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Glenn Beck Claims He Made An Offer To Buy Al Gore's Current TV Network But Was Shut Out

When former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his partners sold their cable-television network Current TV to Al Jazeera in a deal announced Jan. 2, it made headlines around the world. But it appears the Arabic news organization wasn’t the only media conglomerate to make an offer. According to former Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck, his own company made an offer to buy Current TV, but Gore refused to sell to the conservative pundit.

Egypt Constitution Declared Passed By 64%

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved the Islamist-drafted constitution, authorities announced Tuesday in a blow to President Mohamed Morsi's secular and liberal foes.

Argentines Protest President Fernandez's Economic Policies Amid Rising Inflation

Many Argentines are protesting against the policies of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over her tight controls on the economy amid rising inflation. Fernandez has said that her policies are aimed at supporting the most vulnerable in society and will benefit the majority of people as a whole, though she has been criticized for pursuing a populist agenda at the expese of the upper and middle classes.

Liberian Timber Wars Pit Poverty-Stricken Communities Against Secretive Big Loggers Given An Opening By The Government

Forests are extremely important to Liberians, who rely upon vast wooded areas for everything from building supplies and medicine to water protection and game habitats. Recently, a government program turned over these critical regions to big logging firms in a misguided attempt to provide income and revenue for hard-hit communities. Can Ellen Sirleaf Johnson's administration curtail what it began?

NAM Summit Opens: UN Chief Slams Iran On Rights, Syria And Nukes

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon communicated to Iranian leaders his strong disapproval of Iran's rights record and of its stand on key issues causing regional and global tensions, within hours of his arrival in Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit Wednesday.

Egypt Seeks $4.8-Billion Loan From IMF

The Egyptian government Wednesday sought a $4.8-billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help boost the country's economy struggling to recover from a political turmoil since last year's uprising that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Dies At 57

Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia died Monday at the age of 57 from an undisclosed illness ending weeks of speculation about his health, the Ethiopian state television announced Tuesday.

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