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Mexican cartels robbing millions from multinational corporations

When gunmen in Mexico carried out one of the world’s biggest ever gold heists this month, Canadian pit operator McEwen Mining was left looking at $8.5 million in lost metal.... Read more»

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NATO targets Libyan warships in overnight raid

NATO air strikes hit eight warships belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in overnight raids on three ports Friday morning.... Read more»

Denmark eyes North Pole as Arctic battle heats up

According to a document leaked this week, Denmark plans to claim the North Pole, heating up the battle for the melting Arctic because countries bordering the region, such as Russia, the United States, Canada and Norway, have staked out rival segments of the sea. ... Read more»

Study: Animal, plant extinction rates may be overestimated

A controversial study suggests that current extinction rate projections of animal and plant species may be overestimating the role of habitat loss. But researchers said that species extinction still remains a “real and growing" threat.... Read more»

Obama offers aid to Mideast nations

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised new aid to nations that embrace democracy while condemning attacks on demonstrators, notably in Libya and Syria. In a speech meant to define U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama also announced $1 billion in debt relief for Egypt and another $1 billion in loan guarantees for both Egypt and Tunisia. ... Read more»


Arab spring could sweep in changes to U.S. policy

The hot winds of change in the Middle East will present a challenge for what is shaping up to be a crucial policy speech by President Obama.... Read more»

Strauss-Kahn indicted, resigns from IMF

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted Thursday over the sex assault case raised by a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her. Strauss-Kahn resigned from the IMF Wednesday. ... Read more»

Queen Elizabeth's visit heals Irish rifts

In two days an 85-year-old, slightly-stooped woman, armed with nothing more than a handbag and a smile, has managed to bring relations between Britain and Ireland to a new level of warmth and friendship.... Read more»2


Global inflation sparks renewed interest in gold

Despite recent headlines about sharp drops, over the past week or so gold has recovered much of its losses. The price is up about 5 percent for the year. So is it time to pour your savings into the yellow metal?... Read more»

Reporters in Libya freed after 6 weeks

Libyan authorities Wednesday released four foreign journalists who had been held for more than six weeks to a hotel in Tripoli.... Read more»1

Strauss-Kahn now toast to the French

However New York courts deal with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to the French he is toast. The suave global economist favored to unseat Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012 has shamed a society that is not easy to shock.... Read more»

Global community hopes for peaceful power transfer in Yemen

Despite increased violence against protesters and rising tensions, the international community remains hopeful that Yemen can achieve a peaceful transfer of power.... Read more»

From punk rock to techno, alternative music surges in Mexico

Alternative Latin music is making new strides into the U.S., with Mexican bands packing venues from coast to coast. The strength of alternative Mexican music on both sides of the Rio Grande attests to sweeping changes in the two nations in the last decade.... Read more»

'Natural born' leaders not a requirement in other countries

While President Obama may have ended speculation about his own birth right, arguments over the clause in Article Two of the U.S. Constitution which states “no person except a natural born citizen” can stand for office, are likely to rumble on.... Read more»

Bomb threat investigated as queen visits Ireland

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was to visit Ireland Tuesday, marking the first visit to the country by a British monarch, but on the eve of the historic visit, a bomb threat forced the Mall, an avenue leading to Buckingham Palace, in London to shut down.... Read more»

IMF chief held at Rikers Island

The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has gone from a $3,000-a-night suite at a luxury New York hotel to an 11-by-13 foot cell on Rikers Island in a matter of days. A hotel maid claims Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her Saturday at the Sofitel hotel in midtown New York.... Read more»1

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