(Image source: Woodward News)

 

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN

 

Here are your top headlines from Newsy.

Taliban fighters in Pakistan stormed a prison early Sunday. Using grenades and small arms, they managed to free almost 400 prisoners. The BBC has a possible motive for the raid.

 

“Officials say it appears the raiders were trying to release an inmate who was on death row for trying to kill the ex-president, Pervez Musharraf.”

 

At the Summit of the Americas, the Obama administration announced a trade deal which is being celebrated by U.S. businesses. Fox News reports.

 

“Late today, aides announced the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement will go into effect a month from now, thanks to steps Colombia has taken to protect union members and to guarantee worker rights.”

 

Also at the Summit, Al Jazeera is reporting the president of Argentina stormed out over lack of support for her country’s claims to the Falkland Islands.

 

President Cristina Kirchner is reported to have called the summit pointless. The Summit has also been split by a lack of consensus on allowing Cuba to participate in future summits.

 

Stay with Newsy for more multisource news and analysis throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Carissa Loethen, highlighting the top headlines, making you smarter, faster.

Top News Headlines: Taliban Raid Prison in Pakistan

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Apr 15, 2012

Top News Headlines: Taliban Raid Prison in Pakistan

(Image source: Woodward News)

 

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN

 

Here are your top headlines from Newsy.

Taliban fighters in Pakistan stormed a prison early Sunday. Using grenades and small arms, they managed to free almost 400 prisoners. The BBC has a possible motive for the raid.

 

“Officials say it appears the raiders were trying to release an inmate who was on death row for trying to kill the ex-president, Pervez Musharraf.”

 

At the Summit of the Americas, the Obama administration announced a trade deal which is being celebrated by U.S. businesses. Fox News reports.

 

“Late today, aides announced the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement will go into effect a month from now, thanks to steps Colombia has taken to protect union members and to guarantee worker rights.”

 

Also at the Summit, Al Jazeera is reporting the president of Argentina stormed out over lack of support for her country’s claims to the Falkland Islands.

 

President Cristina Kirchner is reported to have called the summit pointless. The Summit has also been split by a lack of consensus on allowing Cuba to participate in future summits.

 

Stay with Newsy for more multisource news and analysis throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Carissa Loethen, highlighting the top headlines, making you smarter, faster.

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