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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.
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How Would Israel Bomb Iran?

What could Israel use in a strike against Iran? How would Iran defend itself, and what could it do afterwards?
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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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Clashes Expose Communal Divide as Elections Loom

The grisly scenes unfolding in the far-flung northeast may fan communal politics in a country where simmering tensions between Hindus and Muslims have often been exploited for electoral gain.

As Portugal’s Pain Deepens, Investors Reward Nation

Investors rewarded Portugal's efforts to trim its budget gap by sending the credit-default swaps on Portugal to a low of 725 basis points on Thursday, down from 1,515 in January and 1,237 in May, according to Bloomberg. The implied probability of Portugal defaulting on its debt fell to 46 percent from 73 percent.
Rob Zerban: Is He Obama's Key To Defeating Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney In November?

Rob Zerban: Is He Obama's Key To Defeating Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney In November?

The "announcement" of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's official running mate in the 2012 presidential elections has officially shaken up race leading up to November. Suddenly, the conversation has shifted from tax returns and jobs to healthcare and the future of Medicaid. There is one man that could provide some perspective on Ryan, his proposals, and his history, and that man happens to be Ryan's congressional opponent in Wisconsin, democrat Rob Zerban.


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