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Month: July 2014

Meg Whitman Denies Wrongdoing in Hiring of Housekeeper

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman today sharply denied allegations that she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant for nine years as a housekeeper, calling the accusation part of a smear campaign orchestrated by backers of Democratic candidate Jerry Brown. 6:33 pm Read More

Pakistan halts NATO supplies to Afghanistan after attack

Pakistan shut down the main land route for NATO supplies into Afghanistan Thursday, accusing the alliance’s helicopters of killing Pakistani soldiers in a fourth cross-border attack this week. NATO said aircraft entered Pakistani airspace early Thursday in self-defence and killed “several armed individuals” after the crews believed they had been fired at from the ground. […] 6:27 pm Read More

Brazil’s real soars to highest level in two years

Brazil’s currency, the real, soared to its highest level in two years against the dollar Thursday, fetching less than 1.7 to the greenback as foreign investors piled into the booming economy. Midway through the trading day in Sao Paulo, the dollar was being exchanged for 1.696 reais — a value last seen before the global […] 6:26 pm Read More

Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief begins jail sentence

Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka, who led troops to victory over Tamil rebels to end a decades-long civil war, on Thursday began 30 months in jail after the president confirmed the sentence. Troops escorted the former four-star general to the island’s main Welikada prison, hours after the government announced that President Mahinda Rajapakse had […] 5:54 pm Read More