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  • Philippines' Aquino keeps budget chief amid corruption scandal

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft. Aquino,...
  • Attackers raid Kenya coast village, steal police guns

    MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Armed assailants attacked a village on Kenya's coast, stole guns from police reservists and burnt down a primary school, an official said on Friday, in the latest in a series of raids since mid-June that have killed about 100...
  • Germany demands top US official leave country over NSA spying allegations

    In a move that sounds as if it was ripped from a Cold War thriller, American ally and NATO member Germany on Thursday demanded that the top U.S. intelligence official stationed here leave the country over new allegations of U.S. spying. It is the first...
  • Bahrain charges opposition leader who met with U.S. diplomat

    Bahrain's conflict with the United States worsened Thursday, as the Persian Gulf emirate filed criminal charges against the country's leading opposition figure for holding a meeting this week with a senior U.S. diplomat. Officials accused Sheik Ali...
  • Iraqi government official concedes troops at refinery are cut off, but disputes how many

    BAGHDAD An official from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office confirmed Thursday that a high-stakes standoff is unfolding at the country's largest oil refinery, but he disputed details of a McClatchy report that said only 75 commandos were...
  • Pimco Total Return cut U.S. govt debt to 47 percent in June

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co, slightly reduced his holdings of U.S. Treasuries and government-related debt in June but increased his use of derivatives on a bet the Federal...
  • Says Money Makes Government Unaccountable

    Op-ed writer Charles Lipson says no service, poor service and no accountability equals government failure ["Government Fails Its Citizens"]. The root is our money, taxes, which gives the govenment the deep pockets that act as the legal wall its poorer...
  • Crime spree helps Pakistani Taliban squirrel away cash before raids begin

    PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) - In the months before Pakistan jets began pounding Taliban hideouts in the lawless border region near Afghanistan, militants were busily conducting an unprecedented wave of kidnapping and extortion, stockpiling cash for the...
  • When government uses secrecy to deny rights

    When government uses secrecy to deny rights
    It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried...
  • Sunnis sending their sons abroad as fears of sectarian killings escalate in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Abu Saleh already sent one son to Turkey, and he prays that another makes it out before the inevitable knock on the door from the Shiite Muslim militiamen who stalk the neighborhood alongside Iraqi security forces, menacing the few Sunni...
  • California man gets 15 year sentence in China spying case

    OAKLAND Calif. (Reuters) - A California businessman was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products. A jury found Walter Liew...