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Murdoch To Secure Dow Jones Takeover
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp appears to have won enough backing from members of the Bancroft family and a family trust to secure a takeover of Dow Jones. The report by the Dow Jones-owned daily says Bancroft family members, who control 32 per cent of the board's voting power, have agreed to back News Corp's $US5 billion takeover offer for the company.

Putin Warns Against U.S. Missile Shield in Europe
President Putin\ A row between the United States and Russia over U.S. plans to build a missile shield in eastern Europe escalated on Thursday when President Vladimir Putin declared a moratorium on a key European arms treaty.
14 Gunmen Killed in Baghdad Battle
At least 14 suspected gunmen were killed and four U.S. attack helicopters hit in a fierce day-long battle between U.S. and Iraqi troops and gunmen in central Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
Lebanese Army Battles Islamists around Refugee Camp
Battles raged around a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon on Friday as Lebanese troops tried to tighten the noose around al Qaeda-inspired militants holed up there.
Israeli Forces Detain Palestinian Minister
Israeli air strikes over Gaza continue Israel bombed Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing at least five fighters, and seized a Palestinian cabinet minister.
Nicolas Sarkozy Sworn as President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy succeeded Jacques Chirac as French president in a simple ceremony, where he promised to unite France and restore national pride.
U.S.: North Korea Bank Funds are Available
The United States has told North Korea it can access funds that had been frozen at a Macau bank and urged Pyongyang to start shutting down its nuclear reactor and invite back international inspectors.
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Iraqi Shias Protest Against Foreign Military Presence
Thousands of Iraqi Shias participated in the demonstration Tens of thousands of people waving Iraqi flags staged a peaceful rally in the southern city of Najaf on Monday to demand the withdrawal of U.S. forces, four years to the day since Baghdad fell to invading American troops.
Iran Shows More Footage of Captured British Sailors
Britain has dismissed earlier televised confessions Iranian television showed new footage of 15 detained British naval personnel, saying they had all admitted to entering Iran illegally and Tehran saw a shift in British policy that could help resolve the standoff.
Bulgarian Interior Minister Stepped Down
Bulgaria and Romania Escape EU Sanctions
BTA media meeting

Bulgaria Shows Decrease in Labor Productivity
Bulgarian Economy Grows 6.2% in First Quarter
Dundee Precious Metals Signs Key Contracts for Chelopech Concentrate

Bulgarian Orthodox Patriarch Maxim Dies at 98
Bulgaria Announced a Day of National Mourning
Police Officers Awarded for Refusing a Bribe
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