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15 July 2007

Rapper Remy Ma arrested in NY weekend shooting (Reuters)

Reuters - Female rapper Remy Ma was arrested on attempted murder charges in the weekend shooting of another woman in a nightclub district of Manhattan, police said on Sunday.

Ford considers selling Volvo Cars business: source (Reuters)

Reuters - Ford Motor Co. is considering selling its Volvo Cars business as it assesses the future of its European operations, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Lilly wins again as Cubs down Astros

Ted Lilly won his fourth straight start, Aramis Ramirez had four RBIs and Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run homer Saturday as the surging Chicago Cubs roughed up Roy Oswalt in a 9-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

10 July 2007

Formula One spy case begins in London

Ferrari opened its court case against McLaren's chief designer Tuesday, accusing Mike Coughlan of possessing secret documents belonging to the Italian Formula One team.

Summary Box: Bush denies access to aides (AP)

AP - CONGRESS DENIED: President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.

TSN to broadcast Molitor's title defence

'The Canadian Kid', Steve Molitor, will attempt to defend his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight title live on TSN, Saturday July 14 at 10pm et/7pm pt. The fight, entitled Rumble at Rama, is also available in High Definition on TSN HD and on-demand on ...

Experts link raw fish to liver cancer in SE Asia (Reuters)

Reuters - Thai researchers have urged people in Southeast Asia to stop eating raw freshwater fish because they risk becoming infected with a parasitic worm that may predispose them to developing liver cancer.

China jails 2 church leaders (AP)

AP - Two ministers in China's unrecognized Protestant church have been sentenced to one year each in a labor camp on charges of using an "evil cult" to obstruct the law, a U.S. monitoring group said Monday.

09 July 2007

Uproar as German minister mulls 'targeted killing' (AFP)

AFP - German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble drew flak Monday for considering a security policy that would allow the indefinite detention and "targeted killing" of terror suspects.

Giant sinkhole opens in Mexico City (AP)

AP - A giant sinkhole swallowed a stretch of street on Mexico City's east side, with one man feared dead and 30 families evacuated, authorities said Monday.

Contract conflict threatens Tevez move (AP)

AP - So who does own Carlos Tevez? While Manchester United bids to push through a deal to hire the talented Argentina striker, it's far from clear if the Red Devils are negotiating with the right people.

Eagles sign Mexican defensive tackle Lopez (Reuters)

Reuters - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Mauricio Lopez, the NFL club announced on Monday.

Thompson energizes young Republicans (AP)

AP - Not yet a 2008 candidate, Fred Thompson energized young Republicans with a speech Saturday that was heavy on rhetoric and short on policy pronouncements. He branded Democrats as "the party of despair."

Franken leads in recent fundraising (AP)

AP - Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken raised nearly $2 million in the latest reporting period, pulling in more money than both his Democratic rival and the Republican incumbent, Sen. Norm Coleman.

Canada tightens grip on disputed Arctic (AP)

AP - Canada announced plans Monday to increase its Arctic military presence in an effort to assert sovereignty over the Northwest Passage — a potentially oil-rich region the United States claims is international territory.

Man gets 6 months for killing sister (AP)

AP - A Jordanian court sentenced a man to six months in prison Monday for killing his pregnant sister — an "honor killing" the man said was necessary to uphold his family's reputation.

Will Turkey invade northern Iraq? (AP)

AP - Reports that Turkey has massed a huge military force on its border with Iraq bolstered fears that an invasion targeting hideouts of Kurdish rebels could be imminent. But how deeply into Iraq is the Turkish army willing to go, how long would it sta...

Alcoa extends Alcan offer while Q2 profit slips (Reuters)

Reuters - Alcoa Inc , the world's largest aluminum company, on Monday extended its outstanding offer to acquire Alcan Inc. , even as it reported a slip in second-quarter profit.

Bush's Erects Another Stonewall Against Accountability (The Nation)

The Nation - The Nation -- Barely a week after he commuted the 30-month sentence of a former White House insider who was convicted of engaging in felonious attempts to thwart investigations of administration wrongdoing, President Bush has erected anot...

Afghan girls traded, sold to settle debt (AP)

AP - Unable to scrounge together the $165 he needed to repay a loan to buy sheep, Nazir Ahmad made good on his debt by selling his 16-year-old daughter to marry the lender's son.

Israeli ex-minister says Barghuti should be freed (AFP)

AFP - Israel's former deputy defence minister Ephraim Sneh said on Monday after visiting Marwan Barghuti in prison that the former West Bank Fatah leader would be more useful outside jail than inside.

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