mediation talks to reach a peaceful negotiated solution to the political crisis in Honduras.

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NATO chief meets with Brown on Afghanistan situation

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on NATO chief meets with Brown on Afghanistan situation 

LONDON, July 22 — Outgoing NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Schaffer met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Downing Street No.10 to discuss the Afghanistan situation before he steps down at the end of the month, the prime minister's office announced Tuesday.

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Solar eclipse occurs in Tibet, but views blocked by clouds

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Solar eclipse occurs in Tibet, but views blocked by clouds 

LHASA, July 22 — Cona County, Tibet in southwest China was one of the first places in the country to view the solar eclipse, which occurred at 8:01'27 Wednesday, according to an observatory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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Asteroid leaves "incredible" new scar on Jupiter: NASA

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Asteroid leaves "incredible" new scar on Jupiter: NASA 

LOS ANGELES, July 22 — An asteroid or comet plunged into Jupiter and left a mark on the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has announced.

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Solar eclipse attracts Chinese gazers, but weather may shadow their views

July 21, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Solar eclipse attracts Chinese gazers, but weather may shadow their views 

LANZHOU, July 22 — Solar eclipse gazers gathered at the sides of the Yellow and Yangtze rivers Wednesday morning in northwestern Lanzhou and central Wuhan cities as the moon started to shadow the sun at 8:15 a.m.

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