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Venezuela denies Chavez in critical condition

CARACAS (AFP) – The Venezuelan government rejected reports Sunday that President Hugo Chavez is in critical condition following emergency surgery in Cuba, insisting the firebrand leftist leader was “recovering well.” Chavez’s government said he had an operation for a pelvic abscess on June 10 and continues to mend. “He is…

Google breaks billion-visitor barrier

SAN FRANCISCO — Figures released by industry tracker comScore credited Google with being the first online operation to attract more than a billion visitors in a single month. Slightly more than a billion people went to Google websites in May in what comScore billed as an unprecedented turn-out on the…

McCain knocks Republicans for challenging Obama on Libya

WASHINGTON – As the House GOP prepares to throw a wrench into President Barack Obama’s military operation in Libya, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accused Republicans of attacking his former 2008 rival for partisan gain. “Is this the time for Congress to turn against this policy? Is this the time time…

Huge haul of Ming Dynasty porcelain found in shipwreck off Indonesia

JAKARTA — A $70-million haul of Ming Dynasty porcelain has been found in a 16th-century shipwreck off the Indonesian island of Java, a Portugal-based salvage company said Friday. Arqueonautas Worldwide (AWW) and its Indonesia-based partner RM Discovery Inc. said an “archaeological reconnaissance operation” had confirmed the discovery of the “biggest…

Obama insists Libya action legal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama insisted that the current US military action in Libya was legal, rejecting rising criticism from Congress over the goals and justification of the operation. In a 30-page report to lawmakers, the White House argued that US participation in the NATO-led assault on Moamer Kadhafi’s…

Weapons smuggled in U.S. sting linked to deaths: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Weapons smuggled into Mexico as part of a US sting operation — and then lost — have been linked to numerous killings, including that of an American federal agent, a congressional report disclosed Wednesday. The report found that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) lost…

NATO leaders in talks amid fresh Libya strikes

TRIPOLI (AFP) – NATO’s chief will hold talks on Libya with British leaders on Wednesday after the alliance battered Moamer Kadhafi’s forces even as its top brass raised concerns about the 11-week aerial war. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will meet in London with British Prime Minister David Cameron…

NATO shortcomings ‘could jeopardise Libya mission’

BRUSSELS (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warned on Friday that military shortcomings among NATO members could jeopardise the alliance’s air war in Libya. With half of the countries in the 28-member alliance not participating in the Libya campaign, Gates said it reflected a worrisome lack of military assets.…

NATO air strike targets Gaddafi’s intelligence headquarters

TRIPOLI – NATO air raids targeted the military intelligence headquarters of Moamer Kadhafi’s battered regime on Monday, ahead of a visit to Libya by an envoy from Russia which has raised concerns about the scope of the military campaign. Royal Air Force Tornado and Typhoon warplanes hit the military intelligence…

Gabbrielle Giffords recovering after skull operation

LOS ANGELES — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was almost killed in a horrific shooting in January, is recovering well after an operation to replace part of her skull, doctors said. The Arizona lawmaker underwent a cranioplasty to replace the part of her cranium removed to allow space for her…

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