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World powers move towards further action on Libya

GENEVA – World powers ramped up the pressure on Moamer Kadhafi’s regime on Monday, as the United States urged the international community to work together on further steps to end bloodshed in Libya. “The people of Libya have made themselves clear: it is time for Kadhafi to go — now,…

Higher education, lower blood pressure: study

WASHINGTON – The more advanced degrees a person has, the lower their blood pressure, a study published online has found. An analysis of some 4,000 patient records from the 30-year Framingham Offspring Study found that, controlling only for age, women with 17 years or more of education — a master’s…

US Senator Kerry calls for global pressure on Libya

WASHINGTON – US Senator John Kerry on Tuesday denounced Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s deadly crackdown on anti-government protests as “beyond despicable” and called for global pressure to end his regime. The Kadhafi government’s “use of deadly force against its own people should mean the end of the regime itself. It’s…

Pakistan intelligence says US gunman is CIA

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – A Pakistani intelligence official said Monday that an American in custody for killing two men was an undercover CIA contractor, in remarks likely to inflame a crisis with the United States. Washington insists that Raymond Davis, who says he acted in self-defence, is a member of its…

US, Europe fear Arab revolt ‘contagion’: analysts

PARIS — The United States and Europe are raising pressure for democratic reform in Egypt but face a tricky task amid fears that the violent unrest there could spread far beyond its borders, analysts say. The United States on Sunday raised pressure on Egypt’s long-time President Hosni Mubarak, its closest…

US tried to protect three in CIA nuclear spy effort: book

The United States pressured Swiss authorities not to prosecute three people suspected of weapons trafficking who had been helping a CIA spy effort, according to a book released this month. In the book “Fallout: The True Story of the CIA’s Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking,” authors Catherine Collins and Douglas…

World pressure mounts after Ivory Coast bloodshed

International pressure was mounting Friday on Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo after his forces launched a deadly crackdown on supporters of a rival claimant on the presidency. Washington, Paris and the European Union demanded Gbagbo quickly hand over power to his enemy Alassane Ouattara, after a day of armed bloodshed…

Obama White House pressured Spain to drop Bush torture prosecution, leaked cable shows

The Obama administration went to the mat to defend its predecessors from a torture prosecution in Spain last year, a leaked State Department cable shows. The cable, released by WikiLeaks this week, shows that senior US diplomats teamed with Republican lawmakers — including a former Republican Party chairman — to…

US rejects Israel call for military threat against Iran

Secretary Robert Gates on Monday rejected comments by Israel’s prime minister calling for a “credible” military threat against Iran to ensure it does not obtain nuclear weapons. “We know that they are concerned about the impact of the sanctions. The sanctions are biting more deeply than they anticipated and we…

Sophisticated tool-making began in Africa, not Europe: study

WASHINGTON — Prehistoric people in southern Africa developed a highly skilled way of shaping stones into sharp-edged tools long before Europeans did, suggested a study released Thursday. A technique known as pressure-flaking, which scientists previously thought was invented in Europe some 20,000 years ago, involves using an animal bone or…

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