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North Korea Marks 70th Birthday of Late Kim Jong Il

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Koreans on Thursday commemorated the 70th birthday of their late leader Kim Jong Il, with thousands of soldiers marching through Pyongyang and hundreds of senior officials pledging their allegiance to his ruling son, Kim Jong Un. Soldiers stood in strict formation outside the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where they listened to speeches praising newly-installed Kim […]

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North Korea Marks 70th Birthday of Late Kim Jong Il

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Koreans on Thursday are marking what would have been the 70th birthday of their late leader Kim Jong Il with emotional, but somewhat muted, festivities in a cold and windy Pyongyang. Large groups of soldiers and civilians took turns somberly bowing in unison and leaving “kimjongilia” flowers named after the late leader at the […]

Afghan Taliban Taunts US on Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Taliban used the 23rd anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan to taunt the United States, saying it faces the same fate. In an e-mailed statement to the media Wednesday, the Taliban said “On the occasions of the anniversary, selfish Americans must learn a lesson from the embarrassing defeat of the Soviets and no […]

Afghan Taliban Taunts US on Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Taliban used the 23rd anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan to taunt the United States, saying it faces the same fate. In an e-mailed statement to the media Wednesday, the Taliban said “On the occasions of the anniversary, selfish Americans must learn a lesson from the embarrassing defeat of the Soviets and no […]

US Congresswoman Marks One Year Since Shooting

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led a candlelight service in Tucson, Arizona to mark the one-year anniversary of a shooting spree that killed six people and left her seriously wounded. Giffords led a large crowd at the University of Arizona in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, her voice emotional but strong. She was accompanied […]

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Poland Marks 30th Anniversary of Solidarity Movement

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Poland paused Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the communist government’s martial law crackdown on members of the Solidarity trade union. The anniversary was remembered with historical reenactments, church services, ceremonies, and protests. Thousands of demonstrators joined a rally against government policies and called for the prosecution of those responsible for the communist crackdown. […]

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Remembering Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Later

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States on Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that catapulted the U.S. into World War Two. About 120 survivors of the attack attended a ceremony at Pearl Harbor itself, in the Pacific island state of Hawaii. Some 3,000 people observed the event at a memorial structure straddling […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Later

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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On Wednesday the United States marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the “Day of Infamy” that catapulted the country into World War Two. Memorial events marking the December 7,1941 attack are being held throughout the country, the largest being on the Pacific island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the attack took […]

South Korea Military Drill on Anniversary of Island Attack

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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The South Korean military conducted a large-scale exercise Wednesday on its tense maritime border with North Korea in a show of force to mark the one-year anniversary of the North’s deadly shelling of Yeonpyeong island. Helicopters, fighter jets and artillery were used in the drill, which was meant to simulate a response to a North […]

South Korea Vows to ‘Never Compromise’ on Attacks by North

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is holding a day of ceremonies and military drills on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of a deadly North Korean shelling of an island just south of the contested Yellow Sea border. Hundreds gathered at a national cemetery in the central city of Daejeon to remember two marines and two civilians who […]