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Four U.S. soldiers detained in Libya
have been released ´uninjured´
following reports of gunfire

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/28/2013 7:27:45 AM

Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night. These four military personnel were operating in an area near Sabratha as part of security preparedness efforts when they were taken into custody, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. No one was injured. [Snip] The four were supporting U.S. Marine security forces protecting the American Embassy, the official said. They were likely U.S. special operations forces, which have been deployed to Libya.

      


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Four U.S. soldiers detained in Libya
have been released ´uninjured´
following reports of gunfire
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/28/2013 7:27:45 AM     Post Reply
Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night. These four military personnel were operating in an area near Sabratha as part of security preparedness efforts when they were taken into custody, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. No one was injured. [Snip] The four were supporting U.S. Marine security forces protecting the American Embassy, the official said. They were likely U.S. special operations forces, which have been deployed to Libya.

   

 

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Daily Mail [UK], by Sue Reid    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/28/2013 7:20:49 AM     Post Reply
On the fifth floor of a high-rise block on a decaying East European housing estate, a gipsy family pack their bags to flee the country where they live but are despised. [Snip] Izabel, 27, her face pinched with poverty, says: ‘I’ve relatives in Sheffield, Bradford and Kent. My brother, in Dover, has ten children and, ideally, we would like to join him there.’ Then, she adds a question that sums up the fears of many Britons over an influx of European Roma heading for the UK: ‘Do you think your Government might give us a free house?’

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Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Schuyler Kropf    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/28/2013 7:14:18 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/28/2013 7:05:29 AM     Post Reply
India is checking the tax status of Americans working at schools in the country, after the arrest this month of an Indian diplomat in New York. Devyani Khobragade was handcuffed and strip-searched while in custody. [Snip] India would no longer turn a blind eye to tax violations by diplomats´ spouses taking up work in the country, Reuters cited an unnamed official as saying. Delhi has also withdrawn some privileges enjoyed by American diplomats and their families in the country, added the official. "Spouses and children have no more immunity. So if there is a parking offence or... something else happening

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/27/2013 4:48:24 PM     Post Reply
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Santa was bearing arms for Nikki Haley:
Gun-loving SC Governor proudly shows
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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/27/2013 6:39:32 AM     Post Reply
Santa was apparently right on target for Christmas for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The Republican posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Thursday a picture of the Beretta PX4 Storm she got as a present, saying she must have been good to have received such a nice present from Santa Claus. The gun costs $575 and, according to the Berretta website, is good for ´faster follow up shots´. A spokesman for the mother-of-two confirmed that the gift was from Haley´s husband, Michael, and that she ´cannot wait to get on the range and fire the pistol´.



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