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  • Building up the Afghan police—often the only visible Afghan government presence outside major cities—is critical for U.S. transition plans, which see a pullout of about one-third of U.S. forces by September, ahead of a near-total withdrawal in 2014.

    Police Undermine Fight Against Taliban

  • Tripoli, a city of 2 million people, was suffering a near-total outage, according to residents in several neighborhoods, as well as Libyans abroad who are in telephone contact with family members in other neighborhoods.

    Internet Access Blocked in Libya

  • ACTA – Anti-Consumer Terror Act p2pnet news view | P2P | Politics: - Since the United States, European Union, Japan, Canada, and a handful of other countries announced their participation in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations in October 2007, the ACTA has been dogged by controversy over the near-total lack of transparency.

    ACTA – Anti-Consumer Terror Act

  • Since the United States, European Union, Japan, Canada, and a handful of other countries announced their participation in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations in October 2007, the ACTA has been dogged by controversy over the near-total lack of transparency.

    Unveil ACTA! EFF, Public Knowledge

  • Last, but not least, is what you do about the total or near-total lack of servers on the network.

    DarkNets: not tomorrow, but here and now

  • The foreign policy establishment's near-total pessimism about various countries' prospects for democracy has often proven wrong over the past half-century, with dozens of supposedly rock-solid dictators being ousted by their own people, all too often without much support from the democratic world.

    Toward a Dictator-Free World

  • "Snowman," living in a bleak future world, spends much of his time thinking about his past life and what caused the near-total obliteration of humankind.

    Dave Astor: Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

  • By the end of the day, it was clear that even if the scope of the storm wasn't historic—and it wasn't—the near-total shutdown of the arts industry would be.

    A Dark Weekend Heralds a New Dawn

  • The current quartet of Real Madrid v Barcelona matches is three-quarters of the way done and we are now entering a state of near-total sensory over-gorge.

    Ten ways to satisfy your constant craving for El Clásico | Barney Ronay

  • But they also expect Democrats to maintain a total, or near-total, hold on power in the county.

    Montgomery Republicans running hard in Democratic county

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