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Taliban on Twitter?

KABUL (AFP) – The Taliban once banned all television, music and cinema in Afghanistan, but now they are fighting their war via Twitter, the online messaging network that revolutionised global communication. The Islamist extremists sent out their first tweet in English on May 12 claiming “enemy attacked in Khak-e-Safid”, with…

Lime Wire file-sharing service to pay record labels $105 million

NEW YORK – The operators of LimeWire agreed to pay record companies $105 million, ending a federal trial over copyright infringement damages owed by the once popular but now defunct file-sharing service. The settlement with 13 record companies, including labels owned by Sony Corp, Vivendi SA, Warner Music Group Corp…

WATCH LIVE: Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his immigration reform initiative in El Paso, Texas. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Wall Street Journal circulation tops 2.11 million

WASHINGTON — The Wall Street Journal is the top daily newspaper in the United States with average print and digital circulation of 2.11 million, according to figures released on Tuesday. The New York Times takes the Sunday honors with total average circulation of 1.33 million The Audit Bureau of Circulations…

Russia prosecutes reputed U.S. spy-ring turncoat

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday that it had established the guilt of a man local media have identified as the spymaster who betrayed a ring of agents operating in the United States last year. Prime Minister Vladimir Putinand other officials have suggested a turncoat’s betrayal led to the…

Five bizarre GOP reactions to bin Laden’s death

WASHINGTON – The news that Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday during a U.S. firefight in Pakistan led to heaps of praise for military service members and President Barack Obama, even from his biggest political adversaries. Some GOP responses, however, have been pretty bizarre. Here’s a roundup of some of…

Meet the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden

Robert W. Johnson The military team that killed Osama Bin Laden is an elite special forces group unofficially called Seal Team 6. Officially, the team’s name is classified and not available to the public, technically there is no team 6. A Tier-One counter-terrorism force similar to the Army’s elusive Delta…

U.S. dollar bounds upwards on news of Osama bin Laden’s death

TOKYO (AFP) – The US dollar rose in Asian trade on Monday after news that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed nearly 10 years after the September 11 attacks, but analysts warned that sentiment would fade. The euro, which benefited from speculation there will be a series of…

Libyan rebel capital doubts Gaddafi’s son is dead

BENGHAZI, Libya — The Libyan rebel capital Benghazi was rocked by sustained gunfire and explosions overnight as fighters celebrated reports that Seif al-Arab, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, died. But by early Sunday doubts about the truth of the report crept in, quelling the joyful mood, as it…

Shocker: GOP Rep. Paul Ryan says he also wants to cut ‘corporate welfare’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Thursday he supports cutting tax breaks for the oil industry as lawmakers search for ways to battle rising gasoline prices. In response to a question at a town hall meeting in Waterford, Wisconsin, the Republican congressman said he agreed…

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