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Gaddafi threatens to take the Libyan war to Europe

DAFNIYA/AL-QAWALISH, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi threatened to take the war in Libya to Europe on Friday while rebels came under heavy fire as they renewed their push against his forces. Tens of thousands of Gaddafi supporters rallied in Tripoli’s Green Square for Friday prayers, underscoring his refusal to step…

Peer pressure makes people form false memories: study

A study released this week shows that when a person is peer pressured, they can form false memories, convincing themselves of different recollections of the past to fit what others insist is true. The study was published in Science this week. Study subjects watched a movie in groups, then were…

U.S. refocuses on home-grown terror threat

WASHINGTON — The United States vowed Wednesday to pursue the “utter destruction” of Al-Qaeda, while refocusing its counter-terrorism strategy to combat the threat of home-grown terror. The new strategy comes on the 10th year of the US-led “war on terror,” launched by former president George W. Bush after the deadly…

Iran tells EU next nuclear talks must be “just”

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s top nuclear negotiator replied on Tuesday to a letter from the EU foreign policy chief on a resumption of talks over Tehran’s atomic program, saying they must be held without pressure, state television said. The United States and allies suspect Iran is trying to develop atom bombs under the…

US refuses to return to frontline in Libya

BERLIN — The United States resisted pressure Thursday to return its warplanes to the frontline in Libya even as NATO vowed to keep bombing Moamer Kadhafi’s forces and pressed the strongman to quit. As NATO foreign ministers meeting in Berlin struggled to heal a rift over the mission, rebels said…

Hong Kong moves to restrict mainland babies

HONG KONG — Hong Kong says it will restrict the number of mainland Chinese women allowed to give birth in the city’s hospitals which are struggling to cope with the tens of thousands who arrive each year. The number of mainland women who opt to deliver across the border in…

Obama confident Gaddafi will step down

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was confident that Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi would “ultimately” step down and that he had not ruled out supplying arms to rebels seeking to oust him. Obama said the “noose” is tightening around the Libyan strongman, but noted it did not…

World powers raise pressure for Gaddafi’s exit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States stepped up pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit on Tuesday, and rebels fighting him promised to build a free, democratic state if they won power in Tripoli. British Prime Minister David Cameron, opening a conference of 40 governments and international bodies on Libya, accused Gaddafi’s supporters of “murderous attacks”…

US under pressure to arm Libya rebels

WASHINGTON – The administration of President Barack Obama has come under mounting pressure to arm Libyan rebels facing an emboldened and regrouping military, amid charges Washington missed recent chances to oust the country’s strongman. Obama has insisted that all options, including military action, remain on the table with respect to…

Spiders in fuel tank prompt Mazda recall

CHICAGO – Mazda has a creepy problem: a common spider species seems to have developed a hankering for making nests and weaving webs inside the engines of its sporty Mazda 6 sedan. The Japanese automaker said Thursday it will be recalling 65,000 vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico…

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