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"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.

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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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At The IMF, $430 Billion In Pledges Buys Leverage For Emerging Markets

Apr 21, 2012
Originally published on April 23, 2012 6:09 am

The UK gave some support to the emerging market nations' quest for a greater role today at the IMF during the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said the UK's $15-billion contribution to the IMF's enhanced crisis fund could not be accessed until further progress is made on giving the emerging market a greater voice in how the is Fund is run.

Osborne said the action will play an "important role in maintaining the credibility and legitimacy of the IMF." The promised reforms are supposed be put in place this year and fully implemented by 2014.

Osborne's statement comes a day after IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced a near doubling of the Fund's lending capacity from pledges totaling more than $430 billion from member states.

The aim was to have more firepower available to deal with any new problems that might develop out of Europe's prolonged debt crisis. This was the Fund's main goal at these meeting.

But the goal was met only with the help of nonspecific pledges to contribute by several emerging market nations, including China and Brazil. They're pushing the IMF's advanced economies — read the U.S. and Europe — to follow through on their promise to give emerging market nations more voting power in the Fund to match their growing economic power.

Not specifying how much they might contribute gives the emerging nations some needed leverage. It's a bit of a diplomatic dance that continues today during the official meetings and on the sidelines of these meetings.

The emerging markets are not likely to officially specify the size of their contributions until at least the summit of G-20 leaders June. By then they hope to have made more progress in achieving what they believe is their rightful role at the IMF.

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