- Michigan GOP Senate hopeful reminds government is the ‘servant’
- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
- U.S. unemployment falls to five-year low of 7 percent; 203K jobs added
- World mourns Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life; burial set for Dec. 15
- Bill O’Reilly reminds: Nelson Mandela ‘was a communist’
- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
- Grass-Whopper: Pan-fried cricket burgers go over big in New York City
- CDC sees measles spike and ‘failure to vaccinate’
- Ex-Secret Service agent seeking Md. seat: Everyone’s a ‘de facto criminal’ now
- New prosthetic hand technology lets amputees feel again
Egypt swaps U.S.-Israeli for 25 prisoners
JERUSALEM | A U.S.-Israeli citizen arrested in Egypt as a suspected spy was freed on Thursday after more than four months in jail, under a prisoner swap deal that has eased friction between the two countries.
The Egyptian prisoners passed through a land crossing from Israel as Mr. Grapel prepared to take off for Israel. TV footage showed some of the Egyptian men kneeling to kiss the asphalt after crossing through a blue metal gate at the border crossing.
Israel denied the allegations against Mr. Grapel, as did his family and friends, and his release helped to ease fears that relations would sour after Egypt’s longtime president, Hosni Mubarak, was ousted in February.
Security Council votes to end military action
UNITED NATIONS | The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously voted to end the mandate for international military action in Libya, ending another chapter in the war against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.
NATO, which carried out the airstrikes that played a key role in the downfall of the now-deceased Gadhafi, says it is studying new ways to help the National Transitional Council, which had asked for an extension to the mandate.
A Security Council resolution ordered the end of the authorization for a no-fly zone and action to protect civilians from 11:59 p.m. Libyan time on Monday.
Following the vote, NATO’s decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, is to meet Friday in Brussels to formally declare an end to its seven-month-old air war.
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- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- Budget negotiators look to federal workers for benefit concessions
- Spike in battlefield deaths linked to restrictive rules of engagement
- New battlefront emerges in war between Republicans, tea party
- EDITORIAL: Our ideological president
- Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.
- 'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality
- Blast of winter weather heads to D.C. area
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