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U.S. Congress may approve limited force in Libya

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers will consider two bills authorizing limited military action in Libya over three months after Washington joined Western allies in an air war on Moamer Kadhafi’s regime. The bills were unveiled Tuesday night as President Barack Obama has come under fire from fellow Democrats and Republicans…

Newt Gingrich had a second line of credit at Tiffany’s

Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign acknowledged Tuesday that Gingrich had a second line of credit at the jewelry store Tiffany’s for as much as $1 million dollars. The Washington Post reported that Joe DeSantis, a spokesman for Gingrich, said the Republican presidential hopeful’s personal financial disclosure filing will show that he…

PolitiFact rates Jon Stewart’s remark about Fox News misinformation as ‘false’

The fact-checking website PolitiFact gave Jon Stewart a “false” rating on its Truth-O-Meter for claiming that Fox News viewers were consistently the most misinformed group of media consumers, but admitted Tuesday that a slew of readers had criticized their analysis. “Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?” Stewart, host…

Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancee Crystal Harris calls off wedding

LOS ANGELES – Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old finance, Crystal Harris, has called off their California nuptials, the 85-year-old founder of Playboy announced Tuesday in a Twitter posting. “The wedding is off,” Hefner tweeted. “Crystal has had a change of heart.” Hefner had asked Harris to marry him during a party last…

Republicans call for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign

WASHINGTON — There was little sympathy among US politicians Tuesday for Anthony Weiner, one day after the US Democratic congressman admitted in a teary-eyed press conference to maintaining a string of lewd online relationships. Weiner, 46, said he was “deeply ashamed” for his behavior, which included sending a close-up picture…

Gaddafi vows to fight on as NATO airstrikes pound Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Waves of NATO aircraft hit Tripoli on Tuesday in the most sustained bombardment of the Libyan capital since Western forces began air strikes in March. By Tuesday afternoon, war planes were striking different parts of the city several times an hour, hour after hour, rattling windows and…

Obama ‘not concerned’ over new recession threat

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday rejected concerns about a second US recession amid a raft of poor data on US economic growth. “I am not concerned about a double-dip recession,” Obama said at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while acknowledging that there was…

NATO helicopter strike wounds two Pakistani soldiers

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — NATO helicopters from Afghanistan wounded two Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border attack Tuesday, officials said, triggering a “strong protest” from Islamabad as tensions with the US simmered after Osama bin Laden’s death. The two choppers opened fire in the direction of a restive tribal region in Pakistan’s…

Pakistan PM snubs US by declaring China ‘best friend’

BEIJING (AFP) – Pakistan’s prime minister declared China his country’s best friend in an apparent dig at Washington as he was to begin a visit to China on Tuesday with US ties tested over Osama bin Laden’s killing. Yousuf Raza Gilani’s trip follows the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader by…

Japanese nuclear firm asks for gov’t bailout to pay disaster victims

TOKYO (AFP) – The president of TEPCO on Tuesday submitted a request for Japanese government aid in compensating those affected by its stricken nuclear power plant, as the utility said it faced funding problems. Presenting the request to trade and industry minister Banri Kaieda, Masataka Shimizu told reporters that TEPCO…

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