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President Barack Obama Arrives in Europe

Obama arrives in London, first leg of Europe trip 5:00pm est AP LONDON – President Barack Obama embarked on his Europe trip Tuesday, with a hefty economic and national security agenda for his first journey across the Atlantic since taking office two months ago. The president and first lady Michelle Obama arrived in London Tuesday […]

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British Troops Are Like: “We’re Out of Iraq, Cheerio”

(CNN) — British troops will begin leaving Iraq in May, more than six years after joining the U.S.-led invasion that ousted former dictator Saddam Hussein, Britain and Iraq announced Wednesday. The British mission will wrap up by the end of May, with the last troops withdrawing over the next two months, British Prime Minister Gordon […]

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Bank of England Cuts Rate to Year 1694 Levels

BLOOMBERG Feb. 5  — The Bank of England lowered the benchmark interest rate to 1 percent, extending the most aggressive round of cuts in its three-century history as officials try to limit fallout from the deepening recession. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Mervyn King, cut the bank rate to 1 percent from […]

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