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Hannity offers to ‘make peace’ between Susteren and Carlson

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday offered to help make peace in a ongoing debate between Greta Van Susteren and Tucker Carlson. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” on her blog after his website published a report on Sarah Palin’s alleged affair with NBA star Glen Rice. That later degenerated into…

Bachmann denies migraines ‘incapacitate’ her

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) responded Tuesday to reports that she suffers from migraines, saying the condition would “not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief.” Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller published an anonymously sourced report Monday alleging that migraines “incapacitate” the Minnesota Republican for “days at…

Israel deports seven ‘flytilla’ activists

JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday expelled seven foreign pro-Palestinian activists detained after flying into Israel for protests at the weekend, leaving five still in custody, an official said. “There are three British people, an Irishman and a German,” immigration service spokeswoman Sabine Hadad told AFP. She was unable to say…

Sisters sue New Jersey cemetery over grave mix-up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Evelyn and Hortense Edwards spent two decades visiting what they thought was their mother’s grave in a New Jersey cemetery only to discover it contained the remains of a stranger, according to court papers. Now, the sisters are suing, seeking want $25 million in damages from…

Pakistan threatens to pull back troops after U.S. cuts aid

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan threatened Tuesday to pull back troops from the Afghan border in response to US aid cuts, defying American demands to open new fronts in the war on Al-Qaeda and escalating tensions with Washington. “I think the next step is, the government or the armed forces will move…

Iraqi cleric Sadr lashes out at U.S.

BAGHDAD — Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday lashed out at US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta’s disclosure that American forces are keeping up unilateral attacks on Iran-backed insurgents in Iraq. Sadr’s spokesman Salah al-Obeidi charged in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, that Panetta had “openly…

France in contact, not negotiating, with Libya

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday that France had had “contacts” with the Libyan regime concerning the departure of leader Moamer Kadhafi but no real negotiations had taken place. “There have indeed been contacts, but it has not turned into a real negotiation,” he told France Info radio station.…

Twitter buys analytics startup BackType

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has acquired BackType, a San Francisco-based startup that helps publishers measure the impact of their social media use. Financial details of the transaction were not released. Twitter, in a message on its @TwitterGlobalPR feed, said BackType would “focus on creating tools…

Fresh rape attempt charge hits Strauss-Kahn

A fresh attempted rape suit against former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn threatened Tuesday to wreck his hopes of returning to frontline French politics if acquitted at his New York trial. Tristane Banon, 32, planned to lodge “a complaint for attempted rape” around eight years ago against Strauss-Kahn with French prosecutors…

French female football players strip to draw attention to women’s World Cup

BERLIN — With France set to face defending champions and hosts Germany at the women’s World Cup on Tuesday, members of the French squad say they have posed naked for pictures to draw attention to their sport. Juvisy forward Gaetine Thiney, 25, plus Olympique Lyon’s Elodie Thomis, 24, and Corine…

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