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Cyclist Armstrong Emotional in 2nd Part of Interview With Winfrey

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Shamed U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong says his 13-year-old son trusted him, never asking about doping allegations. Armstrong said in the second installment of his interview with television host Oprah Winfrey that he knew he had to tell his son the truth when he saw his son, Luke, defending him, telling others “what you’re saying about […]

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6 Charged With Murder in Death of Indian Rape Victim

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities have charged six men with murder, following the death of a student who was brutally gang-raped earlier this month on a bus in New Delhi. Police say the men could face the death penalty if convicted. The 23-year-old woman died early Saturday of severe organ failure at a hospital in Singapore. She underwent […]

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Obama Still Optimistic Financial Deal Will Be Reached

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is willing to do “some very tough things” to compromise with his political opponents in Congress on contentious year-end financial issues and is optimistic an agreement can be reached within days. The president says he has reached a broad framework of government spending cuts and tax rates with the […]

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Japan Conservatives Deliver Crushing Defeat to Ruling Liberals

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the conservative opposition has swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, returning hawkish former prime minister Shinzo Abe to power. The Liberal Democratic Party, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule. The LDP and its coalition partner New Komeito may secure enough seats to […]

Secretary Clinton Praises NATO, Bids Farewell

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the “great strides” made by the NATO security alliance as she made what she called her final attendance at a NATO foreign ministerial meeting. Clinton said Wednesday in Brussels that she has spent a lot of time at NATO headquarters during her four years as the top […]

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Egypt’s ElBaradei Calls On President To Rescind Near Absolute Powers

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei has called on Egypt’s president to rescind the near absolute powers he has granted himself to avoid the possibility of increased turmoil in the country that has recently shed its longtime repressive government. The Nobel laureate addressed crowds that have gathered Saturday in Cairo’s central square to protest President […]

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Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

Israel Bombards Gaza As Hamas Rocket Fire Reaches Tel Aviv

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli warplanes blasted Hamas government buildings in the Gaza Strip Saturday in response to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli air defenses also shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, as Israel’s Cabinet authorized the call up of 75,000 reservists for a possible ground invasion. Television footage showed a mound of rubble after Israeli […]

US Congress Probes Libya Attack

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials are testifying before Congress about the deadly September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Senate Intelligence Committee is holding a closed hearing on the attack, which resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. A House panel is hearing testimony from foreign […]

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Strikes Across Europe Against Unemployment, Austerity Measures

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of workers are holding coordinated strikes in countries across Europe to protest their governments’ deep spending cuts and tax hikes. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) organized Wednesday’s action, which called for simultaneous strikes in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy, and demonstrations and rallies in other countries. In Spain, baton-wielding riot police clashed with […]

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