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Senator Mark Kirk: End probe of CIA interrogators accused of torture

Republican Senator Mark Kirk (IL) says that President Barack Obama should announce the end of the Justice Department’s “unwarranted” investigation of CIA interrogators when he visits their headquarters on Friday “These Americans did their jobs at the direction of the President of the United States and this politically motivated investigation…

End of a nation? ‘Get ready for the break-up of Belgium’

BRUSSELS — A top Belgian politician warned the country’s citizens on Sunday to “get ready for the break-up of Belgium,” as King Albert II seeks to relaunch knife-edge coalition talks. Leading francophone Socialist Laurette Onkelinx, considered a potential successor to party chief Elio Di Rupo, who gave up on negotiations…

Obama: End of Iraq combat mission not victory lap

Obama: Still work to be done in Iraq Hours before addressing the nation, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops just back from Iraq that his speech outlining the withdrawal of combat forces “is not going to be a victory lap” nor a cause for celebration. “There’s still a lot of…

Greenspan: End Bush tax cuts

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan believes that the US should “follow the law” and let the Bush tax cuts lapse. He disagreed Sunday with Republicans who say that tax cuts pay for themselves. “I am very much in favor of tax cuts but not with borrowed money,” Greenspan said…

UN Secretary General to Israel: ‘End the blockade’

Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary-General, said Wednesday that Israel should end its blockade of Gaza and that the deaths of activists aboard an aid flotilla could have been avoided. “Had the Israeli government heeded to international calls and my own strong and urgent and persistent call to lift the blockade…

FBI, DHS probe ‘Guardians’ who demanded governors resign

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have launched an investigation into letters sent by an anti-government group to over 30 governors demanding they resign within three days or face peaceful removal from office. The letters, sent by a group calling themselves the “Guardians of the Free Republics,” do…

Depressed Blair ‘wanted to quit after Iraq war’: report

Tony Blair was so depressed after the Iraq war that the then British premier told Gordon Brown he would quit the following summer, only to renege on his pledge, a newspaper reported Sunday.…

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