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Scandals rock British government, threatening fragile coalition

The new British government of Prime Minister David Cameron, less than three weeks old, was rocked on Saturday by the resignation of one of its most senior members.

Records show concerns about well, as BP says leak could last months

A House panel investigating the Gulf oil spill released new internal documents from BP that suggest engineers had concerns about the safety of the well as early as last year.

Activists sailing for Gaza anticipate confrontation with Israeli Navy

More than 700 international activists are speeding along the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to the Gaza Strip, prepared for a stand-off with Israel.

Gates says ‘dont ask, don’t tell’ repeal will take months

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” would not be completed for several months.

Iran sanctions pit major powers against developing world

The U.S.-led push for sanctions on Iran has opened a rift between world powers and developing nations, threatening international consensus on efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.

House votes with Senate panel to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted on Thursday to allow the Pentagon to repeal its controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

BP resumes ‘top kill’ procedure after failing to stop leak

Obama calls a moratorium on new drilling permits as hope that BP can plug the leak is renewed.

U.S., South Korean officials plan for hostage crisis as tensions mount

South Korean leaders said on Thursday that they were preparing for a possible hostage situation at a joint industrial park in North Korea.

American granted parole after 15 years in Peruvian prison

Forty-year-old Lori Berenson was convicted of aiding Peruvian leftist rebel group in 1995 and may be released within 24 hours.

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