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Clinton: Africa Must Fight Corruption to Expand Trade

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting Zambia Friday, is urging African leaders to fight corruption if they hope to benefit from U.S. trade preferences. Speaking to business and civic leaders in Lusaka , Clinton said the White House is committed to expanding U.S. trade with Africa. She said African nations must create a supportive […]

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Syrian Forces Kill Five Protesters

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have opened fire on protesters, killing at least five people while thousands of Syrians continue to flee into neighboring Turkey. Rights groups and witnesses say three people were shot dead during a large rally in a Damascus suburb on Friday. Two protesters were also reportedly killed in a village in the southern […]

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Mexicans Blame Tainted Meat for Footballers Positive Drug Tests

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican football officials are blaming contaminated meat for five of their national team players failing doping tests. The Mexican Football Federation said the players had all tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol from tests carried out in Mexico on May 21. Clenbuterol can be used to speed up and increase muscle mass in animals. […]

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At Least 20 Dead as Government Forces Pound Libyan Town

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Medics and rebels say at least 20 people have been killed in Libya’s rebel-held town of Misrata, where forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have been pounding targets. They say at least 60 people were wounded in the shelling on Friday. Meanwhile, a new round of suspected NATO airstrikes shook the Libyan capital as Norway […]

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Most US Military Advisors Out of Pakistan

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Most of the U.S. experts sent to Pakistan to help train the country’s military in counterinsurgency have left the country at Pakistan’s request. U.S. Vice Admiral Michael LeFever said Friday the United States has almost completed the pullout, though he did not give specific numbers. He said in a statement from the U.S. Embassy in […]

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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share, or Risk Military Irrelevance

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned NATO members they must increase their defense spending commitments or the alliance will face a “dim, if not dismal” future that might not include the United States. Gates spoke at the Security and Defense Agenda meeting Friday in Brussels, in what is expected to be his last major […]

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Three Dead In Somali Protests

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say at least three people have been killed during a second day of protests in Mogadishu, where hundreds gathered to show their support for Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Security officials say demonstrators attacked two hotels used by Somali lawmakers on Friday, setting one ablaze. Witnesses say soldiers shot a teenage protestor […]

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Afghan President in Pakistan for Talks on Taliban

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Pakistan for talks that are expected to focus on what role Islamabad can play as the Afghan government tries to broker peace with the Taliban. President Karzai’s visit is the first since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid in the Pakistani city of […]

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NASA Launches Satellite to Study Oceans

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency has launched a satellite that will measure the saltiness of the oceans, in a mission to help scientists gain a better understanding of the world’s changing climate. A Delta 2 rocket carrying the Aquarius satellite observatory blasted off Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA says data from Aquarius […]

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At Least 5 Protesters Die in Syria as Residents Flee Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian security forces have opened fire on protesters, killing at least five people while thousands of Syrians continue to flee into neighboring Turkey. Rights groups and witnesses say three people were shot dead during a large rally in a Damascus suburb on Friday. Two protesters were also reportedly killed in a village in the southern […]

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