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McLatchy Washington Bureau

Voters in natural gas-rich Tarija became the fourth of Bolivia's nine provinces to approve a referendum Sunday demanding greater autonomy in defiance of the country's socialist President Evo Morales.

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TorrentFreak

Despite public protests both online and on the streets of Stockholm, the Swedish parliament has voted in favor of a new “wiretapping” law which invades the privacy of its citizens by allowing the government to monitor web traffic and phone calls, wit

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As part of its action, the EU approved a set of conditions on Cuba in return for sanction-free relations. They include the release of all political prisoners; access for Cubans to the Internet; and a double-track approach for all EU delegations arriv

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Washington Post

An international smuggling ring that sold bomb-related parts to Libya, Iran and North Korea also managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, that could have been shared secretly with any number of countries or rogue groups.

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New York Times

American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprintes for an advanced nuclear weapon on computers that belonged to the nuclear smuggling network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist

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Washington Post

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, on a state visit to North Korea in 1993, smuggled in critical data on uranium enrichment -- a route to making a nuclear weapon -- to help facilitate a missile deal with Pyongyang, according to a new boo

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The Independent

Beichuan was a town of 160,000 nestling in one of the world's most beautiful valleys. When rescuers arrived yesterday, they found a scene of unimaginable devastation and despair.

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Washington Post

High-ranking officials in Venezuela offered to help Colombian guerrillas obtain surface-to-air missiles meant to change the balance of power in their war with the Colombian government, according to internal rebel documents.

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MSNBC

American military and civilian officials have cut off all contact with Ahmad Chalabi, the former favorite of Washington's neoconservatives, [for] "unauthorized" contacts with Iran's government. [not a divorce, just a trial separati

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