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World 30 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

U.N.-backed court delivers Hariri killing indictments

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri handed over indictments and four arrest warrants to Lebanon on Thursday, the state prosecutor said.

World 01 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

French arms to Libya rebels expose tensions over war

NEAR BIR AL-GHANAM, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan rebels gathered on a ridge overlooking a strategic town only 80 km (50 miles) from Tripoli on Thursday, preparing for a battle that could allow them to march directly to the seat of Muammar Gaddafi's power.

World 30 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Russia: arming Libya rebels is "crude violation"

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday France's arms drop to rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi violated a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, a stance that could deepen divisions within a NATO alliance that wants him ousted from power.

World 12 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch takes BSkyB bid out of political arena

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch and the British government agreed on Monday to refer his bid for broadcaster BSkyB to regulators, opening a lengthy review in the hope of taking the sting from a phone-hacking scandal threatening the buyout and sending tremors through the political establishment.

World 12 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sudan, South Sudan plan new currencies after split

KHARTOUM/JUBA (Reuters) - Sudan's president said on Tuesday the country would launch a new currency, a day after newly independent South Sudan confirmed it would do the same, as both states worked to disentangle their economies after the split.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Britain asks regulator to reassess Murdoch bid

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has asked the media regulator to reassess media baron Rupert Murdoch's takeover bid for broadcaster BSkyB in the light of a phone hacking scandal, a move that could provide a basis to block the multi-billion dollar buyout.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch under pressure to reconsider British bid

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was looking for a way out of approving media baron Rupert Murdoch's multi-billion dollar deal to buy broadcaster BSkyB amid a phone-hacking scandal that has damaged the prime minister and raised broader questions about politicians' relations with the media.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

France tells Libya rebels to seek peace with Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A French minister said on Sunday it was time for Libya's rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi's government, but Washington said it stood firm in its belief that the Libyan leader cannot stay in power.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch under pressure to reconsider British bid

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was looking for a way out of approving media baron Rupert Murdoch's multi-billion dollar deal to buy broadcaster BSkyB amid a phone-hacking scandal that has damaged the prime minister and raised broader questions about politicians' relations with the media.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

British govt lawyers look to block BSkyB bid - paper

LONDON (Reuters) - British government lawyers are drawing up plans to block Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy out the broadcaster BSkyB, the Independent newspaper said on Monday, a move that could spare Prime Minister David Cameron a potentially damaging parliamentary vote.