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A 2 to three efforts saved taxpayers $17,500. It was a relatively small amount of money compared to the city's $18 million annual budget, just $17,500. However, as they say, $17,500 here and $17,500 there and pretty soon it amounts to big money. The proposal to spend $17,500 of taxpayer money to hire a counselor to help the city council...
Britain could send reinforcements to defend the sensitive Strait of Hormuz against a possible blockade by Iran. On Sunday, the Royal Navy dispatched HMS Argyll to a flotilla of mostly American warships in the Gulf region. These have been gathering ever since the tension between Iran and the West started to bubble last year. The move sends “a clear signal” to...
Fighters loyal to late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have clashed with revolutionary forces in the former-regime stronghold of Bani Walid, taking control of the city in the process. The head of Libya’s National Transitional Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil today warned of the threat of another civil war. At least five NTC troops were killed and 30 others injured in the violence,...